Keeping Your Chattanooga Business Focused During Distracting Times

Thomas Taylor, CPABlog

Apparently there’s some news happening around us in Chattanooga these days. I often use this space to share Hamilton County-specific, detailed information about PPP forgiveness, tax code updates, leadership and marketing strategy, expense reduction, and more — all essential topics for business owners and their teams here in Chattanooga, and beyond. I also like to speak directly, if you haven’t … Read More

Thomas Taylor, CPAKeeping Your Chattanooga Business Focused During Distracting Times

Why a Pre-Mortem Analysis for Any New Chattanooga Business is a Necessity

Thomas Taylor, CPABlog

Right about now, there are writers and analysts already preparing the articles about why the Trump campaign failed. AND right about now, they might be doing the exact same thing in regards to the Biden campaign. Obviously, as of this writing, we have no idea what’s ACTUALLY going to happen. But my point is that if you look well enough, … Read More

Thomas Taylor, CPAWhy a Pre-Mortem Analysis for Any New Chattanooga Business is a Necessity

Tommy Taylor’s Perspective On Proposed New Tax Policies

Thomas Taylor, CPABlog

Oh, you thought I would tell you who I thought would win the presidential election? Nope, I’m not going there. I’m a tax professional though, and I’m not immune to conversations about proper planning for either eventuality. In my opinion, however, the BEST advice about what to do for your Chattanooga business is “wait and see”. Here’s what I mean: … Read More

Thomas Taylor, CPATommy Taylor’s Perspective On Proposed New Tax Policies

Big PPP Loan Forgiveness News For Chattanooga Businesses

Thomas Taylor, CPABlog

You might have seen some rumors on this already, but I wanted to help make everything clear for you… A few weeks back I told you that there were some tax professional rumors circulating about “automatic PPP loan forgiveness” for loans under $150K. Remember that? Well, they did it! Except it is for even smaller loans (under $50K). And it’s … Read More

Thomas Taylor, CPABig PPP Loan Forgiveness News For Chattanooga Businesses

How To Approach Bigger Business Players In Chattanooga or Your Niche

Thomas Taylor, CPABlog

Local Chattanooga business owner to local Chattanooga business owner(though you might actually be out of the area — but this still applies), I want to remind you of something that you probably already know: With the election just one month away, the world is SWIMMING in conflict and negativity. And you need to be serious and proactive about protecting yourself … Read More

Thomas Taylor, CPAHow To Approach Bigger Business Players In Chattanooga or Your Niche

5 Business Mistakes That Can Be Fatal by Tommy Taylor

Thomas Taylor, CPABlog

All the political people are arguing over taxes, and my inner geek smiles. (By the way, if YOU want to argue about the tax issues, here’s a good explainer article to start with before you make big declarations about the tax issues involved.) Because I’m not really interested in arguing over these things, to be honest — at least in … Read More

Thomas Taylor, CPA5 Business Mistakes That Can Be Fatal by Tommy Taylor

Identifying Your Target Prospect by Tommy Taylor

Thomas Taylor, CPABlog

With the business deadline (9/15) behind us, we’re in tax planning season. Though the IRS (and Congress) haven’t yet definitively made a statement about it (that we know of), here at Thomas Taylor, CPA we are operating according to the fact that the filing deadline is going to be April 15th, 2021 for 2020 taxes. But this actually has nothing … Read More

Thomas Taylor, CPAIdentifying Your Target Prospect by Tommy Taylor

Struggling Chattanooga Businesses Be Careful With Price Reductions

Thomas Taylor, CPABlog

Here we are, with Q3 of 2020 in the rearview mirror, THANK GOODNESS. Only one more quarter left in this 2020 donkey — but it’s going to be an eventful one. I get asked a bunch by Chattanooga clients and friends what I think the markets will do, and the only thing I can really say is “expect the unexpected”. … Read More

Thomas Taylor, CPAStruggling Chattanooga Businesses Be Careful With Price Reductions

About That PPP Forgiveness Application for Chattanooga Businesses

Thomas Taylor, CPABlog

I have a few quick-hit things to cover today. The first of which relates to some timing issues. Labor Day is behind us (though many of my Chattanooga business owner friends and clients don’t really take time off for that). (You can’t really take a vacation in the same way when you are where the buck stops. Because, well, you … Read More

Thomas Taylor, CPAAbout That PPP Forgiveness Application for Chattanooga Businesses

Use These Financial Reports For Business Decisions By Tommy Taylor

Thomas Taylor, CPABlog

Just in time for the weekend, the IRS issued Friday-evening guidance about the overly-hyped (at first) payroll tax “holiday”. There was initial hope that this might be a great shot-in-the-arm for Chattanooga businesses and employees, but given how the thing is structured, and the limitations of executive action (i.e. it takes a Congressional order for taxes to actually be “forgiven”), … Read More

Thomas Taylor, CPAUse These Financial Reports For Business Decisions By Tommy Taylor