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Happy Monday to you!

We wanted to assure you knew about this wonderful resource provided by the IRS regarding “Giving Tuesday” (tomorrow, November 28, 2017).

What is Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday is an annual event celebrated the week after Thanksgiving to kick off the season of charitable giving. Taxpayers making donations may be able to deduct them on their tax return. As people are deciding where to make their donations, the IRS has a tool that may help.

What is the IRS Select Check Tool?

Exempt Organizations Select Check on IRS.gov is a tool that allows users to search for charities. It provides information about an organization’s federal tax status and filings.

Here are four facts about EO Select Check:

  1. Donors can use it to confirm an organization is tax exempt and eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions.
  2. Users can find out if an organization had its tax-exempt status revoked. A common reason for this is that the organization did not file its Form 990 or notices annually as required.
  3. EO Select Check does not list certain organizations that may be eligible to receive tax-deductible donations. This includes churches, organizations in a group ruling, and governmental entities.
  4. An organization’s “doing business as” name is not searchable. Search using an organization’s legal name instead.

Taxpayers can also use the Interactive Tax Assistant, Can I Deduct my Charitable Contributions? to help determine if a charitable contribution is deductible.

Enjoy!

Mark & the Makara-Associates Team

Are you a small business owner?7 Things Every Small Business Owner Need to Know

Have you been considering starting a small business? 

Are you looking for guidelines that can help you build a solid foundation for your business?

Every business owner is faced with the same business questions at one time or another. Not dealing with the questions can cause problems, they can even create hurdles that can eventually put you out of business.

Being proactive allows you to grow your business on a solid foundation. Understanding these questions can make the difference of whether they become a problem.

Reviewing the seven things to know from our free eBook, 7 Things Every Business Owner Needs to Know, can help create a positive working environment which allows you to grow your business while tackling these potential problems.

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Questions Small Business Owners Need To Ask

Posted by Mark On July 15th

Are you a small business owner? Do you find it difficult to stay on top of all the hurdles that come your way?

Small Business Owners

Every business owner, whether you are incorporating your business today or have been running a business for years, ends up asking the same questions. I encourage owners to ask the questions and find the answers before they become a problem.

In my many years of helping small businesses, I have found that successful small business owners tackle these potential hurdles right on before they become a problem that could put them out of business.

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So, you’ve made it to the end of the year.

Taxes (Photo courtesy of David Reber's Hammer Photography)

Finish up those small business tax strategies for 2011 and you can start the new year ready to go!

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Hiring a consultant verses buying a new car; a lot of people believe they are comparable…

…when it comes to value received for dollars paid.

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Should I Purchase a Tax Deduction?

Posted by Mark On May 3rd

A very common question I hear is…

Should I purchase a tax deduction?

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7 Things Every Small Business Owner Needs To Know

Posted by Mark On February 8th

If you’re a small business owner, here are 7 very important things…

Everything I discuss is also available in eBook form on my Web Site at: www.Makara-Assoc.com.

…you need to know:

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Travel and Uniform Reimbursement Policies

Posted by Mark On February 1st

Most employers reimburse employees for expenses incurred away from the office on business travel.

This is the final part in my 7 part series “7 Things Every Small Business Owner Needs To Know”.  You can download this entire series in my eBook on my web site – www.Makara-Assoc.com.

These reimbursements are allowed but are treated differently to the employee whether an accountable or non-accountable plan is in place.

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Choosing an accounting software package can be daunting, but it’s a VERY important task.

Accounting Software

This is part 4 in my 7 part series “7 Things Every Small Business Owner Needs To Know”.  You can download this entire series in my eBook on my web site – www.Makara-Assoc.com.

Selecting the wrong software for your company could save money in the short-term but cost more in total resources in the long run.

Additional costs incurred will include:

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Human Resources and Payroll Issues

Posted by Mark On December 23rd

The do’s and don’ts of human resources and payroll processing can be expensive!

Human Resources and Payroll Planning

This is part 3 in my 7 part series “7 Things Every Small Business Owner Needs To Know”.  You can download this entire series in my eBook on my web site – www.Makara-Assoc.com.

For example:

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