Insights: Client Accounting Services

Like every business, a start-up needs a sensible budget

November 21, 2022

An impressive 432,834 new business applications for tax identification numbers were submitted during October 2022, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Indeed, despite the relatively higher costs of doing business these days, plenty of start-ups are still launching. One thing that every new company needs, along with a business plan, is a sensible budget. And that…

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Are Essential Parts of Your Business Being Neglected? Consider Outsourcing

October 13, 2022

By: Steve Morgan CPA, MBA Whether you own a small business or lead a larger organization, understanding accounting and financial position can be confusing. Most businesses and organizations often have the appropriate staffing to deal with the complexities of specialty operations; however, critical tasks such as budgeting, resource planning, financial management, and long-term strategic financial…

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Tax Implications of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)

August 24, 2022

The House of Representatives passed The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Friday, August 12, and President Joe Biden sign into law August 16. The legislation, which is a pared-down version of the proposed Build Back Better plan, was passed through the budget reconciliation process and is expected to pay for itself and decrease the budget deficit.…

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Is your withholding adequate? Here’s how to check

August 15, 2022

When you filed your federal tax return this year, were you surprised to find you owed money? You might want to change your withholding so that this doesn’t happen again next year. You might even want to adjust your withholding if you got a big refund. Receiving a tax refund essentially means you’re giving the…

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Inuit Announces Phishing Attacks for QuickBooks Customers

August 4, 2022

Tax software vendor Intuit has warned that QuickBooks customers are being targeted in ongoing phishing attacks impersonating the company. The phishing attacks are attempting to lure users with fake account suspension warnings. Today’s alert from Intuit comes after multiple users reported receiving phishing emails notifying them that their QuickBooks accounts were suspended following a failed…

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Three tax breaks for small businesses

July 30, 2022

Sometimes, bigger isn’t better: Your small- or medium-sized business may be eligible for some tax breaks that aren’t available to larger businesses. Here are some examples. 1. QBI deduction For 2018 through 2025, the qualified business income (QBI) deduction is available to eligible individuals, trusts and estates. But it’s not available to C corporations or…

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Vehicle expenses: Can individual taxpayers deduct them?

June 28, 2022

It’s not just businesses that can deduct vehicle-related expenses on their tax returns. Individuals also can deduct them in certain circumstances. Unfortunately, under current law, you may not be able to deduct as much as you could years ago. For years prior to 2018, miles driven for business, moving, medical and charitable purposes were potentially…

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Checking in on Your Accounts Payable Processes

June 15, 2022

Accounts payable is a critical area of concern for every business. However, as a back-office function, it doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. Once in place, accounts payable processes tend to get taken for granted. Following are some tips and best practices for improving your company’s approach. Be strategic Too often, businesses take a…

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Standard Mileage Rates Increase

June 13, 2022

As gas prices continue to soar, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced on June 9 an increase in the optional standard mileage rate for the final six months of 2022. Starting July 1 through December 31, 2022, the standard mileage rate for the business use of employees’ vehicles will increase four cents from 58.5 cents…

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Want to turn a hobby into a business? Watch out for the tax rules

May 3, 2022

Like many people, you may have dreamed of turning a hobby into a regular business. You won’t have any tax headaches if your new business is profitable. But what if the new enterprise consistently generates losses (your deductions exceed income) and you claim them on your tax return? You can generally deduct losses for expenses…

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