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Controversial Statement: Tax Increases Harm Economic Growth

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As a company we prefer to stay politically neutral. That becomes extremely difficult as tax experts when tax policy becomes a political tool on both sides of the isle. That being said, we usually disagree with any sort of tax increase. They just go counter to our mission to save small businesses from paying too much in taxes. Perhaps more importantly is the impact you…

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Business Personal Property Taxes; One More Reason the IRS Sucks!

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We got this question from one of our gym owners the other day.   “Wait. I have to file property taxes on my equipment?”   And unfortunately, the short answer is… Probably. I’ll get to that later.   We’ve all heard the familiar quote, “Nothing is certain, except death and taxes.”   Even The Game of Life makes you pay taxes. Except the board game…

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Year End Planning is a lot more than simple deductions.

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Why would you want to think about tax strategies when the years almost over?   Year end planning is too often a missed opportunity to further improve your current tax situation and plan for maximized tax savings next year. That’s a lot of value for just one meeting with your accountant.   Most of our clients think tax strategy boils down to deductions. That makes…

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How to Save on Taxes

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Every business owner wants to know how to save on taxes. They are the bane of our existence. For better or for worse, taxes have to be paid to keep your business going. Our job is to make sure you don’t overpay the IRS. As you’ll see in an example later on, they are takers, and you won’t get that money back. A big problem…

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How Corporations Reduce Small Business Taxes

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The proper business entity will save you tons on taxes.   Let’s start with why. Why would corporations and LLCs be good for small business taxes? It’s quite simple. If you don’t have any business structure whatsoever, then you are very likely operating a business illegally AND missing out on huge money saving opportunities. (We also have this brief video summarizing why they are important.)…

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How to Resolve Tax Debt with the IRS

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My wish for the world would be to pay the least amount as possible for taxes, always on time, and not have any debt whatsoever. However, reality looks a little different. One thing we’ve learned from this pandemic is circumstances can change in an instant. Entire industries can be shut down at the snap of a finger. Revenue can get chopped by over half overnight….

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What the IRS Doesn’t Want You to Know

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Everyone’s favorite subject… the IRS!   Maybe a slight exaggeration, but everyone has to deal with them one way or another. The only interaction you might have with them is giving them your money when required. Sometimes more money than is required because you don’t know what you don’t know. Or it might be a more uncomfortable personal interaction through, say, an auditor. The IRS…

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Change How You Pay Your Coaches

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Paying Your Coaches Correctly. You want to pay your coaches fairly. You’re not trying to cheat anyone. But what you don’t like is having to sink so much money into W-2’s. Paying W-2’s is a financial and emotional headache. However, you also don’t want to get audited or in trouble with the IRS for tax evasion because that would be an even bigger headache. So…

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No Financial Stress Because of Profit First Accounts

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Are Your Finances Stressful? It’s really no surprise if they are. Finances are one of the biggest sources of stress to people everywhere. Especially business owners. And when something goes wrong, disorganized finances can go from a headache to a full-blown nightmare. Best case scenario, you have to dig your way out of a mountain of receipts. Worst case, you go under. End Financial Stress…

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How to Implement Profit First [Meeting #4]

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You’ve made it to the last implementation meeting. You’ve almost learned how to start Profit First for yourself. There’s one final big step to complete before going off on your own. You need to actually do allocations and put what you have learned into practice. If you were meeting with one of our professionals, the fourth meeting would be them observing you going through your…

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