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 at "Big Ideas for Small Business®" 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, Entrepreneur, and AmEx OPEN.

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Substantiating Business Driving the Right Way

Small business owners may use their personal vehicles for business driving. In order to deduct the cost of business driving, you need to substantiate business use of the vehicle.

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Hidden Traps of Using Remote Workers

Remote work arrangements are permanent for many companies. But there are some cautions for employers. Don’t overlook any of the following:

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Low-Cost Retirement Plan Options

Finding a plan that won’t bust your budget is very doable. Here are some ways to make having a retirement plan affordable.


Adjust Your Payroll Costs for 2022

In crafting your budget for the coming year, be sure to factor in adjustments in payroll costs as needed due to practicalities and law changes.

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