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Build A Brand In Cleveland And Do It Well

As I write this, the Senate has passed their version of the tax reform bill, and now we wait for the final version of the bill. But here's the big number: Four weeks. Apparently, Congress thinks it can enact a dramatic overhaul of the law, adding substantial new...

Rich Rhodes’ Five Reasons You’re In Debt

I'm going to risk being a bit blunt here.That said, I'll apologize ahead of time for those of you in truly tragic financial circumstances. I'm referring to events, completely out of control, which wreck your balance sheets. Like a medical emergency, not covered by...

The Powers and Limitations of IRS Auditors by Rich Rhodes

No matter the time of year, the IRS Audit and Enforcement people are always on the prowl for new cases, and their first step, should you find yourself in their crosshairs, is almost always the audit. Dealing with an audit, even if only via correspondence, is never fun...

The Most Important Factor in Cleveland Small Business Valuation

I've heard from many of my Cleveland business owner contacts over these last few months, thanking me for the notes that we put together, sending thoughts and questions -- and letting me know that they've sent their friends to see us for their business and family tax...

Effective Advertising: How To Find It In Cleveland

As you may or may not already know, this is the final week before extended tax returns are due (Monday, October 16th is the due date this year), so we are working hard here in our Cleveland offices with those clients who placed an extension on their filing, to make...

Cleveland Small Business Debt Collection

How are things going for you? Is there something we can do to help your business during this final quarter of 2017? Do let me know. One nice way to make your quarter better is to get an infusion of cash. However, this is too often a rare occurrence. Too many Cleveland...

Get Stuff Done With Rhodes’ Productivity Tactics

It's Cyber Monday, and as is my habit, this strategy note is being composed early in the week. Plenty to do this week, and gotta get ahead, after all. Did your Cleveland business run a sale for the holidays, or Cyber Monday or Black Friday? If not, you may have (ahem)...

10 Simple Fraud Protection Safeguards Cleveland Companies Should Implement

Things have been cranking at the First Tax Relief offices of late! We have had a steady stream of new Cleveland clients calling, emailing and coming through our doors. But it's also because of all of the questions we are fielding about the new tax law changes, and...

Increase Profits For Your Cleveland Business With Effective Compensation Strategies

We're still waiting on Congress to reconcile the different tax reform plans passed by the House and the Senate, but we do know a couple things. First, it looks pretty certain that you're not going to be able to deduct your state and local income taxes in 2018. Both...

Three Tips On How To Succeed as an Entrepreneurial Business Owner in Cleveland

Now that TY2017 is behind us, it is time to turn our greedy eyes towards the savings possible for you and your Cleveland business in the "new" tax code under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. And there are many ways to save with these new regulations. One of the most...

How You’re Missing Legal Tax Deductions

Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes.

But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!