For Small Businesses

The Powers and Limitations of IRS Auditors by Kyle Dickmann

No matter the time of year, the IRS Audit and Enforcement people are always on the prowl for new cases, and their first step, should you find yourself in their crosshairs, is almost always the audit. Dealing with an audit, even if only via correspondence, is never fun...

Effective Advertising: How To Find It in your Area

As you may or may not already know, this is the final week before extended tax returns are due (Monday, October 16th is the due date this year), so we are working hard here in our offices with those clients who placed an extension on their filing, to make sure that...

How Money Works For Business Owners (Part 1)

Sometimes it feels like all we face is turmoil. And this feeling is not restricted to those businesses who survive "month-to-month". Even the best-capitalized among us can get trapped by the ever-increasing cycle of impending doom. This is especially true if we follow...

Dickmann Tax Group’s Guide to Nailing this Year’s Holiday Budget

Plans, plans, plans.We're all about those plans.These days, we're working with a fair number of our clients to get ahead of all of the changes to the tax code. Yes, there's a larger standard deduction next year, and that might make sense for you.But I'll tell you what...

Three More Questions To Consider in 2018 For Your Small Business Plan

We are in that "calm before the storm" period before busy season begins in earnest for us, and it's a great time for us -- and for you, in my opinion -- to take stock. As we prepare for the increased activity and communication level that always comes this time of...

Facts About IRS Audits

With all of the chaos out there right now, the division and shouting, it's helpful to try to tune out the shouting and focus on what is actually in our sphere of productivity. One way that the IRS has decided it can be more productive is by outsourcing their...

Thinking Bigger About Your Business

Beware of the "summer sloth". Instead of falling into that trap, what if you take this season to clear away the garbage and focus on what's really on your plate, and what you really need to grow? You see, running a business with success requires more than just...

Kyle Dickmann’s Five Key Elements For Setting Smart Business Goals

When I sit down with my business owner clients (whether in person or on the phone), we try to look at EVERY aspect of their business, not just their books. And there is often great clarity when we peek at what is *behind* the books (marketing, sales, management, asset...

Six Common Ways Taxpayers Receive IRS Audits

With the tax deadline bearing down on us, I thought I'd touch base today, to give you some thoughts on what could get you into hot water THIS tax season. And, well, really any tax season. Now ... sometimes, clients come to us from other professionals because they have...

Kyle Dickmann’s Price War Strategies: Three Reasons To Raise Your Prices

I take a look around the small business world sometimes, and I get a little sad.It's heartbreaking to watch small businesses in go out of business or not bring home enough bacon simply because they get trapped into thinking about their pricing in the wrong way.When...

How You’re Missing Legal Tax Deductions

Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes.

But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!