What Happens If I Don’t File & Pay My Taxes?
Preserve your right to work! What states can do to prevent you from driving. If you owe and do not file your taxes, the IRS [...]
Penalties & Interest After April 18
Now that the April 18th tax deadline has passed, individual taxpayers need to understand the penalties and interest that can accrue if the tax amount [...]
How Do I Track My Expenses?
Hey, Abe! I have been gathering my expenses for the upcoming tax year, but I am getting all turned around when I try to ensure [...]
Electronically Signing Your Tax Return: How Does It Work?
Once your tax return has been prepared, an Abacus professional will contact you to discuss the results of your return. You will receive an encrypted [...]
What if I miss the tax-filing deadline?
Hey, Abe! Things have been pretty busy with my business, and it’s looking like I may not be able to file in time. Should I [...]
Social Security Taxability
Every year, Abacus CPAs serves people that are in retirement, and every year, some still have to pay taxes on their Social Security benefits. Not [...]
Download the Abacus App Today!
The Abacus App allows you to follow your tax return from start-to-finish while its with Abacus Professionals. You can upload documents, track tax project progress, [...]
How do I plan my final contributions for 2022?
Abe, I am planning out my final contributions for 2022 with my IRA. How long do I have to submit that for the tax year [...]
Is filing taxes really that important?
Hi Abe! I own a trucking business and taxes are the last thing I want to worry about each year. It is tough to find [...]
Maximize Your Tax Savings
Hi Abe! I am wanting to maximize my tax savings and ensure I am taking full advantage of breaks for business owners and those [...]
Preparing for the 2022 Tax Season as a Lease/Owner Operator
Hey Abe! I am a lease/owner operator and I'm planning ahead for the 2022 tax season. I will receive a 1099-NEC, but I also have [...]
What Loans Look Like for Self-Employed Individuals
Are you considering upgrading your truck? What about remodeling your home, or even buying a new home? These are big financial decisions that will [...]
LLC Corner: Options for Terminating Your Contract Company
I have termed my current contract company. What does this mean for my LLC? An LLC belongs to the owner(s) of the business, not the [...]
Why You May Have Received an IRS Tax Notice Letter
Receiving a letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can be intimidating and can lead to many questions. The most common tax notices we [...]
Form 2290 Heavy Highway Use Tax: The Who, When, What & How
Who is required to file? Anyone who registers a heavy highway motor vehicle in their name with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds [...]
Eco-Friendly Trucking: Save Money and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Growing your business and stewarding the environment both require good resource management. In both areas you need to grow your resources, reduce waste, and [...]
Child Tax Credit
What You Need to Know About Dependents: Child Tax Credit If you have a qualifying dependent that qualifies for child tax credit on your 2021 [...]
Quarterly Estimate Payments
It's a new year and a new you! You've likely set personal resolutions, but have you set resolutions for your business? Your Business New Year [...]
Is an S-Corporation Right For You?
It will be New Year’s day before we know it. You might already be thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. If you’re a business owner this [...]
Money Management to Make the Most of Your Funds
Becoming a small business owner requires next-level money management. Here are a few ideas to make it easier for you: Keep your Eyes on the [...]
Received an IRS Letter? What It Means & What You Should Do
Receiving a letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can be intimidating and can lead to many questions, such as: What to do when you [...]
Saving Receipts? What You Should Do
Hi Abe! I have a TON of receipts on the truck I am keeping as an independent contractor. What are the IRS rules regarding keeping [...]
Saving for Quarterly Taxes
Hi Abe, How much should I be saving for my quarterly taxes? I’m glad you’re thinking ahead! It’s recommended for independent contractors to save between [...]
Understanding Claiming Dependents on Your Individual Income Tax Return
Year after year, we get questions on who can be claimed as a dependent on an income tax return. For some taxpayer’s the answer is [...]
Organizing on the Road
Being a small business means keeping on top of a lot of details. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and fall behind. Here are some ideas [...]
LLCs & Filing, Paying Business Taxes
Hi Abe! I am getting ready to sign a contract to act as a lease operator under a Limited Liability Company (LLC). Will I have [...]
The 2021 Child Tax Credit: Should you accept or decline advance payments?
