It’s 2020. Should You Hire a Tax Preparer?

Here are a few reasons you might want to make this year the one where you outsource your taxes to a professional. It make a big difference.

How Can I Prove Financial Hardship to the IRS If I Can't Pay My Taxes?

If you can't pay your taxes, don't panic. Here's what you need to do if you anticipate being unable to pay your tax bill.

Why You Should Talk to Your Accountant in January. Yes, January!

Lots of us set New Year’s resolutions, some of which we keep, and many of which we don’t. But there’s one resolution you should absolutely follow through on: the one about having a sit-down conversation with your accountant in January.

Tax Deductions for North Bay Small Business Owners in 2019

If you run a small business in the North Bay area, then you know how important it is to claim all possible deductions during tax time.

9 Absolutely Crucial Tax Tips for Airbnb Hosts

There are tax consequences to earning a side income with Airbnb in the Bay Area. If you’re renting, here are a few tax issues to keep in mind.

7 Tips to Survive a Recession

Is a recession coming? Some economists are reading the signs - trade wars with China, a looming Brexit, a slowdown in economic growth - and not liking what they see.

How to Choose the Right Accounting Software For Your Business

You have a lot of options when it comes to choosing accounting software but the choices can be overwhelming. Here are a few things to consider when narrowing down your choices.

Hire a Small Business Bookkeeper in San Francisco

Books in Balance specializes in delivering expert, affordable bookkeeping services for small businesses, sole proprietors, and nonprofits in the San Francisco area.

Want to Be Self-Employed? Stop Thinking Like an Employee

Want to make the leap to self-employment after spending time in the corporate world? Making that change often requires a shift in mindset. To make it on your own, you have to start thinking like a business owner - not an employee.