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.


Tips on Avoiding Tax Penalties for Your Small Business

10 Tax Penalties – and How to Avoid Them

As if taxes weren’t enough, the IRS can add interest and penalties for actions you may take or fail to take. Here's some tips on avoiding tax penalties.


Small Business Only Tax Credits

5 Tax Credits Only for Small Businesses

Tax credits are an important type of tax break because every dollar of tax credit saves one dollar in taxes. Here are 5 small business only tax credits.


Mark the Dates for the 2017 Tax Calendar

Mark Your Tax Calendars for 2017

It's nearly February and it's really past time when you should be preparing your taxes. Here are important dates to circle on the 2017 tax calendar.


10 2016 Year-End Tax Planning Actions

10 Year-End Tax Planning Actions

Now is the time to take actions that will cut your taxes for 2016. The following 2016 year-end tax planning tips are general, so tailor them to suit.






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