What Are My Chances of Getting Audited? 11 Tips For Denver Small Businesses

On March 15th, 2018, Subchapter S Corporation (S-corps, for short), have their tax returns due. We're already on top of things for our Denver clients, but this is a quick reminder to you to make sure that we've communicated, and that your books don't contain any...

Develop Your Denver Target Client With These 7 Important Traits

While we're on the subject of what's holding Denver business owners back... I wrote recently about how too many of my Denver small business owner clients don't allow themselves the gift of good delegation. It keeps them toiling along with minor tasks, while they could...

The Billionaire Mindset by Lou Arellano

More than being only bean counters or tax strategists for our Denver clients, we make it a point to study what works well for our most successful clients, and (with all confidentiality) pass along principles we've seen work in various businesses. On top of that, we...

Build A Brand In Denver And Do It Well

As I write this, the Senate has passed their version of the tax reform bill, and now we wait for the final version of the bill. But here's the big number: Four weeks. Apparently, Congress thinks it can enact a dramatic overhaul of the law, adding substantial new...

The Most Likely Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail In Denver

It's always been hard-scrapping for small business owners in Denver. We've all heard the old adage: At least 85% and maybe as high as 98% of new small businesses fail before they hit the five year mark. That rate may have been even higher over the past decade. Now,...

Tax Paperwork Checklist

We have many, many Denver, Colorado tax clients who have filed, have received refunds, telling us that they’ve never been more pleased…

2018 Tax Reform Update And A Holiday Prayer from Lou

Unless something crazy happens this week, we have a new tax plan. If Congress-watchers are right, the House and Senate should vote to pass this new bill, and it will be signed by President Trump before Christmas. I'm writing this on Monday the 18th (a busy week is...

Lou Arellano’s 2017 Tax Document Checklist

Yes, the calendar reads 2018, but the IRS of course, is living in the past. As you probably know, we are now beginning the process of doing something we're pretty good at: effectively, legally, and ethically reporting our Denver clients' business financial doings to...

3 Important Questions For Denver Small Business Owners To Answer In 2018

Now that we are into the first full work week of 2018, how are you feeling about your direction? We're here, and we're in your corner. I'd love a note from you about what you are hoping to accomplish during this year, and how we can be a resource to you as you do. As...

Increase Profits For Your Denver Business With Effective Compensation Strategies

We're still waiting on Congress to reconcile the different tax reform plans passed by the House and the Senate, but we do know a couple things. First, it looks pretty certain that you're not going to be able to deduct your state and local income taxes in 2018. Both...

How You’re Missing Legal Tax Deductions

Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes.

But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!