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The Delayed Tax Deadline, What You Need to Know

The delayed 2019 filing tax deadline of July 15th 2020 is fast approaching. It’s important to note that while coronavirus is still impacting us, there are choices for taxpayers. It is still an option to extend your filing deadline to October 15th. This might be a beneficial option for some if your business is still experiencing disruptions due to COVID-19.

Tax Deadline

As cases of coronavirus continue to sky rocket across the state of Florida, for many business owners, the true extent of losses might not be known, so you might be asking yourself if you should in fact file next week, or ask for an extension for three months.

If you’ve held off this long, you might not even need to file for an extension. There is a chance that the IRS could extend the filing deadline even further than the current deadline. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin indicated there is a chance of another postponement until September 15th. This would negate the need for a filing extension. This hasn’t happened yet though, and it isn’t something that you should depend on.

The benefit of delaying filing could give a business owner more time to discover losses which are directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The IRS usually allows losses due to unusual experiences such as natural disasters like tornadoes, floods. This pandemic is one of those unprecedented events. Many businesses have had to close completely, or have other tangible losses such as a drop in inventory.

Ultimately, choosing to file or asking for an extension is up to the individual taxpayer. At Howard & Company, we are working full time to process your tax returns. You are welcome to email or fax your information to us. You can also drop off your paperwork for your tax return and we will schedule a phone appointment with you.

 

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3 Reasons to Hire Small Business Tax Services

small business tax servicesIt’s tax season. The year is just kicking into gear and already you have to get your small business’ financials in order. Unfortunately not all small business tax services are built the same. When you own your own business there is a tendency to reduce cash outflows as much as possible to turn a profit. This inclination has landed more than one small business owner in court in front of our friends in the IRS. Mistakes made by filing your own business taxes range from being ignorant of changing tax law to purposefully skirting the law.

Save Money

Business tax services are not just limited to filling taxes. They can assist you with financial planning decisions. When business owners are busy managing day to day business operations they often let high level business decisions fall by the wayside. As a consequence they may end the year with less profit even though business income may have increased in a certain financial period. A Certified Public Account at your local business tax service can help you better plan and manage your cash-flow to ensure your business achieves its maximum business earning potential.

Reduce Legal Liability with Small Business Tax Services  

The US government understands the struggle that comes with running a small business. They endeavor year after year to either reduce your tax liability or simplify your filling process. They understand that small businesses are the backbone of not only the US economy but the labor market as well. This can get tricky when one is a layman in these important financial matters however, as it is often a time consuming process to keep up with the changing tax code. This is where small business tax services shine as it is their specialty to prepare these fillings, they have a responsibility to keep up with the current local and national tax code.

Business Tax Services Help with Audits

Besides business tax services you can use a regular accountant to do your taxes and save a few bucks on preparation. The issue with this approach is that most individual accountants are more often than not, not certified or CPAs. This could represent an issue if your business is ever faced with an IRS audit. This is a common occurrence, especially for businesses, as their tax fillings are usually highly customized and full of special considerations unlike the majority of personal tax fillings.

Give Howard & Co. business tax services a call today at 941-922-0202 or send us an email for more information on how we can help your company navigate this tax season!

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