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Make Sure You Understand TCJA Rules Before Deducting Business Meals

By |November 15th, 2019|Business Expenses|

In October 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released information about changes to business meal expenses that it passed under the Tax Change and Job Act (TCJA) of 2017. The TCJA effectively eliminated the ability for businesses and individuals to deduct expenses related to entertainment. This includes such things as sporting events and theater productions. [...]

Beware of These Fraudulent Payroll Schemes

By |October 15th, 2019|Payroll Fraud|

According to recent information published by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), payroll fraud occurs in approximately 30 percent of American businesses each year. Around half of the payroll fraud victims are small businesses that cannot afford such a loss. ACFE also states that the typical business in the United States loses five percent [...]

Make Sure to Deduct the Cost of Business Meals Correctly on Your Tax Return

By |September 13th, 2019|Business Expenses|

Even though the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) changed the law regarding the deduction of business meals almost one year ago, some people still feel confused about what they can and cannot deduct. According to the IRS's own publication, the Tax Cuts and Job Act (TCJA) of 2017 eliminated the opportunity for taxpayers to deduct expenses [...]

How to Make and Follow a Budget for Your Small Business

By |August 15th, 2019|Small Business Accounting|

Every dollar counts when you're a new small business owner. With little to go around, creating and sticking to a budget is essential. While you might see budgeting as a dreaded chore, it provides several benefits for your small business compared to the time and effort you put into making it. For example, business budgets [...]

Proactive Tax Planning Critical to Your Overall Business Strategy

By |July 11th, 2019|Small Business Accounting|

Whether you're a new business owner filing your first tax return or someone who has filed many times but still feels overwhelmed by the process, we at Chicagoland CPAs can help. That is because we take a proactive approach to business tax planning rather than attempt to deal with issues after they have created complications [...]

Understanding a Profit and Loss Statement is Essential to Keep Track of Net Income

By |June 27th, 2019|Small Business Accounting|

  A profit and loss statement is one of several documents businesses produce to demonstrate the financial health of a company. Typically created quarterly or annually, this statement shows how much revenue a business took in during the reporting period, as well as its expenses and net income. Profit and loss statements can be incredibly [...]

The Income Statement: An Essential Tool for Tracking Business Profitability

By |May 31st, 2019|Small Business Accounting|

Your company's income statement is also sometimes called the "profit and loss statement." This is one of the three primary financial reports that you should complete and review regularly to ensure that your company's financial health is up to par. The other financial statements that should be on your list include the statement of cash [...]

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