28 Apr 2016
Self Employment Tax

What Is Self-Employment Tax?

A recent Huffington Post article revealed a startling statistic: as of 2013, self-employed individuals paid the highest income tax rates of any group in the U.S. One reason for this is the undue burden these workers face as a result of the self-employment tax. Whether you freelance occasionally or own your own small business, you
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1 Apr 2016
Mileage Log

Mileage Log: Little Work, Lots of Money Back

It’s no secret that most small business owners are operating with limited budgets.  If you aren’t taking advantage of mileage deductions, you might be missing out on a valuable opportunity to slash your tax bill this spring. Whether you drive your personal vehicle to meet with clients, attend trade shows, purchase supplies, or pursue continuing
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21 Mar 2016
Online Security

5 Steps to Protect Yourself Online

At Accurants, we are passionate about protecting our customers’ data and helping them maintain the privacy of their small business clients. To that end, we have spent hundreds of hours researching and identifying the latest techniques in data security. Here are 5 steps crucial for protecting yourself and your data online:  1. Create a Bulletproof
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29 Feb 2016

5 Things Small Business Owners Should Avoid

When it comes to succeeding as a small business owner, the fact is that there’s no one secret to success. However, after spending 30-plus years in the business world, much of it coaching other small business owners, I have realized that there are a few actions guaranteed to spell failure for your SMB. Here are
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30 Jan 2016
Independent Contractors

What Is a 1099?

If you want to stay on the IRS’s good side in the coming year, it’s important to keep up to date on the latest small business tax requirements. Below is a brief primer about the 1099 form and what it means for your SMB this year: Understanding the 1099 Form Contrary to popular opinion, the
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