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4 Spring Cleaning Tips

4 Spring Cleaning Tips

4 Spring Cleaning Tips for Your BusinessWith the rising temperature comes the unfolding of budding flowers which shied away during winter. The reinvigorating earthy scent of the warm wind that pulls and teases you to brighter and longer days that lie ahead. If this is...

Claim Your Employee Retention Tax Credit

Claim Your Employee Retention Tax Credit

You Can Still Claim Your Employee Retention Tax Credit The COVID-19 pandemic is almost over and people are ready to leave it behind.However, some things, specifically the offshoots of COVID-19, cannot be left for the books to tell; and for some, its aftermath will...

Saving For College

Saving For College

Writing Finis to Financial Worries: 5 Ways to Save for College   As kids, the closest idea we had about having babies was playing with a Baby Alive. Nobody told us that raising a child goes beyond lullabies, feeding bottles, and diapers. Of course dolls can’t...

Mistakes To Avoid This Tax Season

Mistakes To Avoid This Tax Season

We're only a few weeks out from the end of tax season. The IRS started taking tax returns for the 2021 tax year on January 24th. At MBE CPAs, we've compiled a list of three of the most common tax season mistakes you want to avoid. 1. Missing last-minute opportunities...

Tax Preparation for Small Business

Tax Preparation for Small Business

  Running a business is a lot of work without adding the responsibility of preparing and filing your taxes as well. Preparing taxes as a small business owner can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be! Use the resources below as a checklist to help you...

Small Business Owners

Small Business Owners

Small Business Owners: Strategies That Most Business Owners Miss That Cost Them Their Hard Earned Money Revenue - Profit = Expenses: Set a target for profits and let that dictate what you have left to pay expenses. Four Buckets for Business Profits: Business profits...

Checklist for Self-Employed Entrepreneurs

Checklist for Self-Employed Entrepreneurs

Uncommon Tax Write-Offs That Most Self-Employed Individuals Miss Your Retirement Contributions For 2019, 2020, and 2021, the total contributions you make each year to all of your Traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs can't be more than $6,000 ($7,000 if you're over the age...

2020 Unemployment Income Tax Ruling Change

2020 Unemployment Income Tax Ruling Change

The unprecedented events of the past 18 months have impacted all of us in many ways, and your tax filings are no exception. After two tax years like no other, we are hopeful to get back to some normalcy. This year after the filing of 2020 tax returns had begun, rule...

Child Tax Credit – What You Deserve to Know

Child Tax Credit – What You Deserve to Know

There’s no doubt about it the Child Tax Credit, part of the American Rescue Plan Act, will provide the largest child tax credit in history. While this credit will provide some much-needed relief for parents and families, there are two sides to this proverbial coin....

Tax Deduction Change on Food and Beverage Expenses

Tax Deduction Change on Food and Beverage Expenses

Who's buying lunch? The IRS recently provided guidance under the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Relief Act of 2020, that may have you volunteering to pick up the tab. The Act temporarily allows businesses to deduct 100% of restaurant meals and beverages that occur...

Food and Beverage Expense Tax Relief

Food and Beverage Expense Tax Relief

The US Treasury Department and the IRS issued Notice 2021-25 on April 8, 2021, providing guidance on tax relief for temporary deductions of 100% on food and beverage expenses for restaurants.  Previously, eligible food and beverage expenses were normally only 50%...

New Wisconsin Tax Laws Affect 2020 Wisconsin Tax Returns

New Wisconsin Tax Laws Affect 2020 Wisconsin Tax Returns

On February 18, 2021, Governor Evers signed two bills, which provide additional tax relief by adopting federal tax law changes to improve Wisconsin tax laws. We've outlined the significant changes for 2020 Wisconsin Income Tax returns that business owners should be...

Streamlined Forgiveness Application: PPP Loans of $50K or Less

Streamlined Forgiveness Application: PPP Loans of $50K or Less

The SBA released a streamlined loan forgiveness application for PPP loans totaling $50,000 or less. With this two-page application, fewer calculations and less documentation are required, however, it’s recommended to retain those documents and calculations in the...

Employee Payroll Tax Deferral Notice by the U.S. Treasury

Employee Payroll Tax Deferral Notice by the U.S. Treasury

On August 29, the U.S. Treasury released Notice 2020-65 in response to President Trump’s request to extend the September 1, through December 31, Social Security tax due date for the employee’s share. For more information, please visit https://rsm.us/2QKr9YM.

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