Taxes

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

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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.

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.

Do I need to collect sales tax? If so, how much?

Do you need to pay quarterly taxes? What you need to know

Understanding quarterly estimated taxes is crucial come tax time. We go over everything you need to know so you can accurately make your estimated tax payments.

Tax write-offs: Getting the most bang for your business's buck

Need to pay Lyft taxes? Here's how to file

Paying Lyft taxes means paying taxes as an independent contractor, which can get complicated. Make sure you ace your return with these tips for filing.

A nexus definition for small business owners

Don’t get hit with a sales tax bill that your company isn’t prepared for. Instead, study up on the nexus definition, and the legal and tax ramifications.

Grubhub top deductions and tax tips for delivery drivers

What is an EIN Number, and does your business need one?

Employer Identification Number or a Federal Tax Identification Number is how the IRS identifies your company. Business owners use their EINs to conduct activities that would otherwise require a Social Security number

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