As the income tax filing deadline for the year approaches small business owners and their accountants are starting to feel the pressure. Receipts need to located, invoices entered, bank statements reconciled. Accountants’ offices are littered with shoeboxes and accordion folders while tax return checklists and missing info lists are being compiled and checked off. Google is starting to note an increase in tax related searches as business owners and accountants search for clarity on a variety of tax regulations, deductions and deadlines .
In an effort to assist business owners understand their obligations, gain a better understanding of the tax filing process and provide some structure to the chaos, I have prepared a list of some essential facts and resources that should help make the process a little more manageable: