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Congratulations! You’ve made a profit in your business (go you!!), and therefore need to pay taxes. There are so many clickbait-y articles out there on “how to not owe any money on taxes this year” or “secrets billionaires use to avoid paying taxes,” and none of them are helpful to you. In this episode, I’m sharing my best tax strategies that will save you money, time, and stress year round, but especially when tax time rolls around.
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Key takeaways from the episode:
Overall, your focus should be on increasing and maximizing profitability, not on taxes. Learning more about tax deductions is great for financial literacy, but your focus is much better spent on increasing your profits. Hire a pro instead - you'll save yourself the stress of trying to get it right so you can focus on doing what you do best.
Clean up your books! Make sure your revenue isn’t being double counted, that your business and personal expenses are completely separate, and that you’re tracking all your expenses. This is free to do but so important!
Don’t rush to switch your business from an LLC to an S-Corp just for the tax deduction. If you’re not making at least $75,000 in bottom line profit, you are actually going to lose out on deductions you’d get as an LLC.
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I’m Sarah Young - a CPA, Virtual CFO, and the Owner of Young + Co! I have over a decade of experience in helping entrepreneurs scale their businesses and build wealth at the 6- and 7-figure levels, and I started the Profit + Prosper podcast to help you do the same. Profit + Prosper is a business finance podcast created to help entrepreneurs build their wealth in a way that’s fun and empowering. This is NOT a boring numbers podcast - I will share tactical tips to increase your profit so you can truly prosper in your business and in life. I hope you’ll subscribe so we can Profit + Prosper together!
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