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Tips for Business Owners

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May 2018

Tips for Business Owners

Being a small business owner takes a lot of energy, passion, perseverance, and thick skin. It’s not a job for the weak of heart. But as a business owner, you also need to understand different financial, operational, and marketing fundamentals in order to successfully return a profit and stimulate growth. We understand that most small business owners are not accounting or marketing experts, so we’ve…

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So Your Dependents Have Income… What Do You Do?

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Apr 2018

So Your Dependents Have Income… What Do You Do?

An important part of filing taxes is claiming dependents. Most dependents are younger children, but what about older dependents who may be in college and/or have a job? What dependent deductions can you claim on your return? These issues confuse many people around tax season. The IRS requires that certain criteria be met for a taxpayer to claim a dependent, so it’s important to avoid…

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Simple Strategies to Avoid Tax Penalties

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Mar 2018

Simple Strategies to Avoid Tax Penalties

Tax penalties: You may be oblivious to some of them, but the IRS will penalize you either way. Being educated about penalties is one’s best defense against them. In this post, we cover some of the most common miscellaneous and unexpected penalties while supplying tips on how to avoid them.   Failure to Pay and Underpayment Penalties When someone does not fully pay their taxes…

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Avoid Unnecessary Business Fees!

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Feb 2018

Avoid Unnecessary Business Fees!

Businesses have an earlier due date compared to individuals, so make sure you get those business returns filed right away! Deadlines Business tax returns are due March 15th, 2018, for both the IRS and California Franchise Tax Board (FTB). If you cannot file by that date, then you may file for an extension, which would be September 15th, 2018. (Keep in mind that this does…

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Individual Tax Penalties And What You Can Do About Them

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Feb 2018

Individual Tax Penalties And What You Can Do About Them

Tax season is finally here! Obviously, the goal is to avoid any and all tax penalties. But if you find yourself in a position where you can’t pay the entire amount you owe, here is what you need to know: Deadlines One of the most important deadlines to mark on your calendar is your individual tax return deadline. 2017 Tax due date: April 17, 2018*


Watch Out! 1099 Filing Penalties Aren’t Exactly Light

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Jan 2018

Watch Out! 1099 Filing Penalties Aren’t Exactly Light

Lots of confusion has surrounded 1099s and who should be issued a 1099. Fortunately, this has been followed by many articles clearing up the fog. What we want to talk about in this article, however, are the fees and penalties for not filing 1099s, as well as some tips to avoid these problems in the future. The penalty rates have been unchanged for a while…

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Tax Prep as Little as $45 for New(ish) Tax Filers!

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Jan 2018

Tax Prep as Little as $45 for New(ish) Tax Filers!

Filing personal taxes isn’t everyone’s forte (especially if you’ve never done them before), but that’s why we’re here! If this is your first or second time filing taxes, we will do them for as low as $45. Current students can take advantage of this offer as well. To schedule an appointment today, call our office at (619) 358-9799 or email Alison at alison@paragonaccountants.com. We look…

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Your Business Deserves New Year’s Resolutions, Too!

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Jan 2018

Your Business Deserves New Year’s Resolutions, Too!

The new year is a time for reflection, gratitude, strategizing, and hope for a fruitful year. While taking the time to make plans to extend your personal growth is very important, your business needs the same type of thoughtfulness. From giving back to the community to reaching out to your employees, there is a wide range of activities your business can engage in to improve…

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How Does The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” Affect You?

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Jan 2018

How Does The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” Affect You?

What does this new change in the American Tax Code mean to me? Out from all the ruckus has come out a solidified tax reform plan that goes into effect for tax year 2018. With the bill passed by both the Senate and the House, President Trump signed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” into law on December 22. But do not be mistaken, this…

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Gen Z’ers in the Workplace: A How-To Guide

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Dec 2017

Gen Z’ers in the Workplace: A How-To Guide

There are unequivocal shifts in the workplace when a new generation joins the workforce. But instead of focusing on differences, we should welcome changes with open arms, as well as acknowledge that some of the changes may not be as big or bad as feared. New employees from younger generations may have a fresh take on inefficient procedures and revamp energy into aspects of your…

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