employees 401k contributions

Schedule your 401(k) plan checkup annually

How often do you schedule a 401(k) plan checkup? In many industries, offering a 401(k) plan is a competitive necessity. If you don’t offer one and a competitor does, it could mean the difference in a job candidate’s decision to accept their…
home office deductions
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Do you qualify for home office deductions?

If you’re self-employed and work out of an office in your home, you may be entitled to home office deductions. However, you must satisfy strict rules. If you qualify, you can deduct the “direct expenses” of the home office. This includes…
Tax credits may help with the high cost of raising children

How the child tax credit can help you with expenses

Can the child tax credit help you? If you’re a parent, or if you’re planning on having children, you know that it’s expensive to pay for their food, clothes, activities and education. Fortunately, there’s a tax credit available for taxpayers…
Digital documents

Digital documents with e-signatures aren’t going away

Are you offering digital documents to your clients? Have you applied for a business loan lately? Or had some repairs done on your facilities? Maybe you’ve signed a contract with a certain technologically inclined customer or vendor. In…
Federal income tax relief
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How business owners could reduce tax

Wondering how you can reduce tax? Do you conduct your business as a sole proprietorship or as a wholly owned limited liability company (LLC)? If so, you’re subject to both income tax and self-employment tax. There may be a way to cut your…
separate tax returns

Reasons married couples file separate tax returns

Married couples often wonder whether they should file joint or separate tax returns. The answer depends on your individual tax situation. It generally depends on which filing status results in the lowest tax. But keep in mind that, if you…