Category Archives: Business Tax Prep

Small Business Budgeting Errors

Common Small Business Budgeting Errors To Avoid

When creating a budget, it’s essential to estimate your spending as realistically as possible.

Here are five budget-related errors commonly made by small businesses and some tips for avoiding them.

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Choosing The Correct Business Entity

Choosing The Correct Business Entity

One of the most important decisions you’ll make when starting a business is choosing the right business entity. It’s a decision that impacts many things–from the amount of taxes you pay to how much paperwork you have to deal with and what type of personal liability you face.

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Gig Economy

What To Know About The Gig Economy And Your Taxes

Gig Economy

The gig economy, also called sharing or access economy, is defined by activities where taxpayers earn income providing on-demand work, services, or goods. This type of work is often carried out via digital platforms such as an app or website. There are many types of sharing economy businesses, including two of the most popular ones: ride-sharing, Uber and Lyft, for example, and home rentals such as Airbnb.

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Lahrmer and Co. Tax Advice for 2022

The 2022 Tax Filing Season: What You Need To Know

The 2022 Tax Filing Season: What You Need To Know

Monday, January 24, 2022, was the official start to this year’s tax season. By now, everyone should have received most of the information they need to make sure they file a complete and accurate return. Keep reading to learn more about what you should know including the filing deadline for most taxpayers, key items you need to prepare for filing, other important dates, and more.

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What To Know About Keeping Good Tax Records

What To Know About Keeping Good Tax Records

Tax season is upon us. For many people that means scrambling to collect receipts, mileage logs, and other tax-related documents needed to prepare their tax returns. If this describes you, chances are, you’re wishing you’d kept on top of it during the year so you could avoid this scenario yet again. With this in mind, here are seven suggestions to help taxpayers like you keep good records throughout the year:

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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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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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