That April 17th tax deadline is just four weeks away! Most small business owners know how important it is to get their taxes finished early, but we want to make sure the small businesses we’ve helped create aren’t simply just sending in the necessary forms and hoping for the best.
We want you to know how to maximize every single deduction, decrease any chance of an IRS audit, and keep as much of your hard earned money as possible. With that in mind, we’ve teamed up with 1800Accountant.com to give everyone reading our blog and using our services a free business tax consultation. There are no obligations to stick with 1800Accountant if you do not want to, and you won’t regret setting up a consultation with their team of licensed CPA and accountants to help make sure you’ve followed a sound tax strategy.
If you’re interested, simply click here or on their logo above to access the webpage where you can sign up for your appointment with 1800Accountant.com. As we said before, it’s completely free, there are no obligations and it is a great way to get some professional advice regarding your small business’s tax obligations. If you’d like, you can also call them at 1-800-822-6868; just be sure to mention MyCorp!
Don’t miss this opportunity for free tax help, and remember to sign up as soon as possible to make sure you get an appointment slot that will fit your schedule.
This is not the first time we’ve decided to impart advice to our lovely readers based on the wisdom of Matt Groening and the Simpsons Team. Sure they entertain, but they have a message.
A message we typically dredge up from the depths of the episode and then spell out for you underneath a video clip.
Sadly for little Otto, there will be no Metallica concert this April 15th. I’m Kent Brockman.
MyCorp is clicking into tax season with the rest of the business world, so we only thought it fair to bring the lovable misfits from Springfield back to see what they have to say on the subject. You’ll be hard pressed to find anyone who enjoys doing their taxes, except maybe for Ned Flanders, but hopefully a bit of humor will take the bite out of the process.
Or maybe it will just give you an excuse to procrastinate. That’s almost as good. Continue reading
For many small business owners, understanding labor and employment law can be seriously confusing. Paying an attorney to help explain labor law specifics can be extremely expensive, thus creating another road block. Still, for all business owners, understanding labor laws is paramount. For example, it is critical that business owners correctly determine whether the individuals providing services are employees or independent contractors. Generally, you must withhold income taxes, withhold and pay Social Security and Medicare taxes, and pay unemployment tax on wages paid to an employee. You do not generally have to withhold or pay any taxes on payments to independent contractors. Continue reading
If you’re a procrastinator like me, then you’re just starting to prepare for the upcoming tax due date. As it turns out, you’re not alone. Many firms responsible for sending out tax information to the taxpayers don’t even deliver the information until February or March, making it very difficult for those taxpayers to get their tax returns done on time. In fact, over 40% of Americans file after the beginning of April. If you fall into this category, don’t be discouraged and give up on your tax returns! There is still plenty of time to get it all done! Here are some useful tips to getting your tax return filed properly in the next two weeks.
File Online. One of the best moves during this tax season is for you to file online. A great (and surprising!) thing about filing online is that there have not been very many computer problems, and the IRS is only working to make it better by improving the process. Over two-thirds of people filed online last year, and that number will only be increasing. The updated and improved website will help guarantee few problems. However, it is always advisable to not wait to file online until the night before taxes are due as websites and the internet in general can be very unpredictable when too many people are using them. Continue reading
We all read blogs to get a sense of what is going on with the world. We read informational blogs, entertainment blogs, and solely news related blogs. Never has it been easier for an individual to have his or her voice published. The same opportunity is available for small businesses, but should you join the blogging community? ABSOLUTELY! Blogs provide a platform for you business to send a clear message to your customers. Below are the 5 W’s regarding blogging and why you should jump on board.
Yes, your business is the obvious who. However, make sure you address who specifically will be in charge of your blog. Often, small businesses hire a marketing intern for this job. This is a great idea. First, make sure that the blog author is aware of a few important things. The blogger should have a clear understanding of the purpose and mission statement behind your business. Tailor blog content not only to issues surrounding your business, but expand your articles to include different types of customers. You want your blog to be a clear representation of what your business is all about while appealing to a wide audience. Continue reading
Financing a start up is daunting for many entrepreneurs. While hunting for cash, many find themselves sucked into flashy gimmicks promising “Free Money!” and “Fast Cash Now!” from websites and hiring consultants. Unfortunately, most of these promises are empty, leaving many small business owners searching for cash.
As difficult as it may seem, small business funding is available. For qualifying businesses, there really are opportunities to land free money from state, county and city governments, as well as private foundations and corporations. Continue reading
Staying out of the red in this economy can be difficult. Many small business owners feel the pinch each month, barely making ends meet. Yet despite these troubled times, profit is possible! The key to ensuring a positive financial future is creating a plan. Instead of simply letting cash flow just happen, it should be actively monitored and managed. Here are a few tips for maintaining positive cash flow:
Starting a business is fun and exciting for most entrepreneurs. However this feeling of euphoria will quickly retreat if your business is sued. The court room is the obvious enemy of the small business owner. However, fear not! By following these five simple rules you can avoid facing the courtroom so you can focus on the success of your business.
1. Be very cognizant of your business image. Owners and employees should avoid making any public announcements or conducting any business that might be considered questionable. Avoid things such as making slanderous statements or having unnecessary contact with customers. This includes limiting possible conflicts of interest. Situations such as these can damage the integrity of your business and land you in legal turmoil. To avoid legal action, do the job your business was created to do in a professional and neutral manner. Continue reading
Congratulations! You incorporated your business! Now comes the dreaded question: now what? One of the most common obstacles encountered by new businesses is their own fear or self-doubt. With confidence and a good network of other entrepreneurs, starting and growing a business can happen quite easily. It takes persistence and focus, but it can be done. Having good resources – other entrepreneurs, experienced business owners – who can serve as a sounding board is extremely important. Continue reading
Before the clock strikes midnight today, February 14th, there is one thing you should accomplish: incorporate your company for FREE.
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