Basic Hints to Help New Small Businesses – Biz Monday

Folks starting a small business are often challenged by their new tax filing requirements. It can be overwhelming to learn about federal tax responsibilities.

The following is a list of basic tips to avoid potential problems:

  • Classify workers properly as employees or independent contractors as determined by law, not the choice of the worker or business owner.
  • Deposit federal employment taxes, called trust fund taxes, according to the appropriate schedule.
  • Start making estimated quarterly payments to cover your own income tax and Social Security self-employment tax liability.
  • Keep good records to protect your personal and financial investment and to make tax filing easier.
  • Consider a tax professional to help you with Schedule C.
  • File and pay your taxes electronically. It’s fast, easy, and secure.
  • Protect financial and tax records to ensure business continuity in the event of a disaster.

Are you starting a new business here in our Colorado Mountain towns? As always, we’re here to help sort out your tax responsibilities.

Larry D. Stone,  Stone CPA

970.668.0772,  970.668.0434,  888.668.0772

[email protected] – Colorado Tax Coach

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