Do you enjoy contributing to your favorite nonprofit organizations? If your business makes charitable donations, you’re automatically eligible for the joy of giving. And, you may qualify for a tax deduction.Read More 7 Fast Facts to Make Giving Charitable Donations a Smooth Process
How Familiar Are You With Federal Legal Holidays?
As a small business owner, your doors likely aren’t open 24/7. And if you’re like most businesses, you might be closed on federal legal holidays like Thanksgiving or Christmas. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average full-time employee receives approximately 7.6 paid holidays annually.
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Whether you offer time off or need to process direct deposit, staying on top of legal holidays is a must. And when it comes to Juneteenth, you need to keep updated with the latest federal and state holiday status changes. So, what is Juneteenth, and is it a legal holiday?Read More Is Juneteenth a Holiday? What Employers Need to Know
Do you have freelancers or contractors working for you? Is your labor force full of short-term contracts? You might be working in a gig economy with gig workers. If so, you need to know the laws for hiring gig workers. Keep reading to learn more about the gig economy.Read More What is the Gig Economy, and Who are Gig Workers?
Sometimes, debt is a necessary evil when running a business. Taking on debt may be your best option when you don’t have enough equity to operate. But, how much debt is too much debt? And, when does debt become “bad”? The accounting debt-to-equity ratio can help you determine how much is too much and draws […]Read More Debt-to-equity Ratio: How the Math Works for Your Business
As an employer, it’s your responsibility to store records in an employee personnel file. From new hire documents to payroll information, there are a variety of documents (and some confidential information) you need to securely store and have on hand. So, what should be in an employee file?Read More What Should Be in an Employee File? Hiring Documents, Payroll Info, and Everything in Between
You know that running a business means tracking all of your incoming and outgoing money. So, you write it all down and track every single penny and transaction. But, how do you analyze all of that information? The answer: accounting reports. Let’s dive into the seven accounting reports you should know when running a business.Read More 7 Accounting Reports You Should Know Inside and Out as a Business Owner
As a business owner, part of the job is managing a lot of different records. From tax records to accounting records, it can be quite a bit to keep up with. And when you hire employees and become an employer, it adds employee payroll records into the mix. Read on to learn all about payroll […]Read More What Should Your Employee Payroll Records Include?
Paying tax on your company’s incoming money is all part of being a business owner. But, not all money is taxed the same. If you earn money selling investments, capital gains tax comes into play. Read on to learn what is capital gains tax and why it matters in business.Read More A Business Owner’s Overview of Capital Gains Tax
When you have employees on payroll, you withhold taxes and issue payments on a regular basis. And regardless of which way you choose to pay your employees (e.g., direct deposit), there is one item you typically need to give to employees: a pay stub. But, what is a pay stub? What is on a pay […]Read More What Is a Pay Stub? Quick Facts for Employers