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How to Treat Your Business Website Costs for Tax Purposes

Posted by Nick Wheeler, CPA on Oct 17, 2019

These days, most businesses need a website to remain competitive. It’s an easy decision to set one up and maintain it. But determining the proper tax treatment for the costs involved in developing a website isn’t so easy.

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Budgeting Is Key to a Successful Start-Up

Posted by Nick Wheeler, CPA on Sep 16, 2019

More than half of recent college graduates plan to start a business someday, according to the results of a survey published in August by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Unfortunately, the AICPA estimates that only half of new businesses survive the five-year mark, and only about one in three reaches the 10-year mark.

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The IRS is Targeting Business Transactions in Bitcoin and Other Virtual Currencies

Posted by Nick Wheeler, CPA on Aug 05, 2019

Bitcoin and other forms of virtual currency are gaining popularity. But many businesses, consumers, employees, and investors are still confused about how they work and how to report transactions on their federal tax returns. And the IRS just announced that it is targeting virtual currency users in a new “educational letter” campaign.

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Bartering: A Taxable Transaction Even If Your Business Exchanges No Cash

Posted by Nick Wheeler, CPA on Jul 02, 2019

Small businesses may find it beneficial to barter for goods and services instead of paying cash for them. If your business engages in bartering, be aware that the fair market value of goods that you receive in bartering is taxable income. And if you exchange services with another business, the transaction results in taxable income for both parties.

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Hire Your Children This Summer: Everyone Wins

Posted by Nick Wheeler, CPA on Jun 20, 2019

If you’re a business owner and you hire your children (or grandchildren) this summer, you can obtain tax breaks and other nontax benefits. The kids can gain on-the-job experience, save for college and learn how to manage money. And you may be able to:

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What Are the Tax Breaks with Green Energy?

Posted by Nick Wheeler, CPA on May 15, 2019

 How to get (tax) credit for your home's green energy upgrades.

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Divorcing Business Owners Need to Pay Attention to Tax Implications

Posted by Nick Wheeler, CPA on Apr 18, 2019

If you’re getting a divorce, you know it’s a highly stressful time. But if you’re a business owner, tax issues can complicate matters even more. Your business ownership interest is one of your biggest personal assets and your marital property will include all or part of it.

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How to Report Stock Compensation Paid to Nonemployees

Posted by Nick Wheeler, CPA on Feb 28, 2019

The accounting rules for reporting stock compensation have been expanded. They now include share-based payments to nonemployees for providing goods and services, under recent guidance issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).

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Fundamental Tax Truths for C Corporations

Posted by Nick Wheeler, CPA on Feb 07, 2019

The flat 21% federal income tax rate for C corporations under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has been great news for these entities and their owners. But some fundamental tax truths for C corporations largely remain the same:

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A Refresher On Major Tax Law Changes For Small-business Owners

Posted by Nick Wheeler, CPA on Jan 02, 2019

The dawning of 2019 means the 2018 income tax filing season will soon be upon us. After year end, it’s generally too late to take action to reduce 2018 taxes. Business owners may, therefore, want to shift their focus to assessing whether they’ll likely owe taxes or get a refund when they file their returns this spring, so they can plan accordingly.

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