A HOW-TO BLOG FOR CHICAGO BUSINESS

Apr 16, 2012
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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...

Apr 13, 2012
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By David Wolinsky

Most States, Including Illinois, Don't Track Tax Breaks: Report

Most States, Including Illinois, Don't Track Tax Breaks: Report

If you're cursing the tax man this week, you aren't alone in this time zone. According to a report released Thursday by the Pew Center on the States, Illinois is among the 26 states doing an unsatisfactory...

Mar 2, 2012
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By David Wolinsky

Hoffman Estates Mulls Enterprise Zone Tax Breaks

Hoffman Estates Mulls Enterprise Zone Tax Breaks

If you're thinking of starting a new business and are in the Chicago area — which you probably are if you're reading this — then you might want to consider setting up shop in scenic Hoffman Estates.

Jan 31, 2012
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By David Wolinsky

How to Harness your Chamber of Commerce

How to Harness your Chamber of Commerce

Not to be smart alecky, but do you know what a chamber of commerce does? If you run your own business, you should be a little bit embarrassed -- but not too much -- if you don't.

Jan 18, 2012
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By David Wolinsky

How to Take Advantage of IDES' Tax Credit Program

How to Take Advantage of IDES' Tax Credit Program

Over the holidays we reported on how the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs has been making great inroads towards finding veterans work. Well, now comes the other end of the equation: a reminder of...

Jan 9, 2012
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By David Wolinsky

Why Proposed Des Plaines Biz Tax Breaks Should Be the Norm

Why Proposed Des Plaines Biz Tax Breaks Should Be the Norm

The average Illinoisan might be hard-pressed to even pin Des Plaines' tail on this state's donkey, but that all might change assuming the Cook County city's proposed tax incentives go through.

Nov 19, 2011
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By David Wolinsky

How County Booze Tax Will Affect Small Biz

How County Booze Tax Will Affect Small Biz

As reported Monday in our sexy sister blog Ward Room (friends tell us she's sexy, we don't see her that way ourselves), the Cook County Board voted 12-5 to raise alcohol taxes 50 percent.

Sep 27, 2011
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By Andrew Greiner

Durbin Touts Law to Limit Debit Fees

Durbin Touts Law to Limit Debit Fees

The Senator says the Durbin Bill should help small businesses rise up from under the weight of hefty processing fees.

Jul 19, 2011
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By David Wolinsky

How Amazon's Proposed California Anti-Tax Vote Impacts You

How Amazon's Proposed California Anti-Tax Vote Impacts You

Online sales tax is quickly turning into the new Dodge City.

May 3, 2011
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By Carlisle Newman

How Long to Keep Those Tax Docs?

How Long to Keep Those Tax Docs?

How long should small business owners keep tax documents?

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