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Chelsea Krause

Lead Staff Writer

Expertise: Accounting, QuickBooks, Payroll, Business Finance

Education: BA English Literature, George Fox University

Chelsea Krause is a writer who specializes in accounting, payroll, and small business loans. She has been with Merchant Maverick helping small business owners manage their finances since 2016. She is a QuickBooks Certified User and former eCommerce store owner. Her accounting expertise has been quoted in Forbes and her work appears in Startup Nation, Small Business Bonfire, and Women on Business. Chelsea graduated summa cum laude with a BA in English & Creative Writing from George Fox University and studied abroad at the University of Oxford as well. She currently resides in Boise, Idaho.

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What Is Depreciation?

Depreciation is a method of writing off an expense over a period of years rather than all at once with a typical tax deduction. Depreciation is used for purchases and expenses that are considered long-term assets, meaning their usefulness lasts longer than one year.

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Nov 27, 2023 Filed under: Accounting, Bookkeeping, Invoicing

What Is A Tax Credit?

A tax credit is an amount of money taxpayers can claim to decrease the amount owed on taxes. Tax credits affect the total a taxpayer or business owes at the end of their tax calculations by allowing you to reduce the amount of money owed, or even in some cases, increase the amount received in a tax refund.

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Nov 21, 2023 Filed under: Accounting, Bookkeeping, Invoicing

The Top 31 Small Business Tax Deductions

A tax deduction is a business expense you can use to reduce your total taxable income. According to the IRS, expenses that qualify for deduction must be “both ordinary and necessary.” Expenses that meet these requirements can be written off on your tax return, saving you hundreds or potentially thousands of dollars each tax season.

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Nov 17, 2023 Filed under: Accounting, Bookkeeping, Invoicing

What Is An IRS Notice CP210/220?

The IRS sends notices to taxpayers when there is a tax return error, to request a payment, to request additional information, or to notify you about a change.
The CP210/CP220 notice is sent by the IRS when there is a change to your tax return. These changes always pertain to the tax year listed on the notice.

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Oct 25, 2023 Filed under: Employee Retention Credit

The IRS Temporarily Pauses ERC Claims

The good news is that the ERC moratorium sounds scarier than it actually is. The even better news is that eligible businesses can still submit ERC applications through reputable ERC companies in the meantime. The only real difference this makes to legitimate ERC claims is that the processing time will be affected while the IRS cracks down on illegitimate claims and improves its processes.

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Oct 27, 2023 Filed under: Employee Retention Credit