How to Hire Your Business’s First Employee

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As a business owner, getting extra help is a crucial step towards growth. Here’s what you need to do when hiring your first employee. Key takeaways: Decide between a regular employee vs. contractor Get tax ID numbers Register with the labor department Gather the right forms Set up a payroll system Create a benefits strategy…

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Do I Have to File Multiple State Tax Returns?

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Working in more than one state? You might need to file multiple tax returns. Key takeaways: You need to file multiple state tax returns if you live in one state and work in another, moved states and employers, or received income property from a place you own in another state. A non-resident is someone who…

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8 Tips for Running a Family Business Well

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It’s challenging to keep strong emotions and conflict out of family businesses. These tips will help ensure operations stay on track.  Key takeaways: 8 tips when running a family business: Consider the domino effect Let go of grudges Improve communication Create clear work boundaries Stay objective Set clear roles and responsibilities Focus on the benefits…

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What to Know About Taxes When Working Abroad

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More people are becoming digital nomads, living and working in other countries. Here’s what you should know about US tax obligations if you work abroad. Key takeaways: You still must file a tax return and pay any applicable taxes in the US when living and working abroad. You may qualify for the foreign earned income…

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