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Hiring Employees: Is it a Want or a Need?

By | May 12th, 2017|Categories: Small Business Tax and Accounting|Tags: , , |

Image courtesy of user "Geralt" on Pixabay.com One time I was helping a small business owner who was going through a rough time with her business. It was leaking cash, she was taking almost nothing out for herself, and she was burned out. Her business only took in about $50,000, but somehow she had [...]

Basics of the Iowa Pension Exclusion, Part 2

By | May 10th, 2017|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , , |

When married taxpayers file separate tax returns, the $12,000 pension exclusion might need to be allocated.

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Basics of the Iowa Pension Exclusion, Part 1

By | May 8th, 2017|Categories: State Taxes|Tags: , , |

Tax law in Iowa allows some people who are receiving retirement benefits to avoid taxation on some or all of those benefits. Here’s an overview.

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When Should I Form an S-Corp?

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: Small Business Tax and Accounting|Tags: , |

You should look at forming an S-corp when your net income from the business starts to approach the amount of a “reasonable salary” for the work you do.

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Is Tuition for Christian Schools Deductible in Iowa?

By | May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , |

Short answer: the tuition is not "deductible," but some of the tuition might qualify for the Iowa "Tuition and Textbook Credit."

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