Taxes

When Do I Need To Issue Form 1099?

Freelancing and independent contracting are becoming more common. Many of the most specific tasks that need to be done are given to these workers. Developers creating apps are just one example of the huge freelance economy. Small businesses and startups often hire contractors and freelancers at some point. Freelancing and contracting provide many unique benefits …

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When do I file MFS versus MFJ?

Your marriage status has a large impact on your taxes. But even when you’re married, you still have a serious tax choice to make. While taxes aren’t the most romantic topic to discuss with your partner, you’ll want to have the talk. So, cuddle up in bed, get a glass of wine, grab your tablet, …

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How to make taxes less daunting

Why is tax season so daunting? Well, we all fear the unknown. And for many business owners and medical professionals, April is the month of the unknown. How much money will I owe? How much money will I have left? What are the consequences of that financial decision I made earlier in the year? Many …

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How a couple saved $126,000 in tax for retirement, and found peace of mind during a big business change

Jeff and Trisha are a couple with two kids living in California. When they came to Cerebral for advice, Jeff had recently changed from doing W-2 work to running his healthcare business as a full 1099 independent contractor. Jeff already had a strong feeling he was paying too much tax. He had all kinds of …

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Are solar panels a good investment for my home or office?

We recently had a question from a client about solar panels and their potential tax advantages. We’re actually looking into a solar panel system ourselves as we continue with a new house build, so this couldn’t have been a more timely question! Here’s the question in full: We are considering installing solar panels this year, given the …

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