Monday, April 16, 2018

Take a Breath…Plan your Future.

We made it to April 15th!  Hooray, tax season is pretty much in the rear-view mirror now and it is time to make other financial plans.  One of them may be to choose the correct business entity.  2018 may be the year when you embark on that journey of self-employment.  The economy is better in the Las Vegas area and the time may be right.

Here are some mistakes to avoid when choosing a business entity –

1.  You must fully understand the tax implications of each one.
2.  Don’t make the mistake of thinking you do not need a formal entity.
3.  It will not protect you against all risks.
4.  An out-of-state incorporation probably will not save you much, if any money.
5.  Not having a rock-solid agreement with your partners.

So, take a breath and as soon as possible make an appointment with Michael Mathews.  He is Las Vegas’ professional entity planner.  He will guide you down the path in being a successful business owner in 2018 and way beyond.  Now is a great time to make an appointment at 2620 Regatta Drive Suite 102 with Michael.  Call (702) 240-5237.

Things to do in Las Vegas, April thru June

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Owning your Own Business Changes Everything.

Remember when your time was regimented?  You had, say a 40 hour work week.  You clocked in on Monday and out on Friday and walked away from any other responsibilities regarding your job or the company you worked for.  Now, you have made a monumental personal decision and started a business of your own.  You go Mr. or Ms. Entrepreneur!

You probably should keep your business finances separate from your individual finances, which means a lot more paperwork.  This is time which equals money if you try to do it all yourself.  You could start a 401k to contribute funds toward retirement.  Before you know it, you have manila envelopes full of receipts everywhere!

Stop this endless string of unnecessary extra work as soon as you can.  I know it is the beginning of April, but what better time to get your personal and business tax situation under control for the remainder of this year and those to come?  When you get a minute call me, Michael Mathews a Las Vegas business and personal tax manager and CPA, for an appointment at my office located on Regata Drive.  That number is (702) 240-5237. 

NAB Show - Las Vegas Convention Center, Apr 7-12

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"The ultimate event for the media, entertainment and technology industry, showcasing ground-breaking innovation and powerful solutions for professionals looking to create, manage, deliver and monetize content on any platform."

Friday, March 16, 2018

What is your Entity?

It may sound like something a medium would ask you before a “reading”, but in this case, it is vital to the future of your business and the relationship that you have with others involved in it.  It is one of the most important business decisions that you will ever make.  Don’t take it lightly!  Come to my office and let’s discuss it.

In general, here are some of the business entities you may choose -

1.  Corporation
2.  An S-Corp.
3.  A partnership of two or more individuals.
4.  A Sole proprietorship…just you on the bottom line.

Every type of entity comes with its unique pros and cons.  You need a professional to help you sort it out.  This is a great time to sort it out as you prepare your 2017 tax return.  Please give me a call.  I am Michael Mathews.  You can call ahead for an appointment in my office located at Regatta Drive in the Northwest Valley.  Call (702) 240-5237

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Golden Egg Hunt & Picnic

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Golden Egg Hunt & Picnic (ages 50+ with grandchildren under age 10)
Wednesday, March 28, 11 a.m.
Cost: $5 per child under 10 years old.
Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, 702-229-1702.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Why Should I Hire a CPA to Prepare my Taxes?

If you are like most Americans living in Las Vegas or not you may think that you have a pretty good handle on your upcoming IRS taxes.  Over the years it has become increasingly easy to sit in front of your computer and just enter the data.  For the very simple circumstances that might well be the way to go.

What about those of us in the Valley with a slightly more complex financial situation?  It seems obvious, with more complex finances comes more time and money required to get through the tax filing process, not to mention more room for error.  At what point does it become cost-effective to hire someone?

Enter Las Vegas CPA Michael Mathews.  He is a tax preparation professional who is ready to help you navigate these yearly waters.  Why not save the headache and arrange to have your taxes done by Michael?  Call for an appointment well ahead of the April deadline at his beautiful office located at 2620 Regatta Dr. Suite 102.  That phone number is (702) 240-5237.