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Really, there IS useful tax information on irs.gov and michigan.gov

Taxes-a word we all hear a lot this time of year.  Benjamin Franklin wrote in a 1789 letter that “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” I’d rather not talk about death, so let’s make this about taxes.

The 2018 tax season runs from January 29-April 17, 2018. If you’re running a business, you’re busy, we get that. No worries!  You’ll find a wealth of information online, from the forms you need to answers to your questions.  Hit the IRS and State of Michigan websites before you talk to a tax preparer or tackle the job yourself.

What will I find on the IRS website?

Did you know that the IRS has a section on their website dedicated to business taxes? Take a look at the IRS Tax Information for Businesses page https://www.irs.gov/businesses. It’s chock-full of useful information and those pesky forms too. Here’s a sampling of a few useful sections-

  • Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center
  • Self-Employed Individuals Tax Center
  • IRS Video Portal
  • Small Business Forms and Publications

And gulp!-you’ll even find Your Guide to an IRS Small Business Audit, featuring videos that that walk you through a small business tax audit.  Hopefully you’ll never need to use THAT one….

What will I find on the State of Michigan Website?

Not to be outdone, the State of Michigan also has a Business Taxes section http://www.michigan.gov/taxes/0,4676,7-238-43519—,00.html on their website.  You’ll find similar information there on topics such as-

  • Business tax forms and instructions
  • Business tax types
  • Tax information for nonprofits

And-you guessed it- the useful but dreaded information on tax audits.

 

If your printer runs out of ink or you’re so busy you can’t even think straight (goes with the territory for a small business owner, right?), let us know!  We print out tax forms all the time, we’ll do it for you as well!   We charge ten cents a page, a small price to pay, less time and trouble for you. The only thing is, you gotta tell us which forms you need.  If we pick ’em for you, you might just need to take a look at those audit pages…