Money Matters

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5 Reasons Consultants Should Consider Incorporating

From liability protection to tax savings, there are good reasons for consultants to formalize their business structures.

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Reduce Self-Employment Taxes with a Corporation or LLC

Self-employment taxes can take a big bite out of your income—but you can take steps to minimize the impact.

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Do I Need to File a Tax Return for an LLC With No Activity?

Even if your LLC didn’t do any business last year, you may still have to file a federal tax return.

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Saving for Your Child's College Education and Protecting Your Retirement

When faced with saving for college and retirement, you should focus on retirement first, but also set up a 529 college savings plan for your children…

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Brilliant Deduction! Tax-Saving Tips for the Small Business Owner

Smart business owners know they reap bigger benefits when they focus on taxes year-round.

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7 Questions to Ask When You're Vetting a Tax Lawyer

Tax lawyers can help you through a tax controversy, or help you avoid one. To get the right lawyer for your needs, you need to know what to look for.

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10 Ways to Avoid a Tax Audit

Here are some steps you can take to reduce your chances of being chosen for a tax audit.

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How Will Home Office Tax Deductions Change When Everyone Is Working Remotely?

Home office deductions have long been a perk for freelancers and other self-employed people during tax time. Those who use their home office space…

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COVID-19 Small Business Tax Breaks You Need to Know

Tax time is coming soon. Make sure you're fully aware of all the new tax breaks your business might qualify for.

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What Is the Annual California Franchise Tax?

The California annual franchise tax is one of the costs of doing business in the Golden State. How much you pay and when depends on your type of…

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