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5 Tax Tips for Small Business to Save Money

5 Tax Tips for Small Business to Save Money

Small businesses have other tangible struggles in the economy. Owners of these businesses are looking for ways to cut expenses while saving more. And one of the ways to reduce costs is through tax filing. 

Let’s dive into ways to save money for small businesses through taxation.

Change Your Business Structure

A small business lacks the benefits of an employer, like paying part of your taxes. A business is expected to handle its Social Security and Medicare taxes. A limited liability company (LLC) business structure pays a lesser tax deduction. 

There are many taxes to be paid for such a structure but can be circumvented by avoiding the half meant to be paid by the employer. Having this switch to LLC will be highly beneficial to small businesses. But while focusing on the switch, there are associated risks and self-employed salaries to watch out for, but a great way to deduct taxable income.

Understand Startup Cost Deductions

Having a business is exciting but costly. You’ll have to deal with rent, taxes, payroll, professional services, marketing, and utilities. A new business also needs a logo design, permits, licenses, and down payments. However, many of these expenses can be tax-deductible.

  • Home office deduction: a remote business deducts tax through rent or ownership expenses. However, the home office needs to be used regularly for the business.

  • Business vehicle deduction: can be run on vehicles strictly used for business. The tax is deducted through ownership and operation, especially when used for personal and business purposes.

  • Charitable deduction: making donations to charity also reduces tax expenses. You can do this through stock, money, or goods.

Making Quarterly Tax Payments

A taxpayer with more than $1,000 in tax debt should be ready to file quarterly estimated taxes. Many taxpayers unknowingly use this tax method. For employed people, the system is used by employers to pay for employees with Form W-4. But as a self-employed taxpayer, you have to calculate the tax yourself and remit it to the IRS.

A taxpayer who has paid taxes for previous years can easily calculate tax payments using previous payment reports. Another way of doing this is multiplying each month’s average income by a year. This method is called estimated quarterly payment. You are expected to pay up to 90% of the tax debt before the year runs out to avoid harsh penalties. And late payment attracts a fee. There are tax professionals available to help you understand quarterly payment options and how to file such tax reports.

Researching Tax Credits

Tax credits are another smart way to reduce tax bills. Credits are irregular, making it a good idea to invest in an active one by confirming from IRS’s business credit tax website. Some businesses can take advantage of these credits, such as;

  • Disabled Access Credit: disables credit reduces tax by offering services to people with disabilities. These disabled access points are considered tax credits.

  • Increasing Research Activities: research and development (R&D) to produce a new product or service or modify a product may qualify you for a tax credit.

  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC): is from the federal level. An employer that hires employees is deemed qualified for this tax credit. However, the group of people you hire, such as ex-felons, veterans, etc., has to comply with those set by the IRS.

Save More to Healthcare Needs

The healthcare sector reduces income tax for small businesses by investing more in health. As the cost of medical attention increases, the urge to save money for future health issues is unavoidable. To save money, you can start paying for a health scheme through a Health Savings Account (HSA).



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