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Monday, December 23, 2013

While many people think of tax season as arriving in the spring, it begins before the year ends for savvy business owners. You don’t need to run a Fortune 500 corporation to benefit from year-end planning. Even the smallest business...

 

Monday, December 2, 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, small business owners are looking for ways to save money on taxes. Here are 5 ways to save on taxes before the end of the year.Pay for any advertising or travel costs you know you will need in 2014. Purchase...

 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Increasing your firm’s sales (or revenue) is one of the most important objectives for a business owner. As your sales grows, so does your net profits, and perhaps, your opportunities for expansion. Growth of your “top line” is an...

 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Tax season isn’t far off, which means that if you are a small Idaho business owner, then you should begin preparations for your taxes. Part of this preparation involves learning about tax changes that have occurred this year. The...

 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Does your business have a plan for what will happen if a key partner, owner, or employee leaves, retires, or dies? A sudden change in the management of a business can leave a gaping hole in the firm that is not easy to fill. It can...

 

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Friday, September 20, 2013

The most important and useful financial statement to the Small Business Owner is the Balance Sheet.Most small business owners focus a lot of their attention on the Income Statement (or Profit and Loss Statement) because customer...

 

Friday, August 23, 2013

We have received many calls from our clients wondering about the tax affects the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). We thought we would write a blog about the topic to address the tax impacts in 2013 and beyond.The...

 

Monday, August 12, 2013

“Neel Ratliff and company awarded Sun Valley Guide’s “Best of the Valley” distinction for the forth straight year!The independent survey of local customers conducted by the magazine designated (J. Neel & Company, P.A. dba) Neel...

 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Do you own a rental property or property management business?If you are an owner of rental property or own a property management business, we want to inform you of something we learned during a recent Idaho State Tax Update.The Idaho...

 

Friday, February 24, 2012

New businesses are faced with the difficult decision of when and whether to have employees. Some business owners have the notion that having employees is a headache they would rather not have!If my service business comprises me,...

 

Friday, February 10, 2012

One of the first major decisions a small business owner faces when opening a new business is which entity form to select?A Sole Proprietorship is easy to form, however it offers no liability protections or tax advantages to the owner...

 

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Small Businesses are contributing to the growth of our economy and jobs like never before and most of our customers have small businesses ranging in size from $100K to $5,000K in annual revenue.However, we have met with many new...

 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Many of our clients ask us what circumstances increase their chances for an audit; or are curious as to why we are requesting follow up information when we prepare their returns.Joy Taylor recently wrote an article for Kiplinger...

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I’ve gotten so many emails and calls from customers regarding Mitt Romney’s 15% federal tax rate that I feel compelled to address it here.Not surprisingly, many customers are aghast at Mitt’s assertion that his federal tax rate was in...

 

Friday, January 6, 2012

If you are one of the Officers who elected to opt out of Idaho State Unemployment (SUTA), you may be wondering what changes, if any, you need to make in order to comply with the requirements. Basically, if you opted out, you no longer...

 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Is your current CPA billing you by the hour and do you feel they are delivering value? How does being charged for a 5 minute phone call to your CPA make you feel?At J. Neel & Company we don’t want our clients to hesitate giving us a...

 

Monday, January 31, 2011

Did you know that if you pay your state income taxes before December 31st that payment will be deductible on your Federal Income Tax return as an Itemized Deduction reducing your federal taxes?This can be beneficial if you have a high...