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I Don’t Like Calling Myself a “Tax Expert” Anymore

By | October 10th, 2018|Categories: Editorial Commentary|Tags: |

I HATE being called a tax expert.

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The 4 Factors of Small Business Success

By | October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Editorial Commentary|Tags: , |

In my experience, there are 4 things that determine if a small business will survive.

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S-Corps Don’t Make All Taxes Go Away

By | September 26th, 2018|Categories: Small Business Tax and Accounting|Tags: , |

Image courtesy of user "myrfa" on Pixabay.com Every year, I have a few S-corporation clients who complain that they have a tax liability on their personal return. Typically there's also a comment made about how "other people" they've talked to have S-corps and "never pay anything in taxes." This conversation happens several times a [...]

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Can You File Separately in Iowa if One Spouse Has No Income?

By | September 19th, 2018|Categories: State Taxes|Tags: , |

Someone asked me recently if a married couple could file separate Iowa tax returns even if one spouse has no income. The answer is yes, but the only reason you'd want to do this would be to keep tax liabilities separate, because the ending tax liability would be the same under any of the filing statuses.

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Iowa Low-Income Exemption and Adjustments to Income

By | September 12th, 2018|Categories: State Taxes|Tags: , |

This post will focus on the "low-income exemption" on Iowa tax returns, and how various adjustments to Iowa income play into the exemption calculation.

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