Keeping accurate records for tax purposes and daily operations is critical when you own a business. Clear, organized records allow business owners to know where they stand financially at any given time during the year. You know that the IRS requires specific documents in order to evaluate the amount of taxes owed, so prior to reviewing your finances with your CPA, make sure your records are in good order when you submit them. Here’s why financial record keeping is vital for business, especially at tax time.
Just as sure as the daylight hours grow longer in the spring, tax time is one thing you know always rolls around each year like clockwork. For many, this annual assessment is preceded by headaches and stress, but we’re here to tell you that if you approach it strategically, tax documentation can be fairly painless. Here are some best practices for Small Business Owners in preparation for tax season.
The year 2020 introduced many new tax issues that our country has never seen before. We’ve experienced destructive economic repercussions and harm to business activity, uncertain gross receipts, and new expenses born out of pandemic accommodations. To combat the harmful effects of these, the government introduced a variety of aid programs. These included Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and other CARES Act provisions to help individuals and small businesses cope in the new and challenging business environment. These all come with tax implications.