Whether you run a brick and mortar business or an ecommerce business, you have to deal with charging sales tax. How and when to charge sales tax has always been a confusing issue for business owners. And since more people are now running both an ecommerce operation in tandem with a brick and mortar operation, the issues are even more confusing. Here are the answers to some of the more commonly asked questions about charging sales tax.
Dear Valued Clients,
As everyone knows, the COVID-19 virus has caused a major and unprecedented disruption in our communities. Our top priority is meeting deadlines for our clients and providing them with the information and support that they need. We are working extremely hard to make sure the highest level of service that you are accustomed to receiving from us stays steady, even during the crisis. There is plentiful information that is circulating online but concerning taxes and deadlines; we wanted to share some of the important items directly our clients:
As a business owner, you’re entitled to a plethora of tax deductions. These tax deductions can help you to offset business income, which ultimately helps you be more profitable. Of course, you need to be careful with your tax deductions. Always consult with your CPA about which deductions are available to you, and how to take them. You don’t want to get into trouble with the IRS. Here are some common business deductions to be especially careful with.
If you’ve been relying on word-of-mouth, newspaper advertising, and local networking to bring in new clients, it’s time to expand your thinking. The internet isn’t just for selling products; even service professionals like accountants can build their customer base online.
In the process of taking stock of your business at the start of 2020, did you decide to look at your insurance policies? Before you review those thick stacks of paper, you should learn about the major types of insurance policies. Each protects a different aspect of your business, so you may not need every single option out there. But if your business has been going through change, it might be time to review your existing policies.