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Stephen Sylvester

Stephen Sylvester

Stephen Sylvester, CPA helps CPA and finance firms turn expertise into new clients. By transforming esoteric technical information into compelling marketing, he enables firms to demonstrate their knowledge and value. Before becoming a full-time writer, Stephen worked in public accounting, specializing in tax research.

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Understanding Taxable Income

Here's how to calculate taxable income, plus examples of taxable income and non-taxable income.

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Net Working Capital Formula

A simple formula allows your business to calculate net working capital, a key measure of short-term financial health.

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What Is a 1099 Form? What to Know as an Independent Contractor

Received a 1099 Form in the mail? You'll need it to complete your tax return.

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What You Should Know About Capital Gains Tax

Selling stock or other property? You might have capital gains, which often enjoy lower tax rates than ordinary income.

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Why Do I Owe Taxes From My Business Despite Receiving No Money?

Learn how to avoid phantom income from your business.

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What Is a Tax Credit and Which Credits Might Apply to Your Business?

Credits can reduce your tax liability dollar-for-dollar.

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What Is a Schedule C Tax Form?

Sole proprietors use Schedule C to report their business income and expenses.

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What Every Business Needs to Know About Personal Property Tax

Understand how personal property taxes apply to your business.

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How Long Do I Need to Keep Business Tax Records?

Discarding tax records too early could cause significant liability for your business.

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Does Your Business Need an Enrolled Agent or a CPA?

Learn how to choose the best tax professional for your company.

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