• Hiring an Independent Contractor: Forms You Need to Have

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    Are you considering hiring an independent contractor? An independent contractor is not an employee of a specific company, rather, they do independent work for that company or firm, though some work for another individual. Independent contractors are considered to be self-employed, therefore they may be responsible for Self-Employment taxes. When services are controlled by an…

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    2020 Small Business Tax Calendar: Dates You Should Know

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    Tax season can cause stress months before any paperwork is even due. Our professionals here at Norton Financials can take over your bookkeeping and accounting to help to ease the dreaded deadlines and keep your business on track. What You Need During Tax Season Before we get to the dates that every small business owner…

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    6 Reasons for Small Businesses to Outsource Their Accounting

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    As a small business owner, your time is precious and is often limited. Trying to find and maintain a reliable, trusted employee to take care of your finances may not be feasible, and you’re worried that you’re running out of options. But, one option you may have not considered is to use a reputable outsourced…

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    Why Your Small Business Needs Clean-Up Accounting Services

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    As a small-business owner, you’re used to calling the shots and managing all aspects of your business. But, at times, wearing many hats can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to the finances of your business.  At Norton Financials, we’re passionate about helping small business owners focus on growing their business, while we handle the…

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    End-Of-Year, Tax Season Accounting Guide

    The year is almost coming to an end, and as of January 1, we will be in tax season. If your business runs on a calendar year, have you been keeping your books up-to-date and preparing your tax documents?  We all know how important business planning is, but it’s easy to put off these critical…

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    Client Refusing to Pay?

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    Being in business has many rewards.  We needn’t tell you that but due to the subject matter, it’s always good to remember why you started your business – because it’s rewarding! But entrepreneurship also has its annoyances, like when a client won’t pay up.  You’ve done your best to get that invoice paid.  You’ve sent…

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    Why Must I Document Deductions?

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    It’s about that time – tax time!  That means it’s time to make sure you’ve got everything you need to file a return that’s coherent and fully documented. If you’re planning on claiming a deduction, then corresponding documentation must be attached to your return.  If you can’t prove the deduction, then you open yourself up…

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    Tax Changes to Expect in 2019

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    The new changes to federal income tax regulations are the most monolithic in over 30 years. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed at the end of 2017 by Congress, encompasses over 600 changes. While tax season usually starts at the end of January, this year’s tax season has been heavily impacted by the recently…

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    Your 2019 Taxes: What You Need to Know About the Tax Reform Bill

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    Breaking out in a cold sweat at tax time is nothing new and you’re certainly not alone.  But this year’s a little special, with the new Tax Reform Bill. We’re offering this post about your 2019 taxes:  what you need to know about the Tax Reform Bill, so you can come out the other side…

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