What Are Self-Employment Taxes? Do I Pay Them? Self-employment taxes are to individual business owners what payroll taxes are to employers and employees. They fund Social Security and Medicare. All individuals with self-employment income must pay self-employment taxes, regardless of their age. When business owners reach retirement age, they’ll be able to collect Social Security...Continue reading
Looking to convert to an S corporation? At first glance, the corporate tax rules for forming an S corp appear simple. They are not. In this article, we do two things: First, we help you avoid the potholes that destroy your S corp. Imagine what a shock that is—to find out that what you thought was...Continue reading
Do you live in the Cleveland area and work from home? If so, you should be aware of the many work from home tax benefits. Aside from potential home office deductions and other write-offs routinely claimed by the self-employed (see "Tax Reduction Strategies for the Self-Employed"), a huge benefit could depend on comparing the Municipal...Continue reading
Our specialty at Ken-Mar Tax is to provide our tax preparation clients with tax strategies that will legally reduce their tax obligations. As an IRS enrolled agent, Ken Weinberg keeps up-to-date about all the IRS tax codes in order to use them to your advantage. Tax Strategies for Getting Married, Divorced, Staying Single, Adding Your...Continue reading
As tax-reduction strategy specialists for the self-employed, at Ken-Mar Tax we specialize in working with local, Cleveland area, small business owners, contractors and solopreneurs. We know, at this time of year, your goal is to either eliminate, or at least reduce, the taxes you’ll owe – or better yet, get the IRS to owe you!...Continue reading
Millions of taxpayers are still waiting for refunds and/or struggling to understand IRS notices saying their refund amounts have been adjusted. And the IRS expects to receive another 4 million returns for tax year 2020 by the October 15th tax filing extension deadline. – Forbes October 10, 2021 Why are tax refunds so late? Why...
What is Form 1099-NEC? Starting with the 2020 tax year, the IRS requires businesses to use the new Form 1099-NEC to report nonemployee compensation – not Form 1099-MISC, which was previously used. Filing Taxes With a 1099-NEC If you are self-employed and receiving any type of 1099 forms, you should be using a tax preparation...
As our Ken-Mar Tax clients know, we pride ourselves on maximizing tax deductions for the self-employed – which is why so many of our customers are real estate agents, small business owners and W-2ed employees with “side-hustles” like ride-sharing with Uber or Lyft, selling hand-made crafts on etsy or re-selling on Facebook Marketplace, Poshmark or...Continue reading
Enrolled Agents of IRS Cleveland Given Details of 5-Year Plan Recently the enrolled agents of Ken-Mar Tax have been notified of the large-scale effort of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to increase their workforce and update their technology in order to help enforce the implementation of new tax laws. A recent article in the Government...Continue reading
Do you owe back taxes in Ohio? Now is the time to file all Ohio back taxes and receive major savings during the Ohio Tax Amnesty period of January 1, 2018 – February 15, 2018. Whether you’re self-employed, a small business or file an individual tax return, you may apply for Ohio tax amnesty which...
There are many conflicting opinions you’ll read on line and get from CPAs and tax preparation specialists about when to file a 1099 as a business and how to prepare your taxes as an individual receiving a 1099 Form. As an enrolled agent Ken Weinberg attends hours of continuing education regarding the tax code, is...Continue reading
Has time gotten away from you? Have you not filed your income taxes for 2016? Maybe you were too busy in January and February enjoying some of the most unseasonably warm weather for our Cleveland area. Or maybe you’re still waiting on some tax documents. Whatever the reason, the tax filing deadline this year is...Continue reading
Have you recently started driving for Uber, Lyft or another ride-share company to pick up some extra cash? Unless you’ve met with Ken Weinberg of Ken-Mar Tax, you’re probably missing out on even more money in tax deductions! Being a tax reduction strategist for the self-employed, Ken specializes in helping people like you who get...Continue reading
At Ken-Mar Tax we specialize in tax reduction strategies for the self-employed because after decades of studying the tax code, working with the IRS and preparing tax returns for self-employed individuals we realize there are still many business expenses that get forgotten when filing taxes. One thing we do to help our clients is equip...Continue reading
We obviously advocate being proactive rather than reactive but we also understand when life, schedules, apprehension and other issues become obstacles to your tax planning. What we don’t understand is the mentality that somehow your taxes will take care of themselves. They won’t. The taxes you owe won’t pay themselves and the tax refund you...Continue reading
Ken-Mar Tax is Proud to Announce Receipt of the 2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service Ken-Mar Tax has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2015....Continue reading
Moving away from using TurboTax®, HR Block® or some other DIY tax software this year and getting your taxes prepared by a local Cleveland area tax professional? Good! You’ll be glad you did. Just make sure not to fall for any of these myths when choosing a tax preparation service outlined in our post “It’s...Continue reading
With January’s soon arrival, tax preparation advertising is sure to be in full-swing. Clearly, as tax professionals and enrolled agents for many decades, the team at Ken-Mar tax is especially irritated by the companies and marketing campaigns that project these myths to be true, so we decided it’s time to dispel some of the marketing gimmicks...Continue reading
With 2015 quickly coming to an end, did you know there is still time to implement some individual tax strategies that can reduce your tax bill? If you’re looking for a few things that can be done to impact your 2015 tax return, we’ve compiled a quick list: 1. Prepay your child’s college tuition. Prepaying college tuition...Continue reading