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October 2017 Archives

Is there a difference between tax avoidance and evasion?

Significant social conversation centers on the notion that business owners are obligated to pay their fair share in taxes. As a business owner, you do your diligence in complying by hiring tax professionals who have more specialized knowledge of the state and federal codes.

Business or hobby: Here's how the IRS decides

From arts and crafts to sailing, woodcarving or horse breeding, we all have hobbies in which we enjoy. Some of these hobbies you can use to make a little extra money on the side, in addition to finding pleasure in the activity itself. Sometimes these hobbies can blossom into a business, but the IRS has specific rules in determining whether or not what you do is ultimately for profit or just for fun.

The link between taxes and nexus

In business, we are surrounded with buzzwords that might mean a lot to us, but outside of your industry, it could seem like you're speaking a foreign language. One word for you to consider today is "nexus." This term does not apply to one industry, but rather to any company that does business in a state where it does not have a physical presence.

Changes coming to online sales tax for merchants

The number of people shopping online is growing daily. According to U.S. News, half of all Americans do regular shopping online, with nearly 20 percent of holiday gifts coming from online retailers in 2016. As a business owner, you know that accounting for sales tax is a regular part of brick-and-mortar sales. However, the rules for collecting sales tax from online transactions aren’t as clear.

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