15 episodes

The Real Buzz, a podcast designed with small business owners in mind who are serious about reducing their tax liability. Hosted by accounting and tax experts, Eric and Melissa Broughton of Busy Bee Advisors, this informative, and yes, even entertaining, podcast focuses on sharing forward thinking strategies to help you get organized, plan ahead and ultimately pay less in taxes. As small business owners themselves, they walk the walk and boy do they talk the talk. Their unexpected down-to-earth style and practical, actionable strategies provide what you’ll need to insure your most efficient tax strategy.Visit www.busybeeadvisors.com for all podcast episodes, practical resources and more.

The Real Buzz Eric & Melissa Broughton

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    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

The Real Buzz, a podcast designed with small business owners in mind who are serious about reducing their tax liability. Hosted by accounting and tax experts, Eric and Melissa Broughton of Busy Bee Advisors, this informative, and yes, even entertaining, podcast focuses on sharing forward thinking strategies to help you get organized, plan ahead and ultimately pay less in taxes. As small business owners themselves, they walk the walk and boy do they talk the talk. Their unexpected down-to-earth style and practical, actionable strategies provide what you’ll need to insure your most efficient tax strategy.Visit www.busybeeadvisors.com for all podcast episodes, practical resources and more.

    Episode 14: Torqued on Taxes? Revving Up the Engines of Software vs Personal Professional Service.

    Episode 14: Torqued on Taxes? Revving Up the Engines of Software vs Personal Professional Service.

    Ever felt like navigating the tax system is like trying to solve a Rubik's Cube in the dark? Join us, Melissa and Eric, as we shine a light on the tax labyrinth, helping you crack the code. This episode isn't just a run-of-the-mill tax talk; it's a treasure map to the gold mines of tax benefits for both individuals and business owners. We tackle the eternal debate: tax software versus a flesh-and-blood tax pro. While software might seem like a safe haven for W-2 wage earners, we reveal why entrepreneurs might need a more tailored approach and how important your involvement is – yes, even if you're not a numbers person.

    Think of your tax advisor as the trusted mechanic for your financial vehicle. We'll discuss the horsepower needed from a tax professional who doesn't just fill in the blanks but understands the terrain of your industry.  From the false comfort of audit protection to the necessity of year-round tax guidance, we emphasize the importance of well-timed collaboration between you and your tax expert. Just like a mechanic diagnosing a car, a tax pro needs all the details to keep your financial engine running smoothly – we explore how to keep that relationship finely tuned.

    You'll learn how a good tax professional isn't just a number cruncher but a navigator of tax seas – someone who's got your back when the waters get choppy with audits or unexpected tax events. Grasp the significance of mutual respect and preparedness and how these elements forge a strong alliance with your tax preparer. So, if you're ready to conquer taxes with confidence, let's buzz through the world of taxes together – because at Busy Bee Advisors, we're all about making taxes... well,  less taxing.

    For more information or to make an appointment visit www.busybeeadvisors.com

    • 31 min
    Episode 13: Is it time for somebody new to do your taxes?

    Episode 13: Is it time for somebody new to do your taxes?

    Listen and learn as  Melissa and Eric discuss the signs that demonstrate it’s time for you to find a new tax professional to do your taxes.  Do you know what to look for when you're not sure about your tax person? Do you know what questions to ask?  Are you a good client? Here are just some examples of what it is you should be considering along with many more from your hosts. 
    Are you paying a large tax bill? 
    Does your tax preparer only reach out to you once a year? 
    These are red flags that you may have a tax professional who isn’t doing everything in their creative and professional power to save you money on your taxes and to support your growing business. 
    For more information and to find resources from the show, visit www.busybeeadvisors.com.

    • 28 min
    Episode 12: Questions You've Asked About Tax Liabilities with Answers From Your Hosts

    Episode 12: Questions You've Asked About Tax Liabilities with Answers From Your Hosts

    On this episode Eric and Melissa answer questions from real prospective clients who called Busy Bee for tax advice (names and scenarios have been changed.) They break down two different scenarios and how they advise a client could reduce their tax liability. 
    Some of the highlights from the show include: 
    Set up a corporation! If you are filing as a sole proprietor you are paying self employment taxes and losing 15.3% of your profits to taxes you shouldn’t have to pay. If you run your business from home you are likely paying for personal expenses that are actually business expenses.Make sure you take inventory of your assets so they can be accounted for properly. Computers, tablets, phones, and storage equipment, all these can be accounted for to reduce your tax liability. Pay your children! They can do something for you, and you can pay them and they save money for college while reducing your taxes. Listen to this episode to hear more tips. 

    For more information and to find resources from the show, visit www.busybeeadvisors.com.

    • 36 min
    Episode 11: It's Not Too Late! End of Year Tax Strategies to Implement Now to Save Money

    Episode 11: It's Not Too Late! End of Year Tax Strategies to Implement Now to Save Money

    In this episode, your hosts, Melissan and Eric Broughton,  give tax strategies that can save you money if you implement them before the end of the year. These aren’t “loopholes” and they aren’t “shady” practices, these are strategic methods that business owners have been using for decades. Some of the ideas in this episode include: 
    -Prepay rent or other expenses for for next year
    -Delay your final month billing cycle in December to January
    -Purchase or replace old equipment or vehicles, but talk to a tax professional to see how selling your old assets first can save you money
    -Buy things strategically on credit, which can actually save you money
    -Sponsor a local charity event to support your community, get your name recognized, and reduce your taxes
    -Most importantly, buy that new ergonomic office chair for yourself!
    Listen to hear more about how Melissa and Eric suggest you pause now, look at your books, and start strategizing to save money on your taxes for 2023 before the year is up. You'll also be able to get the 13 steps to saving money on your taxes this year on the website.  What are you waiting for?


    For more information and to find resources from the show, visit www.busybeeadvisors.com.

    • 51 min
    Episode 10: Hire Your Kids, Save on Taxes. Here's How.

    Episode 10: Hire Your Kids, Save on Taxes. Here's How.

    Learn from Eric and Melissa as they share  the benefitsof hiring your children to work in the family business.  What can they do? For starters, they can file, they can shred, they can sweep, heck they can even star in your social media commercials! Done properly,  they can be paid thus reducing your taxes and building a nest egg for themselves.
    Let this episode inspire you with the many ways you could be saving money on taxes when you really consider your options. 
    For more information and to find resources from the show, visit www.busybeeadvisors.com.

    • 32 min
    Episode 9: 87,000 New IRS Agents. Are You Prepared?

    Episode 9: 87,000 New IRS Agents. Are You Prepared?

    You’ve heard the news, the federal government has authorized funding for 87,000 new I.R.S. agents to help with tax enforcement.  Are you panicked, angry, anxious?  Stop worrying and ignore the noise. 
    We break down what the new funding really means and how it could affect you or your business.  If you file your taxes correctly you have nothing to worry about.  If you do have tax problems and don’t ignore them, the I.R.S. is much more reasonable to work with than you might think. 
    We'll also discuss handling an audit, and the importance of calling a tax professional when you are behind on taxes and avoiding scam letters, calls, and emails that try to trick you into turning over your personal information. 

    For more information and to find resources from the show, visit www.busybeeadvisors.com.

    • 38 min

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This two are awesome!!

Great stuff and informative. Ready for more!!

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