It’s that time! For some you may have filed an extension for your 2020 taxes but water break is over, it’s time to get back in the game and tackle these 2021 taxes! If you didn’t take that route and looking to file net year… this is for you too!
Give or Obtain Your Personal Information (ID, SSN…)
Same for Your Dependents or Spouse
Download Those Bank Statements
Gather Those 1099s (Robinhood, Savings, Contract Work…)
Keep Receipts (Nowadays most receipts are digital)
Refer to your Bookkeeping or Spreadsheets on your Annual Expenses (better to have proof)
Track Your Commute to & from Work!
Do them Yourself or Outsource
File & Pay by the April 15, 2022
If you’re like most business owner in America, you will owe taxes when you file! Planning ahead is vital, because you may end up having to pay more with an installment plan, if you can’t cover the cost completely. It’s widely known, that ro be on the safe side, you want to save at least 15% of your business income to cover your taxes.
Stay Tuned on How you can Lower Your Tax Liability in the last Quarter of the Year!
There are numerous legal ways to deduct your business expenses during for Halloween season. You can deduct Halloween candy, decorations, anything that you can make BUSINESS-RELATED.
How to Write-Off Candy
The simple trick a lot of businesses use is the branding method. They take something that they want to use for their business and put their logo on it. A great example would be buying candy or other promotional products that you want to give to your clients or the community, then attaching your business card or something with your company image on it.
Deductible business expenses are considered to be ordinary and necessary. Boosting sales, creating client connections and will overall promote your business. If you decide to host a company Halloween party like “The Office”, that’s not dedutible. YOU HAVE TO HAVE MORE THAN JUST EMPLOYEES THERE, for these expenses to be tax deductible. Clients, Potential Clients and Family should be invited to get that write-off.
Alright, the party is over, what do you do with excess candy? You can donate the unused candy to Nonprofits and other tax-exempt organizations, according to the IRS. More deductible Halloween expenses follow the same guidelines as candy.
Sadly, individuals or W2, wage earners can not deduct these expenses.
Create Your Own Records (Payroll, Invoices, Debts)
Give Access to Financial Accounts or Bank Statements
Answer Bookkeeper’s Questions about scope of your business
Prodive with necessary info to understand your business process
Give previous tax returns
Bookkeeping is one of the oldest professions in the world! They offer support and guidance for any type of business.
Bookkeeping is recording and assigning financial transactions, journal entries, posting to ledgers and so much more. Bookkeeping is determing what systems to use, software to use, and essentially what expenses need to go. Bookkeepers are the tires to a car or the key to the door.
When you’re reaching out to professionals to help you with your business, the consultation, the meeting, any other factors that made the conversation possible, is tax deductible. Let’s say you use your personal cell phone for business, that business percentage of your phone is tax deductible.
So what does that look like?
By using your data plan and phone to reach out to professionals, customers and vendors for your business, the business portion of the total usage is deductible. This applies to a home office, car + car expenses, health insurance, and so much more.
Everyone wants to pay less money in taxes, to best achieve this, seek the professional guidance from tax, accounting and bookkeeping experts! By consulting with an advisor, they will save you money and the money you pay them will lower your taxable income! It’s a win, win!
Check Out the IRS updated link, on all business expenses that you can report!