IRS Collections Process – What Is It?

January 25, 2023 | Accounting Services

 In any IRS Collection case, there are certain notices the IRS sends out at each stage of the process.  If a taxpayer doesn’t pay the tax in full when the tax return is filed, that taxpayer will receive a bill for the amount owed.  This starts the collection process, and it will continue until the tax liability is satisfied or the government is not longer able to collect the tax debt. So what are the notices the IRS must send out?  I’m glad you asked. CP501 NoticeThe first notice in the collection process is a CP501 Notice.  This is the friendliest notice from the IRS.  It will indicate the taxpayer has a balance due on one of his or her tax accounts.  Once a taxpayer has filed the tax return, the taxpayer has 10 days to pay the tax.  It not, then a CP501 Notice will automatically be generated and sent to … Continued

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How to Succeed as a Small Business

June 1, 2022 | Accounting Services

Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy. They provide jobs and support local communities. However, starting and running a small business can be challenging. There are many things to consider, from marketing and sales to operations and finance. Edgewater CPA Group‘s clients are always hearing ways their small businesses can fail, so, we wanted to look at ways to succeed. Follow these tips, and you will be well on your way to building a successful company!

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What Does an Accounting Controller Do?

April 1, 2022 | Accounting Services

An  is responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of a company. This person manages the budget, tracks expenses, and ensures that the books are in order. Additionally, a controller may also be involved in tax planning and forecasting. As important as their job description may sound, very few small businesses have the resources to employ this person in-house. So, they turn to Edgewater CPA Group for help. Here’s why a controller is important for your business.

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3 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Taxable Income

March 1, 2022 | Accounting Services

Are you looking for ways to keep more of your hard-earned money as a small business owner? One of the best ways you can do so is by reducing your taxable income. Other than keeping track of all your expenses and writing off things where you can, Edgewater CPA Group can help you find other ways to reduce your tax bill. Through our strategic accounting services and these little-known ways to reduce your taxable income, you can save some cold hard cash. 

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A Look Ahead to 2022: Forecasted Cost Increases for Businesses

November 20, 2021 | Bookkeeping Services

As a business owner, you’ve probably experienced some of the fallout from the pandemic, and other economic factors, since 2020. As 2021 nears the end, now is an excellent time to look toward forecasted cost increases in 2022. After all, to be forewarned is to be prepared. Kiplinger releases an annual report highlighting cost increases for businesses, which many entrepreneurs value. As such, Edgewater CPA Group highlights some of its significant predictions in this article for your review. 

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How to Take a Proactive Approach to Business Taxes and Bookkeeping

November 6, 2021 | Bookkeeping Services

If you filed an extension for 2020 business taxes, you probably just closed the door and breathed a sigh of relief. However, 2021 is nearing the end, and tax time will be here again before you know it. If you find yourself and your business in a reactive state, it may be time to try something new. For that reason, Edgewater CPA Group reveals how to take a proactive approach to business taxes and bookkeeping.

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COVID-19 and Telecommuting Tax Implications for Business Owners

October 28, 2021 | Business Tax Strategy

COVID-19 changed the way we do business. The pandemic catalyzed remote work and telecommuting. As a result, many companies shifted toward a more permanent mobile workforce. While employees relish the change, the telecommuting tax implications for business owners create an ambiguous landscape. To that end, Edgewater CPA Group hopes to provide a high-level understanding for local business owners in Fishers, Indianapolis, and the surrounding area.

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An Introduction to Crypto, NFTs, and Taxation

August 17, 2021 | Carmel

The Carmel Arts District attracts visitors from near and far. The Palladium, eateries, boutiques, and art dealers all call the area home. When it comes to art and music, creators can now tokenize their creations with non-fungible tokens (NFTs). At Edgewater CPA Group, we know crypto, NFTs, and taxation can be confusing. Fortunately, we offer expert advice to everyone from art dealers and purchasers to business owners and investors.

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Try Business Bundling for Accounting, Tax, and Payroll Services

August 3, 2021 | Bookkeeping Services

Businesses constantly search for ways to streamline processes and cut costs. Every business charges money for a product or service. This means they must also pay employees, report revenue, track expenses, and pay taxes. All of these tasks require expertise and time, which is why outsourcing them as a package makes sense. Fortunately, Edgewater CPA Group offers business bundling for accounting, tax, and payroll services (and more).

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Cryptofraud: The Top 3 Examples and Case Studies

February 24, 2021 | Carmel

Cryptocurrencies are an elusive mythical creature for some, but for others, they are a viable investment strategy that carry a huge gains potential. For the latter, investors tend to assume the higher risk that goes along with the possibility of substantial returns. Fraud does not constitute a major component of risk assessment when it comes to most investments. However, Edgewater CPA Group wants you to know some cryptocurrencies are rife with fraud, and a new term has even been coined: cryptofraud. Here are the top three ways cryptofraud occurs.  

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