Category: You Need to Know This

How and When to Get an EIN for Your Business

This article contains affiliate links that may or may not result in compensation. You’re excited about launching a new business, and there’s so much to do! One of the most important steps involves figuring out whether your business will need it’s own tax ID number – called an EIN, or employer identification number. A lot...

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How to Spot Retirement Scams

They can wipe out your entire savings in minutes Be aware: Scammers are coming after your retirement savings. These con artists come armed with a huge bag of tricks they use to get you to willingly hand over your money. And they’re very convincing… so you have to be ready for them. After all, saving...

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Tax FAQ for Tax Year 2020

Q: When are my taxes due? A: May 17, 2021 is the due date for individual tax returns – Form 1040 – and making 2020 income tax payments. But there are other due dates you may need to know too: April 15: 1st estimated tax payment for 2021 April 15: income tax return for C corporations Q: Is...

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How Freelancers, 1099 Workers, and Self-Employed Can Deduct 20% of Business Income

Did you know that you can deduct 20% of your business income on your personal tax return? You can, thanks to the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA). The TCJA brought a lot of tax changes for small business owners. And if you're self-employed, a freelancer, contractor, or had any 1099 income - even from...

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3 Ways You’re LOSING Money by Getting a Big Tax Refund

Updated for 2021 Most of us celebrate getting a huge tax refund – we have big plans for that money every year. We act like getting that big chunk of change is a good thing, but it’s not. In fact, you actually lose money by giving the Federal government an interest-free loan every year. According...

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Help! I Got IRS Notice CP-2000

How to handle tax notices from the IRS You just got a letter from the IRS. Your first reaction may involve panic… and that can lead to not dealing with the letter at all. Avoiding that IRS notice could end up costing you a lot of money. So take a breath, grab the letter, and...

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