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Start a Business

NEW BUSINESS PLANNING                                      

Thinking of owning your own business?  Opening your own business is exciting and thrilling. Success lies in the approach you choose to take.

Jeanine and/or her associates network of vendors / contractors can help you avoid the common pitfalls that many new small business owners make when starting their new venture.  We can help you...

  1. Prepare an initial business plan to clarify your marketing, management, and financial plans.

  2. Determine your start-up capital needs.

  3. Identify sources of start-up capital and backup sources if needed.

  4. Evaluate and quantify your borrowing power so you know how much money you can get your hands on if needed.

  5. Select a business structure that best fits your needs by evaluating tax advantages, legal exposure, ease of operation and portability should you need to relocate.

  6. Select the right accounting software by evaluating your budget, needs and hardware.

  7. Prepare a Cash Flow Budget so you know exactly how much money you need to keep the business alive each month for the first few years. Unplanned cash requirements are always emotionally painful.

  8. Establish billing and collection procedures to maximize your cash flow.

  9. Establish procedures to monitor and control costs.

  10. Setup a home office so you can maximize your tax deductions.

  11. Prepare and file all required state and local licenses and permits.

  12. Prepare and file your application for your Federal Employer Identification Number.

  13. Provide payroll and payroll tax filing when you bring on your first employee.

  14. Comply with employment laws so you don't get hit with fines and unhappy employees.

  15. Identify your business insurance needs.

  16. Develop a solid Partnership Agreement. This is an extremely important document for all new partnerships and will help prevent a tremendous amount of financial and emotional problems down the road.

Let Jeanine and her associate network of vendors / contractors help you succeed by getting your current or new business off to a good strong start. Please schedule a free 15-minute phone call on the Appointments tab of this website or leave a message with contact information at (303) 900-7265 for information.  Jeanine will call back to assess your needs and schedule a consultation or services proposal for your review if appropriate and requested.

Issue Number:    IRS Summertime Tax Tip 2013-02

Inside This Issue


Tax Tips if You’re Starting a Business

If you plan to start a new business, or you’ve just opened your doors, it is important for you to know your federal tax responsibilities. Here are five basic tips from the IRS that can help you get started. 

1. Type of Business.  Early on, you will need to decide the type of business you are going to establish. The most common types are sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, S corporation and Limited Liability Company. Each type reports its business activity on a different federal tax form.

2. Types of Taxes.  The type of business you run usually determines the type of taxes you pay. The four general types of business taxes are income tax, self-employment tax, employment tax and excise tax.

3. Employer Identification Number.  A business often needs to get a federal EIN for tax purposes. Check IRS.gov to find out whether you need this number. If you do, you can apply for an EIN online.

4. Recordkeeping.  Keeping good records will help you when it’s time to file your business tax forms at the end of the year. They help track deductible expenses and support all the items you report on your tax return. Good records will also help you monitor your business’ progress and prepare your financial statements. You may choose any recordkeeping system that clearly shows your income and expenses.

5. Accounting Method.  Each taxpayer must also use a consistent accounting method, which is a set of rules that determine when to report income and expenses. The most common are the cash method and accrual method. Under the cash method, you normally report income in the year you receive it and deduct expenses in the year you pay them. Under the accrual method, you generally report income in the year you earn it and deduct expenses in the year you incur them. This is true even if you receive the income or pay the expenses in a future year.

For more information, check out the “Business Taxes” page on IRS.gov. From there, review the special section on Starting a Business. Publication 583, Starting a Business and Keeping Records, may also help new business owners with the tax aspects of running a business. The booklet is also available on IRS.gov or by calling 800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676).


Additional IRS Resources:

Jeanine is a tax compliance expert with an Enrolled Agent EA license from the US Department of the Treasury, a Masters Degree of Taxation from the University of Denver, and 20 plus years of tax compliance experience.  Please make a 15-minute appointment on the Appointments page of the website to assess your tax compliance needs.  An engagement proposal with your pricing will follow if appropriate upon request.

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