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Documents Needed to Prepare Your Tax Return 

By |2021-01-31T16:04:33-06:00January 31st, 2021|Categories: Better Guidance, Consulting, Smarter Decisions, Tax|Tags: , , , , , , |

The documents you need to file your tax return depends on your situation and is different for everyone. Some individuals receive a W-2 from their employer, whereas others own a business and the documentation required can be more complicated. Consider what, if any, changes happened during the year.  Did you get a new job?  Did you [...]

Better Guidance for Business Owners

By |2021-02-01T19:08:45-06:00January 29th, 2021|Categories: Accounting, Better Guidance, Business, Consulting, Growth, Professional Etiquette, Smarter Decisions|Tags: , , , , , , |

As a business owner, you have the opportunity to grow your business purposefully and instill trust and confidence in your clients. I've worked with many business owners in my professional career and I've noticed a few key strategies that I'd like to share with you on your path to business success. Embrace Change and Adapt Those [...]

Renting Space in Your Home: What You Need to Know

By |2021-01-17T19:46:34-06:00January 4th, 2021|Categories: Accounting, Better Guidance, Business, Communication, Consulting, Smarter Decisions, Tax|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Renting out a portion of your home can add income and help pay off your house. You can rent out your garage as a storage unit or part of your home to a small business or tenant. If you rent part of your main home, you must claim the rental income as part of your total [...]

Why Do I Have to Pay Income Taxes?

By |2021-01-17T19:47:00-06:00December 30th, 2020|Categories: Better Guidance, Communication, Consulting, Government & Policy, Smarter Decisions, Tax|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Why do I have to pay taxes?  Such a small, interesting question that opens the door for a barrage of follow-up.  What are taxes? How are they used? Do we need those things?  Are there better ways to pay for them?  If you know the answers to these questions, then you might have a bright future [...]

New Business Owners: The Accounting Partner You Need

By |2020-12-30T17:43:22-06:00December 30th, 2020|Categories: Accounting, Better Guidance, Business, Communication, Consulting, Growth, Professional Etiquette, Smarter Decisions|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

You have your business idea, the concepts laid out, and you’ve registered your business. You’re getting set up for opening day but then you start to think of all the different outcomes your business could take. Will it be profitable? If I have projections, will they be accurate? How will I know how well I am [...]

401(k) vs. IRA: Which is best for you?

By |2021-01-29T21:41:36-06:00December 30th, 2020|Categories: Better Guidance, Business, Communication, Consulting, Smarter Decisions, Tax|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Some of us dream about the day we get to retire. All of those long, hard years of labor, you can finally hang up the laces for good and life will be wonderful, right? A lot of individuals do not plan financially for that day. You should start planning for retirement right away, in fact, as [...]

Side Hustles: Understanding the Tax Effects of Earning Extra Income

By |2021-01-17T19:48:12-06:00December 30th, 2020|Categories: Better Guidance, Business, Communication, Consulting, Professional Etiquette, Smarter Decisions|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It is not uncommon to hear about individuals with "side hustles" or secondary income sources.  Almost half of working Americans have a gig outside their primary job with the average side hustle bringing in $1,100 a month. While many people are quick to jump on the opportunity to earn more money, just as many fail to properly [...]

Better Guidance for Business Building Depreciation Benefits

By |2021-01-17T19:49:18-06:00August 28th, 2020|Categories: Accounting, Better Guidance, Business, Communication, Consulting, Growth, Tax|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Got assets and need cash? As a Senior Analyst for Abacus CPAs, I have seen this all too often. Business owners, like you, get the short end of the deal. You spend a ton of money to build, buy, and add on to facilities for your business and at the end of the year, you still [...]

When Should I Pay Estimated Taxes?

By |2021-01-17T19:49:31-06:00August 21st, 2020|Categories: Accounting, Business, Communication, Consulting, Growth, Tax|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

You might be surprised to know it, but taxes are not only due April 15th.  The IRS wants taxpayers to send in money throughout the year to keep the government running.  Most people have their taxes sent in by their employers through deductions straight from their paychecks.  But for those who have income from outside of [...]

A Millennial’s Guide to Improve Your Client Relations by Improving Your Interactions

By |2021-01-05T09:15:23-06:00August 14th, 2020|Categories: Business, Communication, Consulting, Leadership, Professional Etiquette|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As a professional in the accounting field, I have many client interactions.  As a millennial, I know some interactions can feel overwhelming.  I’m here to tell you there is hope! Because each client is different and as different communication preferences, I’m going to share a variety of options available to you to improve your client relations [...]

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