Posts Tagged ‘Profit Sharing Plan’


3 Proven Tax Smart Moves For Small Business to Save Money

freeimage-9941920-high1) Adopt a Retirement Plan

A business has several different retirement plans it could adopt.  The most common plan is the 401(k) plan.  With a 401(k) plan the employee is allowed to defer on a pre-tax basis up to $17,500 in 2013. If they are over age 50 they can defer an additional $5,500 in a so-called catch up contribution. An employer may … Continue reading »


3 Proven Reasons a Small Business Should Consider a SEP Retirement Plan

A Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) is an employer sponsored retirement plan.

 

Here are 3 proven reasons to consider this plan.

 


6 Reasons Small Business Owners Should Meet With Their CPA Before Year-End

There are a host of reasons small business owners should meet with their CPA.  Here are 6 of them:

 

1) Method of Accounting

Smaller business can usually file their tax returns on the cash basis of accounting.  The taxable income is based on the revenue received less the deductible expenses. Larger companies must prepare their tax return using the accrual basis of accounting.  The accrual basis matches the … Continue reading »


Why The New Medicare Tax May Cost You More Money

Current Medicare Tax

Currently taxpayers pay 1.45% Medicare Tax on their earned income. This is from a W-2 for employees and net-income from self-employed individuals. The employee pays this amount and the employer matches it, therefore they remit 2.9% to the government. A self-employed individual is considered to be both the employer and employee and therefore currently pays 2.9% Medicare Tax.


The Importance of Beneficiary Designations

When was the last time you checked your beneficiary designations for your retirement accounts that were established years ago?  Beneficiaries are the individuals or entities (such as a charity) that you name to receive these assets upon your death.  You may find that your designated beneficiary is not who or what you think it should be, especially if you have divorced, remarried or had children since your retirement plan … Continue reading »


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