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Discover the tax considerations and advantages that come along with running your own business.

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Everything you need to know about small business tax payments

Although revenues may be tiny, new small businesses must still fulfill their annual tax burdens. Here are 5 things new business owners must know about income taxes.

How to write off a vacation on your taxes

If done properly, the IRS allows business owners to write off parts of their vacation expenses, even if the trip isn't only for business purposes.|If done properly, the IRS allows business owners to write off parts of their vacation expenses, even if the trip isn't only for business purposes.

What you can and can't write off with business travel

For many small business owners, traveling is a necessity. Learn which business travel deductions you can claim, and which ones you can't.

Tax basics for limited liability companies (LLCs)

If you're a limited liability company, or starting one, knowing the tax benefits and disadvantages of an LLC is crucial. Learn the basics now.

How new businesses can minimize their unemployment insurance tax rates

Unemployment insurance tax is the only tax you can control through sound business practices. Learn about managing your unemployment insurance rate.

Startup costs: understanding the totals, taxes and timing

If you started a business last year and incurred some expenses before you officially opened your doors, you may be entitled to deduct certain startup costs.

13 common expenses and tax deductions for independent contractors

Self-employed contractors and construction workers can write off many expenses on their taxes. Our list of contractor and construction tax deductions has them all.

Your guide to the 2019 standard deduction and itemized deductions

Mastering your taxes means mastering your deductions. To help, we’ve assembled a 2018 list of tax deductions that you can—and should—take in 2019.

Form 1040 instructions for small business owners and the self-employed

Filing your taxes incorrectly can lead to problems with the IRS. Make sure you're ready this tax season with these Form 1040 instructions.

Making sense of deferred tax assets and liabilities

We help you understand deferred tax assets or liabilities on your balance sheet and what they mean for your business. Read on to find out more.

What does the IRS look for in an audit?

Small business owners know all too well the frustrations and anxiety a tax audit can cause. There is no guaranteed way to avoid an audit, but QuickBooks sat down with some tax experts to discuss best practices to avoid and be prepared for an audit.

Small business sales tax basics: Sourcing and nexus

How a small business handles sales taxes depends on the laws of the states. Find out what states are origin based and which are destination based.

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