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How to Optimize Tax Preparation Using a Business Tax Calculator

Online business tax calculators are a great starting point for understanding how much tax you’ll need to pay. You have some good options for the best tax calculators to use.

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Who Pays the Delaware Franchise Tax and How Is It Calculated?

Before we dive in, let’s clear one thing up: A Delaware franchise tax does not mean that you are paying a tax for your franchise. Contrary to the name, this tax doesn’t just apply solely to people...

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How to File S Corp Self-Employment Taxes on Your Own

Filing taxes as an S Corporation can be a very effective way to lower the self-employment taxes you pay and could save you thousands of dollars a year. Many types of business owners will benefit...

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Why Texas Is Booming as a Business Hub and How You Can Start a Business

If you’re thinking about starting a business, there are a lot of logistics to consider. You’ll need to choose what you’ll do for business, how you’ll finance it and whether or not you’ll hire people....

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50%-80% of Startup Trademarks Are Rejected — How to File Yours Right and 7 Mistakes to Avoid

Yep, you read that right — for one reason or another, more than half of startup trademarks get rejected by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (or USPTO for short). If you're busy running your...

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How to Create a Business Plan

So you’ve got a brilliant business idea. Great! You’ve shared your idea with friends or colleagues and maybe even some potential investors. Their feedback is encouraging and you’re feeling motivated....

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Should I Reinstate My LLC or Start a New One?

Sometimes, things go wrong in business. You did your best to keep things running, but lack of funds or awareness about the state’s compliance requirements led your business to fall into an inactive,...

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5 Reasons Why Small Businesses Should Work with Nonprofits

The benefits of nonprofit-corporate partnerships are many. As a small business, working with a nonprofit can help support a cause that aligns with your company's brand or champions your mission. It...

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Next Steps After Filing a Tax Extension

Tax season can be a demanding time for everyone. As a small business owner, pulling together all the necessary tax documents, reports and receipts on time can be a very stressful task. Sometimes,...