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COVID-19 Survival Tips for Small Businesses

By Gretchen Vickney | May 28, 2020

Clearly COVID-19 presents a challenging and even scary time for small businesses. However, the best way to get through this is to, well, get through this. Remember that this situation is not forever, and that there are actually ways you can use your downtime wisely to plan for a strong return to business.   From a…

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What the Coronavirus 2019 Tax Extension Means for You

By Gretchen Vickney | May 14, 2020

What the Coronavirus 2019 Tax Extension Means for You Amidst the uncertainty of this COVID-19 pandemic, there is a silver lining that the 2019 Federal Tax filing deadline has been automatically extended to July 15, 2020. Wisconsin has also extended its 2019 filing deadline to this date. What do you need to know about this…

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Estate Planning Essentials

By Gretchen Vickney | April 27, 2020

Most people think a will is all there is to estate planning. In reality, a proper estate plan covers every step your loved ones need to take should you be unable to control any aspect of your health or assets, even if you’re still alive but incapacitated. Do you have a proper estate plan? The…

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Bookkeeping Basics for Small Businessowners

By Gretchen Vickney | April 9, 2020

Whether you’re a numbers person or not, you need a basic understanding of bookkeeping to run a small business properly. The experts from Vickney & Associates, who are passionate about all things numbers, share some simple accounting steps to give your small business a confident start or path forward. Open a business account.  You need…

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How to Take the Sting Out of Spending Less

By Gretchen Vickney | March 19, 2020

Budget. For most of us, that word is synonymous with diet. It elicits a feeling of cutting back or deprivation. Honestly, who likes to feel deprived?! However, budgeting your money can actually be one of the most liberating experiences. The experts at Vickney & Associates cover some ways you can take the sting out of…

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Collect Your Own Pot of Gold with These Tax Savings Strategies

By Gretchen Vickney | March 5, 2020

Though March is the season for all things St. Patrick’s Day, it’s also less than a month from Tax Day on April 15.  Fortunately you don’t need leprechauns or the luck of the Irish to reap your own tax rewards—you just need to follow a few simple strategies that can save you on your taxes,…

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Tax Law Updates Every Business Should Know

By Gretchen Vickney | February 20, 2020

With 1099s already out of the way (hopefully you met the January 31 deadline), businesses are preparing for all other 2019 tax reporting responsibilities. The team at Vickney & Associates wants to help you tackle tax time by keeping you abreast of the business tax laws. Tax Reminders, Three Ways 1. Mileage and expenses. Make…

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Tax Filing Tips: You’re 5 Key Words Away

By Gretchen Vickney | February 6, 2020

Yes, that dreaded (you owe) or elated (refund!) day is coming Wednesday, April 15. That’s why the experts at Vickney & Associates want you to remember these key words: Gather. Update. Itemize. Retire. Code. Each contains helpful tax filing tips, so you’ll be ready for Tax Day either way.   But First, Organize Before we…

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When divorce happens, it’s best to understand tax implications in advance

By Gretchen Vickney | January 20, 2020

Are you or is someone close to you very recently divorced or considering divorce? There’s a lot to think about, not the least of which may be tax rules and implications. Tax rules regarding divorce and separation can change and recently have. These rules affect 2019 tax returns. It’s all very complicated, making an often-difficult…

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Lose The Payroll Headache

By Gretchen Vickney | January 6, 2020

Keeping up with payroll a gigantic headache? This year, let it go. Be nice to yourself, busy business owner: Let the hassle and the headaches of payroll GO. How much time do you spend on payroll? Chances are it’s too much. Small business owners average one day a month – that’s a whole day you…

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