Profits: How Low Can You Go?

If your profits are falling compared to revenue and assets, your financial statements may provide insight into what’s happening and how to improve your performance. Watch for red flags As you sell more and invest in additional assets, profits should, in theory, increase by a proportionate amount. ...
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Close-up on the new QBI deduction’s wage limit

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) provides a valuable new tax break to noncorporate owners of pass-through entities: a deduction for a portion of qualified business income (QBI). The deduction generally applies to income from sole proprietorships, partnerships, S corporations and, typically, limited ...
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Preventing business identity theft: 5 tips

Identity theft isn’t just a consumer problem. Criminals steal the identities of businesses, too. In addition to filing fraudulent tax returns, criminals assume the identities of companies to apply for credit, impersonate authorized users and empty bank accounts. Here are five ways you can reduce t...
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How To Classify Shareholder Advances

Owners of closely held businesses sometimes need to advance their companies money to bridge a temporary downturn or provide extra cash flow for an expansion, a major expense or other purposes. Should you categorize those advances as bona fide debt, additional paid-in capital or something in between?...
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