Business Accounting & Tax Preparation
Whether you're just getting started or you've been in business for years, the business accounting and tax specialists at LoTurco & Company know how to prepare your business for tax time.
From effective bookkeeping and payroll management to performing the due diligence to help ensure that your tax liability is minimized, LoTurco & Company can help you to ensure better tax outcomes for your business.
Comprehensive research and computerized tax preparation services for all 50 states ensure accurate and complete returns that represent the interests of your business. We prepare returns for all business entity types including corporations, partnerships, and sole proprietorships. For businesses with a tax liability, we review your P&L and submit accurately estimated tax payments each quarter. For those who must collect sales tax from customers, filings will be prepared and submitted as required.
Providing you with legal, ethical advice, our tax specialists will help you to understand tax shelters and if there are any from which you could benefit.
An essential part of the tax preparation process and your overall business strategy, we will help you to understand and plan for current and developing tax laws to minimize your tax liabilities now and in the future.
Whether it's a tax audit or an internal audit, our accounting and tax specialists will work with you through the entire audit process to ensure all records are accessible and the process runs as smoothly as possible.
Payroll & Bookkeeping:
Well-organized financial records are the foundation of a successful business and facilitate the accurate preparation of your tax return year after year. The accounting specialists at LoTurco & Company can ensure your accounting obligations are met with accuracy and timeliness. Our comprehensive payroll services include everything to keep you tax compliant, including the issuance of all required documents, W2s, 1099s, and the timely remittance of withholding tax. Allowing us to manage the day-to-day tasks associated with payroll and bookkeeping ensures your records are accurate and complete at all times.
To speak with a financial specialist now about your business accounting and tax concerns, please call (516) 358-9455.
7 Small Business Tax Deductions You Shouldn't Ignore
Tax season is here, and it’s time to rifle through your business expense records and make the most of any legitimate small business tax deductions you can claim to lower your overall taxable income. Unfortunately, many taxpayers who qualify for a variety of deductions—most notably the home office deduction—aren’t claiming them. To help you claim the deductions you deserve, below are 7 small business tax deductions that may apply to your business. For more information specific to your business, always consult with your tax professional.
Business Use of a Personal Vehicle If you use your personal car, truck or van for business travel, you can write off the business portion of vehicle usage by either: Deducting your actual costs, or deducting business mileage based on an IRS-set rate. You can also deduct parking and tolls. Remember to keep good records of all transactions. Make note of your mileage using your odometer or a GPS device, as well as the date of the trip, destination, and purpose.
Business Travel and Meals Expenses for Small business owners may be able to claim most of the costs of doing business on the road. These include the cost of air, train or bus tickets, lodging, taxis, 50 percent of meal and business costs, dry cleaning and laundry costs, business-related calls and tips. There are some limits to what you can deduct. For example, if you travel with a spouse or person other than an employee then you can’t deduct their expenses. There are also some restrictions on overseas travel deductions, cruise ship travel, and attending conventions
Home Office Deduction Over half of all U.S. businesses operate out of the home, and many (not all) may be eligible to claim the home office deduction. The caveat here is that you can only claim the deduction (which may include phone bills, Internet fees, insurance, rent and more) if an area of your home is used exclusively and regularly for business use. Working from your dining room table one day and from the den the next does not constitute exclusive and regular business use of that area. Read more about the home office deduction and look out for a simpler claims process which will make it easier to file for the deduction in 2019.
Start-Up Costs. Start a business? You can claim up to $5,000 of business start-up and $5,000 of organizational costs incurred before you opened your doors. The $5,000 deduction is reduced by the amount your total start-up or organizational costs exceed $50,000. Any remaining costs must be amortized.
Professional Fees and Training Costs Any fees associated with the following are fully deductible as a cost of doing business: Training (classes, seminars, certificates, books, etc.) Professional organization membership fees. Fees for lawyers, tax professionals or consultants (although any work related to future years must be deducted over the life of that service/use).
Equipment and Software Purchases The Section 179 deduction allows you to fully deduct the cost (up to $1,040,000) of assets purchased, including computers, furniture, certain business software, vehicles, and manufacturing equipment. A new “Bonus Depreciation” provision also allows you to depreciate an additional 100% of the cost of certain property after you’ll be taken the Section 179 deduction and in addition to the standard depreciation deduction. Misgovern offers more information about Section 179.
Charitable Donations. Charitable contributions can qualify as tax deductions against your business' annual tax liability. Cash or other monetary contributions may be tax-deductible as long as they are not set aside for use by a specific person. Contributions must also be made during the tax year to be eligible for a deduction, regardless of the accounting method you use. When you file your claim you'll need to use Form 1040, Schedule A and itemize each deduction. You can also deduct the fair market value donations of property, including inventory and any costs associated with volunteer work such as the costs for hosting a fundraising event. This guide from the IRS explains ore about the charitable giving tax deduction.