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Intuit Considers Accountants in Revamped Ad Contest

Intuit's Small Business, Big Game effort is back, and this time accountants get to win free advertising from the QuickBooks maker as well.
Tax

IRS Penalty Relief Program Available for Small Business Retirement Plans

Under pilot program, late filers would be given until June 2 to file their required annual returns without penalty.
Tax

AICPA Identifies 8 Issues That Are Critical for Small Business Tax Reform

Written testimony was sent as part of the record of April 15 House Small Business Committee hearing on tax reform.
Practice

Three Ways Accountants Can Help Their Clients Secure Business Loans

Advising clients, especially small business owners, on this type of endeavor will put your firm in a positive light.
Practice

Doing Taxes Frustrates More Small Business Owners Than Paying Taxes

Payroll taxes was ranked as the most burdensome tax for owners of smaller firms, the NSBA noted in a new report.
Practice

The 5 Biggest Tax Mistakes Small Businesses Make – and How to Avoid Them

For small business owners, bad tax habits can cause a lot of problems. Break those habits and avoid these pitfalls.
A&A

Small Business Owners Have a Good Feeling About 2015: Survey

A new survey from online accounting software provider Xero found that nearly 90 percent of small businesses are forecasting an increase in revenues next year, while 21 percent are expecting growth of more than 100 percent.
Practice

New IRS Program to Give Penalty Relief to Small Business Retirement Plans

The one-year pilot program that will start in June is intended to help small businesses with retirement plans that owe penalties for unknowingly failing to file reporting documents.
Practice

What Do Your Business Clients Want?

A new Sleeter Group survey reveals what business owners want from accountants. You'll see that there's a big difference between what they want and what you think they want.
Tax

5 Tax Advantages for Small Businesses This Filing Season

There are a myriad of tax benefits and deductions available to small businesses this filing season. Two tax partners with BDO USA LLP shed light on five in particular that business owners should consider.
Practice

Small Business Is Halfway to Hiring

When you talk to your small business clients, are about half of them hiring? The other half aren’t?
Practice

Small Business Looks Like It's Resolving to Be More Optimistic in 2014

Many of you recently celebrated ringing in the New Year. Some of you did it by going out on the town, others by getting in their pajamas and curling up on the couch with a glass of your beverage of choice. It's a time for new resolutions, new loves, new babies, engagements, lifestyle changes, and getting a fresh start.
Tax

Baucus Proposes Series of Sweeping Tax Reforms

Max Baucus released a series of comprehensive tax reform proposals over a three-day span. Specifically, the three drafts cover a restructuring of the international tax system, tax administration and fraud prevention techniques, and cost recovery deductions.
Technology

NSBA Survey: Cyberattacks Concern Small Business Owners

The overwhelming majority of small business owners recently surveyed by the National Small Business Association (NSBA) are worried about the security of their IT and online properties.
Practice

Modern Technology Lacking in Most Small Businesses

Although a little more than half of small business owners who were recently surveyed use technology for accounting, only a minority use automated technology for other key business operations, such as appointment booking and scheduling, CRM, and acquisition marketing.
Tax

IRS Issues Guidance on Health Insurance Credit

Small businesses may already be eligible for a special tax credit for providing health insurance. After issuing guidance on the credit in the form of several notices the past few years, the IRS has now released new proposed regulations summarizing the rules.
Tax

New IRS Letter to Small Businesses Draws Flak from Congress

The IRS is facing more pressure from Congress this week. Some lawmakers are criticizing a slew of letters sent by the agency to thousands of small business owners.
Practice

Finding Skilled Professionals Remains a Challenge for Small Businesses

What's the greatest challenge for small business owners when it comes to hiring and managing staff? Sixty percent of business owners who were recently surveyed said finding skilled professionals is the biggest hurdle.
A&A

Intuit Announces Small Business Big Game Multimillion Dollar Campaign

Intuit's new program shares the stories of small business owners with the world and recognizes their contributions with more than $25 million in rewards and offers to help them succeed.
Education & Careers

Survey: Small Business Owners Working More, Vacationing Less

Small business owners are working more hours, extending their workweeks, and taking less vacation than they were five years ago, according to the 2013 "Sage Reinvention of Small Business Study."

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