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Small Business Taxes

How to Make Filing Quarterly Taxes a Breeze

Jared Hecht | Posted 10.22.2015 | Business
Jared Hecht

Filing quarterly taxes is an unavoidable reality of running a business--but there are a few things you can do to make the process less burdensome. Follow these steps to make filing quarterly estimated taxes a little bit easier.

Top Five Small Business Tax Myths Debunked

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

We are only two weeks from the April 15 filing deadline! With so many people still to file, I thought it'd be fun to look at some of the most commonly believed small business tax myths to find out if any of them hold water.

10 Small Business Tax Questions, You Need Answered Plus Bonus Infographic

Nancy Laws | Posted 05.31.2015 | Small Business
Nancy Laws

For the new small business owner, navigating the murky waters of taxes, comes with understanding new terms, and regulations on top of the once you have already been trying to understand over the last year.

How to Prepare Your Business for Tax Season

Melinda Emerson | Posted 05.09.2015 | Small Business
Melinda Emerson

The IRS gives us until April 15 to turn in personal tax information, however for businesses, March 15 is the date they are due to be filed. It's time to get moving.

Tax Tips for National Mom-and-Pop Business Owners Day

Mark Steber | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

It's that time again! No, not the end of tax season, it's National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day! March 29 celebrates the more than 27 million hard ...

Uncle Sam Takes Plastic for Taxes -- But Should You Use It?

Eric Adamowsky | Posted 05.19.2014 | Money
Eric Adamowsky

Today, you can cover your rent, mortgage payments or college education with a credit card -- but should you use plastic to pay the IRS on April 15? ...

What You Need to Know About Education Tax Credit Considerations

Mark Steber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

Are you taking a personal finance course or courses to learn how to better manage your portfolio or retirement planning? If so, you may be sitting on some very valuable tax credits.

Small Business Owners Are Having Self-Esteem Issues

The Huffington Post | David Winograd | Posted 08.09.2013 | Small Business

Small business owners' confidence in the U.S. economy is increasing considerably as the country gradually recovers from the Great Recession, according...

New Study Bolsters Case For Small Business Tax Relief

The Huffington Post | David Winograd | Posted 08.08.2013 | Small Business

The businesses that sponsor your local little league team and pour your morning coffee may end up paying higher tax rates than some of America’s lar...

Chocolate Shop Owner Writes Heartbreaking Note About Closing Doors

The Huffington Post | David Winograd | Posted 08.03.2013 | Small Business

U.K. chocolatier Simon Dunn is drawing attention to the rising costs for small businesses with a farewell note he wrote after closing his shop in Wilm...

Mr. Boehner's Folly

J. Kelly Conklin | Posted 02.26.2013 | Small Business
J. Kelly Conklin

I thought I'd take the opportunity for a quick lesson in remedial math on small business taxes. Fact-based explanations reveal Speaker Boehner's math-challenged rhetoric for what it is -- nonsense.

Happy Days Here Again?

Jim Jaffe | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

Don't be fooled by the overheated rhetoric from our political leaders or, more predictably, the media; we're back to business as usual in Washington. And we can thank those political outsiders who demanded we do things differently.

Fiscal Cliff Causes Biz Owners To Make Drastic Move

Reuters | Deborah L Cohen | Posted 12.13.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Fighting the cliche of the dot-com start-up that runs out of a basement, David Ward is living the dream. The 32-year-old web designer move...

New Poll Dispels Myth That Entrepreneurs Want High-Income Tax Cuts Preserved

John Arensmeyer | Posted 12.29.2012 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

The truth of the matter is that small business owners are far more concerned about improving economic conditions for the middle class -- a category virtually all their customers fall into and which 97 percent of them are part of, too.

Why The End Of Tax-Free E-Commerce Is Good For Small Business

Reuters | Lou Carlozo | Posted 12.08.2012 | Small Business

In this season of non-stop mudslinging and campaign acrimony, there's a hot-button issue on which Republicans and Democrats actually agree. Stranger s...

Fact Check: Obama's Small Business Tax Cuts

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 10.05.2012 | Small Business

When Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney attacked President Barack Obama during last night’s debate for creating an environment in the U.S...

5 Things Romney And Obama Don't Want You To Know About Small Business

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 10.05.2012 | Small Business

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama said the phrase “small business” a combined 29 times during Wednesday night’s debate, repeatedly sparring over who ...

Paul Ryan Attacks Obama's Small Business Record

The Huffington Post | Nate Hindman | Posted 08.17.2012 | Small Business

At a Friday campaign rally in Glen Allen, Va., Rep. Paul Ryan took on the Obama administration for imposing laws and taxes that he said cripple Americ...

Crowfunded Businesses May Not Be Exempt From Taxes

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - When Julie Uhrman, chief executive of gaming start-up Ouya Inc, went looking for funding to launch a new video gaming console, she turned ...

Obama's Small Business Push

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday ordered a series of modest steps aimed at helping small businesses, his latest election-year effort to...

The Truth About Obama's Tax Proposal (and the Lies the Regressives Are Telling About It)

Robert Reich | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

Everyone is treated exactly the same. Everyone gets a one-year extension of the Bush tax cut on the first $250,000 of income. No "class warfare." Yet regressive Republicans want Americans to believe differently.

'Small Business' Hard To Define In Bush Tax Cut Debate

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Republicans blasted President Barack Obama on Monday for punishing small businesses with his push to let low tax rates on the wealthy expi...

Nate C. Hindman

Roll-Your-Own Tobacco Stores May Cease To Exist Under New Law | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 07.10.2012 | Small Business

As members of Congress praised the transportation bill that passed last Friday, owners of some small tobacco shops cringed. A measure sponsored by...

The Bush Tax Breaks and Small Business 101

J. Kelly Conklin | Posted 08.05.2012 | Business
J. Kelly Conklin

Any move to extend special breaks for income over a quarter of a million dollars a year is another giveaway for the richest Americans, and small business owners will pay the price as the middle class -- the bedrock of our customer base -- continues to disappear.

How I Reframed Paying My Taxes: Why Self Talk Matters

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 07.30.2012 | Small Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

I found myself saying, "I can't believe we have to send that much of our money to the government."