For the 2018 tax year, fewer of us will itemize, and those who do may find fewer deductions available due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA). However, do not rush through your return so quickly that you simply take the standard deduction and ignore deductions that can bring you a healthy refund. Consider these commonly overlooked tax deductions.
Charitable Contributions, Retirement Plan Contributions, State and Local Taxes, Mortgage Interest, Points, and Insurance, and more.
Source: 9 crucial tax deductions – AOL Finance
It’s one heck of an expense to track. At an estimated cost of $5.25 million just to air its 30-second ad, Expensify, a San Francisco company whose software tracks expenses, will debut its first-ever national advertising campaign this weekend during the Super Bowl. The commercial — a music video about making a music video — features rapper 2 Chainz filming a music video with “Parks and Recreation” actor Adam Scott playing the head of finance for a record label asking the rapper to file receipts for all of the costs of filming. Expensify isn’t new to advertising.
Source: San Francisco’s Expensify to make big ad debut in Super Bowl – SFChronicle.com
Got W-2s and 1099s? Now it is time to start getting taxes ready. Check out this article about the new tax brackets for 2018.
During the height of my three-year battle with breast cancer, a diagnosis that required one dozen surgical procedures, eight months of chemotherapy, and
Source: Cancer Patients Can Now Defer Student Loans Without Accruing Interest – The Simple Dollar
Allow me to elaborate. “Poor person brain” is when you’re just about out of your mind stressed about how you don’t have enough to get by. Despite the fact that I currently have $45.90 in my bank account to last through next week, it’s not uncommon to treat myself to a burger after a particularly grueling week.
Source: Money Advice Is Usually for Middle Class People, Not the Poor
Amazon and American Express on Tuesday introduced the Amazon Business American Express Card — the online giant’s first credit card for the small business segment. The co-branded credit card has no annual fee, offers greater visibility into each transaction, and provides an enhanced checkout experience on Amazon Business and Amazon.
Source: Amazon’s new credit card makes a play for small businesses
It doesn’t matter how big your business is, though, cold emailing is a method proven to increase sales leads and grow your network.
Source: Actually, Cold Emailing Can Work for Small Businesses
Best Free POS Software for 2018
Here are TechCo’s top picks for free POS systems aimed at small businesses:
Source: Best Free POS Software for Small Businesses | 2018 – Tech.Co
I am not at Finovate this year, but I am following the hashtag. It looks like Meniga is getting a lot of buzz.
Stripe, the fast-growing payments startup that is now worth over $9 billion, is working on a new product to help it fill out some of the gaps in its product suite as it bids to become the go-to financial services partner to startups and other businesses.
Source: Stripe is testing cash advances, following Square and PayPal’s moves into business finance | TechCrunch