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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What the $1.9 Trillion Biden Stimulus Plan Means for Small Business

January 18, 2021 | Bookkeeping Services

Main Street businesses hold their breath at every administration transition, and this one is no different. Business owners in Indianapolis, IN, wonder what the Biden stimulus plan means for small businesses. This article includes an overview of what the plan entails, how it could impact small businesses, and the likelihood of its passing.  Edgewater CPA Group is available to help small businesses navigate the pending bill, along with other bookkeeping services. 

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Business Tax Preparation: 3 To-Do Items to Close Your Small Business

December 17, 2020 | Indiana

Many small businesses have been negatively impacted in 2020, and Indiana businesses are no exception. Edgewater CPA Group witnessed the closing of many longstanding Indiana businesses, such as the Butler-Tarkington hardware store owner who closed up shop after 43 years in business. Costumes by Margie closed after 50 years in business. Moreover, restaurants, hairdressers, and movie theaters have also been hit hard due to the pandemic. If your small business closed permanently this year, here are three things you need to do for your final business tax preparation.1. File Your Final Tax ReturnThe IRS requires final tax reporting, as does the Indiana Department of Revenue, along with the satisfaction of tax debt upon the close of your business. The tax and reporting requirements can be cumbersome, and mistakes can be costly. Here are the final tax return requirements for your business tax preparation.Sole proprietors. File a final Schedule C. Note: Schedule C … Continued

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