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How to Recognize and Avoid 'Ghost' Accounting Firms

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Apr 11, 2019 10:00:00 AM

In today’s day and age, there are many unscrupulous “ghost” accounting firms out there. They use various scams to trick unsuspecting taxpayers. The best way to avoid them is to learn to recognize these five common red flags.

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Topics: Insider

6 Common Income Tax Filing Myths Debunked

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Mar 27, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Did anyone ever tell you that married people must prepare joint income tax filings? If so, you are not alone. This common falsehood and other tax myths are frequently repeated around April 15. Before filing your return, learn the real facts about income tax.

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Topics: Tax Season

When Hiring a Local CPA Makes Financial Sense

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Mar 13, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Of course, you don’t have to be a certified public accountant to file an income tax return. But, there are many times when it pays to have a local CPA on your side. Whether you are newly married or just opened a business, you have a lot to gain by hiring an accounting firm.

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Topics: Tax Season

How to do Income Tax Preparation Right in 2019

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Feb 28, 2019 10:00:00 AM

With April 15 closing in, it’s time to focus on income tax preparation. Even though you have probably done it before, there are a slew of new rules on the books this year. To help guide you through tax season, Satty, Levine & Ciacco has prepared a list of basic tips for personal income tax filers.

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Topics: Tax Season

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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Topics: Insider

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

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