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How To Handle Your Washington, DC Metro Area Company’s Payroll Taxes

It's no secret that for many people who get in hot water with the IRS, a very common reason is payroll taxes. For many, they aren't filing properly, "assuming" that their bookkeeper is handling it, or their payroll software. But that isn't necessarily the case, I'm...

Keith Cole, CPA, EA’s Three Business Tax Penalties To Avoid When Possible

Let's address an unfortunate reality: as a business owner, you have a greater number of tax reporting obligations than a regular person has. (Of course, you have MANY more tax-savings opportunities as well.) But with those increased obligations comes increased...

Your Washington, DC Metro Area Business Better Have Learned These Small Business Tips…

Today, let's reach for some small business tips you should be taking away from this past season. As Washington, DC Metro Area business owners, we always need to be ready to adapt to changing times -- this time around change just happened to come ... faster. So, what...

Measuring Key Numbers In Your Washington, DC Metro Area Business And Developing Accountability

During the first Super Bowl that Tom Brady won (with the Patriots), these were some of the companies who advertised (hat tip to Jon Erlichman of Bloomberg): AOL Blockbuster Radio Shack Circuit City CompUSA Sears HotJobs Yahoo VoiceStream Wireless Gateway Computers The...

5 Business Mistakes That Can Be Fatal By Keith Cole, CPA, EA

There is a difference between income and wealth. Tax returns aren't about wealth -- they're about "income", and how that is defined. Business owners and real estate investors have access to powerful tax advantages that wage earners do not ... and wage-earners probably...

Passing Down Your Washington, DC Metro Area Family Business

If we've learned anything from 2020, it's that our best-laid plans don't always turn out. As the great philosopher Mike Tyson once said: everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face. What is your plan for exiting your Washington, DC Metro Area family...

A Few Helpful Tips for Washington, DC Metro Area Businesses to Win at Controlling Costs

So ... I'm not sure if you knew this. Apparently, running a business is expensive. And controlling costs can be daunting. But despite whatever you might see from those gurus who are posing by their Lamborghinis in the Facebook ads ... even the leanest Washington, DC...

Expense Reimbursement vs Company Credit Cards: What Washington, DC Metro Area Business Owners Need to Decide

If you'll forgive me, I'm going to get pretty geeky today. You probably didn't realize that there are actual pros and cons to expense reimbursement for employees, etc. or using a company cc. Oh my Washington, DC Metro Area readers, I'm going to take you down a little...

Four Key Points If You Find Yourself Owing the IRS Money

For many Washington, DC Metro Area small business owners, and families, it can seem that the government has simply been throwing money around and not paying attention to what is done with it, or collecting what is due. But if you believe that the IRS won't come...

The Problem With An Unfiled Tax Return For Washington, DC Metro Area Taxpayers

The unfortunate reality is that if you don't file a tax return -- even if you don't owe any taxes that year -- there can be problems. And, that is obviously the case if you do happen to owe taxes. Not only can the federal government stir up trouble for you, but each...

How You’re Missing Legal Tax Deductions

Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes.

But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!

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