If your business is set up as an S-Corp (or an LLC with an S-Election), you are technically both an employee and a shareholder. Which means you should be paying yourself a salary as an employee, but you're also able to accept distributions as a shareholder, easing a bit of the employment tax burden. (That's one of the benefits of filing as an S-Corp, after all!) Paying a Salary As an employee … [Read more...]
Is an S-Corp Right for Your Business?
With all the recent tax shakeups, more and more small businesses are thinking of leaving behind sole-proprietorship and moving to S-Corporation status. First, let's look at what an S-Corp actually is. What's an S-Corp? An S-Corp isn't actually a business structure. Instead, it's an alternative taxation option to corporations (C-Corp) and limited liability companies (LLCs). If you're a sole … [Read more...]
Estimated Quarterly Taxes Due Soon!
It's that time! The deadline to pay your fourth estimated tax payment for 2018 is Tuesday, January 15th. That's just four days away! Are you tired of worrying about your own bookkeeping and staying on top of these deadlines? Give us a call about our friendly, virtual bookkeeping services for consultants and coaches. We'll take care of the books (and the deadlines!) so you can take care of … [Read more...]
Budgeting for 2019
Many small businesses miss one of the most important parts of building a financially stable business: budgeting. Budgeting may not be sexy, but understanding what income and expenses you can expect in the near future is essential to your business, especially if you find yourself struggling with cash flow. It's time to start budgeting for 2019 and it's best to begin by taking a look at the … [Read more...]
3 Things You Should Ask Your Accountant Before the End of the Year
There have been many changes to tax law which are effective for 2018, which is why you're definitely going to want to have a chat with your Accountant before the end of the year. (Don't have one? Find one today!) Here are 3 questions that you definitely want to ask as soon as possible. What's this new 20% deduction on business income? As a small-business owner, this is likely one of your … [Read more...]