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Best of Mazuma 2016

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Mazuma clients were interested in Real Estate, Blogging, Tax Deductions and Business Tips in 2016. Take your business to the next level with these articles.

If you looked at your newsfeed at the beginning of the year, you may have seen a lot of people ready for 2016 to end and were more than ready for 2017 to begin. At Mazuma, we’re only glad to see 2016 go so that we can help you move forward in your businesses. We enjoyed looking over what posts you were interested in last year. The following articles were your favorites in 2016. Please let us know in the comments what you want to see more of in 2017!

Top 10 Tax Deductions for Realtors & Real Estate Agents 

Tax deductions are always great, but realtors & real estate agents can take advantage of a few that are specific to their field of work. These top 10 deductions are important to remember so that you can track them and take them to your accountant come tax time.

10 Ways to Make Your Employees Valued When You Can’t Offer a Raise

While many employees are in it for the money, a lot of employees are more fulfilled when they are treated well and their work is appreciated. Here are 10 ideas to help you buoy your team up when you can’t offer a raise.

How Do I Figure My Quarterly Estimated Taxes for Realtors, Real Estate Agents, Brokers and Property Managers

Realtors, Real Estate Agents, Brokers and property managers are considered self-employed by the IRS and are therefore required to pay quarterly taxes. This article breaks down how to calculate your quarterly taxes.

Q&A: Can I File a Second IRS Tax Deadline Extension for My Corporate Business Taxes

If you flied for a tax deadline extension but are still worried about getting everything in on time, then find out more about how long your extension is for and if you can file for a second extension.

FAQ Can I Claim a Bathroom as Part of My Home Office?

If you work from home, chances are you’re claiming a portion of your house, where your office is, as a tax write off. However, do you know if you can also claim a bathroom as a part of your office?

How to Track and Separate Business and Personal Expenses as a Realtor or Real Estate Agent

When you run to the store to grab something for your business it’s all to easy to sneak a few things in for yourself, but that makes keeping track of your finances a little trickier. Find out the best practices to keep your personal and business expenses separate, especially as a Realtor or Real Estate Agent.

The Business of Blogging Part 3: Obtain Proper License and a Tax ID Number

When you’re ready to take your blog from a hobby to a business, then you have to make it official with licensing and a tax ID number. Learn more about “The Business of Blogging” with our special series.

How To Legally Structure a Real Estate Partnership or Agency

As a Real Estate Agent you’re used to working on your own, but creating a partnership or agency can help increase your overall profits. Find out which type of partnership or agency is best suited to you.

6 Ways to Save Time and Money on Bookkeeping and Accounting as a Realtor or Real- Estate Agent

With these 6 tips Realtors and Real Estate Agents can easily tackle small business bookkeeping and accounting in his or her business. Plus, learn the difference between bookkeeping and accounting to make sure you have all your bases covered.

How To Calculate Self Employment Taxes for Real Estate Professionals and Agents

Because Real Estate professionals are considered to be self employed they must pay self employment taxes on their net earnings. Follow these three steps to calculate your taxes.

Top 4 Tips on Tracking Mileage and Deducting Vehicle Expenses as a Real Estate Agent

Real Estate Agents drive a lot of work, so make sure that you’re deducting it as a business expense! We can help you even if you forgot to track your miles!

I’m a Blogger. Does the IRS Consider My Blog a Business or a Hobby?

Blogging falls into two categories, hobby and business. These 9 questions can help you determine if the IRS classifies your blog as a business or a hobby. Did you know that even if it’s classified as a hobby you may still owe taxes on it?

How to Develop an Exit Strategy for Your Real Estate Agency Partnership

A Real Estate partnership has a lot of benefits, but it’s so important to develop an exit strategy incase one of the partners needs to leave. It’s better to know your rights and responsibilities up front instead of finding out when you’re in a tough spot.

Advertising is a key element to a successful Real Estate business. Find out what advertising costs are deductible. Bonus: Even if some costs aren’t deductible you might still be able to count them as a business expense.

Ben Sutton

Ben Sutton

Ben Sutton is the founder of Mazuma USA, an accounting firm providing tax, bookkeeping and payroll services to small businesses. Since founding Mazuma, Ben has established himself as an expert in the small business world. He’s still driven by that same desire to provide accounting help to all small businesses – from photographers, bloggers and creatives to lawyers, doctors, and dentists, everyone needs affordable accounting help. Ben is a Certified Public Accountant, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. But Ben considers his greatest achievement and credential to be his happy wife and four children.

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