How To Organize Your Home Office For Success

If you’re constantly battling the state of your home office, then take a step back and read these five tips below.

New Pass-Through Deduction Clarifications For 2018 Taxes

The mammoth GOP tax reform of 2017 impacted taxpayers in many, many different ways. The bill itself was so big and complex that many elements of it weren't particularly clear or even defined for months after the bill passed. In some cases, different rules and regulations were delayed by a year because the job of sorting all this out has become a Herculean task.

What Should Small Businesses Look for with Payroll Services?

Whether you’re switching providers or your staff has grown to the point that you need better management over payroll, it’s important to take the time to vet your potential payroll service.

A Mid-Year Tax Checkup May Be Appropriate

Taxes are similar to vehicles, in that they sometimes need a check-up to make sure they are performing as expected. That is especially true for 2018, with all of the changes brought about by tax reform.

Payroll Vendors For San Francisco Small Businesses

For some small businesses, there will come a time when the staff grows large enough to consider an outside service when dealing with payroll needs. There are pros and cons to going this route.

What Makes Up A Balance Sheet?

A balance sheet is absolutely critical to small business success, and here’s why: a balance sheet is the definitive single-sheet overview of what's bringing in cash and what's payout out cash.

Marginal or Effective? Defining Tax Rates

I talk with a lot to people about their taxes in my San Rafael office, both as individuals and as small business owners -- and one very common misunderstanding people present to me is when they say they know their tax rate.

8 Tips for Small Business Owners After Taxes

For Marin small business owners, January, February, and March are often a scramble to get taxes ready. We see it first hand at the San Rafael office of Books in Balance, as clients come to us with their bookkeeping and taxpreparation questions.

Tax Tips for New Marin Businesses

If you’ve started a new San Rafael business in 2018, one critical area to start thinking about early is your taxes. Starting a business comes with many tax implications, as well as many benefits. The exact type of logistics and benefits comes down to many different variables involved with your business, from the way things are set up to the way you pay your taxes.

The Most Common Tax Forms Received by San Rafael Residents

When the new year rolls around, each trip to your San Rafael mailbox probably requires keeping a sharper eye for tax forms. These usually come with big bold IMPORTANT TAX FORM INCLUDED on the outside. Various forms will arrive, and though they are technically required to be sent by the end of January, this doesn't always happen. You may also receive notifications in your email inbox about electronic versions available for secure download.