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Cash Flow Planning for Life

Helping you reach your personal & professional financial goals.

Do you have a controllership position in your organization?

If not, do you need help auditing your business accounts and supervising your financial affairs?  

When was the last time you reviewed a financial analysis on the health of your company?

Controllership

Maintaining a healthy business can be more than a full-time job.

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Are you satisfied with the success of your business?

Does your business get the attention to details that it needs?

Do you feel confident that you are addressing all the changes in today’s complex business world?Future Plannin

Whether you are an entrepreneur or an established business owner, you know the importance of engaging an accounting firm to prepare your compliance related documents.

However, it doesn’t stop there, as there are many other challenges in running your business operations that your accountant can assist you with.

When was the last time you met with your accountant?

Did you address your current business needs as well as plan for your future?

At Makara and Associates LLC, our Certified Public Accountants and Consultants are committed to education and cutting edge technologies that allow us to offer our clients superior services.

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Is your CPA committed to education?

Does your CPA use cutting edge technologies?

Do you receive quality service?

Makara & Associates LLC
These are the type of questions that your CPA should be happy to answer for you, giving you the “peace of mind” that you deserve.

Don’t settle for anything less.

Work with a CPA that is committed to continuous training and is well-versed in working with accounting in all facets of the economic chain.

Regardless of the size of your business, personal attention to accounting details are vital to the success of your business.
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Do you know what taxes you need to pay?

Are you familiar with what tax forms you need to file?

Do you have a tax strategy?

Independent-Contractor-Taxes...Know-Your-Options
There are many potential pitfalls that independent contractors should be aware of. Receiving a 1099 for income paid to you means it is time for you to review your options as an independent contractor. The key is to understand what taxes you are responsible for and what tax forms you need to file.

As an independent contractor, not being prepared at the year-end can be very stressful. This is especially true if you find out you owe a large amount of money for taxes that you didn’t plan for.

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You probably think you are ready to file because you have received a 1099 for your services, held on to all your receipts, and have all your documents in order.

Independent Contractor Tax-FormsThis is the sixth installment of
Independent Contractor Taxes…Know Your Options.
It can be downloaded from our eBook library.

It seems like everything is falling into to place with your Independent Contractor status. Once you file your Independent Contractor Tax Forms, it will be smooth sailing!

Wrong! Have you…
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Home office business deductions is another area that has changed recently. The Internal Revenue Service has provided a $5 per square foot (max $1,500) standard deduction for individuals that qualify.

Business Deductions

This is the fifth installment of
Independent Contractor Taxes…Know Your Options.
It can be downloaded from our eBook library.

The rules to qualify for a deduction have not changed and you should review your situation with a tax professional before taking any deduction as it relates to a home office.

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Do you know your independent contractor business expenses? If not, see my eBook: 7 Things Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know for additional information on expenses. I will review below a few expense categories and taxes that I believe are common with self-employed individuals.

Independent Contractor Business ExpensesThis is the fourth installment of
Independent Contractor Taxes…Know Your Options.
It can be downloaded from our eBook library.

Ordinary business expenses including rent for an office, utilities for said office, supplies and equipment needed to run the business are deductible 100% against income earned. I’m not going to go into much detail here because if used only for the generation of the income it’s considered an ordinary expense.

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The balance of this eBook is not intended to cover every situation. Once you determine that you are self-employed and will receive a Form 1099 for your services, I suggest you contact a tax and/or legal professional to guide you through your individual situation.

Form 1099

This is the third installment of
Independent Contractor Taxes…Know Your Options.
It can be downloaded from our eBook library.

Whether you’re a consultant, hair stylist, or painter, being self-employed is the same as starting any other business and you need to treat it accordingly. You may or may not have employees or a brick and mortar office location; however you need to treat your business in the same manner as a building contractor with 25 employees would. As I will explain in detail below…

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Are you concerned that you may be setting yourself up for a future problem when it comes to banking? It is a valid concern.

Independent Contractos This is the second installment of
Independent Contractor Taxes…Know Your Options.
It can be downloaded from our eBook library.

Independent contractors need to set up separate bank accounts.  It is a must, be aware it will help you avoid depositing income earned and paying expenses out of your personal checking account.

Two of the problems you may encounter are:

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Determine Your Independent Contractor Status

Posted by Mark On September 3rd

Need help determining your independent contractor status?

First step is to review the rules set our by the Internal Revenue Service, see IRS.gov website.

Independent Contractor Statusd

This is the first installment of
Independent Contractor Taxes…Know Your Options.

It can be downloaded from our eBook library.

This is the third installment of 16 Year-End Tax Tips for 2013 which can also be downloaded from our eBook library. – See more at: http://www.cashflowplanningforlife.com/#sthash.0vrbp1KJ.dpuf

The Internal Revenue service has boiled down the old 20 factor test to three categories:

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