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13
Jul

4 Differences Between CPAs and Accountants

Many business owners who consider hiring someone to handle their accounts payable and receivable functions are uncertain about the differences between an accountant and a certified public accountant (CPA). While there are some minor differences, there are four issues which …

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02
Jul

What Does a CPA Do?

Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) are one of the most trusted disciplines of financial professionals in America. According to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, there are over 664,000 CPAs licensed to practice in the United States. The licensing requirements …

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19
Jun

9 Signs it’s Time to Find a New Accountant

Many business owners and individuals work with professionals including attorneys, marketing firms and accountants early on and keep them for life. However, sometimes change is necessary to ensure you are getting the best possible advice and service. Here are nine …

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12
Jun

8 Accounting Systems You Should Utilize for your Business

Regardless of the industry you are in, the number of customers you serve, or the amount of money your company brings in, having an accounting system in place is a necessity. Some of the issues you should take into consideration …

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21
May

6 Life Events that Require Financial Planning

Most people understand the importance of planning for retirement. Generally, it is a good idea to have a long-term financial plan in place from the day you begin working. However, realistically, most people do not start planning for retirement until …

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09
Apr

How Does Divorce Affect Taxes?

Under current tax laws, if you are paying alimony, you can deduct the amounts paid on your taxes and the receiving spouse pays taxes on that amount as income. Going forward however, this will change since the new tax laws …

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05
Apr

What Happens If I Miss the Tax Deadline?

For 2018, tax season ends on April 17 instead of April 15. But with tax season quickly coming to a close, you might still be missing forms and other information. You could also just be too busy to get your taxes …

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28
Mar

What is an Innocent Spouse and an Injured Spouse?

Many married couples opt to file their tax returns jointly because it is often the most beneficial status to use. But it’s not without risks. If your spouse has been neglectful when it comes to complying with tax laws and …

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19
Mar

Personal Taxes vs. Business Taxes

Filing taxes is a requirement whether you are an individual or a business owner. While there are some similarities between personal and business taxes, such as reporting all earned income, deductions for charitable donations, and “pay as you go” provisions, …

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15
Mar

What Do Business Consultants Do?

If you own or are thinking about starting a business, you may want to consider having a business consultant or two on your side. You’ve likely heard the term and are wondering what business consultants do. The short answer is …

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