Category Archives: Business


The Breakdown: Payroll Wages & Taxes Edition

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Aug 2019

The Breakdown: Payroll Wages & Taxes Edition

If you’re considering hiring employees, it’s critical that you understand the payroll tax obligations that you have as an employer. With all the confusion surrounding how payroll taxes works, failing to report taxes correctly can result in major issues with the IRS – so it’s worth it to have a basic understanding. But have no fear, this article is going to break down exactly what…

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July 2019 Sales Tax Changes

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Jul 2019

July 2019 Sales Tax Changes

Sales tax rates have once again changed! Beginning July 1st, numerous states have changed local sales tax rates with a few changing their state rates. In California, changes have only been made to sales tax rates in San Mateo County and the City of Glendora; the state sales tax rate remains unchanged. Further information on these changes in California are on the California Department of…

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New CA Small Business Sexual Harassment Training Changes

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Jun 2019

New CA Small Business Sexual Harassment Training Changes

California has previously mandated that all employers with at least 50 employees conduct a sexual harassment prevention course for all employees. This meant that many small businesses had no obligation to provide any sort of sexual harassment prevention training. Recently however, California has passed Senate Bill No. 1343 that will impact many small businesses by January 1st, 2020. Per S.B 1343, all employers with 5…

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Meals & Entertainment Will Never Be the Same!

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Jan 2019

Meals & Entertainment Will Never Be the Same!

So are entertainment expenses really not deductible anymore? How about meals? The new tax reform has brought an endless amount of change to tax law, and one of the most interesting parts affecting most (if not all) businesses are the changes to meals and entertainment expense deductions. We all have reaped the benefits of going out to eat and throwing parties and events while being…

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Statement of Information: What You Need To Know

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Jan 2019

Statement of Information: What You Need To Know

One often time overseen, but extremely important document is the Statement of Information. If this statement is not filed correctly and on time, then you run the risk of everything from penalty to forfeiture of your business in the state that it is based. It is also important to find out what the parameters are for the state that you are in are because each…

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Online Sales Tax… 26 Years In The Making

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Nov 2018

Online Sales Tax… 26 Years In The Making

Online retailers are not small businesses scraping their way to a measly profit anymore. They have grown exponentially and have come to include some of the largest businesses in the world. Obviously, this has created a disadvantage for brick and mortar shops, which is one of the main reasons this change was brought about. What It Is Evers since 1992, only two years after the…

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Why You Should Hire Your Kids

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Nov 2018

Why You Should Hire Your Kids

There are plenty of reasons for parents to want their children to get a job at a young age. It can help develop a strong work ethic during important developmental years, enable them to learn about the value of money, and teach them about business and entrepreneurship. Thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act there is now one more reason to push your kids…

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Net Operating Losses And The TCJA

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Oct 2018

Net Operating Losses And The TCJA

Whether you are a company that’s just starting out or are within an industry subject to seasonal long-term trends, having a net operating loss (NOL) in one year and net income in another is not uncommon. But shouldn’t businesses with steady income year to year have similar tax consequences as businesses with big highs and lows? Fortunately, the IRS agrees and allows you to apply…

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Paragon Accountants’ Year End Checklist

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Oct 2018

Paragon Accountants’ Year End Checklist

When it comes to getting everything squared away in your business before year end, things can get stressful. This checklist can help you collect all the items that you need before the year ends. That way when it comes to filing your individual and business tax returns, things will all go smoothly. 1099 Independent Contractors When paying contractors, one of the items that we like…

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Tax Reform Changes To Depreciation

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Oct 2018

Tax Reform Changes To Depreciation

By now, you’ve heard of the tax rate changes, qualified business deduction, and the doubling of the standard deduction – but did you know the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act also changed some depreciation provisions? The new provisions following bonus depreciation and section 179 depreciation are what most business owners find beneficial come tax time. Read on to see how these changes impact you! Bonus…

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