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This blog focuses on a variety of issues affecting individuals and small businesses. Topics for individuals include taxes, identity theft, security among other relevant issues. Small business owners can see topics about taxes, tax planning, marketing and other business issues/topics.

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Posts from Nov-21

13 January 2023

All the Signs That You May Need Some Assistance With Your Bookkeeping

Especially in the early days of a business, it can be natural to want to handle as many day-to-day tasks yourself - bookkeeping included. Sometimes, it's in an effort to save money. Often, entrepreneurs just feel like they're in a better position to handle everything themselves. Regardless, this situation does seem to play out regularly.

David M Robson

Small Business

12 January 2023

2023 Standard Mileage Rates Announced

As it does every year, the Internal Revenue Service recently announced the inflation-adjusted 2023 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

David M Robson

Small Business

11 January 2023

Will the Recently Passed Pension Legislation Affect You?

The President, on December 29, 2022, signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, which is the “omnibus spending bill” Congress needed to pass to avoid a government shutdown. That legislation also included the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) 2.0 Act, a.k.a. the SECURE 2.0 Act, that can significantly impact and augment your retirement planning strategies. The SECURE 2.0 Act incorporates provisions from proposed legislation that was passed by the House and another bill that was passed by the Senate that had not previously been reconciled.

David M Robson

Small Business

06 January 2023

Start Off on the Right Foot for the 2023 Tax Year

Individuals and small businesses should consider various ways of starting off on the right foot for the 2023 tax year.

David M Robson

Small Business

04 January 2023

Wonder What a Tax Deduction Is Worth?

Individuals are always looking for tax deductions that can reduce their tax liability. But what is the actual tax benefit derived from a tax deduction? There is no straightforward answer because some deductions are “above the line”, others must be itemized, some must exceed a threshold amount before being deductible, and certain ones are not deductible for alternative minimum tax purposes, while business deductions can offset both income and self-employment tax. In other words, there are many factors to consider, and the tax benefits differ for everyone, depending on their particular situation and tax bracket.

David M Robson

Small Business