As a small business owner, how would you like to save on your federal and state taxes as well as help teach your child(ren) about saving for the future (i.e. college, retirement, car, etc.)? In Virginia, and most other states, if you own your business you can hire your children to work for you regardless of their age (yes, even younger than the standard age requirements in child labor laws). This can help you reduce your business' tax liability while allowing your child to ea
We pay taxes every year, but do we really know where our hard-earned income goes? Today, we take a deep dive into the top three areas your tax dollars benefit every year! 1. Social Security In 2017, $945 billion tax dollars paid for Social Security. Social Security, also known as Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) is more than for the retired! Social Security benefits help the disabled, spouses or children of those who have died, dependents of workers who ha
As your business grows, you may find you need to hire your first employees. While this is an exciting step for any business owner, it is important to ensure you take the right steps when setting up and managing employee payroll. Read on for 5 easy steps for managing employee payroll! Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash 1. Consult with payroll professionals and register as an employer As a business owner, you most likely have an accountant or other business mentor who can
As a small business owner, you have more than just your personal taxes to consider when tax season rolls around. Taxes can be complicated and time consuming, and while tax software may seem like an easy alternative to hiring an accountant, that may not be the best option for your company! Keep reading to discover the 5 ways accountants can help you during tax season versus a do-it-yourself software. photo from wix.com 1. your accountant ensures you're compliant with the tax c
Happy New Year from Practical Accounting Solutions! Photo from Wix.com We wish you the best in 2019 and hope you have a wonderful year! It's not too early to start planning for tax season! According to the IRS, 36% of taxpayers wait until April to file their returns. We know how stressful filing your taxes can be, so we prepared some tips to help you file early and get your refund even quicker! Have a System Keeping organized is one of the best ways to make filing taxes easy.
Photo from wix.com As the holiday season rolls around again, we are reminded of the importance of giving back. Whether this means a toy drive, monetary donation, or more, giving back to your community can be beneficial from a financial perspective, too! I remember growing up around Christmas time and participating in my church's local toy drive. It was part of our family tradition to pull a stocking off the tree and return with gifts off their wish list. But did you know that
Tax Situation Is your tax situation the same or different from your colleagues at work or your friends and neighbors? Is your tax situation that you want to get an enormous refund? This will allow you to pay for your summer vacation or buy that new car? Or, is your tax situation that you write an enormous check to the IRS on April 15th? Because “Uncle Sam will get his money at the last possible moment that I can send it?” Or, is your tax situation somewhere in between? You do