Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Creative Cuts, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. Creative Cuts

    Creative Cuts LawnSite Member
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    I need some input on correctly filing taxes, how to claim employees, write-offs, everything to be legit. I file for my business but not sure if i'm filing correctly.

  2. you really need to go talk to a cpa or some tax professional. for legitimate information.
  3. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,273

    I don't believe anyone on here is a CPA (I could be wrong).

    You are going to want to go talk to your accountant. Every person's business is different, you want to make sure that you are doing everything right for YOUR business.

    I know its probably not the answer you were looking for but just go talk to your CPA.
  4. Greenery

    Greenery LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 512

    Taxes? Um what are those?

    Did you mean taxis, I know what those are, I use them at the end of each month. They bring me to pick up my check.
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  5. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    talk to a cpa or use something like turbo tax that walks you through it step by step.
  6. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I don't think Turbotax will cut it on business taxes. Find a good CPA and take good care of him or her. I have a really good one and he charges me peanuts for my quarterlies....its awesome and all I have to do is sign on the line, make a check out, and lick the envelope shut. They will answer all your questions and have ways of paying less i.e. finding exemptions.... especially on personal taxes. Generally they pay for themselves.
  7. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    they have a turbo tax for small business owners. it does your personal and business all in one. it's good for a solo operation. maybe not so good for a big company.
  8. Mike1977

    Mike1977 LawnSite Member
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    cpa, for sure. cost 150 or a bit more, doing it right, priceless. more likely you'll get extra $$ using a cpa.
  9. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It may do both but I doubt it does much other than federal income tax. Typically you don't file federal income taxes on businesses. Usually its done through the owner(s) taxes. Turbo tax won't make up w2s 1099s payroll etc. Accountant all the way!!!
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  10. 417lawncare

    417lawncare LawnSite Member
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    Hiring a CPA is the best option, hope you saved your receipts, kept track of your mileage, etc. Ohh yeah btw hiring a CPA is a deduction also.

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