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
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 […]
I Have Business Expenses – What Do I Need to Write Them Off?
Alright my lovely business owner, freelancer, independent contractor, gig-worker, side hustler, solopreneur … You get the picture. You’ve been spending money working one your business, and you want to know how you can use those business expenses as a deduction against your income. There are so many details I can and should share with you […]
I Provide Professional Services! Do I Qualify for the QBI or not?
This is by far one of the most bizarre tax code complications I’ve seen this year. So if I’m confused, I’m sure you are too. But, finally the IRS has decided to clarify who is, and is not included on the specified service trades or businesses (SSTB) list, and therefore disqualified to receive the Qualified […]
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.. […]
Schedule C – What expenses go where for your business?
Let me state right up front… I straight copied this information from Mary953’s CAPS Blog Why? Because, it’s THE BOMB! Even though she provided these explanations several years ago, her descriptions are gold, and I never want to lose them! I also want you to know exactly where to find them when needed. So, let […]
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 […]