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Holiday Bonus Guide for Small Business Owners

Nov 30, 2017 7:57:00 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business taxes, small business accounting

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Many companies use holiday bonuses to reward high-performing employees, increase morale, and boost retention. However, bonus types and amounts vary across the board. For small business owners, it can be especially challenging to figure out a bonus schedule that accomplishes your goals at a price you can afford.

Wondering how to fit in holiday bonuses this year? Use the guide below to learn more about the different types of bonuses that employers commonly give out, and to find the type that's right for you. If you have more questions, your accounting firm can help you develop a plan that meets your goals for a price you can afford.

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Thinking about filing a tax extension for 2017? Here's what you need to know.

Nov 21, 2017 3:10:24 PM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business taxes, small business accounting

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It’s almost the end of the calendar year, and taxes will be due before you know it.

If you’re considering filing for an extension this year, here are a few things you should consider before April rolls around.

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Has Your Business Had a Good Year?

Nov 10, 2017 8:52:05 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business taxes, small business accounting

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Even if December doesn’t signal the end of your fiscal year, the upcoming calendar change is a common time for businesses to stop and ask, “have we had a good year?” Taking stock of your financials now will help you plan accurately for tax filing season. You’ll also get insight that will help you plan for 2018 as you go.

To evaluate your fiscal health, you’ll need to do more than look at just your cash flow or profit margins. Here are a few key performance indicators that will help you get a full picture.

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Make 2017 the Year You Catch Up on Taxes

Nov 2, 2017 2:47:39 PM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business taxes, small business accounting

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If you’re behind on taxes, the last thing you probably want to do is look at your books. At the same time, you know that you won’t be able to rest easy until you do.

So what’s a small business owner to do?

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3 Scary Things Small Business Owners Do With Their Accounting

Oct 27, 2017 10:04:48 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business taxes, small business accounting

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It’s almost Halloween. If you run a small business, there’s nothing spookier than the feeling that you don’t know where your money is going.

Getting your accounting in order is a crucial step to stay profitable and grow your business.

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Upcoming Deadlines and Important Dates for the 2017 Tax Year

Oct 19, 2017 8:02:00 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business taxes, small business accounting

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The end of the calendar year is a busy time for everyone. For many businesses, it’s the time to review profitability and plan for the upcoming year. It’s also time to start thinking about tax season if you are not currently working with a monthly accounting firm that takes a proactive approach to tax planning year-round.

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3 Times When You Need to Contact Your Accountant

Oct 5, 2017 8:04:00 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business taxes, small business accounting

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Many small business owners hesitate to reach out to their accountants before tax season, but if your accountant does your books and nothing more, then you aren’t getting your money’s worth.

Reaching out for help prior to a business decision – even a small one – can result in tax savings, cost cutting, or increased profitability. Here are 3 times to reach out to your accountant, or invest in a new one who will help grow your business.

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Surviving a Small Business Tax Audit

Jun 15, 2017 9:31:00 AM / by Brian Paulson posted in small business taxes

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Who's afraid of the IRS? Almost everyone. The key to surviving a tax audit – and even coming out on top – is not to panic or ignore the situation, but to prepare.

If you receive an audit notice in the mail, it's time to set yourself up for success.

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How to Evaluate the Performance of Your Small Business Accountant

Feb 23, 2017 8:07:00 AM / by Brian Paulson posted in small business taxes, small business accounting

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It’s tax season again! You’re probably a bit stressed out by running your business and trying to gather annual tax information for your accountant at the same time.

When all the hard work is over, are you ever left wondering if your accountant brought enough to the table this tax season?

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Did Your Small Business File for an Extension This Year?

Apr 19, 2016 8:44:00 AM / by Burt Monroe posted in small business taxes, small business payroll, small business bookkeeping, small business accounting

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Depending on the health of your business, the decision to file for a tax extension this year may have been for good reason. You may have experienced unexpected growth that led to more complex tax obligations, or you realized you’re just too busy working on your business at this point in the season to accurately process the required forms. These are valid reasons to file for an extension and a good indication you’re ready for professional accounting services moving forward.

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