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Phenix Salon Suites

  • 16 November 2015
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Phenix Salon Suites
Chuck Andersen has always enjoyed an adventure. Growing up in Council Bluffs, Iowa, he learned how to work with his hands and manage a business through his dad, who owned a lumber yard. But Chuck was a risk-taker and adventurer.

How Far Back Can I Be Audited?

  • 10 November 2015
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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How Far Back Can I Be Audited?
Many myths circulate around IRS audits. One, for instance, is that an audit is some big, scary situation in which a taxman in sunglasses and a suit arrives at the door, briefcase in hand, ready to dig through shoeboxes of receipts on the spot. The reality, however, is much less dramatic.

Are You Truly a "Family of Entrepreneurs"? Does It Matter?

  • 28 October 2015
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Are You Truly a "Family of Entrepreneurs"?  Does It Matter?

Visionary, risk taker, charismatic. These characteristics likely come to mind when describing an entrepreneur. But not everyone who goes into business for themselves is a typical entrepreneur, especially when it comes to starting a family business.

Surprising Texas Sales Taxes for Residential Building Contractors

  • 27 October 2015
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Surprising Texas Sales Taxes for Residential Building Contractors

More people are building again these days, which is great for building contractors. But, as it is for other business owners who perform contract work, figuring out which goods and services are taxable can be a confusing endeavor.

Did the IRS Freeze Your Refund?

  • 13 October 2015
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Did the IRS Freeze Your Refund?

During the latest 2014 tax filing season, the IRS froze the returns of 1.6 million possible tax ID theft victims. While it’s certainly better to be safe than sorry, what has happened after the returns are frozen may be considered a crime itself. Taxpayers who received letters from the IRS stating their returns were frozen were directed to a Taxpayer Protection Program (TPP) line to confirm their identities. However, the IRS answered as few as 10 percent of the phone calls made to the call line during their busiest times.

Growing Business, Mounting Employment Taxes: A Bankler Case Study

  • 23 September 2015
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Growing Business, Mounting Employment Taxes:  A Bankler Case Study

Business growth is great. It’s the American dream. But without the right team on your side, the IRS can quickly turn that dream into a nightmare. 

“I failed to realize that middle management was the key to making it all work,” a business owner—now a Steven Bankler, CPA, Ltd. client—confessed when explaining how his company’s rapid growth from three locations to 20 locations in an 18-month period turned into a long-term battle with the IRS.

Have a Question for the IRS? Hang on!

  • 22 September 2015
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Have a Question for the IRS?  Hang on!

During the latest tax season, the average wait time for taxpayers calling the IRS was nearly 25 minutes, which is double the amount of time of the previous year. Some days, fewer than 40 percent of calls actually reached a live person. In fact, the IRS hung up on about 8.8 million taxpayers during this year’s tax filing season, labeling the act “courtesy disconnects.”

Why Business Owners Are Celebrating Medicare's Big 5-0

  • 8 September 2015
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Why Business Owners Are Celebrating Medicare's Big 5-0

This year marks Medicare’s 50th birthday. If you’re a business owner and think that milestone is irrelevant to you, think again. Participating in Medicare can be cost effective. If you’ve paid payroll taxes over the years, you may not need to pay premiums for Medicare Part A at all. But, in order to take full advantage, follow these three steps:

Selling Mutual Funds? Don't Forget This Tip

  • 26 August 2015
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Selling Mutual Funds?  Don't Forget This Tip

If you buy stocks or have a mutual fund set up to automatically buy or reinvest shares regularly, it’s important to keep track of your cost basis. By doing this, you may be able to greatly reduce your capital gains tax if you ever need to sell some of the shares before retirement.

Tax Incentives for Military Veterans in Business

  • 25 August 2015
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Tax Incentives for Military Veterans in Business

San Antonio has always been a proud military community. Employing military veterans during and after active duty helps maintain the strong, dedicated workforce that makes our community great. Plus, many employers find the work ethic, communication skills and other strengths common among military veterans make them strong team members.

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