October 15, 2020
The Power Hitting CPA-2

Building Your Support Team: First Base – The CPA

Recently, I began talking about the importance of business owners having a support team. Although I gave an overview of what the business owner’s support team lineup should look like, I want to provide a little more detail for some of the All-Star players. In today’s blog, we will discuss the first baseman and clean-up hitter in our baseball analogy, the rockstar CPA. Join me as I explain why the forward-thinking CPA is a must on a business owner’s support team.
May 5, 2020
the hidden tax danger of the PPP loan

PPP Loan and the Hidden Tax Danger

At this point, we’ve all heard about the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that was rolled out as a part of the Cares Act. There’s even a good chance that you have taken part in this program. While the PPP has many potential benefits to business owners during the COVID-19 crisis, there may be some hidden dangers in it, as well. In today’s blog, I’m going to share some very important information with you. The purpose of sharing this with you is to inform you of some of the hidden danger business owners face with the PPP loan, and hopefully help you to avoid any troubles.
June 25, 2019
Standard Mileage vs. Actual Expenses

Standard Mileage vs. Actual Expenses: Which Is Best?

If you drive a personal vehicle for business use, you can choose to take the standard mileage rate deduction or you can deduct your actual vehicle expenses. Yet, which one is better? As with most things related to taxes, it’s going to depend. Therefore, let’s do an analysis. Which should a business owner choose? Standard mileage vs. actual expenses.
June 21, 2019
49 Surprising Small Business Tax Write Offs

49 Surprising Small Business Tax Write Offs You Might Be Able to Take

For many people, especially business owners, taxes are the primary erosion of your wealth. Taxes are a significant expense you pay from your income. However, the IRS has written an unbelievable book that gives you thousands of ways to reduce your tax liabilities. In fact, Chris Mahan, one of the principals at Mahan and Associates Tax Firm, says that “the Internal Revenue Code is the greatest wealth creation tool currently in the United States.” Sure, the Internal Revenue Code outlines what taxes you must pay. Yet, most of its content shows you ways to avoid paying taxes. So today, I want to dive into the IRC. I want to give you 49 surprising and possible tax write offs for small business owners.
June 18, 2019
Minimize Capital Gains Taxes

Minimize Capital Gains Taxes to Get a 0% Tax Rate

In my last article, I talked about ways to reduce your taxable income. Income taxes are one of the costliest expenses business owners must pay, so obviously, you want to reduce them. Well, another tax that affects business owners (or anyone else for that matter) is capital gains tax. This tax is levied on the net gains you make when you sell capital assets like stocks, businesses, land, works of art, etc. However, there are ways to minimize capital gains taxes to get a 0% tax rate.
June 13, 2019
19 Ways to Reduce Taxable Income

19 Ways to Reduce Taxable Income: A Business Owner’s Guide

There’s perhaps no expense more frustrating to business owners than income taxes – the amount of money you pay to the IRS. I receive more calls from business owners asking me how to minimize their tax bill than anything else. Therefore, I want to go over 19 different strategies, or ways, to reduce taxable income for the business owner.