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10 Accounting Mistakes That Can Hurt Your Business

Keeping up with your business books keeps getting shoved to the bottom of the list. You have so much to do, that accounting just doesn't feel like a priority... at least not until tax time. But making sure your accounting is up-to-date all the time will help you avoid serious money mistakes than can hurt...

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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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Don’t Panic If You Can’t Pay Your Taxes!

Afraid to file your tax return because you owe money you can't afford to pay? Big unexpected tax bills can set off your panic button… but you don’t have to worry about paying your taxes. This situation is easier to handle than you think, especially when you take a proactive approach instead of ignoring the problem...

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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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Self-Employment Taxes: Here’s What You Need to Know

More and more people - especially single moms -  are working multiple jobs or side gigs to make ends meet. But not all of those jobs come with a “normal” paycheck, the kind with taxes taken out. And that's why you need to know about self-employment taxes. When you work as a freelancer or independent...

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