Category: Tax Services

Guide to Small Business Tax Accounting | 6 Strategies

February 7, 2024  |  Barton Walter and Krier

Tax season is officially underway, and let’s be honest, it’s not most people’s favorite time of year. You might love owning a business but get nervous every time you think of that April 15 deadline. Don’t worry! At Barton, Walter & Krier, we have all the tips and strategies you’ll need to minimize your business’s tax burden and maximize profitability. Without further ado, here is our 2024 guide to small business tax accounting. 1. Prepare Financial Records The first step to a successful tax season is preparing your financial records. It helps to maintain these records throughout the year so that you don’t have to scramble to find them at the last minute. Track all business income and expenses in one place for easy access. Make sure to keep them organized, too. You could use categories such as invoices, bank statements, receipts, and contracts. 2. Separate Your Personal and Business Finances As an entrepreneur or business owner, it’s important to understand that your personal and business finances will always be related. However, it’s best to separate them when keeping financial records and filing your taxes. Mixing them can be detrimental for both categories and could prevent you from obtaining a small business loan. You’ll save yourself a lot of time and energy if […]

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Plan Ahead for Tax Season

September 26, 2023  |  Barton Walter and Krier

Every year it seems as though the scramble around tax time is inevitable. But the tax experts at Barton, Walter & Krier are here to help. We’ve got the inside scoop on things you can do throughout the year to ensure you’re prepared, saving you time, money, and potential headaches. Keep reading to learn a few year-round tax tips to help you plan ahead for tax season. Tax Time Timeline Because of additional tax obligations, tax season looks a bit different for businesses than for individuals. Unless filing for an extension, individual tax returns are due on April 15. Depending on your business type and the tax year, the due date for business taxes can vary. Additionally and for businesses required to pay them, quarterly estimated taxes are, as the name implies, due each quarter — on the 15th of April, June, and September as well as January of the following year. Companies with employees are also required to file local, state, and federal payroll taxes all year long. Identify Proper Classification Selecting the right structure for your business is important to avoid overpaying taxes. Among other aspects, you’ll want to consider tax rates, liability protection, and chain of command when choosing an entity. From a C corporation to a sole proprietorship and […]

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Be Prepared for Tax Season

February 28, 2023  |  Barton Walter and Krier

With the new year officially here, it’s only a matter of time before we’re all in the midst of the tax time rush. Last-minute number crunching can be stressful, both for business owners and their tax professionals. We have some basic and simple ideas to help ensure you’ll be prepared for tax season so that your filing process goes smoothly. Organize Financial Records and Receipts Hopefully you’ve been keeping tabs on your business’s performance over the last year. Documenting and analyzing financials each month gives you an idea of the health and profitability of your company. Bring those records as well as any receipts for business expenses when meeting with your tax professional. Keeping your documents together will help ensure you have the information your tax preparer needs when he or she prepares your tax forms. Divide Expenses, Determine Costs Sometimes the line between business and personal expenses becomes blurred, especially for small business owners. Be sure to go through your expenses and determine which one goes where. Double check your personal account for business expenses you may have forgotten. Also, the IRS has specific rules for Section 179 deductions. This allows you to deduct the cost of certain property as an expense when the property is used for your business. You may […]

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