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Long Live Your Budget!

Posted by Zinner & Co. on Oct 29, 2019 5:21:00 AM

Last year you thoughtfully constructed a budget. You painstakingly evaluated your projected income and expenses. You pored over your cash flow projections. You wiled away the hours getting the best snapshot you could of your business in the year to come.

Well, the 4th quarter is here. How did last year’s budget fair? How often did you revisit it? Did you keep it up-to-date?

If you’re like most companies, you probably haven’t touched your budget since you constructed it. Or perhaps you’ve occasionally looked at it to see how you’re doing on your budget vs. actual.

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Topics: expenses, start ups, budgets, cash flow

The 6 Business Expenses Every Small Business Should Monitor

Posted by Zinner & Co. on Aug 20, 2019 5:14:00 AM

Running a small business can be challenging. Owners must always strike a balance between having the tools they need to run the business and controlling expenses.

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Topics: expenses, payroll, Business - Management, Issues & Concerns, taxes, Insurance, SMB

Dinner’s On You!

Posted by Zinner & Co. Tax Team on Oct 19, 2018 5:41:00 AM

Under the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) there has been some confusion about whether business meals would continue to be deductible as a business-related expense. The law, as worded, created some ambiguity about whether the TCJA would change how business meals would be treated. 

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Topics: expenses, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

Back to school sales tax holiday set for early August in Ohio

Posted by Zinner & Co. Tax Team on Jul 24, 2018 1:13:56 PM

Back to school shoppers have the opportunity to pay a little bit less for purchases in early August.

Ohio’s sales and use tax holiday begins at midnight on Aug. 3 and runs through Aug. 5 at 11:59 p.m.

The state’s legislature passed legislation in March to create a permanent sales tax holiday each year on the first Friday, Saturday and Sunday of August.

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Topics: education, expenses

Updated Business Travel Expense Rates Take Effect October 1 

Posted by Howard J. Kass, CPA, AEP®, CGMA, Partner on Sep 21, 2015 10:02:49 AM

With so many Americans conducting business outside their office, the recent IRS announcement of the 2015-2016 business travel expense rates will certainly impact many.  In 2011 alone, American businesspeople took a total of 445 million trips for work-related matters, (source: NYTimes.com 05/03/12) and that figure grows steadily each year.business_travel

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Topics: expenses, business travel expense, Taxes - Planning, Rules and Returns


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