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Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 6:58 AM
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By The Associated Press

eBay to Expand in Chicago

eBay to Expand in Chicago

The online auction giant will hire 360 employees over three years and lease a 60,000-square-foot office in the city's Merchandise Mart building. Read »

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 4:28 PM
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By Inc. Well Staff

Group Urges Walgreens to Leave Illinois for Europe

Group Urges Walgreens to Leave Illinois for Europe

Walgreens is under pressure to move its Illinois-based headquarters out of the country. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 3:20 PM
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By John Stanfield

Determining If Your New Hire Is An Employee or Contractor

Determining If Your New Hire Is An Employee or Contractor

As your business grows you may be inclined to hire people to help with the workload. From there, the question is do you have an independent contractor (1099) or an employee (W2)? Like most things in the tax... Read »

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 1:07 PM
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By Associated Press

Illinois High Court Invalidates 'Amazon Tax' For Sales

Illinois High Court Invalidates 'Amazon Tax' For Sales

The Illinois Supreme Court is invalidating a two-year-old Illinois law charging taxes on certain Internet sales. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 2:17 PM
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By John Stanfield, Edited by: David Wolinsky

A Tax Term Every Startup Should Know

A Tax Term Every Startup Should Know

For most startup owners and employees, being able to cite sections of the internal revenue code is probably not what you signed up for. But, there should be one notable exception: the 83b election. Read »

Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 3:27 PM
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By John Stanfield, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Fiscal Cliff Avoided: What Does it Mean for Small Biz Owners?

Fiscal Cliff Avoided: What Does it Mean for Small Biz Owners?

As you may have heard, the fiscal cliff was avoided, and many tax provisions were extended that are favorable to individuals and businesses. But there are some new taxes that may have an impact on business... Read »

Thursday, Dec 20, 2012 at 11:28 AM
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By John Stanfield, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How to Plan Year-End Taxes for Closely Held Businesses

How to Plan Year-End Taxes for Closely Held Businesses

Chicago business entrepreneurs, I am one of you. I started my CPA firm in 2009 and face some of the same business and tax issues you do (albeit armed with some knowledge of the latter). With that, I thought... Read »

Thursday, Aug 23, 2012 at 1:16 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Salesforce.com to Create 200 Jobs in Chicago

Salesforce.com to Create 200 Jobs in Chicago

What the heck does the San Francisco company Salesforce.com have to do with Chicago? Well, before this week, not too much. But that’s about to change thanks to some very nice tax credits it’s getting: $10.4... Read »

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 4:33 PM
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By David Wolinsky

How to Crowdfund Your Health Insurance

How to Crowdfund Your Health Insurance

Around these parts, there's been a lot of talk about crowdsourcing to help fund businesses ever since President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, which made it easier for startups and... Read »

Monday, Apr 16, 2012 at 10:33 PM
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By Monica Friel, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Stay on Top of Your Taxes for Next Year

Stay on Top of Your Taxes for Next Year

You have an extra day this year to get your tax documents filed. Hopefully you're not still scrambling to get them buttoned up! Once you've signed off on your returns, there are some tweaks you should make to... Read »

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