If you happen to be in start-up mode you probably haven’t given much attention to the importance of keeping your personal and business finances separate from each other. This blog is certainly not limited just to start-ups, but also includes ill-informed businesses that are beyond the start-up phase of maturity.
How do you determine how much to sell your service so that you can maximize your business’s profits?
Do you have a pricing strategy?
President-elect Donald Trump has taken the “bull by the horns,” so to speak, and proposed a sweeping tax reform plan that will diminish what goes to the US Treasury in the form of tax revenues in the hopes of stimulating the economy. It should be worth emphasizing that the Trump tax plan is merely a proposal at the time of this writing, and Congress must still approve any final proposal that Trump and his cabinet create once Trump is sworn into office.
It is crucial to understand your small business’s tax responsibilities, and there are real risks if you do not. Mismanagement of your tax obligations can ultimately lead to liens, bank levies, collections and wage garnishments, just to name a few of the potential risks. A tax lien, and the collection process it entails, can damage your credit and force you to work through many obstacles and headaches, including the task of requesting a certificate of release. It can also adversely affect your chances of obtaining financing for your business. Simply put, an I.R.S. tax lien means putting your business at the increased risk of failure.