Should You Employ Your Spouse for Financial and Tax Purposes?

There are some for whom family and business go together like music and lyrics. These business owners may have been part of a family business for generations, in which the business is passed down from parent to adult child, and include that adult child’s spouse, siblings, even extended family.  For others, mixing business and family […]

4 Tactics to Make Filing Taxes Easier This Year

No matter how well-prepared you are, tax time is nearly always stressful for small business owners.  Finding receipts, keeping track of all your expenses, listing out deductions—it’s a lot to manage, more so if you have employees that you should file additional paperwork for.  And while it’s probably impossible to get rid of all the […]

Tax Issues to Handle When a Loved One Passes

It happens to all of us at one point or another: we lose a loved one to old age, illness, or accident. Along with the grief attendant on such an experience, there are also, unfortunately, plenty of legal and financial issues to manage when a loved one passes. If you’re not prepared for these, the […]

4 Things Every Business Owner Needs to Know About the New PPP Loans

The second round of PPP loans was approved by Congress in December 2020, as part of the second coronavirus stimulus package. Because the money is lent on a first-come, first-served basis, you don’t want to wait to apply. While the deadline isn’t until March 31, 2021, it’s a good idea to get started as soon […]

Applying for PPP Forgiveness in 2021? Here’s What You Need to Know

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was renewed in December 2020 with a new round of funding—$284 billion, to be exact.  This brings the total funding for the program, which is managed by the Small Business Administration, to $806 billion.  And none of it is going to waste. The SBA has given out more loans since […]