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The 8 Emotional Stages Of Filing Your Taxes

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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness… it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us…” – Charles Dickens, Tale of Two Cities There’s no…
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Spring cleaning

5 Legal Tips to Help You Clean Up This Spring

With tax day coming up, you might already be finished with your taxes, or you will be soon. Why not use that momentum to get organized in other areas of your life?  Spring’s the time for a fresh start, so dust off your insurance policy, estate plan, and other essentials. You and your family will…
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Is Your Small Business Paying Too Much In Taxes?

Is Your Small Business Paying Too Much in Taxes?

For many successful small businesses, every penny counts. In fact, finding savvy, smart ways to save money means having more money to invest, more money to grow, and more money to take risks. And while it can be important to cut corners on your expenses and day-to-day operations, it’s also important to make sure you…
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2013 Estate Tax Changes for Small Business

How Estate Tax Changes Could Affect Your Small Business

Guest contributor Randall D. Fisher explains the impending 2013 estate tax changes and what they might mean for your small business. “Taxmageddon” and the “Fiscal Cliff” follow me everywhere. They snake into headlines, soundbites, and the subject lines of financial spam. Yet it’s not their ubiquitousness that I find so distressing. It’s not the former…
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What the Payroll Tax Extension Means for You [UPDATE]

With their approval rating at a feeble 9%, you’d think that Congress would put aside their differences and vote through an extension of the payroll tax cut set to cost the average American an extra $1000 next year. Unfortunately, you’d be wrong. As we stand today, the payroll tax cut (which affects 160 million American…
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End of Year Business Tax Tips

5 Small Business Tax Tips for 2012: Start Planning Now for a Prosperous New Year

The shiny ball is going to drop…whether you’re ready or not.  And with the holiday season in full swing, it’s easy to procrastinate thinking about your business.  Rookie mistake! Year-end is the ideal time to to make sure you’re doing everything you can to maximize your tax savings before 2012 comes to a close, and…
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How to Settle Your Debt Without Being Scammed

Guest contributor Seth Rosenberg is a Rocket Lawyer On Call attorney practicing in Seattle, Washington. He explains the statutes that protect debtors in Washington from unlawful credit card settlement and mortgage loan modification practices. Read on to learn your rights, avoid becoming a victim, or get help if you’ve been scammed.   The phenomenon of increased indebtedness…
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New Survey Reveals that Collecting Late Payments is a Challenge for Small Businesses

View the Infographic as a PDF Survey Methodology: Rocket Lawyer surveyed 937 small business members through its website from October 13 to November 7, 2011. Related articles Account Collection: Should You Hire a Lawyer or Debt Collector to Get What You’re Owed? (press.rocketlawyer.com) Don’t Get Robbed: 8 Steps for Collecting Your Small Business Debts (press.rocketlawyer.com)…
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Account Collection: Should You Hire a Lawyer or Debt Collector to Get What You’re Owed?

Metermaids notwithstanding, there aren’t too many jobs with a worse reputation than debt collectors. In those grainy old noir movies, they’re guys with square hands and blackjacks, the sort of goons who corner you in an alley and ask if you enjoy having working kneecaps. In less cinematic settings, they’re the folks who harass you…
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Don’t Get Robbed: 8 Steps for Collecting Your Small Business Debts

You’re great at what you do.  But are you a quick shot at getting paid? If you’re like most small business owners, you pride yourself on working hard to win contracts and customers, and on providing products and services that delight and exceed their expectations. You know that it’s your responsibility to deliver what you…
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