Use Tax Write-Offs to Start Your Business Off Right
Feb21

Use Tax Write-Offs to Start Your Business Off Right

Small businesses provide 55 percent of all jobs in the United States, notes the SBA, proving the American dream is certainly alive and well. You might feel like competing with big business is not worth the hassle, but since 1990, big business has cut 4 million jobs, while small business has accounted for 23 million net new jobs since the 1970s. But you know success does not come easy. There is always more to do and more to learn....

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Taxes Suck! 7 Ways to Stick It To Uncle Sam
Feb03

Taxes Suck! 7 Ways to Stick It To Uncle Sam

Let’s admit it: everyone wants a lower tax bill. Well, everyone wants the combo of mo’ money AND a lower tax bill. Doesn’t that sound like a “have your cake and eat it, too” scenario? Maybe. But then again….maybe not. Too many people pay WAY too much money on their tax bill. Sometimes they pay more because of poor decisions, but often it’s just because they don’t understand how taxes work and where to look for awesome...

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I Forgot To File My Taxes
May07

I Forgot To File My Taxes

Every year I meet a couple people who tell me “I forgot to file my taxes.” How do you forget to file???? Here’s the steps to make it all right with the government. Did you file your taxes this year? Did you know that nearly 10 million U.S. citizens fail to file by April 15th each year? Some avoid filing on purpose, but many just plain forget. So don’t worry. If it slipped your mind, you’re not alone. If you still...

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How to Cut Your 2012 Tax Bill Today
Jan31

How to Cut Your 2012 Tax Bill Today

Did you know there are still ways to save on your 2012 taxes?  Many people (mistakenly) believe that once the clock strikes midnight on January 1, all tax strategies need to be in place–hardly!  Here are two ideas you can take to the bank today (assuming you meet some requirements) to keep your Uncle Sam from digging deeper into your pocket.     Good Old Fashioned IRA   Sit down, kid, and Grandpa OG will tell you...

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Year End Business Tax Planning – Stop Uncle Sam From Eating Your Lunch
Dec20

Year End Business Tax Planning – Stop Uncle Sam From Eating Your Lunch

Two weeks ago I received a call from an agitated client: “O.G.!  I need your help. My taxes are going to be out of control!  We made too much money this year!” My first thought: “Oh, poor baby.  You’ve made too much money.” Then I ran to the nearest phone booth, twirled around in it a bit, and walked out the looking the same as I had 30 seconds earlier, although I was much dizzier. Time to be the last-minute tax superhero! If you own...

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Did You Miss the October Tax Filing Deadline?
Oct16

Did You Miss the October Tax Filing Deadline?

Let me check the calendar…there’s no way October 15th has come and gone! Man, is this year flying! October 15 is a black day in the souls of many, many men (that dramatic enough for you?). That’s the day that last minute filers who’ve already breezed through the original “last minute” date of April 17th this year without filing know: it’s The Big Day.     I Haven’t Paid Yet! Wasn’t My Money Due On the 15th?...

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