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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Taxable vs. Nontaxable Fringe Benefits
By Skye Schooley | May 26, 2022

Learn the differences between nontaxable and taxable fringe benefits, and how each option applies to your business.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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?

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W-9 vs. 1099: What’s the Difference?
By Max Freedman | May 26, 2022

What is a W-9 and a 1099? Here's everything you need to know about these tax forms for independent contractors.

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

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

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Should You Consider Asset-Based Lending?
By Adam Uzialko | May 24, 2022

An asset-based loan relies on a borrower's collateral. Learn the advantages and risks of asset-based lending to see if it's right for your business.

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5 Ways CRM-Enabled POS Systems Can Help Your Business
By David Gargaro | May 24, 2022

Learn how your business can use CRM-enabled POS software to find new efficiencies and save money.

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Making the Most of Yelp: A Small Business Guide
By Mark Fairlie | May 20, 2022

In this guide learn what Yelp is, how to make the most out of business listings and how best to handle bad customer reviews.

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6 USPS Promotions to Take Advantage of in 2022
By Isaiah Atkins | May 20, 2022

Small business owners still use direct mail marketing to reach customers. Take advantage of USPS promotions to save money on direct mail.

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Does Sex Still Sell? What Marketers Should Know
By Sandra Mardenfeld | May 20, 2022

Magazine ads featuring sex get attention, but the strategy won't work for all brands or industries. Learn why sex is used in sales and when it won't work.

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How to Set Up and Use X11 Forwarding on Linux and Mac
By Adam Uzialko | May 18, 2022

X11 forwarding is useful when you need a GUI for system and configuration tools with no CLI interface. Learn to set up and use it on Linux and Mac.

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What Is Workspace Virtualization? And Does Your Business Need It?
By Sara Angeles | May 18, 2022

Learn how workspace virtualization can provide greater flexibility and efficiency for your employees while staying within a limited budget.

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How IFTTT Can Help Your Business
By David Cotriss | May 13, 2022

IFTTT is a free web service that lets you automate web-based tasks and boost productivity. Learn how to use IFTTT to connect devices and automate actions.

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Using Revenue-Based Financing to Grow Your Business
By Business News Daily | May 13, 2022

Revenue-based financing can help businesses find capital without incurring interest or losing equity. Learn the pros and cons of revenue-based financing.

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SMBs to Benefit From FCC’s Rural Broadband Expansion
By Max Freedman | May 13, 2022

The FCC announced more than $1.2 billion for broadband through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund in 2022. Here's what this means for rural businesses.

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LinkedIn for Business: Everything You Need to Know
By Kiely Kuligowski | May 11, 2022

LinkedIn is the most important social media platform for businesses and job seekers alike.