7 Common Reasons the IRS May Audit a Tax Return

7 Common Reasons the IRS May Audit a Tax Return

The IRS may audit a tax return for a variety of reasons. Surprisingly, most individuals will never face one, and only the IRS knows for sure how they select a tax return for audit. However, experience shows several reasons the IRS might select a tax return for an...
What to Do When You Receive a Tax Notice

What to Do When You Receive a Tax Notice

A taxpayer can receive a notice from any taxing agency. This could be a state agency for income, sales or payroll (including unemployment) matters or, of course, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for federal income or payroll tax matters. Here’s what to do if...
Avoid 6 IRS Audit Red Flags for Your Small Business

Avoid 6 IRS Audit Red Flags for Your Small Business

An Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audit is usually rare, and the reasons for an audit are not always clear. However, certain factors may cause the IRS to audit a business. Here are six IRS audit red flags a small business should avoid. 6 IRS Audit Red Flags to Avoid...
When Should My Business Hire a Controller?

When Should My Business Hire a Controller?

At some point in their existence, a small business may face the decision about whether to hire a Controller. The timing of this will vary widely among businesses depending on their size, projected future growth, current staffing, and organization of the firm’s...
Do I Need a Business Plan?

Do I Need a Business Plan?

If you own a small business or thought about starting one, the question of business planning usually comes up. Yet, most small businesses rarely have a written business plan in place at any time during their existence. So do you need a business plan? There are several...
S Corporation vs. Other Types of Business Entities

S Corporation vs. Other Types of Business Entities

The choice of entity is one of the most important decisions a new business owner faces. Many new businesses automatically set up as an S-Corporation as part of the overall formation process. This happens without any thought given to the potential risks or benefits of...