on June 10, 2013
The Marketplace Fairness Act, which could force many more business owners to collect sales tax on online purchases, recently passed the U.S. Senate. However, the legislation faces an uncertain future as lawmakers in the House of Representatives voice concerns …Read » Views: 935
on June 6, 2013
Small-business owners are probably thinking about paying their second quarter estimated taxes right about now, because they’re due on June 17.
While you’re at it, why not start getting ready for the next tax season? Planning ahead will make preparing and …Read » Views: 945
on May 13, 2013
Much like a Social Security number for individual taxpayers, an Employer Identification Number — also called a Federal Tax Identification Number — is how the IRS identifies your company. Business owners use their EINs to conduct activities that would other…Read » Views: 4,838
on May 6, 2013
As an individual taxpayer, you’re required to complete and submit an annual federal income-tax return by April 15 for the prior calendar year. (The IRS sometimes moves the date to avoid Sundays and holidays.) However, if you’re a small-business owner, your…Read » Views: 2,363
on April 19, 2013
If you started a small business with your spouse, the federal tax implications of your decision aren’t as simple as you may think. Here’s what you need to know to report your incomes correctly to the IRS next year.
Employee or Partner?
The IRS wants to k…Read » Views: 2,009
on April 18, 2013
Who knew that having a vindictive ex or rounding-off figures on a tax return could get you audited by the Internal Revenue Service?
As you recover from tax time, be aware that there are some little — and not so little — details that could make the IRS …Read » Views: 2,011
on April 10, 2013
As a small-business owner, tax time can be stressful, as you scurry to pull together all of your receipts and try to remember everything you did last year.
Although accountants can help you sort and summarize, it’s a lot less expensive if you do that part y…Read » Views: 6,242
on April 9, 2013
It’s the kind of letter or phone call that strikes fear in the hearts of most small-business owners: The IRS is contacting you to audit your income-tax return.
There’s no need to panic, however. Although there is no sure-fire way to avoid a tax audit, the…Read » Views: 1,280