In short, when the business income is high enough – which 40,000 net or higher, an S-Corp could save the owner thousands in self-employment taxes
The Uprising of Black Businesses – Episode 006 [Video]
In the wake of all the social unrest over the lives and plight of Blacks in America, conversations about the uprising of Black-owned businesses are everywhere. In recent days many people have learned the history of Tulsa Black Wallstreet. Thus the idea that Blacks all across the nation can and should recreate business conglomerates to […]
Little Ways Having a Side Biz Helps You Keep More Of Your Money (video) – Ep005
This is episode 005 in the Words About Work, Wealth and Money series. In this video I present a “case study” on little ways having a side biz helps you keep more of your money. I discuss these four phrases originally presented in episode 001 of Work, Wealth and Money. Have a legitimate Side Biz […]
IRS Hit A Self-Employed Individual for $7k in Back Taxes!
My sole proprietor clients think I’m hard on them. They wish I’d leave them alone about maintaining a separate bank account for their business. They don’t want to hear me go on and on about not co-mingling funds, depositing and reporting every dollar made in business, and not over-stating expenses. There are several reasons I […]
Do You Make Charitable Contributions From Your Business???
So you enjoy giving money to charitable organizations, do you??? Yes! I knew you did. You love to give to great causes and so do I. So give and don’t stop. In addition to the good feeling of giving, it’s also kinda nice knowing you can write those donation off on your taxes. Right??? Well.. […]
Did You Pay Anyone More Than $600 in 2018? — Get your 1099-misc filed by 1/31
I’ve beat this topic to death in years past, so I won’t go into all the intricate details in this blog. So please… before you ask questions about Box 3 vs Box 7, please take time to read through questions from all of the *wishful thinking* people who have gone before you. You can find […]
2018 Tax Reform on Business Meals & Entertainment – Mostly gone except…
Business meals and entertainment suffered a blow in the new 2018 tax reform bill… BUT if you’re serving meals or refreshments to prospects as part of a sales presentation that is open to the general public (meaning not just to your family and friends), the expense then qualifies as a “presentation” aka “promotional” expense, and […]
1099-Misc forms Must Be Filed by January 31st – Fines have Increased
Happy Tax Filing Season to my Small Business Owners, This is just a friendly reminder that if you paid any person, vendor, or business order $600 or more throughout the entire year of 2016 for services performed, you are legally required to give them a 1099-misc form by January 31st, 2017. The IRS […]
Does the IRS ‘Really’ Expect Detailed Driving Records for My Automobile Expense Deduction???
Before I start-in on the answer to this question, please understand this article only pertains to individuals who use their personal vehicle for self-employed, freelance, or 1099 contract work. Any work you do for an employer from whom you receive a form w-2 does not apply; even if you are the owner. If you (as […]
Things Small Business Owners Do The IRS Calls “Negligence” and “Intentional Disregard”
Somewhere in the world of small business we’ve come up with clever ideas to keep the IRS from getting all of the tax dollars due to them. I’m not sure why, but we think we can outsmart the highly trained and educated IRS auditor who makes his living investigating financial rabbit trails. You should know […]