Joe’s Financial Journalism

Joseph Anthony was a financial journalist before he became Joe the Tax Guy. Here are some of his articles on tax issues for small businesses:

5 Financial Decisions Before Starting a Business
Originally published on MSN.com’s small business website.
It’s interesting to me that more people ask me for advice about starting a business when the economy is stumbling than when things are humming along. read more>>

7 Ways To Improve Your Cash Flow
Originally published on MSN.com’s small business website.
One of the challenges of running a small business is dealing with its feast-or-famine nature. I’m talking not just about the flow of business, but also the flow of cash into and out of the business. read more>>

7 Tips For Hiring A Tax Pro
Originally published on MSN.com’s small business website.
I used tax professionals before I became one, so I’ve been on both sides of the desk that separates professional from client. read more>>

10 Financial Yardsticks For Your Business
Originally published on MSN.com’s small business website.
Recently I’ve been doing some work with a nonprofit organization. Somewhat to my surprise, I’m discovering that many of the money issues confronting this nonprofit are similar to those faced by small, for-profit businesses. read more>>

6 Secrets Tax Pros Won’t Share
Originally published on MSN.com’s small business website.
My name is Joseph Anthony, and I’m a tax pro. I do tax returns for individuals and small businesses in my home city of Portland, Ore., and all over the country. More than half of you will pay someone like me to prepare your tax returns this year, according to statistics from the IRS. read more>>

Good Reasons To Have Both: A Bookkeeper And A Tax Pro
Originally published on MSN.com’s small business website.
So you’ve just purchased software for your business, and you want to know how to treat those purchases for tax purposes? Don’t be sorry you asked. It can get cumbersome. read more>>

When a PC at Home Isn’t a Home PC
Originally published on MSN.com’s small business website.
I don’t make up these rules. I just write about them.
That’s my preface to the IRS regulations about deducting computers used in your business. They can take on an almost Alice-in-Wonderland quality. read more>>

Lending To Your Business? Do It Right
Originally published on MSN.com’s small business website.
Where does your business go when it needs a loan? For many small businesses, the answer is . . . right back to the owner. read more>>

6 Signs You Don’t Need A Tax Pro
Originally published on MSN.com’s small business website.
In a previous column, I discussed the seven questions you should ask a tax professional before hiring him or her. Many of you responded by asking: “Do I really need to hire a tax pro?” It’s a good question. And I’m here to answer it. read more>>