Small Business Tax

Section 179 vehicles should be a key part of your small business tax deduction strategies. Can Section 179 property fit in with your business tax strategies?

Let Business Management Daily help you get each and every rental property depreciation credit and business tax deduction you’re entitled to.

If your company expects to owe less than $1,000 in employment taxes annually, you’ll be able to file the new Form 944 (Employer’s Annual Federal Tax Return) once each year with your annual return, rather than filing Form 941 (Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return) four times a year.
Even some taxpayers with complex returns do the “shoebox drop” when meeting with their tax preparer during filing season. But simply handing your preparer a pile of receipts and records will cost you several ways.
While some view the home-office deduction as audit bait, you’ll withstand any IRS scrutiny if you know and follow the home-office deduction rules. In this Special Report, we’ll explain those rules in plain English and show you how to earn bigger and better deductions without getting off the living room couch.
Many people contribute to their IRAs at the tax return deadline. But why wait?
If you’ve considered switching your business to an S corporation but have been ineligible in the past, it’s time to take another look. Why? A 2004 tax law opened up S corporation status to a whole truckload of previously disqualified small and midsize businesses, and it paves the way for your S corp’s future expansion without forfeiting any tax breaks.
Put your tax-return preparer in the best position to help you. You’ll save time and money by following these five steps before you meet with your preparer this year.
The most successful business Web sites are those created around the customers’ needs, not the company’s products and services. Here are 10 tips for creating a successful, customer- focused Web site, from Tiffany Shlain, founder of the Webby Awards, which annually honors the top Web sites.
Maybe you can chalk that up to the old “fivefinger” employee discount. Two-thirds of respondents to a Vault.com survey said they’ve taken office supplies from their workplace.
Paying estimated tax in regular installments can be a tricky proposition, especially for corporations. But now that the dust has settled for the 2005 tax year, you may have run the numbers and found that your company overpaid its estimated taxes.
Here’s the ultimate question for retirement-savers: Which type of plan is better— the traditional 401(k) plan or the new Roth 401(k) version?