What Small Business Owners Should Know about the Depreciation of Property Deduction

This article was published by the IRS. Depreciation is an annual tax deduction that allows small businesses to recover the cost or other basis of certain property over the time they use the property. It is an allowance for the wear and tear, deterioration, or obsolescence of the property. Small businesses can depreciate property when they [...]

Here’s How Businesses Can Deduct Startup Costs from Their Federal Taxes

This article was published by the IRS. When starting a business, owners should treat all eligible costs incurred before beginning to operate the business as capital expenditures that are part of their basis in the business. Generally, the business can recover costs for assets through depreciation deductions. For costs paid or incurred after September 8, 2008, [...]

Understanding deferred tax assets and liabilities

Deferred tax assets and liabilities may be terms you’ve seen added by your accountant to your small business balance sheet. They are financial items on a company’s balance sheet that exist because the income on the tax return is different than the income in the accounting records. Learn how to evaluate, make sense of, and take [...]

Taxpayer Advocate Service: Helping Taxpayers Navigate Their IRS Issues or Concerns

This article was published by the IRS. The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is an independent organization within the IRS that helps taxpayers and protects taxpayers' rights. They can offer help when tax problems cause a financial difficulty. When the taxpayer has tried and been unable to resolve their issue with the IRS, or a taxpayer believes [...]

Employment Taxes

As an employer, you do not need to register yourself for withholding to pay your own income taxes. If you expect to owe more than $400 in MA income tax, you are required to make individual estimated income payments. Rules are a little different for farmers and fishermen. You can find more information on the DOR [...]

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