January 5, 2021

How to Calculate Your Effective Tax Rate

It’s everybody’s favorite time of year again! That’s right, it’s tax season. Because of that, there’s no better time to bring up today’s topic. Understanding how to calculate your effective tax rate is an essential skill that all business owners should have. With that, let’s get to the topic at hand.
December 16, 2020

Tax Power Plays for the End of the Year

Tax season is just around the corner and there’s little time left to make moves that will mitigate your tax bill for 2020. I recently sat down with a good friend of mine to discuss these end of the year tax power plays. Chris Mahan, owner of Mahan & Associates is a wizard when it comes to breaking down and taking advantage of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). That’s why I thought of him when I began researching this subject. So, join me as I breakdown what I learned from Chris!
November 19, 2020
Do Taxes Matter

Do Taxes Matter? Understanding How Taxes Impact Your Wealth Gap

Over the last few weeks, I have been going over some of the things that keep business owners up at night. More specifically, I’ve been discussing the wealth or retirement gap that we all face. In today’s entry, I want to continue with this subject by answering a very important question… do taxes matter? The short answer is yes, of course. But as I dig deeper, I’m going to show you how taxes impact your wealth gap and your ability to accumulate the wealth you will need for your retirement. Join me as I unpack all of the pertinent details of this subject.
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 – The Pros and Cons

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.