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Tax columnist Tom Herman answers readers’ questions about taxes on home sales.
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Rules of Conduct and Disclaimer. The SBA.gov site provides open, publicly accessible communication tools for entrepreneurs and small business owners to learn, share, and discuss practical solutions to everyday business problems with each other, industry experts, and experts at government ...
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Filing taxes can be tricky, particularly for business owners. Here are some answers for common tax questions small-business owners may have.
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When it's crunch time, you want to be sure you have taken all the tax deductions and credits you're due. Here are 5 write-offs you may have overlooked.
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From filing deadlines to tax deductions and credits, here are 8 key updates that could affect your small business's 2015 taxes.
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With March being Women’s History Month, it’s an appropriate time to review what’s going on with women-owned small businesses and federal contracting. To help women compete for lucrative government contracts (the U.S. government is the largest buyer in the world), the federal government is supposed to award a certain percentage to companies owned by women. Let’s look at what the set-asides goals are, who can qualify for them, and whether the gover...
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Blog post - Now is the time to think about vacations!
While it’s early Spring, it’s not too early to begin focusing on vacations for you and your employees. There’s no law requiring you to offer paid time off, but most companies do for their full-time employees. Still, when it comes to vacations, those in the U.S. lag considerably behind their European counterparts where the minimum of four weeks paid leave is the norm. Here are some issues for you to think about as summertime, and vacation time, ap...
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The work opportunity tax credit is a federal tax credit intended to encourage employers to hire workers from certain targeted groups. The credit had expired at the end of 2014, but was retroactively reinstated by the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act. The credit, which can provide significant tax savings for hiring certain workers, applies through 2019. Overview of the credit For purposes of the credit, the tax law lists various targ...
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When it's crunch time, you want to be sure you have taken all the tax deductions and credits you're due. Here are 5 write-offs you may have overlooked.
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With March being Women’s History Month, it’s an appropriate time to review what’s going on with women-owned small businesses and federal contracting. To help women compete for lucrative government contracts (the U.S. government is the largest buyer in the world), the federal government is supposed to award a certain percentage to companies owned by women. Let’s look at what the set-asides goals are, who can qualify for them, and whether the gover...
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Do you charge more for women’s products and services than you do for comparable men’s products? Unfortunately, some companies do. According to a study by the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs, women pay 13% more for personal care items (e.g., the pink disposable razor versus the blue disposable razor), 8% more for adult clothing, and 7% more for toys and accessories. The study, titled From Cradle to Cane: The Cost of Being a Female Consumer, foc...
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Since the publication of her J.K. Lasser’s Tax Deductions for Small Business in 1995, Barbara Weltman has built a reputation as an experienced and helpful source for small business advice. 

A tax and business attorney since 1977, Barbara has the knowledge entrepreneurs need to get ahead and stay ahead.  Whether she’s writing books on small business taxes, legal issues for business and business finance topics, speaking to corporate groups, teaching and consulting, guesting on popular radio shows, or publishing her Big Ideas for Small Business® newsletter, Barbara isn’t just in the game—she’s ahead of it!

Barbara is a respected corporate speaker, contributing editor, author of more than a dozen books from major publishers, sought-after expert media source, monthly and daily publisher, radio show host of Build Your Business Radio, and, more than ever, a trusted advocate for small business owners. 

Her books include:  The Rational Guide to Building Small Business Credit; J.K. Lasser’s Small Business Taxes; The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Starting a Home-Based Business and more.

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Special Tax Concerns for Cash Businesses - RELATE
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By Barbara Weltman Many small businesses do some or all of their transactions in cash. This raises some special issues and concerns. Technic

Business For Good Vs. Good For Business. Why not both?
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Business For Good Vs. Good For Business. Why not both?

Meet the 2015 Hiscox Small Business Stars | Small Business Blog | Hiscox
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For the third year in a row Hiscox presents its list must-follow small business all stars!

Eight Year-End Tax Tips for Online Sellers
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The New Year will be here before you know it. Give yourself a holiday gift by being prepared when it comes to this year's taxes. Barbara Wel

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Weltman, Barbara Nominated as Small Business Influencer in Experts

Small Business Taxes: How to Pay the Right Amount
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This is Episode 35 of This Old New Business weekly business podcast with Jeff Korhan. Paying taxes is one of the unavoidable responsibilitie

J.K. Lasser's Small Business Taxes 2015
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J.K. Lasser's Small Business Taxes 2015 Nominated in Economics for the Small Busineess Book Awards.

What Small-Business Owners Should Know About Audits
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Scared by the prospect of an audit? This tax expert breaks down the various types of audits and the factors that may put you at risk.

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WOM Tip #431: People talk about companies that treat their employees well

Worried about an audit? No need, if you do this
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IRS audits may no longer be quite the nightmare taxpayers expect. According to recently released data, the Internal Revenue Service audited

5 Tax Incentives to Help You Find and Keep Customers
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COLAs and Their Impact on Business Tax Rules in 2015
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While the types of tax deductions and credits remain fairly constant from year to year, the numb...

Sellers Guide to Year-End Tax Chores
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April 15th may seem a long way away, but planning now for Tax Day can help minimize your tax liability. Several small-business and tax exper

Lending Money to Your Employee
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By Barbara Weltman From time to time, an employee going through a rough financial patch may turn to an employer for help. As member of your

Help for the Holiday Season: Getting the Workers You Need
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Many online merchants add seasonal help to ensure the extra surge of holiday packages get delivered to customers on time. But should you put

10 Small Business Tax Definitions to Determine Your Eligibility
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Austin serial entrepreneur Gary Hoover has launched his first business-based game after a year of development.

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Filed under: Company News, Microsoft, Sony, Electronics, InvestingAOLWell, it had a good, long life. At the beginning of 2013, Sony (SNE) ha

5 Additional Types of Business Insurance to Consider
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You probably already have a number of insurance policies: Business owner’s policy (BOP) to provide protection for your …

Avoid These Classic Taxpayer Errors
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Given the constantly changing rules and new forms, it's easy to make mistakes when filing taxes. Before submitting your documents to the Int