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Five Biggest Tax Mistakes Small Business Owners Make

How you handle your recordkeeping and taxes can make a big difference in your success as a small business owner. Make sure to avoid these common tax mistakes small business owners make:

Tips to Meet the Small Business Tax Filing Extension Deadline

The deadline for filing 2014 extended corporate and partnership tax returns is Tuesday, September 15, 2015. If you took an extension to file your corporate or partnership income tax returns, the deadline is almost here. By Tuesday, you must finish and file your return or face penalties for late filing.

How to Calculate and Make Estimated Tax Payments

If you’re like most taxpayers, you receive salary and wages from your employer and never have to worry about making estimated tax payments. Even if you receive additional income, such as interest and dividends, stock gains, or freelance income, the income tax withheld from wages usually covers your total income tax. If you have significant […]

6 Common Small Business Tax Deductions

Tax deductions are a great benefit for the average taxpayer, but they can bring even greater tax benefits to a small business owner, contractor or freelancer. Expensing business costs can help reduce taxes so you can put more money toward building your empire.

5 Little Known Ways to Successfully Live on Irregular Income

Are you among the millions of Americans who piece together a living by freelancing, contracting, or running side hustles? The so-called “gig economy” has shed light on a growing class of workers who don’t collect a steady, guaranteed paycheck from a single employer. Perhaps they run an Etsy shop while bartending on weekends. They might […]

You Got This Weekly Series: The Tax Implications of Investing in a Business

Each week we will answer one of the most frequently asked questions on Facebook, Twitter and TaxACT’s Blog in the “You Got This” Weekly Series. Question: I invested enough to fund the expected expenses in my son’s golf business to cover 3 years as did one other investor. The account can be drawn from to cover travel, food, anything that promotes […]

Schedule C: Reporting Self-Employment Income from Multiple Sources

How to decide if you have one or more Schedule C businesses? Self-employed individuals often have more than one activity going at once. You can report closely related activities together on one Schedule C. If you have unrelated activities, however, you must report them on separate Schedule Cs. Similar activities would include different lines of […]

5 Year-End Tax Planning Tips for Self-Employed

As a self-employed person, you have more control over your eventual tax liability than someone who only earns income as an employee. To take full advantage of that extra control, follow these 5 year-end tax planning tips: 1. Estimate your business income It’s absolutely essential that you find out where you stand tax-wise – before […]

Turning Your Hobby Into a Business: Do You Have What It Takes?

Have you ever thought about turning something you enjoy, something you would do even if it didn’t make any money, into a way to make a living? Who hasn’t? Many people take a hobby they’ve been dabbling in for years, such as glass blowing, antique collecting, or dance exercise, and turn it into a full-time […]