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Tax Changes for 2019: What you Need to Know Before Filing

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Feb 15, 2019 10:00:00 AM

With the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act now in full effect, there may be several key changes to your tax return preparation. From new tax brackets to a higher standard deduction, the law may increase or decrease the size of your refund check. With the deadline clock ticking down, it’s not too late to learn everything you need to know about the tax changes for 2019.

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Topics: Tax Season

What is Zero Based Budgeting, and How does it Work?

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jan 30, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Your most important job is balancing the books. The success of your business depends on it. To achieve this crucial goal, every company needs a strategy. Although there are several options available, many business leaders swear by the power of zero based budgeting.

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Topics: Business Accounting

How (and Why) 2019 Tax Refunds may Surprise Everyone

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jan 17, 2019 10:00:00 AM

A lot has changed in a year. With new income tax laws fully in effect, 2019 tax refunds are a hot topic of discussion. While some people’s refund checks are expected to increase substantially, others may not be quite so lucky. In fact, experts predict that millions of Americans could be in for a surprise.

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Topics: Tax Season

What is a Fiduciary Financial Advisor, and What do they do?

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Dec 26, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Not all financial advisors are held to the same standard. Although many will tell you they know what is right for you, only fiduciary financial advisors are required to act in the best interests of their clients. In certain situations, this type of money manager may be your best option.

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New or Revised Small Business Tax Breaks Available this Year

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Dec 12, 2018 10:00:00 AM

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act may have made the biggest changes to the tax code in the last several decades. While the law is generally known for its reduction of the corporate tax rate, it also provides many small business tax breaks that are worth exploring during tax preparation.

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Topics: Business Accounting

7 Portfolio Management Tips for Small Business Owners

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Nov 28, 2018 10:00:00 AM

If you are a small business owner interested in investing, you likely have many questions. From initial research to practicing caution, you will benefit from learning these seven basic tips that will help you with portfolio management.

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Topics: Business Accounting

4 Tips for Avoiding Penalties on Estimated Tax Payments

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Nov 14, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Lately, the IRS has been issuing more penalties for underpayment of estimated taxes. From 2010 to 2015, there was a 40 percent jump in the number of people who paid these fines. As a result, the IRS is urging all taxpayers to educate themselves about estimated tax payments.

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Topics: Tax Season

Why now is the Time to Review your Payroll Deductions

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Oct 24, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Can you remember the last time you reviewed your payroll deductions? If you are like many Americans, you may not have updated them in quite a while. Although you might not have had a reason to do so before, a recent change in the tax code actually influences employee withholdings. In fact, the IRS recommends that every working American review their deductions as soon as possible.

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Supreme Court Ruling may Alter Internet Sales Tax Collection

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Oct 10, 2018 10:00:00 AM

In June, the Supreme Court made a major ruling that could significantly change how internet sales tax is calculated. The decision overturned a nearly 30-year precedent that required retailers to collect local taxes only if they had a physical presence in the state where the goods were purchased. The High Court's recent ruling indicates that retailers can now collect taxes in all jurisdictions where they have made qualifying sales.

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Topics: Business Accounting

5 Tips and Tricks for Building Wealth to Last a Lifetime

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Sep 26, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Building wealth is not only for the wealthy. Anyone can learn how to develop a plan to build a nest egg for retirement. From monitoring daily spending to diversifying investments, these tips and tricks can help you become more financially secure.

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