Don’t Miss Out on These Small Business Write Offs!

It’s that time of year again—tax season! Small business owners everywhere are scrounging around for old receipts and frantically doing paperwork in preparation for tax day, all while keeping up with their regularly scheduled CEO duties. Amid all the craziness, it’s easy to miss out on some great write off opportunities. But anything that can […]

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Consultant’s Corner: Income Tax by Entity Type

Q: What are the income tax considerations for different business entity types? To develop a better understanding of the differences in tax treatment and owner distributions/compensation for sole proprietorships, partnerships, C corps, S corps and similarly taxed LLCs, you can review the following basic guidelines: Sole proprietorship and LLC taxed as a sole proprietorship. A […]

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Consultant’s Corner: Tax Treatment of Tipped Employees

Question: Are tips received and reported by a waitress taxable for unemployment calculations? Tips reported by a restaurant waitress to an employer are taxable for unemployment tax calculation purposes, subject to certain thresholds and guidelines. Also, there are additional tax treatment considerations for different types of food service businesses and tip and gratuity procedures that […]

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Consultant’s Corner: Hiring Your First Employee

Question: I’m growing and am thinking about hiring my first employee. What should I do? When growing a business, entrepreneurs typically reach a point in the process where they must consider the prospect of adding staff. There are several important things to consider when hiring employees, which include: labor laws, compensation structure, fringe benefit programs, […]

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Consultant’s Corner: Business Entity Selection

Question: “How should I go about choosing a business entity type?” Many small businesses are structured as unincorporated sole proprietorships and General Partnerships due to their formation and maintenance simplicity and costs; however, the primary disadvantage with a sole proprietorship or General Partnership is that it is not a separate legal entity, even when it […]

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