We Reveal Our Top 6 Tax Tips for 2023 So You Keep More Money in Your Pocket!

Tax season is upon us, and while taxes may not be the most exciting topic, saving money definitely is! So, let's take a quick dive into 6 savvy tips to lower your tax bill and keep more money in your pocket.      
 

  


1. Tax credits are like free money.

Check if you're eligible for small business tax credits for things like offering employee benefits. Every dollar you save in credits is a dollar you don't have to pay in taxes.

 

2. Don't be lazy with your receipts.

Every business expense that's "ordinary and necessary" can be a tax deduction. That means every penny counts! Keep track of all your expenses to maximize your deductions.

 

3. QBI Deductions!

Get a 20% deduction with the qualified business income (QBI) deduction. It's easy to qualify if you have a pass-through business, and it could save you thousands!

 

4. Utilize Prior Year Losses

If you're a new business that's operating at a loss, don't worry! You can use prior losses to lower your tax bill when you start to make a profit.

5. Retirement Accounts

Set up a retirement account for yourself and your employees. Not only is it a smart financial move, but it also comes with tax benefits.

 

6. Are you working from home?

You could qualify for a home-office deduction. It's a simple way to save money. Just make sure you follow the rules.

 

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Tax Tips for Individuals

• Contribute to a Retirement Account - Contributions to a traditional IRA or 401(k) plan can reduce your taxable income and help you save for retirement.           

• Take Advantage of Tax Credits - Tax credits can directly reduce the amount of tax you owe. Examples include the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and American Opportunity Tax Credit.           

• Consider Itemizing Deductions - If your itemized deductions exceed the standard deduction, you may be able to lower your taxable income and pay less in taxes.           

• Donate to Charity - Charitable donations can be deducted from your taxable income, reducing your tax bill.           

• Keep Track of Medical Expenses - Medical expenses that exceed a certain percentage of your income may be deductible on your tax return.           

• Keep Track of Medical Expenses - Medical expenses that exceed a certain percentage of your income may be deductible on your tax return.           

• Be Aware of Tax Bracket Changes - Tax brackets and rates can change from year to year, so keep track of updates to ensure you're taking advantage of the most favorable rates.           

• Claim Educational Expenses - If you or your dependents are enrolled in higher education, you may be able to claim certain expenses on your tax return.           

• Take Advantage of Flexible Spending Accounts - Contributions to a flexible spending account for healthcare or dependent care can lower your taxable income.           

• Keep Records of Work-Related Expenses - If you're self-employed or have unreimbursed work-related expenses, keep track of them for potential deductions on your tax return.           

• Plan for Capital Gains Taxes - If you sell an asset for more than you paid for it, you may owe capital gains taxes. Be aware of the tax implications before selling, especially with crypto-currencies.           
 

Tax Tips for Business Owners

• Keep Accurate Records - Proper record-keeping is crucial for businesses of all sizes and can help ensure you're taking advantage of all available deductions.           

• Take Advantage of All Business Deductions - Business owners can deduct a wide range of expenses, from office supplies to business travel. Be sure to keep receipts and records of all business expenses.           

• Consider Forming a Corporation, LLC, or Trust - Depending on your business structure, forming a corporation, LLC, or trust can offer tax advantages and protect your personal assets.           

• Keeping Track of Estimated Taxes – As a business owner, you are usually required to pay estimated taxes during the year. By keeping track of these payments, you can avoid penalties and ensure that you're paying the right amount.           

• Understanding Payroll Taxes – Businesses with employees need to withhold payroll taxes and then make regular deposits. So, understanding your obligations as an employer is critical.           

• Consider a Business Retirement Plan – By offering a retirement plan, you provide tax benefits for both yourself and your employees. You have options like implementing a SIMPLE IRA or 401(k).           

• Take Advantage of Section 179 Deduction – Your businesses can save tax by deducting the full cost of qualifying assets, like equipment and machinery, in the year you bought them.           

• Keep Up with Tax Law Changes - Tax laws and regulations change all the time. So staying up to date ensures that you're taking full advantage of all available deductions and credits.           

• Consider Hiring a Tax Professional – Tax is complicated, and if you're unsure about how to navigate business taxes, a tax professional will help you claim all the available deductions and credits that are due to you.           

• Plan For Succession and Estate Taxes - If you plan on passing your business onto your children, then the potential tax implications can put a spanner in the works - plan accordingly.           
 


These are just a few of the ways you can save money on your small business taxes.


For more personalized advice, let us help you navigate the complexities of tax season and help keep your business finances in order.

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