Being audited is one of the most stressful and dreaded experiences a taxpayer can go through. It’s a wonderful blessing to live in America, and paying taxes comes with that privilege, but enforcement is a reality. Whatever the case may be or the reason for you being audited, there are certainly some things you can do that will help you through the experience.

How many of you build, track and utilize credit card points for personal benefit? You can pay your taxes using a major credit card or a debit card online. Individuals can make these payments 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

Even experienced business owners can benefit from using a Strategic Plan as an integral part of their business. It is so difficult to manage all of the loose ends and chaos that can occur when running a small business. A Strategic Plan sets forth a timeline of specific tasks that need to be completed in order to make your Business Plan a reality.

Starting a successful business normally involves performing research and due diligence to gain an understanding of the particular industry with an eye towards taking the proper steps to ensure that your presence in the marketplace is adequately protected from unfair competitors.

Every week our firm gets call from clients around the country who have lost money by investing with friends, family or neighbors they trusted—but who were not licensed to sell securities or did not properly document the relationship as a partnership.

I don’t know how this whole craze started and frankly, or who started the spread of misdirection and misinformation, but the LLC for all of its good and bad is here for the foreseeable future. Thus, I would be remiss not to tackle this important topic set the record straight.

There comes a time in the lifespan of just about every business where the potential for growth (maybe substantial growth) is there, but additional capital will be necessary to make that growth happen.

Please realize that you actually may have a unique situation and there isn’t a one-size fit’s all approach or answer to a every new business situation. You will most certainly have a set of facts that are different from friend’s, mine or anybody else.

I truly believe that far too many business owners, CPAs and Tax Preparers are overly conservative and miss out on important expenses that we are entitled to.

There are many myths about tax planning, business credit and asset protection sold by inexperienced and non-licensed professionals.