Tax Liability Case Study

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If you 're a business owner, especially a small business owner, every penny counts. The more money you have, the more you can invest, the more your company grows, and the more money you have to take risks. Naturally, you want to save as much as possible on your daily expenses and daily operations. You may also wonder why you 're paying so much in taxes. Saving money on taxes can be easier said than done, because the tax code is expensive. There are some common ways, however, that a lot of small business overpay on taxes.

Choosing the Wrong Business Entity Can Increase Your Tax Liability

The two main business structures, a limited liability company(LLC) and a corporation both have unique tax, legal and financial implications. The right way
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According to the IRS, corporations are taxed when a profit is "earned, and then is taxed to the shareholders when distributed as dividends.”

On the other hand LLC owners can pass profits through to owners to be considered regular income. have the option to be treated as a disregarded entity (like an “S Corporation”) which means that the LLC’s profits can be passed through to its owners to be treated like regular income. In this way, the company 's owners avoid double taxation, because its profits go on the owners ' tax returns. A limited liability company can be taxed like a S Corporation, which means profits and losses pass to shareholders, not the business, whether it is owned Iby a single member or multiple members.

There are a number of reasons to choose a particular business entity. What is right for one is not right for another, and it is wise to consultant with a tax professional if you have questions as to which entity is right for
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This will allow you to reimburse them without counting any money given as extra income. Accelerate deductions and defer income to put income into the next year and have more deductions in the current year. Don 't miss out on tax credits and incentives, many of which are state-specific for business. A tax professional can help.

Investing in Your Company Can Help You Save on Taxes

It is possible to do in this in a variety of ways. One is to claim a depreciation allowance over five to seven years or longer when you buy business equipment. Sometimes you can deduct the entire cost of the equipment the year you start using any new equipment.

You can save on taxes by either claiming the actual costs of a personal vehicle used for business or using the IRS standard mileage rate.

It is also possible to sell property on an installment basis. You can spread the gain over the time the installments will be received. You can also report the full gain in the year of sale.

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