Category Archives: Business Accounting

business startup deductions

Small Business: Deducting Startup Costs

business startup expenses tax deductibleIf you’ve recently started a business – or are thinking about starting a business – you should know that as an owner, all eligible costs incurred before beginning to operate the business are treated as capital expenditures. As such, they are part of the cost basis for the business.

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tax deductible charitable giving

Important Information About Charitable Giving This Year

donations and tax-deductible charitable givingFor many nonprofits and taxpayers alike, Giving Tuesday is the start of the charitable giving season. While most organizations are legitimate, taxpayers should always research charities before donating. It is also a good idea to understand the expanded tax benefits of giving to causes that mean something to you personally. Taxpayers should also know that they may be able to deduct donations to tax-exempt organizations on their tax returns.

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Business Tax Planning

Business Owners: Year-End Tax Planning Strategies

Business tax planning

Several end-of-year tax planning strategies are available to business owners to reduce their tax liability. Let’s take a look:

Deferring Income

Businesses using the cash method of accounting can defer income into 2022 by delaying end-of-year invoices so that payment is not received until 2023. Businesses using the accrual method can defer income by postponing the delivery of goods or services until January 2022.

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Employee classification

Worker Classification: Employee vs. Contractor

Classifying employeesIf you hire someone for a long-term, full-time project or a series of projects that are likely to last for an extended period, you must pay special attention to the difference between independent contractors and employees.

The Internal Revenue Service and state regulators scrutinize the distinction between employees and independent contractors because many business owners try to categorize as many of their workers as possible as independent contractors rather than as employees.

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Defer Capital Gains

Defer Capital Gains Using Like-Kind Exchanges

Defer Capital Gains If you’re a savvy investor, you probably know that you must generally report as income any mutual fund distributions, whether you reinvest them or exchange shares in one fund for shares of another. In other words, you must report and pay any capital gains tax owed.

But if real estate’s your game, did you know that it’s possible to defer capital gains by taking advantage of a tax break that allows you to swap investment property on a tax-deferred basis?

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Small Business tips for ensuring financial success

Small Business: Tips for Ensuring Financial Success

Small Business - Ensuring Financial SuccessCan you point your company in the direction of financial success, step on the gas, and then sit back and wait to arrive at your destination? Probably not.

While you may wish it was that easy, the truth is that you can’t let your business run on autopilot and expect good results. Every business owner knows you need to make numerous adjustments along the way. So, how do you handle the array of questions facing you? One way is through cost accounting.

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Six Things To Know Before You Start a Business

Tips for starting a businessStarting your own business is an exciting prospect, but there is more to it than simply writing a business plan. Understanding the tax responsibilities of starting a business venture can save taxpayers money and help set them up for success. That’s where a tax professional can help. Here is what you need to know before you start a new business:

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Retirement options

Retirement Plan Options For Small Businesses

Retirement options for small businessAccording to the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses employ half of all private-sector employees in the United States. However, a majority of small businesses do not offer their workers retirement savings benefits.

If you’re like many other small business owners in the United States, you may be considering the various retirement plan options available for your company.

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payroll help

Small Business: Understanding Payroll Expenses

payroll adviceFederal law requires most employers to withhold federal taxes from their employees’ wages. Whether you’re a small business owner who is just starting or one who has been in business for a while–and ready to hire an employee or two–here is what you should know about withholding, reporting, and paying employment taxes. Continue reading