JK Lasser's Small Business Taxes 2008: Your Complete Guide to a Better Bottom Line

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J.K. Lasser’s Small Business Taxes 2008 gives you a complete overview of small business tax planning in an accessible manner. Focusing on strategies that help you use deductions and tax credits effectively, shield business income, and maximize other aspects of small business taxes, this valuable guide will show you how your actions in business today can affect your bottom line from a tax perspective tomorrow.
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Overview

J.K. Lasser’s Small Business Taxes 2008 gives you a complete overview of small business tax planning in an accessible manner. Focusing on strategies that help you use deductions and tax credits effectively, shield business income, and maximize other aspects of small business taxes, this valuable guide will show you how your actions in business today can affect your bottom line from a tax perspective tomorrow.
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Weltman, an attorney and small-business tax expert, aims with these guides to help both individual taxpayers and businesspersons understand, organize, and plan for tax season. Individuals will find straightforward help in 1001 Deductions & Tax Breaks , whose chapters cover deductions related to medical expenses, travel, real estate, investments, loans, automobiles, and more. Weltman explains each potential benefit in terms of the conditions for qualification, the planning required, possible pitfalls, and where to claim the benefit. New tax-law alerts appear throughout the text.

In Small Business Taxes , Part 1 covers business forms and the effect a business's choice of form has on tax obligations as well as instructs on record-keeping requirements to ensure eligibility for deductions and credits. Part 2 discusses the reporting of business income; Part 3 is a primer on deductions; and Part 4 addresses strategic planning (e.g., how to avoid common mistakes when claiming deductions).

Each book has been revised to reflect changes in the tax law, and there is also an online updating service through the J.K. Lasser web site jklasser.com. Both editions' use of everyday examples, illustrative charts, and checklists helps make complex rules accessible. Recommended for public libraries.-Joan Pedzich, Harris Beach PLLC, Rochester, NY

Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470152652
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/27/2007
  • Series: J.K. Lasser Series
  • Edition number: 19
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Weltman is an attorney and a nationally recognized expert in taxation for small businesses, as well as the author of several top-selling books on taxes and finance. She is also an experienced writer and has been featured in many media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Inc.com, Bloomberg TV, CNN, and CNBC. Sign up for her free e-newsletter and daily tips at www.barbaraweltman.com.
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Table of Contents

Preface.

Introduction.

Part 1 Organization.

1. Business Organization.

2. Tax Year and Accounting Methods.

3. Recordkeeping for Business Income and Deductions.

Part 2 Business Income and Losses.

4. Income or Loss from Business Operations.

5. Capital Gains and Losses.

6. Gains and Losses from Sales of Business Property.

Part 3 Business Deductions and Credits.

7. Employee Compensation: Salary, Wages, and Employee Benefits.

8. Travel and Entertainment Expenses.

9. Car and Truck Expenses.

10. Repairs, Maintenance, and Energy Improvements.

11. Bad Debts.

12. Rents.

13. Taxes and Interest.

14. First-Year Expensing, Depreciation, Amortization, and Depletion.

15. Advertising Expenses.

16. Retirement Plans.

17. Casualty and Theft Losses.

18. Home Office Deductions.

19. Medical Coverage.

20. Deductions for Farmers.

21. Domestic Production Activities Deduction.

22. Miscellaneous Business Deductions.

23. Roundup of Tax Credits.

Part 4 Tax Planning For Your Small Business.

24. Income and Deduction Strategies.

25. Tax Strategies for Opening or Closing a Business.

26. Tax Strategies for a Sideline Business.

27. Tax Strategies for Multiple Businesses.

28. Alternative Minimum Tax.

29. Other Taxes.

30. Online Filing and Information.

Appendix A. Information Returns.

Appendix B. Checklist of Tax-Related Corporate Resolutions.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2008

    A good start

    Reading this book will not replace a good accountant,however it will help the small business owner understand how to minimize the tax burden.

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