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What would you do with an extra $28,000?

What would you do with an extra $28,000? That’s the amount of tax savings I found for my client at the end of last year.  Right in time before it became too late. Your situation is probably a lot like hers.   Keep reading. My client is a coach in the DEI space.  And...

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Taxes, fines, and penalties…oh my

Let’s talk about something fun… tax problems! Totally kidding… Taxes are about as complicated as it gets, but if you don’t at least try to understand them (or get an Accountant for that!) then you are in BIG trouble. You have enough on your plate with your business,...

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How to beat entrepreneur block

Quick business update for you : We are now accepting clients for August & September and you get the chance to apply early! Obih Collective provides proactive, done-for-you accounting tax services on an ongoing basis. This is our specialized, high-touch service we...

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Business vs. Personal Finances 💵

Finances are a rollercoaster of decisions. It’s overwhelming and the wrong turn can cost you big time. I’m here to help! Let’s talk about the personal finance versus business dollar dilemmas. Should I separate my personal and business finances? YES. But the truth is,...

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How to get the most value from your accountant

We’ve talked about dealing with unresponsive clients. It’s frustrating and feels disrespectful. Unfortunately, I see it all the time as a CPA. Taxes are intimidating and people put them off until the last minute.  The truth is, when you’re unresponsive and fail to...

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How to deal with unresponsive clients

Tell me if this story sounds familiar… You have a long time client who is notorious for never responding to emails. Deadlines are approaching and you need action items from them. You send an intentional email… Topped with deadlines and instructions! And then…...

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Ok, normally I hate small talk, but high ass gas prices are just a shared frustration these days… Unless you are one of the motivated badasses that walks or bikes everywhere, you’ve probably been victim to those ugly prices. But a girl’s gotta get to where she needs...

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Life advice from your CPA?

Trust. That’s what it’s all about when it comes to forming a tight community, both inside and outside of work. I started this email list over 4 years ago. Many of you have been rocking with me since the beginning. Your trust in me to be one of your go-to resources for...

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5 tax fears and why they aren’t actually scary

Alright… we know that taxes aren’t most people’s definition of “fun”, they can be a major source of anxiety. I’m constantly hearing business owners stress about their taxes and talk about the IRS like they have a personal vendetta against them… But that is (rarely)...

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Hot Takes on How to Work from Anywhere Successfully

Let’s talk about hybrid work trips… When you take a trip with a goal to enjoy pleasure without changing up your work schedule.  Whether it was sparked by the pandemic or you’re just a badass who owns an online business… We have all been rethinking how we structure our...

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Quarterly Estimated Tax Payments 101

🚨Second Quarter Estimated Tax Payments are due June 15!! Are you prepared to meet that deadline?? 🚨 Working for yourself has so many benefits. The freedom of being a business owner cannot be understated. But, of course, there are some trade-offs. I wouldn’t trade the...

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Why learning is part of the entrepreneur equation

When was the last time you learned something new? When was the last time you sat down to watch a class + take notes? If your answer is “I can’t remember” then it is time to change that.    Here are 4 reasons why learning is an essential part of the entrepreneur...

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4C’s to hacking productivity

It's that time of year!! Spring is underway and Summer is right around the corner. The weather is at least 70 and whenever you take a break from your computer you’re wondering how you can get outside into the sun.  The great thing about the work from home (WFH) shift...

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How to keep track of your deductions

Back again with your post-tax season money moves! I've talked a few times about reflecting on your tax experience this year to pave the way for ease and flow or the next tax season. Do you feel you maximized your tax deductions and why? The best way to do that is by...

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How to become your accountant’s favorite client

Having a good accountant on your team is invaluable. Your business's finances are not to be f***ed with so it's important you have a trustworthy guide to navigate you through it. Are you still doing your bookkeeping and taxes yourself? You might want to read this...

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4 Signs it’s time to hire a CPA

Alright small business owner, it’s time for some reflection. Be honest with yourself… How was tax season for you? Did you have a hard time organizing your documents? Did you feel overwhelmed, confused, or lost? If you felt any of those things… It might be time to hire...

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How to better prepare for next tax season

Congratulations! You’ve filed and paid your taxes (I mean… hopefully, unless you filed an extension)! First, let’s do a little happy dance! Celebrate that taxing chore being DONE. But don’t relax too much just yet… The preparation you do after the end of a tax season...

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7 Staycation & self-care ideas now that tax season is over…

Tax season is over and it’s time you celebrate. Tax season is hard on everyone (not just the fellow tax nerds like myself). The stress on small business owners caused by finances and IRS fear can be daunting. Whether you got a refund or simply made it over the hurdle...

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Pros and cons of filing an extension

You should know by now that personal, C-corp, and single-member LLC tax returns are due on April 18… If you don’t then I have not been doing my job as your trusted Tax Chick. 😂 Ain’t no shame if an extension is needed! Check out last week’s blog for foundational gems...

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Why You Might Need to File an Extension

Personal, C-corp and single-member LLC tax returns are due April 18th… Does this apply to you??  If you’re anything like me, Q1 FLEW by. I feel like those deadlines that were SO far away are hitting me in the face. Just like that, Q2 is here and those deadlines are...

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