Small Business

Obama’s 2013 Budget Review – Tax Cuts, Job Stimulus and Small Business Credits

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The Treasury recently released their Greenbook on President Obama’s 2013 budget proposal. The Greenbook explains the Administration’s revenue proposals included in the budget that seek to boost near-term growth; provide permanent middle-class tax relief; encourage onshore investments in manufacturing and insourced jobs; cut taxes for small businesses; add balance to deficit reduction by asking the […]

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Small Business Insurance For General Liability, Workers Compensation, Commercial Auto and Umbrella Coverage

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If you own a small business you know that with all of the rewards that come with being an entrepreneur there are also financial and legal risks that act as a daily overhang on your business. If one of your employees is injured on the job, the medical costs could bankrupt your business. If somebody […]

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2012 Payroll Tax Credit Holiday Extended Till Year End. Extensions For Unemployment Benefits and Medicare Payments Also Approved

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[Updated- 2012 Payroll Tax Credit Holiday, Unemployment Benefits and Medicare Doctor Payments Extended to Dec 31st] With House Republican support Congress has passed legislation extending the federal payroll tax holiday through the end of the year without demanding spending cuts to pay for it. This was a concession aimed at averting another repeat of their […]

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2013 Business Tax Changes and Credits in Fiscal Cliff Deal Extend Small Business Jobs Act Tax Changes

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[2013 Small Business Tax Breaks Extensions] Congress and the Obama administration have reached an agreement that will extend a number of small business tax breaks through 2013 following the fiscal cliff deal which was legislated through the Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. This includes: R&D credit extended: The Research and Development (R&D) tax credit was extended for another year and reinstated retroactively for […]

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5 Insider Tips for Starting a Small Business

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This is a guest post from small business owner and great personal finance blogger, Phil Taylor of PT Money: Personal Finance. I spend every day writing on the subject of personal finance. So it’s rare that I get to discuss straight-up business tips. But because of the growth of my once little known blog, I’m […]

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How to Get and Qualify For a Small Business (SBA) Loan

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In the current economy with 10% unemployment many people are becoming self employed small business owners as a way to make living. Apart from the daunting task of starting a viable business the biggest challenge is to actually get the funds to start or keep the business running. This is particularly the case if your […]

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Updates on 2010 Government Tax Credits – Home Buyer Credit Filing Extension, $250 SSI and Medicare Gap Payments, Teacher Credits and Unemployment Insurance

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I have posted updates to a number of articles covering the spectrum of government stimulus funded tax credits and deductions. Here is a summary of the updates with a link to the detailed articles for more detailed information, qualification criteria and latest status. If you haven’t already, join 6000 plus subscribers to get the latest […]

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Best Business High Interest Savings Account – Choosing an Online Business Savings Account With a Top Rate

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After about one year of incorporation of my blogging business, I have managed to build a decent amount of savings that was earning exactly 0.01% in my business checking account. While I like the features of the checking account, it was not making my business savings work for me. So after receiving a promotional offer […]

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Obama Health Care Reform Rules and TimeLines, Medicare Rebates, FSA/HSA Changes, Family Coverage and Lifetime Caps

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With the Supreme court decision upholding the passage of health care reform, the Obama administration received a major political boost. Americans will finally start seeing the actual impacts of many of these new laws. The main changes are discussed in the previous updates below, but here are the key new rules effective that in effect […]

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2012 and 2013 SEP IRA Contribution Limits and Eligibility Rules

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[Updated for 2013 limits]  A year or so after starting my small business and completing my first annual tax return my accountant advised that I start looking into a retirement account/plan for my business in order to lower my overall tax bill and also effectively set aside some of my business profits towards retirement. After […]

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