For 2021 only the child tax credit has been increased from $2,000 per child to $3,000 per child from ages 6-17 and $3,600 per child [...]
Strategies for Successful Customer Service Calls
At some point, you may need to speak with a Client Service Representative. You could have a question, need to resolve an issue, or need [...]
Wellness on the Open Road
Planning and mapping out a 10-hour drive is something that I have enjoyed doing on more than a few occasions in my life. This type [...]
Considering an Upgrade? What Loans Look Like for Self-Employed Individuals
Over this last year, I’ve heard the term the ”new” normal over and over because life during this pandemic has been ”odd.” I am happy [...]
Tax Return Changes (that can keep you busy)
The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming and Tax Deadline is fast approaching. This tax year much like last has been a challenge for [...]
When You Don’t Have Enough $$ for Quarterly Estimates
Hey Abe! I recently received my quarterly estimate for Abacus, but did not have the full amount of money recommended to pay in. What should [...]
Abe Answers: Moving Across State Lines
Hi Abe! My family and I are moving across state lines this year? What changes could this mean to my taxes as a self-employed person? [...]
Home Office Deductions
Self-employed individuals can use a portion of their home in order to conduct business as a home office. Whether you rent or own your home, [...]
Community Property States
Community property laws affect how you figure your income on your federal income tax return if you are married, live in a community property state [...]
Claiming Dependents on Your Tax Return
While every American who earns an income has to pay taxes, many taxpayers can reduce how much tax they owe by claiming deductions and credits. [...]
What’s My Filing Status?
Choosing the correct filing status is critical in the preparation of your tax return, because it determines what tax bracket you fall in and how [...]
Abe Answers: What is Abacus Access?
Q: Abe! I was recently filling out my tax organizer and I saw that I can receive a copy of my tax return with something [...]
Abe Answers: Leasing vs. Owning a Truck
Q: Abe! I was wondering if I should lease a truck or try to purchase one outright. What are some of the differences that I [...]
Own It! Success in Your Business
Running your business well is great, but to truly OWN IT and recognize what that means will be the difference between just getting by year [...]
Tax Changes that May Impact You in 2021
WOW! What a year 2020 was. I don’t know about you, but I am ready for a fresh start this New Year. 2020 had its [...]
Filing Tax Organizers Every Year
Q: What is a tax organizer and why do I have to fill out a tax organizer for every year I file? Abe: The Tax [...]
Professional Reputations & Bad Customer Experiences
We have all had a disappointing experience with a business before, and with the internet and social media these days it is easier than ever [...]
What Counts as a Business Deduction?
Hey Abe! What counts as a deduction for my business? Abe: The guidelines to remember with business expenses are that they must be ordinary and [...]
How to Pay Quarterly Estimate and Balance Dues on Returns
Over the course of the year, one of the most proactive decisions you can make as an independent contractor is to pay your quarterly estimates. [...]
How much to save for Quarterly Taxes?
Hi Abe, How much should I be saving for my quarterly taxes? Abe: I am glad you asked this important question. It is often recommended [...]
Abacus Problem Resolution Team: Helping with IRS issues
You may not know the feeling of getting a letter in the mail from the IRS. It can cause you to worry and assume the [...]
Quarterly Tax Payments: Personal vs. Business
Hi Abe! I recently tried making a quarterly tax payment and was informed that I needed to make my payment as a personal tax payment [...]
Presenting Your Best Self
An entrepreneur/business person is a person who sets up a business. The term "businessperson" may refer to a founder, owner, or majority shareholder of a [...]
What COVID-19 means for your IRS Payments
You know when you go on vacation or are over the road for extended periods, and you come home, and the mailbox is SO full [...]
Cryptocurrency and your Taxes
Have you heard of cryptocurrency? Chances are you have come across the term before, but have you ever wondered what cryptocurrency is and how it’s [...]
Considering a Second Business under your LLC
Hey Abe! Can I run a second business under my trucking LLC? Abe: Oooh, Thanks for asking this one. The answer to this question is [...]
Rental Properties: An Investment, Consistent Source of Income
Rental properties can be a great way to provide a consistent source of income. An investment in a rental property can provide you with monthly [...]