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Guidance on Independent Contractor Status

The so-called "gig economy" challenges conventional practices between companies and the people who perform the work. A key question is: Are these workers an independent contractor or employee? The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently…


  • Kirsch CPA Group
  • Jul 19, 2019

Tax Breaks for Home Improvements

Are you planning to make substantial renovations to your home? You may be adding a deck or patio, finishing a basement or attic or installing a pool. Despite some changes in the Tax Cuts and…


  • Kirsch CPA Group
  • Jul 19, 2019

Cashless Ways to Motivate Employees

There are all kinds of ways to motivate employees, without spending big money.   Time off. In fact, Dave Worman, a Ottawa, IL, employee motivation consultant, and former sales center manager, and national sales manager…


  • Kirsch CPA Group
  • Jul 19, 2019

How to Change Accountants

We are often asked “how do I change accountants when I am unhappy with the services I am receiving?” You may feel loyal & committed to your current accountant. Or maybe you believe your accountant…


  • Diane Glover
  • Jun 24, 2019

Why You Need a Buy-Sell Agreement

Why You Need a Buy-Sell Agreement If you co-own a business with other family members, it's generally a good idea to have a well-drafted buy-sell agreement to protect everyone's interests. Here are some basics about…


  • Kirsch CPA Group
  • Jun 24, 2019

IRS Announces Changes for Personal Use of Employer-Provided Vehicles

The free use of a company car is one of the best perks an employee may receive as part of a compensation package. But the benefit to the employee isn't completely "free" under current tax…


  • Kirsch CPA Group
  • Jun 10, 2019

Navigate the Tax Rules for Boats and RVs

Will you be cruising the waters on your boat or camping out in your RV this year? Besides the pleasure you can enjoy through your personal property, you may also be eligible for tax breaks,…


  • Kirsch CPA Group
  • Jun 06, 2019

Records Retention Guidelines to Remember During Spring Cleaning

Warm weather and rainy days bring the urge to purge. But before you clean your file cabinets or declutter your computer files, it's important to review these records retention guidelines.   Federal Tax Records Most…


  • Kirsch CPA Group
  • May 24, 2019

How Can Small Business Owners Reduce Taxes?

If your small business is unincorporated, you may be fed up with paying the federal self-employment (SE) tax. This tax is how the federal government collects Social Security and Medicare taxes from self-employed individuals. However,…


  • Kirsch CPA Group
  • May 24, 2019

Ohio’s Popular Small Business Deduction May be Ending

Dating back to 2013, Ohio has allowed owners of small businesses to deduct up to $250,000 of income related to their business on their Ohio income tax return. Any remaining business income beyond that level…


  • Chad Williams
  • May 10, 2019