October 20, 2016

Barbara Weltman

Barbara Weltman

Barbara Weltman is the Tax Columnist for Small Business Trends. Barbara is an author, attorney and a leading authority on tax, law, and finance for small business. She publishes an “Idea of the Day®” and monthly e-newsletter, “Big Ideas for Small Business®” found at Barbara Weltman, and is a trusted professional advocate for small businesses and entrepreneurs.

She has written over 25 books, including perennial top sellers, “J.K. Lasser’s Small Business Taxes” and “J.K. Lasser’s 1001 Deductions & Tax Breaks,” along with her latest books, “Guide to Self-Employment” and “Smooth Failing,” and is a blogger for SBA.gov, Entrepreneur, and AmEx OPEN.

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5 Ways to Get Cash Fast

Sometimes, no matter how much planning you've done, you need money ... and fast. Today, there are more and more options to get you that emergency funding to help your business.


4 Types of Guarantees: What Are You Getting Into?

Making guaranties to your your customers is away to build trust. But in business there are other guarantees you may need to make too. Understanding what you are agreeing to is important since it could affect you personally and professionally down the road. So here is an overview of some of these guarantees and how they work.


Never Make These 3 Tax Moves

Tax season may be behind us, but it is never too early to think about problems to avoid for the coming year. Here tax expert and author Barbara Weltman offers insight on the kinds of tax decision you need to keep watching out for throughout the rest of the year.

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5 Tax Breaks for Hiring New Employees

You probably never thought of hiring employees as a way to save money. And, of course, it's not really. But there are hiring incentives you should b aware of come tax time. Here's a list to get you started.

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New Tax Expensing and Depreciation Rules

How do you go about writing purchases for your business off on your taxes? There are new rules and lots of options for small businesses. Here's a look at some new tax expensing and depreciation rules for this year.

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Top 20 Tax Deductions for Small Business

Tax season is rough on a lot of small businesses. But the ability to deduct expenses and other items from the amount you owe is a silver lining in an otherwise dark cloud. Check out these 20 tax deductions that small businesses can take this year.


Tax Planning Ahead with Certainty – Really?

Congressional approval of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act means small businesses have a better idea of what their taxes will be ahead of time this coming year and into the future.

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5 Things to Know About Flexible Spending Accounts

Small business owners could consider establishing a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for its employees to help pay for some personal expenses not covered by insurance. Here are tips to small businesses considering this benefit.

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5 Things to Know About Your Business Vehicle

Is it time for a company car? It's a big step for a small business. Here are 5 really important things to consider before turning the ignition for the first time.

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