Steve Hill & Associates RSS Feed Take a look at our recent blog posts and client newsletter articles. en-us Fri, 01 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0500 Fri, 01 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0500 The Sharing Economy and your Taxes Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, Etsy, Rover, TaskRabbit. If you've used any of these services--or provided services for them to others--then you're a member of the sharing economy. Fri, 01 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0500 States Require Online Retailers to Collect Sales Tax More states than ever are proposing and implementing legislation that requires online retailers to collect sales tax from customers--even if these "remote sellers" do not have a physical presence in that state. Is your state one of them? Fri, 01 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0500 Scam Alerts: Hurricane Charities and Ransomware Have you heard about the two most recent scams: fake charities that take advantage of people's generosity during times of natural disasters and IRS/FBI-themed ransomware? Here's what you need to know. Fri, 01 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0500 SIMPLE IRA Plans for Small Business October 1 is the deadline for most small business owners to establish a SIMPLE IRA Plan. Fri, 01 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0500 Avoiding Penalties on Early Withdrawals from IRAs If you need to tap your retirement fund early to pay for unexpected expenses you may be able to avoid or minimize the 10 percent penalty on early withdrawals. Fri, 01 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0500 Traditional IRAs vs. Roth IRAs Confused about which IRA you should use to fund your retirement? You're not alone. The type of individual retirement account (IRA) you choose can significantly impact your financial future and that of your family. Tue, 01 Aug 2017 09:00:00 -0500 Tax Tips for Those Affected By Natural Disasters Every year, natural disasters wreak physical, emotional, and financial havoc on homeowners and businesses throughout the US. The good news is that tax relief is available--but only if you meet certain conditions. Tue, 01 Aug 2017 09:00:00 -0500 Preparing an Effective Business Plan Whether you're starting a new company or seeking additional financing for an existing one, a business plan is a valuable tool. Tue, 01 Aug 2017 09:00:00 -0500 Identity Theft: What to Watch out for and What to do Learning that you are a victim of identity theft can be a stressful event, and you may not be aware that someone has stolen your identity. Here's what you need to know. Tue, 01 Aug 2017 09:00:00 -0500 Business Entertainment Expenses As a business owner, you're entitled to deduct certain expenses on your tax return. Here's what you need to know about entertainment expenses. Tue, 01 Aug 2017 09:00:00 -0500