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Don’t forget…

Date: 01/19/2007 | Category: Business | Author: Claire Reid

Tax time is right around the corner and as such we thought it would be fitting to review some of the often forgot about business-related expenses that small business owners may neglect on their taxes.

Of course, each business and their tax circumstances are unique so this is just a general guideline as to what type of expenses you can deduct.  For specific questions regarding your business, consult with a qualified professional.

Don’t forget

1.  Business expenses – all ordinary and necessary expenses.

2.  Business Entertainment – normally, the law allows the deduction for half of the cost of business-related entertainment .

3.  Long term assets – assets you expect to last more than a year:  office furniture, computer equipment, medical, dental, or other specialized equipment, buildings, automobiles, and books.

4.  Retirement plans – retirement accounts designed for small business owners provide tremendous tax benefits.  They allow you to put away a significant amount of money into tax-deferred accounts during your working years.

5.  Workers – It’s possible you may be able to deduct most or all of what you pay someone you hire as a business expense.  Additionally, expenses associated with hiring an independent contractor who performed services for your business may be deducted as business operating expenses.

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