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How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affects Small Businesses
By Max Freedman | June 27, 2022

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a federal tax code signed into law in 2017. Learn how these changes to the tax code affect small business tax liabilities.

How to Create a Payroll Budget
By Dock David Treece | June 24, 2022

Creating a payroll budget requires adding the total cost of each employee on your payroll. Learn to conduct this essential aspect of running your business.

What Are Payroll Deductions?
By Dock David Treece | June 24, 2022

Learn exactly how to calculate net pay and payroll withholdings for your small business.

How to Make a Pay Stub
By Dock David Treece | June 24, 2022

Pay stubs are an important part of payroll accounting. Learn how to make pay stubs so your employees can track their wages, taxes and deductions.

The Return of CDOs: Is Another Economic Crisis on the Horizon?
By Adam Uzialko | June 17, 2022

CDOs caused the 2008 financial crisis, and similar asset categories are on the rise. Could they really cause another recession? Here's what to consider.

Microfinance: What Is It, and Why Does It Matter?
By Matt D’Angelo | June 17, 2022

Microfinancing is the process of giving small loans to business owners without access to traditional financial products. Learn how microfinancing works.

What Is the Accounting Cycle?
By Vishal Sanjay | June 17, 2022

Learn the accounting cycle, an eight-step process for recording and analyzing your company's financial activities to ensure accurate bookkeeping.

GDP: The Total Value of Goods and Services of a Nation
By Siri Hedreen | June 08, 2022

GDP is the value of all goods and services produced in a country – and one of the most closely watched economic indicators. Learn how to calculate GDP.

What Is Stagflation? Inflation Plus Stagnation
By Business News Daily | June 07, 2022

Stagflation is a mix of increasing prices and limited economic growth, and governments can do little about it. Here's what small businesses should know.

Direct Costs vs. Indirect Costs: What Are They, and How Are They Different?
By Ethan Spielman | June 06, 2022

Direct costs and indirect costs both influence how small businesses should price their products. Here's what you need to know about each type of expense.

1099-MISC vs. 1099-NEC: Which One Do You Need?
By Dock David Treece | June 03, 2022

1099-MISC and 1099-NEC are IRS forms used to report your taxable payments to non-employees. Learn when each is used and how.

Interest Rate Increases: 4 Concerns for Small Businesses
By Peter Lauria | June 03, 2022

Learn four areas of concern for small business owners amidst Federal Reserve interest rate hikes – and tips for how to respond.

What Is Imputed Income?
By Max Freedman | June 03, 2022

Learn what imputed income is, see examples and find out how to calculate the taxes you must pay on it to stay compliant.

What Small Businesses Need to Know About FICA Tax
By Donna Fuscaldo | May 26, 2022

Learn how to collect, report and file FICA taxes for your business.

What Are Payroll Taxes?
By Sean Peek | May 26, 2022

Employers must withhold federal income tax plus any state or local taxes. Here's what every small business owner should know.

Tax Deductions You Should Take – and Some Crazy Ones to Avoid
By Derek Walter | May 26, 2022

Tax deductions are great, but some might be less than legal. Here's the ones you should take and which ones you should avoid.

Getting Audited? How to Handle It Like a Pro
By Siri Hedreen | May 26, 2022

While the chances of an IRS audit are small, most tax audits involve small and medium-sized businesses. Here’s what you need to know.

How to Calculate and Pay State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
By Adam Uzialko | May 26, 2022

Employers are required to pay state unemployment insurance taxes. Here's how to calculate and pay unemployment tax in your state.

Understanding Small Business R&D Tax Credits
By Katharine Paljug | May 26, 2022

Learn how small businesses can get tax benefits with research and development credits.

How to File a Tax Extension for Your Small Business
By Derek Walter | May 26, 2022

Filing for a business tax extension can buy you some additional time when you're not yet prepared to file your taxes. Here's how to do it.

What Is a Tax Audit? What Do You Do If You Get Audited?
By Simone Johnson | May 26, 2022

Worried about having your taxes audited? Find out what a tax audit is, what triggers it and how to handle an audit notice.

Sales Tax for E-commerce: What Small Businesses Need to Know
By Bennett Conlin | May 26, 2022

Sales tax gets complicated if you sell to customers in other states. Learn how to manage your sales tax obligations and comply with state tax laws.

Small Business Taxes: What to Expect in 2022
By Jennifer Dublino | May 26, 2022

Find out which tax laws, codes and deadlines apply to small businesses in 2022.

The 10 Best (and Worst) States for Small Business Taxes
By Julianna Lopez | May 26, 2022

A major factor in tax season is your state's tax code. Where does your state fall on this list of the best and worst states for small business taxes?

36 Small Business Deductions, From A to Z
By Julie Ritzer Ross | May 26, 2022

There are many tax-deduction options available for small businesses. Are you taking advantage of them?

How Are Bonuses Taxed?
By Max Freedman | May 26, 2022

Giving your employees bonuses? Learn how to calculate the proper tax withholdings.

Crazy Tax Deductions Allowed by the IRS
By Matt D’Angelo | May 26, 2022

These tax deductions might seem made up, but the IRS allows them. Do you qualify for any of these strange deductions?

Freelance Taxes: What Every Freelancer Needs to Know
By Paula Fernandes | May 26, 2022

Freelancers are small business owners who which means they must pay self-employment taxes. Here's what you need to know about paying taxes as a freelancer.

Self-Employed? Everything You Need to Know About Taxes
By Julianna Lopez | May 26, 2022

Filing your taxes can be tricky when you're self-employed. This handy guide can make things easier.

Gross Pay vs. Net Pay
By Julie Thompson | May 24, 2022

Gross pay is what employees earn before taxes, benefits and payroll deductions are withheld. The remaining amount is net pay. Learn how to calculate each.