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JK Lasser's Small Business Taxes 2006: Your Complete Guide to a Better Bottom Line

JK Lasser's Small Business Taxes 2006: Your Complete Guide to a Better Bottom Line

Barbara Weltman

ISBN: 978-0-471-78945-1

Feb 2006

576 pages

Select type: E-Book

$11.99

Description

The tax facts and strategies every small business owner should know

Owning a small business is a big responsibility. While many 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 2006 you can learn how.

J.K. Lasser's Small Business Taxes 2006 gives you a complete overview of small business tax planning in a straightforward and accessible manner. Focusing on strategies that help you use deductions 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 new tax laws and IRS rules
* 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 on your tax forms
* Sample forms and checklists to help you prepare for tax time
* Help with state taxes and a guide to information returns you may need to file
* Planning strategies that can help you run a tax-smart business all year long


Filled with in-depth insight and practical advice, J.K. Lasser's Small Business Taxes 2006 proves you don't have to be a tax expert to make smart tax decisions.
Preface.

Introduction.

PART I: ORGANIZATION.

1. Business Organization.

2. Tax Year and Accounting Methods

3. Recordkeeping for Business Income and Deductions.

PART II: 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 III: BUSINESS DEDUCTIONS AND CREDITS.

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

8. Travel and Entertainment Expenses.

9. Car and Truck Expenses.

10. Repairs and Maintenance.

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, Activit Deduction.

22. Miscellaneous Business Deductions.

23. Roundup of Tax Credits.

PART IV: TAX PLANNING FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS.

24. Income and Deduction Strategies.

25. Tax Strategies for Opening or Closing a Business.

26. Alternative Minimum Tax.

27. Other Taxes.

28. Online Filing Information.

Appendix: Information Returns.

Index.