Article Category: Back Taxes

Tax Alert for Small Business Start-Ups!

Posted on: April 3, 2014

  Tax Alert for Small Business Start-Ups! – Any new business owner will soon realize that business taxes are one of the largest business expenses. This being the case, saving money on tax dollars is one of the most effective ways of increasing profitability. However, since the IRS tax code governing the start-up and continuing operation of a small business is so fluid and complex, keeping up with all of the available small business tax breaks can be a daunting task in itself. Outlined below are some of the ways that small businesses start-ups can save tax dollars in 2014. … Click to Read More

Some Small Businesses May Owe Back Taxes In California

Posted on: November 7, 2013

A court ruling from December of 2012 could result in many small business investors in California owing large sums of money in back taxes from a practice now deemed unconstitutional.  Five years ago many small business investors in California were promised a tax break.  The investors were told that if they invested in specific types of businesses, they would receive a large tax deduction.  Now these same investors are being told that they could receive tax bills that for up to $250,000 for deductions that were granted under tax laws that were on the books at the time the investments … Click to Read More

Small Business Tax Relief – Back Taxes

Posted on: February 23, 2012

While taxes for 2011 are due in April, it is important to take care of any IRS notices and bills from past years that were not paid when due, called back taxes. Here are some frequently asked questions about back taxes in relation to business tax preparation. What back tax issues are commonly encountered by small businesses? · Due to the complexity of tax law, many small business owners do not know how to use available deductions to reduce their lax liability and therefore end up with tax balances that are more than the business can afford to pay. · With the current … Click to Read More

Business Tax Records—What Records to Keep and When to Shred

Posted on: February 4, 2012

Are you never quite sure what original information to save after you file your annual tax return? In this article, we discuss what business tax documents you must keep and how long to keep them. Good bookkeeping is difficult to manage for many businesses. Let’s face it—your priority is to keep the business running from day to day. It might not seem like it but now, as you prepare to file your business taxes for 2011, is actually the perfect time to develop good record keeping habits. Keeping organized records throughout the year is vital to making sure you have … Click to Read More

Help with IRS Payroll Taxes: What They Are, How They Work

Posted on: February 3, 2012

When your new employee fills out a W-4, it affects their withholdings for Federal Income Tax, Social Security, and Medicare. What does it mean for the business owner? Businesses are required by the IRS to withhold taxes from employee wages, and then pay them directly to the IRS. This usually occurs on a quarterly basis in March, June, September, and December.  This type of tax is called a Payroll Tax. In some instances, the IRS allows a business to file payroll taxes annually instead of quarterly. Payment can be made electronically or in person at an authorized financial institution. The IRS … Click to Read More