Understanding the classification of your trips—whether they fall into the categories of business, commute, or personal—is crucial when it comes to claiming mileage deductions as a self-employed individual. By adhering to IRS guidelines, you can ensure accurate deductions and maximize your tax benefits. Let's dive into the definitions
As a small business owner or self-employed individual, you likely use your vehicle for both personal and business purposes. But when it comes to reporting expenses related to your vehicle, it's important to understand the differences between company-owned and privately-owned vehicles. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) defines a company-owned vehicle
Odds are that if you’re running a company that’s scaling rapidly, you’ll likely experience growing pains in some form or fashion. You know, like figuring out how to secure more office space. Writing HR processes. Setting onboarding expectations and offering better training opportunities for new team members.
You may be able to deduct the following miscellaneous expenses, if they were incurred in the normal course of carrying out your responsibilities as an employee: * Business bad debt of an employee. * Business liability insurance premiums. * Damages paid to a former employer for breach of an employment contract. * Depreciation on
First in a Series to help entrepreneurs, startups, and new business owners understand their financial reports. For most startups, entrepreneurs and new business owners, there is often a mystique surrounding the company’s accounting and finances. While accounting can be complex, the fundamentals of bookkeeping and financial reports can be
Did you know that business travel is not the only type of deduction you can submit to the IRS? Trips made for charitable or medical purposes count too! Charity-related deductions Deducting mileage expenses relating to charitable activities can be handled through the Standard Charity Mileage Rate, or by deducting the
Business travelers in the USA have two possibilities for deducting expenses. Both methods involve keeping accurate records, but one may be superior to the other based on your situation. These methods are the Actual Expense and Standard Mileage Rate methods. The Actual Expense Method This method involves the recording of