6 last-minute tax moves for your business

6 last-minute tax moves for your business Tax planning is a year-round activity, but there are still some year-end strategies you can use to lower your 2018 tax bill. Here are six last-minute tax moves business owners should consider: Postpone invoices. If your business uses the cash method of accounting, and it would benefit from […]

December 17, 2018


Estimates vs. actuals: Was your 2018 budget reasonable?

Estimates vs. actuals: Was your 2018 budget reasonable? As the year winds down, business owners can be thankful for the gift of perspective (among other things, we hope). Assuming you created a budget for the calendar year, you should now be able to accurately assess that budget by comparing its estimates to actual results. Your […]

December 13, 2018


Check deductibility before making year-end charitable gifts

Check deductibility before making year-end charitable gifts As the holidays approach and the year draws to a close, many taxpayers make charitable gifts — both in the spirit of the season and as a year-end tax planning strategy. But with the tax law changes that go into effect in 2018 and the many rules that […]

December 12, 2018


When holiday gifts and parties are deductible or taxable

When holiday gifts and parties are deductible or taxable The holiday season is a great time for businesses to show their appreciation for employees and customers by giving them gifts or hosting holiday parties. Before you begin shopping or sending out invitations, though, it’s a good idea to find out whether the expense is tax […]

December 10, 2018


3 ways to get more from your marketing dollars

3 ways to get more from your marketing dollars A strong economy leads some company owners to cut back on marketing. Why spend the money if business is so good? Others see it differently — a robust economy means more sales opportunities, so pouring dollars into marketing is the way to go. The right approach […]

December 6, 2018