For many companies, especially smaller businesses, the tax code is a large source of unnecessary frustration. While the individual tax code is complex enough, the reporting and filing burden on companies is even higher. In addition to the federal requirements, each state has its own tax code which includes its own tax forms, payment thresholds, filing deadlines, filing schedules, and payment thresholds, among other unique requirements and obligations. Business tax compliance can be a true nightmare.
The signing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act the end of the year ushered in several changes to the US Tax Code. Even though tax day comes at around the same time each year, many companies still scramble to get everything in at the deadline since going through receipts, bank statements, and other documents can be a time-consuming and tedious affair. Proactive tax compliance can often make tax preparation a less-stressful affair. In addition, avoiding these four tax mistakes can save you time, money, and stress over the next few years.
When determining what benefits packages you wish to offer your employees, you may have questions about how to economize your business expenditures while still attracting and retaining the best possible people to your organization. You may have heard about qualified and non-qualified pension plans, but may not understand the differences between the two. This is where talking with an experienced business and taxation lawyer can be advantageous.
As a business owner, you will most likely have people working for you at some point in your company’s existence. These workers can either be employees or independent contractors. How they are classified makes a significant impact on their rights and protections. Contrary to what many business owners believe, it is not the title you give that determines whether a person is an employee or independent contractor - it is the working relationship you that you share.