New NFIB Calculators Help You Estimate Healthcare Costs

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) recently launched four new online calculators designed to help small business owners estimate new taxes and compliance costs under the healthcare law. Many provisions of the healthcare law went into effect October 1.

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Amazon Petitions Supreme Court on NY Online Sales Tax Collection

Amazon Petitions Supreme Court re Online Sales Tax Collection Inc. has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a demand that it collect sales tax on its goods sold in New York State. The online retailer is asking the court to consider the constitutionality of states collecting taxes from companies that do not have such physical operations as warehouses in those states.

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Health Care Changes Wizard for Obamacare Education

The White House has launched a new Website designed to inform and educate business owners concerning the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. The Health Care Changes Wizard, which is part of BusinessUSA, the administration’s interagency information outlet for employers, asks employers to input their state, company size and current insurance plans. The Wizard delivers tailored information about changes under the law, important dates to remember, and the formulas for determining requirements and penalties.

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The Marketplace Fairness Act and Shopping Behavior


The long-debated Internet sales tax issue is nearing an end with the U.S. Senate’s passage of the Marketplace Fairness Act by a binding vote of 69 to 27. Now the bill must go before the U.S. House of Representatives for approval. The legislation would allow the 45 states, and the District of Columbia, that currently […]

Online Tax Advocates, Opponents Speak Out


The U.S. Senate has voted 75 to 24 in favor of proposed nationwide Internet sales taxes, a move that several major U.S. retail groups applaud. The law, which exempts businesses with annual out-of-state sales of less than $1 million, “is proof-positive that the federal government’s special treatment of online-only retailers will soon be a thing […]

Small Businesses Strive for E-Fairness


Ask Roberta Bonoff, CEO and president of Creative Kidstuff, a specialty toy store based in Minnesota, how her company has stayed in business for 30 years and she’ll tell you, “First and foremost, it’s about offering your customers and your community an experience and service they won’t find anywhere else. Second, it’s about staying relevant […]

How to Get Ready for the April 15 Tax Deadline

Tax Preparation Tips from SBA

As a small business owner, it is important that you file properly and claim the right tax deductions to avoid audits.

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Tax Incentives Aid SMBs

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The Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 delivered good news to America’s 28 million small businesses, as it extends tax credits the President signed into law during his first term.

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House and Senate Approve Fiscal Cliff Compromise

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To the relief of many Americans, the House has approved a bill to avert the fiscal cliff, staving off widespread tax increases.

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Small Business Owners Weigh In On Fiscal Cliff

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The Main Street Alliance of Washington recently conducted door-to-door and telephone surveys of 113 small business owners in Washington.

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