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Property Taxes: An Introduction for Evansville Residents

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in Tax Tips | Comments Off on Property Taxes: An Introduction for Evansville Residents

Property Taxes: An Introduction for Evansville Residents

Have you ever wondered where your property tax dollars are being spent? How are your property taxes calculated? When are payments due? In this post, we’ll take a closer look at property taxes and discuss how you can prepare for the upcoming due dates. (If you live in the Evansville area and have a question about your property taxes, please contact us today.) How Indiana Uses the Proceeds From Your Property Taxes Property taxes provide the main source of financing for local government units. Property taxes support a number of services...

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Small Business Payroll Evansville: Services to Consider

Posted by on Apr 15, 2016 in Small Business | Comments Off on Small Business Payroll Evansville: Services to Consider

Small Business Payroll Evansville: Services to Consider

Small Business Payroll Evansville: What to Look For The decision to outsource part or all of your payroll is one not to be taken lightly. Even the slightest oversight can create untold work for you or your staff. A minor mistake could also leave you in a less-than-desirable position with the IRS and other agencies. Having helped hundreds of small business owners in the Evansville area streamline their payroll needs, we find that the following services are important ones to consider when evaluating a payroll provider. Payroll Processing From...

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Increasing Accessibility to Emergency Contact Information

Posted by on Apr 8, 2016 in Baker News | Comments Off on Increasing Accessibility to Emergency Contact Information

Increasing Accessibility to Emergency Contact Information

Do you take medication that could react badly with other medications? Do you suffer from a chronic medical condition? How can you communicate important information like this to the emergency medical team if you are in an accident? At Baker Retirement & Wealth Management, PC, we take every aspect of our clients’ lives into consideration. In this post, we’ll share how keeping emergency contact information handy can be useful in certain situations. We’ll also discuss what we’re doing to help clients achieve this goal....

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How to Find Bookkeeping Services in Evansville

Posted by on Mar 18, 2016 in Small Business | Comments Off on How to Find Bookkeeping Services in Evansville

How to Find Bookkeeping Services in Evansville

Making the decision to hire a firm to manage your bookkeeping is an important one. In this post, we’ll offer a few things to keep in mind as you select bookkeeping services in Evansville. Outsource vs. In-house Begin by evaluating the needs of your business. If you’re a one-man shop, you may be able to manage the books yourself. But as your business grows and the number of transactions increase–and you get busier–it would likely benefit you to hire someone else to manage your bookkeeping. If you have a larger company,...

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Tax Preparation Time is Here!

Posted by on Mar 4, 2016 in Tax Tips | Comments Off on Tax Preparation Time is Here!

Tax Preparation Time is Here!

Tax Preparation Evansville Have you ever overlooked an important tax deduction? Maybe you’ve found yourself concerned that you missed something in the tax preparation process. It may seem overwhelmingly complex, but it doesn’t have to be. Maybe it’s time to call in Evansville’s tax preparation experts. Our team at Baker Retirement & Wealth Management, PC has helped small businesses and families with their taxes for nearly thirty years. (Click here for a free consultation.) Small Business Tax Preparation If...

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Budgeting Your Time Effectively

Posted by on Feb 19, 2016 in Budgeting | Comments Off on Budgeting Your Time Effectively

Budgeting Your Time Effectively

Do you ever feel like there’s just not enough time in the day to accomplish all of the things you need to do? Maybe you even find yourself envying others who seem to effortlessly “have it all.” The thing is, everyone gets 24 hours each day. Successful time management is the “secret” to making the most of those 24 hours. Budgeting your time is very similar to budgeting your money; you’ll want to make space in your budget for the necessities as well as the items that are most important to you. You’ll...

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Simple Tips to Lower Your Tax Bill

Posted by on Jan 29, 2016 in Tax Tips | Comments Off on Simple Tips to Lower Your Tax Bill

Simple Tips to Lower Your Tax Bill

With 2015 in the books, many Americans are looking at their tax bills and scratching their heads. Did I overpay this year? If so, how can I avoid this situation next year? Luckily, there are a number of simple steps you can take this year to avoid feeling the same way next year. In this post, we’ll explore some options that may be worth consideration. (Keep in mind that before taking any action, it is always best to seek proper professional advice from a CPA. Click here for a free consultation.) Consider Possible Deductions Property...

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Opting Out of ObamaCare

Posted by on Jan 22, 2016 in Tax Tips | Comments Off on Opting Out of ObamaCare

Opting Out of ObamaCare

Is it Possible to Opt Out? There are very few options for opting out of ObamaCare. In fact, most individuals must pay a penalty fee at tax time if they do not have health coverage that meets the Affordable Care Act’s requirements. Certain circumstances may allow some individuals to qualify for an exemption. In the following video, Jeff Baker, CPA serving the Evansville, Indiana area, answers all of your questions relating to opting out of the Affordable Care Act (also known as ObamaCare). In this post, we’ll look at how the...

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ObamaCare’s Impact on You

Posted by on Dec 4, 2015 in Tax Tips | Comments Off on ObamaCare’s Impact on You

ObamaCare’s Impact on You

Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions Although ObamaCare (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) was signed into law on March 23, 2010, many Americans still find themselves struggling to understand it over five years later. Some implications are very visible, such as the mandatory rule requiring chain restaurants to display calories. In this post, we’ll take a look at the many financial and tax provisions associated with the Affordable Care Act. Some implications are not so obvious, such as the fact that all new insurance plans must...

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Indiana Tax Amnesty Penalties

Posted by on Nov 16, 2015 in Tax Tips | Comments Off on Indiana Tax Amnesty Penalties

Indiana Tax Amnesty Penalties

Indiana Tax Amnesty: Don’t Miss Out If you’re behind on taxes, Indiana’s Tax Amnesty 2015 program may be for you. The Indiana Department of Revenue’s program is set up so that individuals and businesses that have outstanding tax liabilities or hadn’t filed their taxes prior to January 1 of 2013 can get caught up and pay those liabilities penalty free. Even interest and collection fees will be waived. However, if you fail to take advantage of this program (today is the last day!), you might end up owing double penalties: Getting Started...

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