Filing your Business taxes is a Big chore every year!
I know because I’ve been filing my own taxes for the last 16 years as a Business Owner.
In fact, I have found that when you are organized with your record keeping throughout the year; it makes it easier for you when it is time to file your taxes.
If you enter all of your income & expenses into a computerized accounting program; you have already made it easier on yourself.
However, if your record keeping is manual and in written form, you have a ton of work to do to get ready for the upcoming tax season.
Here is a strategy that has worked for me and it helps me to organized my receipts in categories. Create a folder for items that you can claim on your tax return, including:
- Classroom materials and equipment
- Employee incentives and events
- Business Events
- Professional Development
- Food for the Children
- Your Lunch Receipts
- Massage and Medical appointments
- Car or Van Expenses
- Marketing Expenses
- Office Supplies
- Building maintenance or home repairs
- Cell phone bills (must be used for Business)
For more Tax preparation tips, Check out this blog post to get some record keeping ideas for 2016, click here.
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