Back taxes can have serious consequences for a small business. They accrue interest and penalties, so your tax debt can quickly snowball. The IRS will hold any tax refund your business is entitled to until the past-due taxes are paid.
Although the ongoing efforts of Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has cast doubt on the controversial law’s future, the IRS’ stance is clear. At the close of 2017, the Affordable Care Act still stands – and the IRS has sophisticated support systems in place to fully enforce it.
Staying on top of complex and continual changing HR regulations is challenging, but a self-audit can help you avoid costly lawsuits or penalties due to non-compliance or misconduct. Here are three specific HR areas you should include in your audit based on recent trends.
If you run your business as a sole proprietor, you may need to pay estimated taxes to the IRS throughout the year. Read more
Are you completely confident you're correctly classifying workers as independent contractors? Read more
As one of the most desirable employee benefits, a retirement plan can help you attract and retain a higher caliber of employees. Read more
If your business is an activity that many people enjoy as a hobby – for example, making jewelry, painting oil portraits or playing in a cover band — and isn't consistently profitable, there can be a fine line between "hobby" and "business."
Small business owners are overwhelmingly optimistic: 69 percent of respondents reported feeling optimistic about the next six months for their company.
SCORE latest infographic, on part 3 of The Megaphone of Main Street Small Business Jobs Report, examines small business owner sentiments about the future. Read more