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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 [...]

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 [...]

Why a Cash Flow Statement is Important to Your Business Success

By |April 30th, 2019|Small Business Accounting|

The goal of any business should be to have more cash coming in the door than going out. Cash is used to cover your overhead, fund your payroll, purchase equipment, and pay your suppliers. Essentially, your business isn't going to survive for long if it runs out of cash. Your company's cash flow statement includes [...]

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