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Retirement Tax Planning Strategies for Entrepreneurs

Friday, February 13, 2015
Entrepreneurs need to pay special attention to their retirement planning. When budgets are tight and you're working hard to grow your business, it can be tough to imagine parting with a few extra dollars to save for retirement. But with some careful planning now, you can put yourself in a good position later for tax benefits and a reasonable retirement fund — even ...
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What's New in 2015 at the K&A Office

Friday, January 30, 2015
They say the only thing that stays the same is that nothing will ever stay the same. This is definitely true in business, and the K&A family has been evolving! Now that we’re elbow-deep into 2015, we have some exciting updates to share. A new member joined us at K&A in the fall. We’re so happy to welcome Kathrine Lupo to the team! Kathrine is a Stetson ...
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Annual Resale Certificate: What you need to know about sales tax exemptions in 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015
If you run a business in Florida, there’s a chance that you qualify for certain sales tax exemptions. According to the Florida Department of Revenue, products or services that you purchase with the intent to resell are often exempt from sales tax. But what does this mean, exactly? Let’s say you run a hair salon. You probably buy plenty of hair styling products ...
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Obamacare and Your 2014 Taxes: What You Need to Know

Monday, January 5, 2015
It’s only January, but you may already be growing weary of all the tax season talk. Don’t tune out, though - the tax code is more complicated this year than ever, and it’s important to stay informed so you can maximize your tax refund (or minimize your payments) without risking an audit. The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, definitely adds some stress ...
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Are You Committing a Labor Law Violation?

Monday, December 29, 2014
If you run a small business, you have a lot to think about: sales, expenses, taxes, and more. If you hire workers of any kind — such as full-time or part-time employees, temporary employees, or independent contractors — you also need to make sure that you're complying with the applicable labor laws. Labor laws were created to prevent companies from taking ...
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Are You A New Bride?

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Planning for a wedding can prove to be quite the mind-boggling experience. There’s a lot to consider from choosing invitations, locating a venue, picking out flowers and cake designs, finding “the dress,” and figuring out which guests to sit where. The last thing a bride is going to want to contend with is what tax issues she needs to address after ...
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What Working Parents Need To Know

Monday, November 17, 2014
Millions of families find that they need two wage-earners in order to buy a home, pay the rent, go on vacations or simply, maintain the family budget. In most communities, two-working-parent families are the norm in American Society. Day Care is a necessity, now more than ever, especially since many grandparents find themselves working past the ages of 65 and 70 and no ...
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Growing Your Small Business Brand

Monday, November 10, 2014
This country is made up of small businesses, whether they’re of an independent consultant nature or a family-owned trade and/or service. Americans favor small businesses much more than large corporations because of what they represent: hard-working individuals who are honest, genuine, supporters of the community, and treat their customers like family. As a small ...
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Mistakes Small Business Owners Make

Monday, November 3, 2014
There’s something to be said for Small Business Owners … they are creative individuals not afraid to take risks and are living their dream with passion. Our country is made up of thousands of those like minds, now more than ever, and they are making our country stronger and more viable. Stepping out in the very beginning is not only a test of the ...
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How To Safeguard Tax Records Before Disaster Strikes

Thursday, October 23, 2014
There is nothing like living in a sunshine state and the perks one gets to enjoy are awesome … beautiful sandy beaches, tropical breezes, and glorious weather greeting you nearly every new day. But like everything else in life, you have to accept the good with the bad; and in Florida, that means contending with severe tropical storms and hurricanes. When the local ...
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