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The tax facts and strategies that every small business owner needs to know for their 2010 tax return and year-round planning

Owning a small business is a big responsibility. While all small business owners seek to improve their bottom line, few realize all the ways that both current and new tax laws can help them do so. With J.K. Lasser's Small Business Taxes 2011, you'll quickly discover how.

Written in a straightforward and accessible style, ...

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J.K. Lasser's Small Business Taxes 2011: Your Complete Guide to a Better Bottom Line

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Overview

The tax facts and strategies that every small business owner needs to know for their 2010 tax return and year-round planning

Owning a small business is a big responsibility. While all small business owners seek to improve their bottom line, few realize all the ways that both current and new tax laws can help them do so. With J.K. Lasser's Small Business Taxes 2011, you'll quickly discover how.

Written in a straightforward and accessible style, this reliable resource offers a complete overview of small business tax planning and provides you with the information needed to make tax-smart decisions throughout the year. Focusing on strategies that help you use deductions and tax credits effectively, shield business income, and maximize other aspects of small business taxes, this practical guide will show you how your actions in business today can affect your bottom line from a tax perspective tomorrow.

In this fully updated volume, you'll find:

  • Detailed coverage of the newest tax laws and IRS rules (including the HIRE Act and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010)

  • Planning strategies that can help you run a tax-smart business all year long

  • Comprehensive information on each deductible expense, including dollar limits and record-keeping requirements

  • Clear instructions on where to report income and claim deductions and credits on your tax forms

  • Guidance on opening or closing a business, running a sideline activity, or multiple businesses

  • Help with state taxes and a guide to information returns you may need to file

  • Sample forms and checklists to help you prepare for tax time

Don't forget to view the free online supplement to this book at JKLasser.com for up-to-the-minute tax law changes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470939574
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/12/2010
  • Series: J.K. Lasser , #121
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 576
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Barbara Weltman is an attorney and a nationally recognized expert in taxation for small businesses, as well as the author of many top-selling books on taxes and finance, including J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks. She is also the publisher of Idea of the Day, a contributor to AOL Small Business, and is quoted regularly in major publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Money magazine. Visit her 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. Filing Income Tax Returns and Paying Taxes.

Appendix A. Information Returns.

Appendix B. Checklist of Tax-Related Corporate Resolutions.

Index.

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