Income Taxes

The first Form 1040 in 1914 was a mere 5 lines of information. Today, the Internal Revenue Code spans 5 volumes with over 700 pages each in 8 point font. This doesn’t include the associated regulations. This section covers income tax and how the small business entrepreneur deals with proper filing and the associated deadlines.

Mileage Deduction – New Rate for 2013

Mileage Deduction

The Internal Revenue Service announced the mileage rate deduction for the calendar year 2013 on November 21, 2012. The new rate increased 1 cent over 2012’s rate to 56.5 cents per mile. How do you calculate and use the mileage rate formula for tax purposes? 

Self-Employment Tax: You Can Stop Staring At Me Now!

Self-Employment Tax

Simply put, this is a tax on your net earnings from your small business operation. If you are unincorporated, you have to pay this tax. This includes those in partnership arrangements, and in any form of Limited Liability Company status. Why don’t corporations pay the tax? Actually they do, it’s just called a different name.