Small Business Taxation

Small business taxation is a general class of taxation to include many sub-components. The primary elements of small business taxation address self-employment taxes and federal payroll taxes depending on the situation for the small business owner.

Basis in Business

Basis in Business

Basis is a business term used to identify the value of an individual or entity’s investment in an entrepreneurial endeavor. It is customarily linked to taxation as this term is used by the Internal Revenue Code to determine gain or loss. To further compound its meaning  ‘basis’ is sometimes substituted for the term ‘equity’.

Double Taxation – Not an Issue in Small Business

Double Taxation

In the world of big business corporate earnings are taxed twice under the Internal Revenue Code. The first layer of taxation occurs with the traditional corporate income tax. The second tier of taxation happens when dividends are issued to shareholders. The shareholder pays an income tax at their personal rate. 

Profit Shifting in Small Business – Internal Shifting

Profit shifting in business is a term with two different interpretations. The more modern use of profit shifting refers to large multinational U.S. based companies shifting their respective profits to other nations with a friendlier and lower income tax rates. This article is written to explain the older and more traditional meaning of profit shifting specifically as it relates to small business.

Fuel Tax Credit

Fuel Tax Credit

The fuel tax credit is a federal refundable tax credit for taxes paid on fuel purchased for off road use. Every gallon of fuel sold at the pump has an 18.3 cent tax assessed by the federal government designated to highway construction and maintenance. When that gallon of fuel is purchased for non-transportation purposes, the purchaser is allowed to receive a refund for the tax paid.

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. 

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