Tag Archives: Business

When to Pay Self-Employment Taxes

Individuals who are considered self-employed must still pay taxes. Self-employment taxes are contributions made to Social Security and Medicare, generally through quarterly payments known as estimated tax payments. Self-employment tax applies to anyone who makes $400.00 or more. In these cases, the taxpayer must file a Schedule SE (Form 1040) to pay self-employment taxes, since […]

Profit and Loss from Business: Schedule C

If you are paid cash for services performed, you’ll need to complete a Schedule C, Profit and Loss from Business. This form reports earnings and expenses in relation to the work performed. Some common examples include a handyman who works multiple locations, and has expenses for tolls and mileage, or a copywriter who freelances. Schedule […]

Education expense deductions can be beneficial to student taxpayers or their parents, however, knowing what qualifies as an appropriate expense is important. As the taxpayers in the next situation soon learned, even if you spend significant time educating yourself in various topics, if the expense is not deemed ordinary and necessary, it will be categorized […]

The Big Five for The Self-Employed

If you work for yourself, whether through contracting, freelancing, or other self-employed means, you’re entitled to a variety of tax deductions that can save you money when you file your tax return. And as an independent worker, saving money is always welcome. Here are the top five tax deductions to be aware of. Your Home: […]

Your Home at Tax Time

Home Office Do you work from home? Is there a special part of your home that you use exclusively for business on a regular basis? If your home office is the place where you meet clients, customers, or other business related persons, you may qualify to deduct expenses related to the operating costs. Generally, expenses […]

Taxpayers who run their own businesses, or freelancers should look for any way possible to save money at tax time. There are three different deductions that can help put more hard earned cash back in your pockets. Business Expenses Self-employed taxpayers can deduct certain business expenses that meet the following criteria: An accepted and usual […]

Employee Business Expense Tax Tips

As an employee of another company or business, you may qualify to deduct any expenses you paid out of pocket. Generally, you will have to itemize your deductions using a Schedule A, Itemized Deductions in order to claim allowable expenses. Follow these five tips to maximize your deduction and avoid delays in processing your return: […]

Forklift Drivers Find Deductions

Not everyone can drive and operate a forklift. It takes a special skill, training, and an extra cautious mindset to be a safe forklift driver. When it comes to taxes, forklift operators have to know how to drive their way through a rigorous tax code. However, with a little extra help, tax time for forklift […]

Salesperson

Making your living in sales can mean you rely on commissions just as much as your normal wages. At tax time, you will receive a Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement from your employer. As a salesperson, you may be classified as a statutory employee. Generally, statutory employees have Box 13 of their W-2 checked, […]

Driving For Deductions

Do you drive a vehicle, like a school bus, semi-trailer, truck, or taxi for work? Drivers will receive Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, for income from wages you obtain being an employee. In the event that you received a Form W-2 and the ‘Statutory employee‘ check box in Box 13 is marked, report that […]