Category Archives: Business


Do You Know The Difference Between An Employee And An Independent Contractor?

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Feb 2016

Do You Know The Difference Between An Employee And An Independent Contractor?

It can get a little tricky sometimes in determining whether someone you consistently hire to perform services for your business is an employee or an independent contractor; not to mention keeping track of the difference in tax treatment between the two. Have no fear, Paragon is here to break it down for you! Employees are defined by the IRS as “anyone who performs services for…

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Everything You Need To Know About Foreign Investors

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Feb 2016

Everything You Need To Know About Foreign Investors

Typically, a foreign investor, in the eyes of the IRS, includes both nonresident aliens and foreign corporations looking to promote capital formation, employment, and productivity in an environment that is both economically and politically robust. A foreign investor can establish a branch in the United States pretty easily, as long as they obtain a license to do so. They must comply with the applicable state…

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Make the Most of Your Business Vehicle

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Nov 2015

Make the Most of Your Business Vehicle

Do you use a vehicle to assist in running your business or are you thinking about doing so? There are many facts to consider when it comes to maximizing your tax credit. Read on to learn how you can make the most of your business vehicle! Will you be leasing or purchasing your vehicle? The biggest difference between leasing and purchasing your business vehicle is…

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What is EMV and What Do I Need to Know?

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Oct 2015

What is EMV and What Do I Need to Know?

We’ve discussed in previous articles how identify theft and fraudulent activity can make a huge impact on your financial security. To assist with this, EMV is now being introduced into the United States starting October 1st, 2015. So, what is EMV? EMV stands for “Europay, MasterCard, and Visa”. It is a credit card payment standard that utilizes a protective reader to protect your account and…

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Use Tax: What Is It and What Do You Need to Know?

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Sep 2015

Use Tax: What Is It and What Do You Need to Know?

The Board of Equalization has begun auditing California businesses on use tax. If you haven’t received a letter requesting you to complete, file, and provide supporting purchasing documentation for all business expenses- it’s not long until you do. Use tax is what you are required to pay if you make a purchase from an out-of-state business without being charged the California use tax. This is…

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Paragon will be at Comicon 2015!

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Jul 2015

Paragon will be at Comicon 2015!

Be A Financial Superhero Even If You Aren’t Tony Stark or Bruce Wayne: Do you dream about quitting your day job to pursue your passion of being an artist, writer, or professional in the industry? Are you already in the business and need help with figuring out how to budget between paid contracts, or need to determine the best way to raise and save cash…

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New California Law will Require Employers to Provide Employees With Paid Sick Leave

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May 2015

New California Law will Require Employers to Provide Employees With Paid Sick Leave

As of July 1st of this year, California will require all employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave (law AB 1522). Whether you’re hoping to get some paid time off, or you’re an employer looking for the details to stay in compliance – we have everything you need to know here! Here are a few notes for employers… When does the new law…

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Save Yourself from a Tax Scam

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Mar 2015

Save Yourself from a Tax Scam

If you’ve fallen prey to a tax scam, you’re not alone. Hundreds of thousands of people have been tricked into money and identity loss by frauds posing as the IRS. With the tax deadline rapidly approaching, you’ll want to be sure you don’t get suckered in by these scammers! We’ve shared a few tips to keep in mind to make sure your money stays where…

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Deadline Approaching: Corporate Tax Filing

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Feb 2015

Deadline Approaching: Corporate Tax Filing

The Corporate Tax Filing deadline is March 16th – just three weeks away! Six month extensions are available if you need more time, but you will still have to pay your Corporate Tax Liability by March 16th. Don’t forget, California Annual Minimum Tax of $800 is also due by April 15th. If you haven’t filed your corporate taxes with us yet, give Paragon a call. We have appointments available, so come…

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8 Reasons to Have Paragon Prepare Your Taxes This Year

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Feb 2015

8 Reasons to Have Paragon Prepare Your Taxes This Year

It is estimated that about 60% of Americans use professionals to prepare their tax returns. While the majority of tax preparers are honest and experienced, there are an unfavorable few who use their occupation as a way to steal your identity and commit refund fraud. If you’ve ever been caught up in tax scam, you know that the taxpayer is wholly responsible for their return,…

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