Work Opportunity Tax Credit Extended Through 2025

Are you a business owner thinking about hiring? Be aware that a recent law extended a credit for hiring individuals from one or more targeted groups. Employers can qualify for a tax credit known as the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) that’s worth as much as $2,400 for each eligible employee ($4,800, $5,600 and $9,600 […]

Tips for Starting a New Business Today

When one door closes, another opens. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many small businesses to permanently shutter. But it has also provided new opportunities, especially for gig economy workers and other sole proprietors who were laid off or furloughed during the pandemic. (See “Start-Up Hot Spots,” at right.) In fact, the Wall Street Journal recently reported […]

The Cents-Per-Mile Rate for Business Miles Decreases Again for 2021

This year, the optional standard mileage rate used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business decreased by one-and-one-half cents, to 56 cents per mile. As a result, you might claim a lower deduction for vehicle-related expenses for 2021 than you could for 2020 or 2019. This is the second year in […]

View Your Financial Statements Through the Right Lens

Many business owners generate financial statements, at least in part, because lenders and other stakeholders demand it. You’re likely also aware of how insightful properly prepared financial statements can be — especially when they follow Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. But how can you best extract these useful insights? One way is to view your financial […]

20 Tips from 20 Years!

TMA has worked with hundreds of small businesses and our team has nearly 200 years of combined professional experience. We thought it would be fun to ask the TMA team what the most successful small businesses do better than the others. They told us that “The most successful small businesses…”  Never stop learning  Work on […]

2020 Q4 Tax Calendar: Key Deadlines for Businesses and Other Employers

Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the fourth quarter of 2020. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply to you. Contact us to ensure you’re meeting all applicable deadlines and to learn more about the filing requirements. Thursday, […]

10 Low-Cost/No-Cost Ways to Add Fun to the Workplace

Looking for low or no-cost ways to bring a little fun into the workplace and tell your employees that you value them? Here are 10 ideas that might increase job satisfaction at your company: 1. Casual dress Fridays – If your company doesn’t already have a casual dress day, why not initiate one? The Society of Human Resource […]

5 Mid-Year Tax Planning Ideas for Small Business Owners

The second half of 2020 has begun. What steps can small business owners take today to lower taxes for the current tax year? Alternatively, would it make more sense to maximize taxable income this year if you expect higher income and/or unfavorable changes to the tax law starting in 2021? Uncertain Times These are tough questions given today’s […]

6 Key IT Questions to Ask in the New Normal

The sudden shutdown of the economy in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic forced many businesses to rely more heavily on technology. Some companies fared better than others. Many businesses that had been taking an informal approach to IT strategy discovered their systems weren’t as robust and scalable as they’d hoped. Some may have lost […]