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Tax Tips for New Ecommerce Entrepreneurs

New ecommerce entrepreneurs can find them confused and confounded by the tax and accounting requirements of their venture. And thats a shame: If someones spotted a great new category and successfully built a web presence, heck, that someone shouldnt find themselves bogged down with the accounting minutia. The entrepreneur should focus on increasing traffic, expanding margins, and growing cash profits.

With that in mind, I offer up the following tax and accounting tips:

Tip #1: Dont Incorporate

A true corporationwhether a C corporation or an S corporationsaddles your business with more complicated tax accounting and a bunch of state filing requirements. You dont want to deal with this redtapeor at least not until youre profitable.

Instead, operate your business as a sole proprietorship. If youre concerned about legal liability protection, note that you can setup a one-owner limited liability company, or LLC. A one owner LLC is treated as a sole proprietorship for income tax purposes.

Tip #2: Start Your Business Before Making Investments

Expenditures you make before youre actually in business-in other words, before youve got a business license and before youre selling or trying to sell your stuffarent very deductible.

Specifically, you can probably deduct the first $5,000 of these expenses. But any amounts in excess of the $5,000 must be amortized over the next fifteen years.

What this means is that you want to start your business before you start spending money on advertising, training, web development, accountants and lawyers and so on.

Tip #3: Automate Your Bookkeeping & Accounting

By lawand some people dont know thisyoure required to maintain an accounting system that lets you clearly measure your income. As a practical matter, this means you need to use a product like Quicken or QuickBooks.

But you ought to go one better than simply using desktop accounting software. Make sure that youre taking advantage of online banking and bill payment features which integrate your accounting system with your banking. As much as is possible, for example, you want to be able to move money from PayPal to your bank to QuickBooks simply by typing a few keys or clicking your mouse a few times.

Tip #4: Hire a Payroll Service Before Hiring Employees

Many successful ecommerce business owners can run their operations without employees. And if thats true for you, hey, congratulations. If and when you do need employees, however, dont try to handle the payroll yourself. Oursource the payroll to one of the large payroll service bureaus like ADP, Payroll, or QuickBooks.

These services are expensive. Figure $1000 to $2000 per year. But the services let you avoid the bookkeeping nightmare called payroll and prevent you from getting into payroll tax trouble.

Tip #5: Consider S Corporation Status After Youre Profitable

Ive written and talked much about how S corporations save taxpayers money and how the right way to set up an S corporation is first create a limited liability company and then ask the IRS to treat the LLC as an S corporation for tax purposes.

Roni Deutch Tax Firm Now Offering Bankruptcy Representation To California

After 19 years of dedicated tax resolution services to those in need across the nation, Roni Deutch’s tax law firm is now offering California residents bankruptcy representation services.

Roni Deutch, The Tax Lady, and her expert team of tax attorneys recently started offering a new service that represents residents of the state of California looking to possibly file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

According to Deutch, many who contact the Roni Deutch tax firm for tax debt assistance will often require assistance with other major financial issues. Deutch is very pleased to be offering a new service to residents of California that helps them with their debt and credit issues with the use of bankruptcy representation.

Economic Times and Help

Last year, the US faced troubling economic times. Roni Deutch has stated that the economic issues troubling the nation last year are far from over. More and more individuals and families are facing debts they cannot afford, according to Deutch. Clients possibly seeking a bankruptcy resolution are constantly contacting the Roni Deutch tax firm. Recently, the firm has been able to offer their new bankruptcy resolution service to California residents, opening up the ability for many to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Free initial evaluations are being offered California residents who may be considering Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and the Roni Deutch team will help clients determine if it is the correct solution to resolve debt issues.

For years, Roni Deutch has been recognized by millions as The Tax Lady. For the past nineteen years, Deutch and her tax team have been helping people nation-wide resolve their tax debt. Roni Deutch has helped taxpayers save tens of millions of dollars and has been directly responsible for agreeable, settled resolutions with the IRS over taxes owed for so many families. The Roni Deutch tax firm is now extending their services to include their new bankruptcy representation service to assist clients with resolving their other debt issues.

Roni Deutch and the Team

Roni Deutch, A Professional Tax Corporation, is a tax law firm recognized across the nation. The firm has been assisting tax clients to find equitable solutions to their tax liabilities for over nineteen years. The Roni Deutch tax law firm is an agency dedicated to debt relief. The firm assists taxpayers in filing for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.