Protecting Your Focus At All Costs by Ayton Taylor

War drums beating in Iran.Impeachment (?) proceedings. Democratic primaries.Weird economic signals.There is literally SO MUCH that can rob you of your greatest asset as we move forward into 2020.And in case it wasn't obvious, I'm talking about your focus.As a local...

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How To Handle Your Chicago Company’s 2019 Payroll Taxes

The end of the year is nigh.Which, of course, also carries with it a bunch of tax matters.And, well ... it's no secret that for many people who get in hot water with the IRS, a very common reason is payroll taxes.For many, they aren't filing properly, "assuming" that...

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Ayton Taylor’s Annual Holiday Prayer

In this holiday season full of conflict and impeachment, I'm ever more encouraged to see outside of my own situation, and practice empathy for those around me.And as the years go along, I'm increasingly aware of how this holiday season is a time of joy for many, as...

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Will Your Chicago Company Be Giving Year-End Bonuses?

The plot to one of the most iconic Christmas movies of all time, Christmas Vacation, centers on one holiday hope: the year-end bonus.Clark Griswold, as "the last true family man", decides he will use his promised year-end bonus to install a pool in his family's...

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Raise Prices For Your Chicago Business

Let me start out by once again reminding you that we are nearing year-end (as if you really needed my reminder).And Chicago business owners are extremely well-positioned to make a dent through proper tax planning more than any other population.We're right here, should...

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Evaluating Your Chicago Company’s Marketing ROI

I put a lot of effort into going beyond being a simple tax/accounting advisor for my Chicago clients, and I'm grateful to those who send back comments, who forward these on to their associates and, of course, for the many referrals that my clients and contacts have...

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