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Business Entity Tax Basics: How Business Structure Affects Taxes

Business structure affects many aspects of your company, including your tax obligations. Choosing the right structure for your business could mean the difference between expensive, time-consuming taxes or affordable, simplified tax liabilities. As a small business owner, you must know how business structure affects taxes.

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How to Conduct Due Diligence When Acquiring a Small Business or Product

Are you considering buying a business to start your journey into small business ownership? Or, do you want to acquire another small business to expand your existing one? Or, do you want to acquire a product to add it to your business? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to know […]

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What Is the Difference Between S Corp and C Corp?

Choosing a business structure is a big deal. The way you structure your business affects how much you pay in taxes, your personal liability for business losses, how you pay yourself from your business, and more. Sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations (S Corp and C Corp), and LLCs (single-member and multi-member LLCs) are business structure types.

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How to Open a Business Bank Account in 4 Steps

Sixty-eight percent of businesses have separate bank accounts for personal and business finances. Separating accounts helps companies organize accounting records, avoid overspending, and accurately file taxes. You may decide to open a general business checking or savings account, payroll account, or business tax account. Regardless of the type, you need to know how to open […]

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Accounting for Startup Costs (Plus How to Handle Taxes)

New businesses typically incur expenses before the business is up and running. You might need to research your market, hire a consultant, travel to potential suppliers, or open a facility. These are startup costs. When you incur startup costs, you must accurately record the corresponding ledger entries in your accounting books. And, you must properly […]

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Does Your Organization Qualify for Tax-exempt Status?

If you run a nonprofit organization, you work hard to give back to others. The government offers the opportunity for organizations like yours to gain tax exemption. However, applying for tax-exempt status can be a long and complicated process. Before starting the tax-exempt status application, find out what tax exemption means for your organization, determine […]

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