What is a Business Barometer?

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Just as important as goal-setting is developing a way to track your progress. Having barometer, so to speak, will show you how you are progressing — and how close you are to reaching your goals. Seeing your progress will also help keep you focused and motivated. In short, having a business barometer will keep you on track for success. If you have big plans for … Read More

11 Tips for Year-End Tax Planning

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Dallas Tax Pro: Year End Tips For A Bigger Refund

With the end of the year approaching, it’s time for strategic moves to lower your 2015 tax bill. Strategy: Prepay deductible expenditures If you itemize deductions, accelerating some deductible expenditures into this year to produce higher 2015 write-offs makes sense — if you expect to be in the same or lower tax bracket next year. See the table at the … Read More

Choosing the Right Tax Professional

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Choosing a return preparer before the next tax season allows you more time to consider the appropriate options. Doing it early also gives you the chance to find and talk with prospective tax preparers rather than during tax season when they’re most busy. Furthermore, it enables taxpayers to do some wise tax planning for the rest of the year. If … Read More

Time to Check Tax Withholding

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Income tax is often withheld from wages and other types of income such as pensions, bonuses, commissions and gambling winnings. Ideally, taxpayers should try to match their withholding with their actual tax liability. If not enough tax is withheld, they will owe tax at the end of the year and may have to pay interest and a penalty. If too … Read More

Year-End Tax Planning Tips

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Tax Advice for Business Startup

Got your year-end tax planning underway for December 31, 2015? WE UNDERSTAND that year-end can be a drudge because it means making sure your business accounts are up to date and in order. But don’t leave it until the last minute. No decision, or rushed decisions, can lead to the wrong outcome and cost you more in taxes. Here are … Read More

Year-End Tax Planning for the Individual

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Tax planning for the year ahead presents similar challenges to last year due to the unknown fate of the numerous tax extenders that expired at the end of 2014. These tax extenders, which include the mortgage insurance premium deduction and the sales tax deduction that allows taxpayers to deduct state and local general sales taxes instead of state and local … Read More