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Self Employed Tax Strategies

Self-Employed Tax Strategies

Self-employment can have several benefits ; paying comparatively lesser taxes on your income is often one of them. You can draft different tax strategies to gain maximum benefits if you understand some tax saving methods. Here are some tax saving tips to remember:

 

Keep all your Receipts:

One of the primary tax strategies for self-employed individuals is to keep receipts for all of your business expenses. Business expenses can be deducted while calculating your taxable income, hence detailed record keeping can be your savoir at the end. There are many accounting programs that can handle basic record keeping for your business. Maintaining a log to record your business expenses is an excellent way to manage your tax records.

 

Lossesin your Business?

Non-capital losses can help you in tax-saving. For instance, if your expenses exceed your income for a year, you will not have to pay taxes for that year. However, such losses can be carried forward for seven years and deducted against future income. Also, the same losses can be carried backward three years to recover past taxes paid.

 

Employ your Family Members:

You can employ your family members or friends in the organization to enjoy tax benefits. They need to do some kind of legitimate work but certain simple tasks such as filing can also be taken into account. By providing them healthcare and retirement benefits, you can save a lot of money.

 

Write off your Equipment:

Your investment in equipment and office supplies can also be extremely beneficial to the tax plan. A continuation of the depreciation benefits and year-end purchases of necessary equipments can increase the value of your business while decreasing your tax liability. Purchasing newer and better equipments can maximize your income in the upcoming years.

 

Consider Your Retirement Contributions:

Setting up a retirement plan can provide you tax benefits. It can reduce your current tax liability and taxable payment on a set amount of money during any point in time.

These are only some of the strategies that can improve the longevity and financial structure of your business. However, for any obstacle take legal advice of an accountant or a tax consultant who knows the law well and can advice you on purchases, investments, and appropriate deductions. Their fee is tax deductible, can save your business money and pay off in the long run.

 

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