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Frequently Asked Questions about Tax Planning
Q: Does a sole proprietor need to have a tax ID number?
A: A sole proprietor generally uses his or her Social Security Number as a tax ID number. However, it may be necessary for a sole proprietor to obtain an employer identification number (EIN).
Q: What is a tax-deductible business expense under federal income tax law?
A: Basically, any ordinary and necessary expense that is business related may be deductible. The expense must be customary and incurred in the usual course of business. However, certain expenses may be prohibited. To know whether a particular expense is deductible, check the Internal Revenue Code and seek the advice of a tax lawyer.
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Business managers can often avoid tax controversies by understanding the tax laws. A corporate and business tax attorney of the Rockville, Maryland tax litigation law firm Kundra & Associates can be called upon to give seminars for attorneys and corporate professionals on issues such as employment tax liability and corporate finance. Kundra & Associates provides comprehensive advice to businesses of all sizes, from corporations to entrepreneurial businesses and sole proprietorships.
The information in this Business Tax Planning Center is general and does not necessarily relate to your specific tax concern. To schedule a consultation regarding corporate tax controversies or disputes confronting your business, contact a tax lawyer at Kundra & Associates.
Tax Planning - An Overview
Tax planning is a major concern for every business. Improper planning could result in several negative consequences, including an extremely high tax bill and an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audit. In addition to the federal income tax, there are a number of other tax issues that a business must consider. There may be state tax, local tax, sales tax, payroll tax, employment tax, capital gains tax, estate tax and gift tax obligations for which the business must plan. A comprehensive tax plan can help ensure that your business complies with all the applicable tax regulations. A tax attorney can assist your business with creating a complete tax plan.
Tax Laws Affecting Businesses
A tax is a compulsory payment by an individual or business entity to a governmental body. Federal, state, city, county and other governmental entities impose taxes on both businesses and individuals. A business must plan for all of these potential tax obligations.
Federal Income Tax
Federal income tax is the largest contributor of revenue to the federal budget. Income tax law is complex, especially when applied to businesses. It is critical for businesses to have an understanding of these laws and how they will affect the business' tax liability and bottom line.
Income Tax Deductions for Businesses
Careful planning can allow a business to lessen its tax liability by using qualified income tax deductions. The Internal Revenue Code can be a daunting piece of text. It is exceedingly long and detailed. In addition, most sections of the IRC have corresponding regulations that further help to interpret its provisions. However, a basic understanding of deductions is important as they may lessen your business' tax liability.
Business Organization and Taxation
When deciding which type of entity is right for your business, it is important to consider the tax implications. Each entity is subject to different taxation requirements. The most common types of domestic business entities are sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies.