Brandt & Associates Tax & Financial Services RSS Feed Take a look at our recent blog posts and client newsletter articles. en-us Mon, 01 Jan 2018 09:00:00 -0600 Mon, 01 Jan 2018 09:00:00 -0600 The Basics of Starting a Home-Based Business Every day, people achieve economic independence by turning their skills into dollars. If you think a home-based business might be right for you, then keep reading. Mon, 01 Jan 2018 09:00:00 -0600 Small Business: Be Alert to Identity Theft Small business identity theft is big business for identity thieves. Here's what you need to know. Mon, 01 Jan 2018 09:00:00 -0600 Important Tax Changes for 2018 Welcome, 2018! Each new year brings changes to current tax law and 2018 is no different. From tax rate schedules to health savings accounts, here's a checklist of tax changes to help you plan the year ahead. Mon, 01 Jan 2018 09:00:00 -0600 Got Debt? How to Improve your Financial Situation If you're in financial trouble here are some steps to take now to avoid financial ruin. Mon, 01 Jan 2018 09:00:00 -0600 Choosing a Business Entity One of the most important decisions you'll need to make when starting a new business is choosing the right business entity. Mon, 01 Jan 2018 09:00:00 -0600 Tax Reform Update: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act The Tax Cuts and Jobs Bill (H.R. 1) is the first significant tax reform effort undertaken by Congress in more than 30 years. Fri, 01 Dec 2017 09:00:00 -0600 Tax Advantages of Health Savings Accounts As more companies switch to high deductible health plans, HSAs are more attractive than ever. Here's why. Fri, 01 Dec 2017 09:00:00 -0600 Five Common Budgeting Errors & How to Avoid Them Avoid these common budgeting mistakes and take control of your company's finances. Fri, 01 Dec 2017 09:00:00 -0600 Business Tax Provisions: the Year in Review Whether you file as a corporation or a sole proprietor, here's what business owners should keep in mind when it comes to their 2017 taxes. Fri, 01 Dec 2017 09:00:00 -0600 2017 Recap of Tax Provisions for Individuals As we close out the year, here's what individuals and families need to know about tax provisions for 2017. Fri, 01 Dec 2017 09:00:00 -0600 Hiring Best Practices You've found the right candidate. Now ensure you file the right paperwork! Virginia, DC and Maryland's premier hiring best practices consultants. Wed, 09 Aug 2017 09:00:00 -0500 Choosing the Correct Tax Filing Status It's important to use the right filing status when you file your tax return because the filing status you choose can affect the amount of tax you owe for the year. It may even determine if you must file a tax return. Fri, 31 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500 Welcome to "Adulting"! Nothing quite like filing your own taxes for the first time. Welcome to "Adulting"! Getting prepared ahead of time can cut down on stress and confusion and make the best decisions for your financial situation. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500 Never Miss These Tax Breaks for Individuals Confused about which credits and deductions you can claim on your 2016 individual tax return? Here are six (6) tax breaks that you won't want to overlook. Wed, 01 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0600 2016 Health Coverage Exemption - What You Need To Know With the 2017 tax filing season in full swing, now is the time to think about how the health care law affects your taxes. Learn the criteria for Form 8965. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0600 Five (5) Tax Breaks That Expired Last Year Many tax provisions were made permanent with the passage of the PATH Act in late 2015, but more than 36 others expired at the end of 2016. Here are the five (5) that are most likely to affect taxpayers like you. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0600 Seven 2017 IRS Tax Scams To Watch Out For With the rush to file taxes, many are out there to scam you. Here are Brandt & Associates Seven IRS Tax Scams to watch out for in 2017. Thu, 09 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0600 Should You File a Tax Return in 2016? Most people file a tax return because they have to. Even if you don't, there are times when you should because you might be eligible for a tax refund. The six tax tips below should help you determine whether you're one of them. Thu, 02 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0600 Tips On Paying Taxes For Household Help If you employ someone to work for you around your house, it is important to consider the tax implications of this arrangement. Read Brandt Tax's Tips on Household Help Fri, 27 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0600 Seven Tax Tips For Older Americans Older Americans want to save money on their taxes. If you are age 50 or older, here are seven (7) tax tips that could help you save money this tax season. Fri, 27 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0600