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What Are My Chances of Getting Audited? 11 Tips For Cleveland Small Businesses

On March 15th, 2018, Subchapter S Corporation (S-corps, for short), have their tax returns due. We're already on top of things for our Cleveland clients, but this is a quick reminder to you to make sure that we've communicated, and that your books don't contain any...

Cleveland Non-Profits Taxes – 10 Important Year-End Steps

We deal with all kinds of businesses and organizations around here at Team First Tax Relief. And while I often address "for profit" organizations with these notes, many of those same strategies (cost controls, marketing, growth, management) apply equally to those who...

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...

3 Important Questions For Cleveland Small Business Owners To Answer In 2018

Now that we are into the first full work week of 2018, how are you feeling about your direction? We're here, and we're in your corner. I'd love a note from you about what you are hoping to accomplish during this year, and how we can be a resource to you as you do. As...

How To Remove An IRS Tax Lien By First Tax Relief

I hope your Thanksgiving weekend was as filling as mine. I'm still enjoying the leftovers! In my opinion, that is one of the very best things about the holiday ... that, and all of the political conversations around the table.Whoops. I'm kidding about that last...

Rich Rhodes’ Price War Strategies: Three Reasons To Raise Your Prices

I take a look around the small business world sometimes, and I get a little sad.It's heartbreaking to watch small businesses in Cleveland go out of business or not bring home enough bacon simply because they get trapped into thinking about their pricing in the wrong...

Tax Return Review and 2018 TCJA Planning Session for Cleveland Businesses

I'm going to take a moment to address you who might NOT be using our services thus far. There's a word or two for current First Tax Relief clients here as well, but allow me to explain. You see, sometimes, you just know you need to make a change, but the timing isn't...

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...

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...

2018 Tax Season Reflections From A Cleveland Tax Professional

As I write, it's the day before tax day (which is Tuesday the 17th), and we are pushing hard during this final stretch. Procrastinators in Cleveland are streaming through our doors, both virtual and actual (after all, we welcome them here), the phone is ringing off...

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!