Taxes, Fees & Costs

  • Explaining the Capital Gains Tax for the Sale of a Business

    Capital gains are profits from the sale of assets. The IRS requires reporting of all capital gains and losses. Capital gains for the sale of a business can range as low as 15% or as much as 28%, depending on numerous factors.
    By Sandi Johnson February 3, 2011 

  • Calculating S Corp Retained Earnings

    Do Subchapter S Corporations have retained earnings? Ask a CPA how to calculate S corp retained earnings and they’ll probably look at you funny and say, “Do you mean your Accumulated Adjustments Account or AAA?" Jean Scheid, owner...
    By Jean Scheid February 3, 2011 

  • Fast Strategies to Grow a Business: Internet Tools

    Need some fast strategies to grow a business? Once you've started a business, you want it to grow fast. This article offers few tested strategies to help grow your business through a website, article marketing, and social networking.
    By Arun Kumar (PowercutIN) January 31, 2011 


  • Understanding Unemployment Insurance for the Self Employed

    For many business owners, being self employed simply means you work for yourself; but the way your business is legally structured makes a difference in how you’re paid from business activity. This has a direct impact on your requirement to pay...
    By Alia Nikolakopulos January 31, 2011 

  • Pay Stub Example: What Information Should Be Included?

    What information should be included? When should it be provided? Can the information be provided electronically? Download a pay stub example for the discussion of this routine payroll activity.
    By Marjory Pilley January 30, 2011 

  • Business Tax Deductions for Gifts

    Looking to reduce your business costs? In the U.S., you can get business tax deductions for gifts up to a limit of $25 per gift per taxpayer subject to certain conditions.
    By Vikas Vij January 9, 2011 


  • Internet Businesses and Sales Tax

    When opening an Internet business, one concern you will face is whether to collect state sales tax or not. Collecting and filing sales tax is simplified with software. There are a few things to know about collecting sales tax for Internet transactions...
    By W. A. Swan January 9, 2011 

  • The Ins and Outs of Partnership Tax Laws

    Partnerships provide the ability to pass through income to owners, without the organization paying taxes on company income. However, understanding partnership tax laws requires more than just knowing about pass through entities. Not paying taxes does...
    By Sandi Johnson January 8, 2011 

  • What Can You Claim as Small Business Tax Deductions?

    According to the IRS, expenses are required to be “ordinary and necessary” to qualify for small business tax deductions. That begs the question, what is considered an ordinary or necessary expense? Are deductions the same for a retail...
    By Sandi Johnson January 8, 2011 

  • Roundup of Business Tax Software: Which Should You Choose?

    Business tax software can help eliminate some of the anxiety many business owners have when preparing their own taxes. Before purchasing a tax software application, an entrepreneur needs to know which program fits their business and their level of comfort...
    By Shoshana Jackson January 7, 2011 
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