If you run a business, you know taxes can be tricky. With profits to tally and W-2s to distribute, it’s hard to know where to begin. A good first step is to learn which tax return forms you will need based on your business type.
Topics: Business Accounting
Tax preparation is a complex process for small business owners. As a result, many first-time filers or even some experienced executives miss out on big tax credits. Before you file your tax return or plan a big business expense, learn more about how these tax breaks could help your company financially.
Small businesses often perform bookkeeping and payroll tax duties in house to cut costs. But, many make mistakes that cost them time and money. According to one survey, 26 percent of small businesses spend three to five hours a month on these type of tasks. This time can add up significantly over the course of a year.
If you are new to payroll or could use a refresher, our answers to common questions will help guide you through the process.
Owning a small business can be a risky proposition, but there are many effective ways to protect yourself financially. Setting up an asset protection plan will insulate you from financial ruin in the event of lawsuits or other legal claims against your company.
Small restaurants, if they last any length of time, are always super busy preparing and serving meals, pouring drinks and cleaning up the mess. With customers continually coming in and out, a small restaurant owner’s time is at a premium. But when it comes to accounting a restaurant shouldn’t skimp. Our helpful hints for keeping accounting records for a small restaurant detail the right way to keep track of your books.
Businesses and individuals begrudgingly pay interest, because it appears little is to be gained. This is not entirely true. Interest expense, in certain cases, is tax-deductible.
Don’t allow your tax refund check to burn a hole in your pocket. Instead, let your money grow. If you receive money back from the government this year, try one or more of our five ways to invest a tax return for your future.
Like old wives tales, IRS audit myths, often with little basis in reality, have been handed down through generations of American taxpayers.
Construction contractors typically work on different type, size and length contracts. Depending on these variables, recommended contractor accounting methods may differ. Before filing a Federal tax return, construction contractors of any business structure (sole proprietor, partnership or corporation) must choose a method of accounting.
So, why not start with your business tax planning and preparation now?
Monitoring food cost, the percentage of total restaurant sales spent on food product, is critical to a restaurant’s success. By monitoring inventory, eliminating waste and ordering wisely, controlling food costs effectively can be simple and easy.