November 3, 2011First and foremost, we hope everyone had a Happy Halloween. Costumes, cool weather, and loads of candy…what’s better than that? While you may have been concentrated on ghosts, goblins, and more than a few Power Rangers, remember that the end of October means that year-end is coming fast. Very soon you’ll want to begin preparing for tax season to eliminate any possible terror on April 15th.To get you on the road to preparation, here are some useful tips:Don't Procrastinate—While it seems like there is a lot of time before tax season, it creeps up on you quickly. To ensure that you are receiving every eligible credit and deduction, start organizing records now. Waiting until the last minute only works against you and can mean oversight of proper deductions, potentially increasing your tax burden. Begin Reviewing Past Returns—Giving a quick scan of past returns can help you prepare for the upcoming tax season. This exercise will help you identify deductions you may have forgotten about, as well as help you formulate questions to ask your preparer.Get Organized—Start to prepare a folder of important documents, statements, and receipts so you know what to provide your preparer. Being organized is the best way to approach tax season and relieve stress.Don’t Get Too Stressed—This only works against you. Remember, you have a dedicated, trusted professional working for you. And we will do everything we can to make sure your tax season goes smoothly!
Our most precious commodity is time—and our attention is a close second. That’s why everyone can use some help on how to tune out daily distractions. We compiled the following helpful tips from copyblogger.com to get you started on dialing down distractions:
The April 15 filing deadline is rapidly approaching, so we encourage you to send us your tax documentation as soon as possible to expedite the filing process. Here are four important reasons why you should file your return sooner rather than later:
This tax season is an important one for many business owners because it’s the first that will be impacted by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). How big of an impact is dependent on your unique situation. We’ve compiled this short list of provisions that may affect the business community: