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Small Business Week

Tax Breaks to Consider During National Small Business Week

The week of September 13-17 has been declared National Small Business Week by the Small Business Administration. To commemorate the ...
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Theft Loss Deduction

Claiming a Theft Loss Deduction if Your Business Is the Victim of Embezzlement

Because A business may be able to claim a federal income tax deduction for a theft loss. But does embezzlement ...
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Safeguarding Documents

Safeguarding Your Critical Documents

So many of the documents we all use in our personal lives these days are digital. However, there are still ...
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EV Credit

Energize Tax Savings with an EV Credit?

Electric vehicles (EVs) are increasing in popularity all the time — and more of them are qualifying for a federal ...
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Website deductible

Which Business Website Costs Are Deductible?

Every business needs a website, but it’s not always easy to determine which costs of running one are deductible. Fortunately, ...
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IRS Business Industry

Want to Find Out What IRS Auditors Know About Your Business Industry?

In order to prepare for a business audit, an IRS examiner generally does research about the specific industry and issues ...
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Estate Planning

The Current State of Estate Planning

Because of the current estate tax exemption amount ($11.7 million in 2021), many estates no longer need to be concerned ...
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Pass-Through Deduction

10 Facts About the Pass-Through Deduction for Qualified Business Income

Are you eligible to take the deduction for qualified business income (QBI)? Here are 10 facts about this valuable tax ...
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Marital Balance Sheet

Compiling a Marital Balance Sheet in Divorce

Divorce is difficult for almost everyone. Being organized can help facilitate the process. A financial expert can help you with ...
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Investment Portfolio

Stress Testing Your Investment Portfolio

Many banks conduct regular “stress” tests to predict the impact of adverse external events on their earnings, capital and loan ...
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