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2019 TAXES: Federal Tax Filing Calendar

Print our handy 2019 federal tax calendar to stay on top of filing deadlines.

Meals & Entertainment

Feb 1, 2019

This 2019 tax filing season, you'll see reduced tax deductions for meals & entertainment expenses.

This colorful guide sorts it all out so you can track your meals spending accordingly.

Top 3 Cloud-Based Payroll Service Providers for Small Business
Oct 29, 2018

Our favorite for low cost and friendly support is Atlanta-based OnPay Despite some quirkiness in the user interface, we've converted several small business clients over the past year and are far happier with this service than with any others we've used. 

 

Gusto is second place given its affordability and great reviews from other users. We haven't implemented it for any of our clients, but those who have joined our practice already using it love it. Beginning November 2018 it will be a fully-integrated feature in the Xero cloud accounting platform. 

 

And finally Intuit becomes more competitive by rolling out a rate reduction in November 2018. This makes their QuickBooks Online Full Service Payroll the lowest cost of our 3 options for businesses with more than 40 employees. For fewer than 41 employees, its selling point is same-day direct deposit which is not insignificant! This provides much needed breathing room versus the typical 2 to 4-day advance funding requirement for other online payroll service providers. Being fully-integrated with QuickBooks Online, its convenience and wholesale pricing deals make it a great option for many of our clients.  

 

GEORGIA SALES TAX: The Deets

Click below for a brief good-to-know on sales tax for anyone getting started with retail in the state of Georgia.

Registering a New Business in Georgia

Are you planning to start a new business? The process of forming a new business entity isn't difficult but does require some essential steps. Click to enlarge or download this step by step guide to properly registering your new business in Georgia. Or contact Lyra Small Business Services to help get you started today!