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Wayne J. Belisle, CPA
El Paso, TX
I own a local CPA firm, have been married for 30 years and have three great kids.
Interests: reading, losing at video games to my kids, fan of hockey, redsox fan, small business advocate, dallas cowboy fan
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It is always a bit of a challenge with everything going on in your life to keep tax planning in your thoughts throughout the year. The good news is that if you work with an accountant he or she will... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2018 at Small Business Profit Explosion
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If you go by the SBA (Small Business Association) definition of a small business being under 500 employees there are 28 million businesses in this category. However, if you look at businesses that just employ one person, a sole owner/employee... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at Small Business Profit Explosion
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Working with an accountant is a great way to help proactively and positively plan for your financial future as well as budget on a yearly basis. Too often, individuals see accountants as only necessary for the wealthy or only professionals... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at Small Business Profit Explosion
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The vast majority of people only see their accountant once a year, and that is typically between New Years and April when they are turning in their tax documentation for filing. While preparing and filing your taxes is an important... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2018 at Small Business Profit Explosion
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Preparing for your annual visit to your accountant for tax season doesn’t have to be a stressful time in your life. In fact, if you have kept organized records, or at least have all your receipts and documentation in one... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2018 at Small Business Profit Explosion
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When you are working with an accountant to do your taxes you are really hiring them to complete a service. This means that you have the opportunity, and should take advantage of, the chance to ask at least a few... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2018 at Small Business Profit Explosion
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There are a lot of simple ways anyone can incorporate into their daily activities and money management strategies that can add dollars a day to your bank account. While dollars may not seem like much, over the years they can... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2018 at Small Business Profit Explosion
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Kids are naturally very interested in money and financial transactions as they apply to getting things they want. This is a terrific teachable moment, and activities and games to do with money are interesting for younger kids with even with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2018 at Small Business Profit Explosion
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Every year a large percentage of people get tax returns. Some get a lot and some just get a little, but what you choose to do with your return may have a big impact over time. Different individuals have different... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2018 at Small Business Profit Explosion
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If you have any expenses for businesses not covered by your employer, you may be able to file the IRS Form 2106 that allows you to make these deductions on your taxes. It is important to remember that this form... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2018 at Small Business Profit Explosion
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It is never too early to start organizing for tax time. If you have a desk, box or simply a folder full of receipts and tax forms, you can develop easy organizational practices or habits to make your life easier... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2018 at Small Business Profit Explosion
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Most New Year’s Resolutions fail by the time February and March approach, if not sooner. If you were to ask all of your friends about their New Year's Resolutions, you would probably find that three seem to occur more often... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2018 at Small Business Profit Explosion
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There is a wealth of different money management and basic bookkeeping or accounting apps available online. Some are designed for use for personal finances while some offer more of a business model. Different credit card companies also have handy apps... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2018 at Small Business Profit Explosion
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While going back to school is an investment in your future or the future of your children, it isn't always an easy option when it comes to your finances. The good news is that there are some tax breaks that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2018 at Small Business Profit Explosion
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If you are like most people, you have a lot of very good and very well-intended ideas about maximizing your savings and building up an emergency fund for 2018. However, you may also find that at the end of the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2018 at Small Business Profit Explosion
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If you want to expand, you will need to multiply yourself. This will require you to have employees and then delegate work to them. This is one area that very few business owners do effectively. They try, but they soon... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2017 at Small Business Profit Explosion
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In my 30+ years working with small business owners, I have found there are two main reasons that a business ends up struggling to survive. The first is a failure to understand that everything the owner hates or is going... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2017 at Small Business Profit Explosion
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Forming a working relationship with your accountant, either as a business owner or as an individual who wants to take control of your financial future, is perhaps one of the most important partnerships you can build. Unfortunately, a lot of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2017 at Small Business Profit Explosion
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The vast majority of people only see their accountant once a year, and that is typically between New Years and April when they are turning in their tax documentation for filing. While preparing and filing your taxes is an important... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2017 at Small Business Profit Explosion
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With smartphones, tablets and even computers there is a range of different options available for financial management apps. Typically apps for financial issues are going to focus in on either personal finance or business, but some provide options for multiple... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2017 at Small Business Profit Explosion
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As a small business owner and entrepreneur, having the correct information to set up your business and to capitalize on accounting tips and strategies is often an overlooked part of the process. People may naturally be more excited about actually... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2017 at Small Business Profit Explosion
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The holiday season is the time when most families spend the most money. The other time of the year that is a big expense is summer vacation, but most families have more trouble budgeting for Christmas and New Year’s than... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2017 at Small Business Profit Explosion
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No one likes to get a letter from the IRS stating that you are being audited. The good news is, that there are less than 1% of all people that file income taxes making less than $200,000 that will ever... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2017 at Small Business Profit Explosion
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As a small business owner or an entrepreneur, you may be used to doing everything on your own to save money. However, when it comes to financial issues, an accountant is an important professional to have on your team. The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2017 at Small Business Profit Explosion
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Retirement is upon you or coming up pretty fast and one of the things your accountant might have told you is that now is the time for you to downsize. While moving into a smaller house might seem to make... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2017 at Small Business Profit Explosion