What is the 2020 standard mileage rate and how do I use it in my business?

BY John Riggs, CPA and Director of Tax at Ignite Spot IN small business tax preparation ON Jan 13, 2020

Each year the IRS releases various “standard mileage rates” for taxpayers to use in computing the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or other purposes.

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AGI vs Taxable Income

BY Eddy Hood IN small business tax preparation ON Jun 3, 2019

Let’s talk about everyone’s favorite subject: taxes! Just like death, taxes are a constant source of lighthearted fun. While taxes are universally loved by all, they are also known for being the slightest bit confusing at times.

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How to Save on Your 2018 Business Taxes

BY Eddy Hood IN small business tax preparation ON Jan 29, 2019

So you're filing your 2018 business taxes, and your CPA tells you that you owe millions to the government. Never a fun conversation to have, right?! Well, we have a few tricks up our sleeve to help you save on those taxes, and in today's blog post, we're looking at one of them.

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An Accounting Error Almost Cost This Entrepreneur Everything. Here’s How He Recovered

BY Tami Brehse IN small business tax preparation, business, entrepreneurs ON Mar 22, 2018

The year was 2016, and everything was going great for entrepreneur Adam Watson. His furniture business, Design 55, was generating $3 million in annual sales and on track to double in size in the year ahead.

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13 Red Flags That Will Get Your Small Business Audited

BY Eddy Hood IN small business tax preparation ON Jan 30, 2018



A typical small business owner is deeply involved in the day-to-day operations of their company. They are concerned with things like customer service, innovation, new client acquisition, hiring, conserving resources and making money to keep the doors open. Not surprisingly, when tax season rolls around, it throws a wrench in their entire workflow.


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Small Business Tax Preparation: Understanding Self-Employment Taxes

BY Eddy Hood IN small business tax preparation ON Nov 21, 2017



If you run your own business or work as an independent contractor, you know that handling your taxes can be stressful. You may be asking yourself: What is my tax rate? How should I calculate my taxes?


In the following article, we’ll outline all you need to know about filing self-employment taxes. We will cover how to determine if you’re self-employed (SE), how to calculate SE taxes and your next steps when it comes to small business tax preparation.


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Small Business Tax Preparation for Home-Based Businesses

BY Eddy Hood IN small business tax preparation ON Nov 17, 2017



Many small business owners run their operation from home because it’s easy to set up and maintain. However, when it comes to keeping track of expenses for tax purposes, things can get a little complicated.

The IRS doesn't always make it simple to figure out personal vs. business expenses. And this makes the whole process of small business tax preparation challenging for home-based businesses.

With these considerations in mind, we’ve put together the following guide to walk you through the key home business tax deductions and best practices to help you survive tax season.

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A Guide To Small Business Tax Preparation

BY Eddy Hood IN small business tax preparation ON Oct 31, 2017


When it comes to your small business tax preparation strategy, you may be asking yourself questions such as, “What additional savings am I missing out on?” Or, “How can I reduce my chances of being audited by the IRS?” And, “Should I hire a professional or do my taxes or prepare them myself?”


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