How much should I set aside for taxes?
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May 20, 2019 / By Deeann Question:
I'm just getting started with a small business and will be meeting with a CPA ASAP. Business is underway, but I want to make sure I'm putting enough back for taxes. I do everything on the books.
I'm a music teacher and my business is based out of my home and car.
I'm single now but will be married before April of next year (don't know if this is relevant).
I have two employees, and am doing withholdings according to Intuit Payroll (though I'm not using quickbooks).
My gross monthly cash int
My gross monthly cash intake is about $4,000 a month.
I drive 370 miles a week on average.
I just bought a used Prius for $18,000 and a new cello for $3,500. Can either be tax deductible?
I know I'll have a whole host of other write offs due to the nature of my business. For now, I just want to make sure I'm dropping enough in savings each month to cover my butt come tax time. That said, I need to eat too and don't want to put so much in savings I can't function.
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Brittny | 7 days ago
NOT set aside for taxes make quarterly estimated tax payments for this purpose and time during this 2014 tax year.
And you should be making your quarterly estimated taxes during each tax year for each quarter that you do have a NET PROFIT on your Schedule C and your SE of your 1040 FIT return during the tax year.
Form 1040-ES, Estimated Tax for Individuals
Use this package to figure and pay your estimated tax.
Estimated tax is the method used to pay tax on income that is not subject to withholding (for example, earnings from self-employment,
Payment Due Dates
You can pay all of your estimated tax by April 15, 2014, or
in four equal amounts by the dates shown below.
1st payment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 15, 2014
2nd payment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 16, 2014
3rd payment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 15, 2014
4th payment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 15, 2015*
Pay by Check or Money Order Using the
Estimated Tax Payment Voucher
Self employed independent contractor using your daily written receipt book records to report your gross income on the schedule C or CEZ along with the SE to determine your NET PROFIT or LOSS from your business income during the tax year for this purpose.
SE your social security medicare tax amounts that you would OWE on your NET profit amount that would end up the page 1 line 12 from the schedule C and any SE tax owed page 2 line 56 and page 1 line 27 Deductible part of self employment tax attach schedule SE line 27 $$$ amount.
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Originally Answered: I'm 18 my dad claims me on his taxes. I do not see my dad at all. Can I claim myself on my taxes?
Using all of your above enclosed information very doubtful BUT again this will have to be your own decision and then you are the one that will have to be ready to accept the consequences and the final end results of your own decision at that time in your life.
And you do have to sign the completed tax return where the below statement is included at bottom of the page of the 1040 tax form for your use at this time in your life.
Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have examined this return, and to the best of my knowledge and belief, it is true, correct, and accurately lists all amounts and sources of income I received during the tax year.
Your signature Date Your occupation
Be sure that you do have very good daily detailed written records and a copy to be able to prove all of your information that you reported on your 1040 income tax return during the tax filing season for this purpose.
And on the copy of the worksheet that you used to determine the amount of support that you and others paid for this purpose available in case the IRS should decide that they would want you to verify some of the information that you entered on your 1040 income tax return and printed a copy for your records and signed the other copy to send to the IRS for processing at that time in your life.
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It's relevant if you marry on or before 12/31/2014.
Have the CPA review with you the difference between commuting miles, personal miles and business miles. Only business miles are deductible. You must keep a detailed mileage log to deduct anything.
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this is going to be reported on Sch C and if you look at that form you will see the generally used expenses, but not limited to just those
any expenses required to generate the income is considered a business expense
the use of the vehicle can be expensed either by the actual method or mileage, either way requires that you maintain a contemporaneous log of your business miles since this vehicle is probably also used for personal use
you will pay your self employment tax, Sch SE and that would be prepaid on for 1040ES each quarter, and will include what you anticipate all your taxes will be
since you will be getting married this is going to be a little more difficult
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Revenue minus expenses = profit. Social security and medicare are 15.3%. Federal and state depend on your entire tax situation. You can see the tax tables at www.irs.gov
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Originally Answered: How much should I put aside for taxes?
You really should have a talk with the business man and get a good understanding on how he will be paying you and reporting your earnings to the IRS and to you.
If self employed you can start your learning process and get ready to take care of all of your social security and medicare taxes out of your net profit from your business operation plus any amount of income taxes that may due at your marginal tax rate.
So at least 25% to start with and you should be making quartely estimated tax payments for that purpose.
All of your gross income from all sources of worldwide income will be reported on your correctly completed 1040 federal income tax return.
In general, taxpayers may deduct the ordinary and necessary expenses for conducting a trade or business. An ordinary expense is an expense that is common and accepted in the taxpayer’s trade or business. A necessary expense is one that is appropriate for the business. Generally, an activity qualifies as a business if it is carried on with the reasonable expectation of earning a profit.
The independent contractor self employment income will be reported on the schedule C of the 1040 tax form and you will be responsible for the 15.3% of the social security and medicare tax on your net profit from the business operation you also may need to make some quarterly estimated tax payments for the tax year 2010. The last payment would be January 18 2011.
You would have to be sure that you handle your business deductions correctly for your business operation.
For instructions and forms go to the IRS.gov website and use the search box for publication 334 a very good place to start with examples.
Publication 463 Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses
Use the search box at the www.irs.gov website for Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center
Filing Season Central is your one stop assistance center for filing your business returns. This includes Highlights of Tax Law Changes, Tax Tips, and more.
2 of the seven tax tips for starting a business enclosed below.
#4 Good records will help you ensure successful operation of your new business. You may choose any record keeping system suited to your business that clearly shows your income and expenses. Except in a few cases, the law does not require any special kind of records. However, the business you are in affects the type of records you need to keep for federal tax purposes.
#7 Visit the Business section of the IRS gov website for resources to assist entrepreneurs with starting and operating a new business. Go to the IRS gov website and use the search box for the below referenced material
*Starting A Business
*Operating A Business
*Closing A Business
*Publication 4591, Small Business Federal Tax Responsibilities (PDF 470.1K)
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