According to the National Retail Federation studies in last year sales during Black Friday Weekend, almost $54.2 billion were spent on retail and online sales. Many shoppers prepare weeks or months prior to Black Friday Weekend researching and looking for the best deals, but do they know which taxes they are expected to pay depending if their purchases were done in a store or through online stores?
Most bets are made casually and in an informal mood between friends and family, mainly paid in cash. This extra income could be useful for a snack, some extra clothes or paying bills. Does that exempt them from being taxable? What if it isn’t that much money? Lets dive into it on this month’s blog.
Congratulations on starting the journey of starting a business. One of the first steps to formalize your venture is registering with the IRS as a business entity.
The Internal Revenue Service offers many schemes or categories under which you can register a business depending on their structure. There are differences on the legal and tax rights and obligations.
Find out the key features that identify each one of the business structures.
99.9% of businesses in the country fall onto the category of SMEs. They are the main source of new jobs, but it requires great teams and leadership to open a new shop and keeping it open.
According to data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 20% of the new businesses close in their first year. The reasons may vary between industries and cities, but all of them have a thing in common they should care about: Administration of resources.
We share with you some elements related to bookkeeping that should be looked at if you are an entrepreneur or if you are thinking about becoming one.
Personal finances consist of being aware about all the transactions done with your money in a certain span of time. Do you know much you spend on those morning coffees and snacks? or which are your fixed expenses you must pay monthly? Taking care of personal finances means managing the money from getting your paycheck to planning what you are going to do with it.
Being able to spend less than you make may sound hard depending on your current situation but to start taking care of your finances weekly will help in the future and will give you financial freedom. Here we share some ideas to help you schedule and monitor your finances and how to take care of your money:
Tax season is over, and now it’s time to wait if your paperwork qualifies for a refund. The IRS checks most of the files withing 21 days of e-filling or longer for paper tax returns.
Where’s my refund? is a website offered by the IRS website to check the status of your refund. This site is refreshed daily with notifications of the progress of your case in three stages: (1) Return Received, (2) Refund Approved and (3) Refund Sent.
It may be in the middle of May when you see on your bank account the refund done by one of the official government accounts. This extra income could be used for many expenses or funds you may have. Today we share some ideas of what to do with your refund:
Since its introduction to law in late 2019 and its application in 2020, California Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5) has remained a contentious issue as some industries have struggled to adjust to the sharp change in employee categorization.
AB 5 relies on a 3-pronged test to determine employment that came about through 2018’s court case Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles. Commonly referred to as the “ABC Test,” it presents that a worker is presumed to be an employee unless the hiring entity demonstrates all three of the following conditions: Read more
On August 24th, 2022, President Joe Biden announced a sweeping plan to cancel up to $20,000 in federal student loan debt and an extension of the repayment freeze until the end of the year. Debt forgiveness applies only to those earning less than $125,000 a year ($250,000 for married couples). The $20,000 available only to those that received a Pell grant in college. Non-Pell borrowers who meet the income requirements qualify for $10,000 of forgiveness from federal loans.
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, H.R. 5376, was signed into law by President Joe Biden on August 16th. Targeting health care, taxes and climate change, the $739 billion legislation includes a package for energy and conservation focused tax credits, tax provisions, and increased funding for the IRS.
In terms of energy incentives for individuals and businesses, the bill provides credits generally applicable for post 2022 returns including: Read more