Small Business Blog

  • Like everything else this past week, information is changing rapidly. Many people are wondering how to collect unemployment in Florida as an independent contractor (NOTE: Unemployment is called Reemployment in Florida). We are also being asked how unemployment relates to the PPP Loan for independent...

  • AS OF 4/2/2020: So, right now, those that own small businesses, and those that are self-employed, have these questions: What loan do I apply for, and what stimulus is best for me. Or, should I collect unemployment? What options do I choose, and how do they...

  • On April 1, 2020 your business is required to offer Sick and Family Medical Leave pay to qualifying employees.  You are required to print and display or otherwise distribute this Labor Poster to your workers to make them aware of this benefit. How to determine who is eligible for...

  • We recently sent an update titled, “The Small Businesses Guide to the CARES Act” that addressed the information you will need as a small business owner. The information in this update is focused on the individual and employee. However, if you are a business owner,...

  • Below is a link from the US Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship titled, “The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act.” If you are a small business or independent contractor, I highly recommend that you read it. It is one of the...

  • The Three (3) SBA Small Business Loans Available Due to the COVID-19 Financial Crisis No doubt, there is a lot of confusion out there about the SBA business loans that are available now during the COVID-19 crisis. So, we have gathered information here to benefit...

  • As stated in a recent newsletter, one of our main purposes is to improve your cash flows (CFs). As this HUGE stimulus bill was recently released by the Senate, now sits in the House and will likely be signed on Friday — It will be...

  • Through April 12, we are accepting virtual appointments only. Yet, we are still here working hard for you. Our office process now under the Pinellas ‘Safer At Home’ Mandate Today (3/25/2020) Pinellas County officials announced the new “Safer at Home” mandate. We expect Hillsborough County...

  • One of our commitments is to improve the lives of our small business clients and individual clients by improving their cash flows (CFs). We provide a value to clients with that, as related to the fees they pay to us. Whether it is tax savings,...

  • Recently, it was announced that the 1040 individual tax filing deadline was deferred from April 15 to July 15 this year due to COVID-1 The previous IRS announcement was only for tax payments that are due to be deferred to July 15. Now, the July...

  • Recent development (3/19/2020): Florida Governor DeSantis activates program in to provide loans to Florida small businesses impacted by COVID-19 Governor Ron DeSantis has activated a bridge loan program that will provide short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses feeling the economic turbulence from the new coronavirus....

  • HAVING TO LET GO EMPLOYEES DURING THIS COVID-19 PANDEMIC?   HERE IS WHAT TO KNOW NOW. WHAT ARE THE EMPLOYER OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE NEW (3/18/2020) FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS ACT IF THEY ARE FORCED TO LET EMPLOYEES GO? IMPORTANT: In this provision, these changed regulations from the...

  • Recently announced 3/17/2020: 2019 tax payments that are owed, NOT the tax filing deadline, are deferred 90 days — until July 15th. You are currently still required to file by the deadlines (April 15th for your Form 1040 individual tax return – 4/15/2020 for 2019 taxes). We can...

  • Recently signed into law by the President today (3/18/2020): The Families First Coronavirus Response Act This bill responds to the coronavirus outbreak by providing paid sick leave and free coronavirus testing, expanding food assistance and unemployment benefits, and requiring employers to provide additional protections for...

  • What does it mean to be a small business tax advisor? Our mission statement really defines that well! Our mission is to provide small business and personal financial and consulting services. We do this with an empathetic, proactive, genuine and personally dedicated team approach to...

  • Unbehagen elected and served as the 2019 President of the Tampa Small Business Resource Network (SBRN) affiliated with SBDC and USF MUMA College of Business Our President/CEO, Todd Unbehagen, is proud to have served as the nominated 2019 President of the Small Business Resource Network...

  • On October 1, 2019 the IRS announced that it finalized the safe harbor election for rental property to qualify as a trade or business for the 199A deduction.  While it is merely the same as the proposed regulations issued earlier this year, there is one...

  • Owning a small business has its rewards! Managing the marketing and operations can be very time consuming, yet critically important to your success. However, during tax time, now what do you do? Well, the easy answer is to plan ahead and have a clean set...

  • Unbehagen Advisors has been in operation since 1992, and we uniquely specialize in small businesses in the service and retail sector of the US economy.  Having worked with many successful small businesses over our rich history, we can uniquely identify what is needed to keep your...

  • You will want to weigh out whether it is beneficial to deduct your business vehicles using the actual costs (fuel, depreciation, insurance, repairs/maintenance, oil, etc.) or the mileage rate.  You can’t take both at the same time.  For most service-based small businesses (sales, realtors, professionals, etc.)...

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