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Small Business Tax and Accounting

Tax tips, accounting procedures, and what your small business needs to know about keeping your books.
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Do I Need an Accountant?
Are you trying to decide if you need to hire an accountant to manage the finances in your small business? Read this article that lists a number of different tasks an accountant can complete for a small business owner.

10 Things You Need To Do To Build a Successful Relationship with Your Bookkeeper
Finding the right bookkeeper for your small business can be one of the best ways to grow your business. These tips will help you select and work more efficiently with your small business bookkeeper.

7 Year-End Tax Tips for Small Business
It's time to close out your small business books. Follow these tips to close out your small business books and make the most of your deductions this year.

Accounting for Start Ups
Accounting is by far, one of most important aspects of starting and operating a business. It’s so easy to get caught up in the start up glamorous tasks of designing a business card or choosing a business name, yet without a solid understanding of the numbers you will not survive.

Cash Versus Accrual Accounting for Small Businesses
There are only two generally accepted accounting methods: cash and accrual accounting. This article explains the conditions under which a small business has to adopt the accrual accounting method, and discusses the benefits of the cash method in circumstances that allow a business to choose it.

Is it Time to Upgrade Your Accounting Software?
A simple accounting software solution will no longer fit your changing needs. How do you know it's time to upgrade your accounting software?

8 Reasons to Ditch Your Shoebox Accounting System
Learn why relying on a shoebox for your accounting is detrimental to your small business.

The 10 Rules of Cash Flow 101
Use the basic rules of Cash Flow 101 to help you take control of your cash flow so you can create the business you have always dreamed of.

8 Winning Tips to Make Your Financial Plan Profitable
To be successful in business, you need to make a financial plan and check it against the facts on a monthly basis, then take immediate action to correct any problems. Here are 8 steps you should take...

What's a Reasonable Price to Pay for Having My Taxes Prepared?
Find out the pricing averages for hiring an accountant or CPA.

How To Find a Good Accountant
As tax time rolls around consider having an accountant complete your small business taxes. Can you find an accountant that best meets your business needs? An accountant who will understand your industry, company, and personal tax situation. Learn "How To Find a Good Accountant."

Building Your Small Business Accounting Team
To get a grasp on your small business accounting and financials, should you hire a bookkeeper, an accountant, a controller, or a Chief Financial Officer (CFO)? When is the best time to hire each type of professional?

State CPA Societies
Need to find a Certified Public Accountant in your state? TaxSites offers links to all state CPA societies.

Keeping Your Books
The Internal Revenue Service guidelines for record keeping for small business and self-employed individuals. Here you can learn how long you should keep your records and why.

CPA Business Valuation
Choosing a CPA with Accredited Valuation Professional (ABV) Designation to valuate your business. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) offers a great site to find a local CPA/ABV in your state.

Accounting & Tax Website Directory
Dennis Schmidt, Professor of Accounting at the University of Northern Iowa has a comprehensive but simple to use tax and accounting sites directory. A must stop for any small business web searcher looking for answers.

Business Metrics
What are business metrics? How to measure the success of your small business.

Lender
Definition of the term lender.

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