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Topics of Interest for Self Employed Individuals, Real Estate Professionals, and Small Business Owners

We recently met with our friends at Stephens Real Estate. We enjoyed fielding questions and providing information on several topics. Some of these had accompanying resources we have linked below. These are, of course, general resources. Contact your tax professional for guidance associated with your specific circumstances. Small Business Expensing under Code Section 179 Business Tax Deductions You Might Miss…

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Preparing for Year-End 2022: Non-Payroll Considerations

In this article, we'll cover non-payroll issues to be aware of as you navigate year-end. Forms 1099 There's a veritable alphabet soup of Forms 1099, so it's important to use the right form for the right reason. Here's the list in alphabetical order (click on each one for the specific instructions): 1099-B, Proceeds from Broker or Barter Exchange Transactions 1099-DIV,…

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Recordkeeping for Charitable Contributions

Different types of contributions require different types of recordkeeping. If you want to deduct charitable contributions, you need to substantiate those deductions with good records. Here are the requirements for different types of contributions: Cash Contributions This includes donations made using all forms of cash and cash equivalents - cash, checks, electronic transfer, online payments, debit cards, credit cards, payroll…

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Payroll Preparation for Year-End 2022

Year-end brings lots of payroll considerations to the forefront. Regardless of whether Kindred CPA processes your payrolls or you do it in-house, if you provide any of the following benefits, you'll need to gather this information to properly account for taxable income on W-2's: Group Term Life Insurance If you pay group term life insurance premiums for yourself or your…

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Why It’s Important to Keep Your Business Finances Separate

The first rule of running a business is to keep your personal and business finances completely separate from each other. Your business is a distinctly separate entity and needs to be treated accordingly. If you don't follow this rule, your personal finances could be in jeopardy. How to Keep Finances Separate This includes keeping separate bank accounts for yourself and…

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What You Should Know About Student Loan Debt

You've probably seen or heard the phrase ‘student loan crisis’ in the news recently, along with a lot of discussion about whether all or a portion of federal student loans should be forgiven. It’s no surprise student loans have become a popular topic, as the total amount owed by the American public has soared in recent years. How Much Debt…

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IRS Increases Mileage Rate for Remainder of 2022

You may have noticed that gas prices are climbing. And climbing. And climbing. And where they'll stop, nobody knows . . . ? Our friends at the IRS are paying attention. They've increased the standard mileage rates for the rest of 2022. These mileage rates can be used to value deductible expenses when you drive for business, medical, or moving…

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