Tax and Accounting
For any small business, it is critical to be aware of available tax deductions in order maximize profit. Surprisingly, many businesses fail to realize some of the deductions that apply to their business. Here is a list of tax deductions shared by the US Small Business Administration that you should be aware of as a small business owner.
Many entrepreneurs decide to form an LLC in order to protect their personal assets from seizure by a bank or lender, but there are several tax advantages that incentivize LLC formation as well.
As a small business owner, you follow a different set of tax rules than your employees. Making estimated tax payments throughout the year is required and should be handled in a way that’s not particularly burdensome.
Now that you have started your business, you’ve heard you can write off automobile expenses. So are you ready to buy that luxury sports car and write off the costs of driving around town and run errands?
The U.S. Senate has passed the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013, and it is currently under consideration in the House of Representatives. Most analysts feel confident that some version of the law will pass although it isn’t yet clear what changes might be made.
Do you run a seasonal small business—one where the bulk of your revenue comes in a few months or even weeks? If you do, chances are you are all too aware of the intense nature of the season—a time when you can’t possibly keep up with the workload. One of the first things that slides during a crush of activity for many small seasonal businesses is accounting.
A business trip is a good opportunity to do productive work for your business while earning substantial deductions. But it’s important to know the rules and limitations of deductions for business trips. You need to be aware of what constitutes a business trip, what things are deductible, and what you need to do to support your claims. You can combine business trips with pleasure trips, but be careful to ensure your trip still qualifies.