Online Security 2018

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Law firm, Security, Small Business, Social Media

Each of us is entitled to have unusual hobbies or interests without having any particular reason to justify it. Such has been the case with me and my interest in digital and online security. I’ve published a string of articles on this blog and other web sites, including the NJCPA online forum, on this topic. […]

Adjusting payroll taxes for 2018

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Accounting, IRS, payroll, Small Business, Taxes

Once all the political commotion over tax reform settles, what most people care about is “Is my paycheck going up or down?” The problem is complicated by politicians promising a big tax cut on the television news and through social media channels while accountants warn that some people will likely pay more. The end result […]

The Paperless Office

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Accounting, Computers and Internet, Data Management, Security, Small Business

I began the move toward a paperless office more than 20 years ago. Back then I operated a 5 person inter-discipline office with technology dominated by cables running from one machine to another. I was the the firm owner as well as the ‘technology guy’ by virtue of my early adoption of PC technologies1. By […]

Facebook Live: “30 Minutes to Faster, Easier, Cheaper Small Business Accounting”

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Accounting, self-employed, Small Business, Tax Planning, Taxes

Look for online announcements of upcoming presentations. I will be hosting a series of free, short, fast-paced online programs for small business owners, self-employed folks and part-time freelancers. The intent is to help us prepare to save time and money on tax accounting in 2018. It will be Facebook Live presentation with the ability to […]

Tax preparers consider expanding small business services

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Accounting, Small Business, Taxes

Now more than ever before, tax preparers are considering expanding their practice into small business services. We expect the number of self-employed people will continue to rise. They require assistance with a wider range of business support services than traditional individual tax clients. The market for these services is evolving at a rapid pace. Integrated […]

Want to pay less tax? Start with a review of your last return

Posted Leave a commentPosted in IRS, Small Business, Tax Planning

Effective tax reduction strategies start with a review of you last filed tax return. There are at least three types of tax return reviews: 1) a high level review “Does it make sense given the facts?”, 2) a micro-level review “Did I miss anything or transpose any digits?”. and 3) a tax planning review (How […]

Small business action plan to profit from tax reform

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Contracting, nonprofit, Remodeling, Small Business, Tax Planning

We can now begin to make a reasonable forecast of the eventual form of U.S. tax law and, even with the list of uncertain issues, ask what it means to each of us. For me and my small business practice, this is how it plays out: Winners Tax and business advisers Rental real estate owners […]

Business Planning for 2018

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Accounting, Financial Planning, Small Business, Tax Planning

As we begin this month of December 2017, it now seems clear that business taxes will be substantially different and more complicated in 2018. We can also be safe in saying that, for most businesses, nothing else will have as much impact on the net financial results of the business as this change in tax […]

Say thanks more often in business

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Leadership, Small Business, Social Media, Writing

The excerpt below comes from a post on social media by a business mentor. I realize that I don’t say thanks often enough. It’s not that I’m not appreciative but rather that I’m not communicative enough on things that I consider emotional or fluffy. In other words, for me it’s a ‘guy thing’. This works […]

Tax Cuts And Jobs Act: simply a bad idea for our nation

Posted Leave a commentPosted in News and Politics, Small Business, Taxes

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is a unique forum where the governments of 34 democracies with market economies work with each other, as well as with more than 70 non-member economies to promote economic growth, prosperity, and sustainable development. It’s latest report shows the underlying fallacies of the current U.S. tax reform […]