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home office
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What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the Home Office Deduction

You may see your home office as the place you take important business calls, the place you meet new clients, the place you focus best on crafting your products -- but what about the place you save money on your taxes? The home office deduction can save entrepreneurs a significant sum on their taxes. Here,...
tax challenges
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Tax Challenges You Need to Know Before Starting a Business Abroad

America is called the land of opportunity, but some entrepreneurial ventures are better suited to other countries. Digital nomads around the world have proven the viability of starting a business from your laptop and running your company from anywhere in the world. Even if you don’t start your company abroad, you might want to expand...
federal interest rate hike
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How Federal Interest Rate Hikes Will Impact Your Startup

Starting a new business comes with the day-to-day tasks of keeping up with payroll, managing the books, acquiring customers, ensuring positive cash flow and so on. On top of that, you have to keep an eye on macroeconomic changes that may affect your business. If you are a startup and navigating your way through the...
business
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Stop Doing These 4 Things if You Want Your Business to Last

We’ve all seen the statistics on how many businesses fail within the first few years of operation, and the current pandemic may accelerate that struggle for some startups. After fielding literally thousands of questions from small business owners during the past few months at Nav, we’ve identified four ways businesses are setting themselves up to...
tax mistakes
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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Filing Your Taxes

The process of filing taxes may be intimidating and difficult, and if you're not cautious, you might make a mistake that costs you. Every year, it's the little things that cause taxpayers to pay more than they should. 5 tax mistakes people frequently make and how to avoid them Filing your taxes late You don't...
S Corporations
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Pros and Cons of Setting Your Business Up as An S Corporation

Whether you’re just starting out or if you’re thinking about expanding, you need to consider which legal structure is best for your business. No one option is best for every type of business. In fact, the right choice depends on several factors, including your business goals, the number of owners, and taxation. There are many...
accounting mistakes
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The Top 5 Accounting Mistakes Startups Make

Our team has worked with hundreds of startups, and year after year we inevitably come across the same common issues around financial reporting. There are remedies for these accounting mistakes, but it’s crucial to flag them as soon as possible, ideally before a startup begins a seed round or approaches any major growth. One of...
tax reform
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How President Biden’s Tax Reform Could Impact Your Small Business

Information about tax changes the Biden administration is considering have recently leaked, creating some big headlines in media. “First major tax hike since 1993,” according to Bloomberg. As a fractional CFO, my first reaction to any tax reform is: what does this mean for small business? Although we do not have an official White House plan yet, I...
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3 Key Benefits of an S Corporation Election

The deadline for S Corporations to file their annual tax returns is March 15, which means businesses with an S Corp election need to file Form 1120S and Schedule K-1. These forms, respectively, outline the financial activity of the S Corp in the last calendar year and detail the share of income, deductions and credits...
business entity
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LLC or Corporation: Which Entity is Best For My Business?

Two of the most popular entity formations for business incorporation are limited liability companies (LLCs) and corporations. Both entities provide startup owners with certain benefits, and one of the biggest benefits is limited liability. This creates a separation between the assets of the business and the owner, and protects the owner’s personal assets in the...
e-commerce side hustle taxes
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What You Need to Know About Taxes for Your E-Commerce Side Hustle

E-commerce sales have been on the rise in the U.S. over the past couple of months due to the realities of the coronavirus pandemic. According to a new SpendingPulse report from Mastercard, U.S. online retail sales jumped by 92.7 percent in May and consumers spent more than $53 billion via e-commerce in April and May....
small business finances
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5 Simple Ways to Organize Your Small Business Finances

Credit scores are often seen as the number one obstacle preventing small businesses from getting financing. But disorganized financials may be equally to blame. In today’s challenging economic environment in particular, lenders want to make sure your business is viable and will be able to repay the debt. Organized and up-to-date finances are essential if...
COVID loan
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3 Things That Could Cost Your Business its COVID-19 Loan

The Senate approved an additional $60 billion in funding for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program and $310 billion for Paycheck Program Protection (PPP) loans on April 21, 2020. It now heads to the House and then, hopefully, to the President’s desk. Small business owners who missed out on the first round of funding...
startupnation business beat
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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Tax Day Extension (Episode 33)

Today's date, April 15, is always etched into our memories as Tax Day. But this year, amid the COVID-19 crisis, things are a little different. This year, the federal government has extended Tax Day out 90 days to July 15. Jeff shares more in this morning's WJR Business Beat, below: "The IRS now gives us...
tax records
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The Benefits of Keeping Tax Records All Year Round

Although we think of tax season as that period between January 1 and mid-April, it’s an ongoing event. If you shift your perspective when it comes to tax records, you may find that not only is Tax Day less stressful, but so too are estimated tax deadlines throughout the year. Furthermore, you’ll have a better sense...
tax mistakes
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Dodge These 5 Common Tax Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

Starting and running a business requires precise attention to detail—especially when it comes time to file your business taxes. Whether you head a startup with a few employees or you’re an independent contractor, taxes are a common pain point for entrepreneurs. Tax law is complex, and penalties for filing mistakes can affect a business’s bottom...
tax season
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3 Things You Should Talk to Your CPA About Ahead of Tax Season

Tax season is fast approaching, and you may be feeling the stress of filing or reeling from tax law surprises last year. As an entrepreneur, getting ahead of your taxes is essential not only to making this season smoother, but also in preparing you for the rest of 2020. The simple first step is booking...