November Tax News Recap: Tax Pros Have New Verification Option for IRS e-Services, Plus Higher Enrolled Agent Fees

  As you probably would expect, tax news and updates are coming fast and furious as we get closer to January 1. One important new development is that the IRS has added student loans to the list of ways professional tax preparers can verify financial account data when you register for its online e-Services. The […]

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5 Ways to Get in On Small Business Saturday as a Tax Business

Small Business Saturday is right around the corner! While this special holiday is geared towards holiday shopping and supporting retail businesses, it’s also about celebrating the small, local business in your community. And, if you are a local tax firm, that means you too! Don’t write the holiday off as not for you – take […]

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It’s OK to Say No: How and When to Fire Problem Clients (Nicely)

Sometimes someone special walks through your door – someone so special that they make you want to scream in frustration. I’m talking about the problem client – also called the toxic client. We’re talking about that person who does nothing but cause you problems and agony. The ones who make you question why you went […]

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Get Out and Vote on November 6th

We have a very important election coming up on Tuesday, November 6, 2018! This election will involve Congressional, general and special elections that should concern everyone. Are you registered to vote? You have until Monday, October 15th to register!  Here’s a link with more information on how to register in various states. Why is your […]

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5 Tips (and 4 Warnings) for Starting Your Own Business While Holding Down a Job

It’s the age-old dilemma: How are you supposed to start your own business (a full-time job itself) while holding down another job already? It’s hard to take that leap of faith knowing that if you leave your current job, you may struggle to pay your bills until your business starts bringing in enough income. It’s […]

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3 New Tax Reform Changes Most Likely to Impact Your Clients’ Business

Of the 100+ provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA, or the Act) that take effect this year, there are specifically 3 new tax reform changes most likely to impact your small business clients. As a certified tax preparer, you’re probably already familiarizing yourself with many provisions in the TCJA. However, have you […]

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