From the Back Cover
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.