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...
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...
Small Business Tax Deductions Checklist

Small Business Tax Deductions Checklist

Small business owners often wonder what they can deduct in their business. Just because you own a business does not mean you can take advantage of all sorts of tax write-offs (loopholes). However, tax laws do favor businesses in what they can write off compared to...
What to Expect in the 2021 Tax Season

What to Expect in the 2021 Tax Season

The 2020 tax filing season (for 2019 tax returns) was unique. Tax filing deadlines were pushed back in the middle of the preparation period, including the dates for making estimated tax payments. Many of the same factors that led to that situation are still in place...