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The IRS Loves Your Business ... and That is NOT Good

Posted by Jack Craven on Wed , Oct 31 , 2018

The IRS continues to focus their audit activities in key small business areas. The wise business owner is well advised to be able to defend the following five areas to keep the IRS at a comfortable distance:

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Topics: tax planning, IRS tax code, tax tips, Business strategies

Avoiding  the Wrong Decision--Selecting an Accounting Method for Your Media Business--Cash versus Accrual Accounting

Posted by Jack Craven on Tue , Dec 29 , 2015

 In the first year of a startup business, you, as a business owner, will need to make certain elections for tax purposes. These start up tax choices (elections) establish precedents for tax years to come. An important election you will make is selecting an accounting method for your business. The two methods commonly used are cash basis  accounting or accrual basis accounting. You may be reading this and thinking, “What do cash and accrual basis mean?” and “What difference does this make to me and my business?”


Making the wrong decisions could cause your business to become just another failure.


Simply put, as our whitepaper explains, under cash basis accounting, a business owner such as yourself recognizes revenue and expenses (and pay taxes) when you receive or pay cash. Under accrual basis, you recognize income and expenses (and pay taxes) when they are earned without regard to being paid. In the attached whitepaper, we provide media company tax tips and advice.


Many accountants automatically suggest that all of their small business clients automatically adopt cash basis accounting. As we discuss on the whitepaper that follows, this should not automatically be the case for many media and entertainment companies. The remainder of this paper explains cash basis versus accrual basis accounting and how they impact your business.

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Topics: Tax ideas, #startup, cash flow, tax tips

Summer Time Tax Tips

Posted by Jack Craven on Wed , May 27 , 2015

It's getting hot outside, and you probably don't want to think about tax planning.  But we have put together some summer tax tips so that you can get the most out of your 2015 return.

Before you head off to the beach, please take a look below at what we have prepared. 

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Topics: summer time, summer planning, deductions, tax tips, 2015 return, summer tax tips