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Eco-Friendly Trucking: Save Money and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

By |2022-03-31T08:51:09-05:00February 25th, 2022|Categories: Transportation|Tags: , , , , |

Growing your business and stewarding the environment both require good resource management. In both areas you need to grow your resources, reduce waste, and make wise investments. Drive for your bottom line Following best fuel efficiency practices will save you money on fuel and the lower speed will make your tires last longer. This will [...]

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Child Tax Credit

By |2022-01-31T12:40:13-06:00January 31st, 2022|Categories: Transportation|Tags: , , , , |

What You Need to Know About Dependents: Child Tax Credit If you have a qualifying dependent that qualifies for child tax credit on your 2021 income tax return, you will need to reconcile any advanced child tax credit payments you received. Starting in July of 2021 taxpayer with qualifying dependents were generally eligible to claim one-half [...]

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Quarterly Estimate Payments

By |2022-01-03T13:52:39-06:00January 3rd, 2022|Categories: Transportation|Tags: , , , , |

It's a new year and a new you! You've likely set personal resolutions, but have you set resolutions for your business? Your Business New Year Resolution Our challenge to you is to set a resolution to pay your quarterly estimate payments. A resolution that you can easily accomplish on the federal estimated tax due dates of [...]

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Is an S-Corporation Right For You?

By |2021-12-08T11:04:31-06:00December 8th, 2021|Categories: Transportation|Tags: , , , , |

It will be New Year’s day before we know it. You might already be thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. If you’re a business owner this would be a great time to review your finances and tax situation. Most business owners I speak with want two things 1) make as much profit as possible and 2) pay [...]

Money Management to Make the Most of Your Funds

By |2021-09-22T09:15:21-05:00September 22nd, 2021|Categories: Transportation|

Becoming a small business owner requires next-level money management. Here are a few ideas to make it easier for you: Keep your Eyes on the Prize You are working hard for a reason.  Keep that in mind when you spend money.  Whether you are buying a house or building a fleet, that big goal is your [...]

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Received an IRS Letter? What It Means & What You Should Do

By |2021-09-17T14:26:27-05:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: Transportation|

Receiving a letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can be intimidating and can lead to many questions, such as: What to do when you receive an IRS letter? There are many resources on the IRS website that provide guidance to help you better understand the letter you received and how best to respond. Go to [...]

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Saving Receipts? What You Should Do

By |2021-09-17T13:55:45-05:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: Transportation|

Hi Abe! I have a TON of receipts on the truck I am keeping as an independent contractor. What are the IRS rules regarding keeping receipts? Abe says: There are a few things to keep in mind when keeping a record of your expenses for your business. First, you keep receipts for anything ordinary and necessary [...]

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Saving for Quarterly Taxes

By |2021-08-31T11:31:13-05:00August 31st, 2021|Categories: Transportation|

Hi Abe, How much should I be saving for my quarterly taxes? I’m glad you’re thinking ahead! It’s recommended for independent contractors to save between 20-30% of your Net Profit for both state and federal taxes. As a reminder, your Net Profit is the difference between your Gross Revenue and your business expenses. This is an [...]

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Understanding Claiming Dependents on Your Individual Income Tax Return

By |2021-08-31T11:28:22-05:00August 31st, 2021|Categories: Transportation|

Year after year, we get questions on who can be claimed as a dependent on an income tax return. For some taxpayer’s the answer is easy, and for others, it can take a list of questions and answers to determine if the dependent is eligible for that taxpayer to claim. Two Main Credits for Claiming Dependents [...]

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Organizing on the Road

By |2021-07-29T10:54:23-05:00July 23rd, 2021|Categories: Transportation|

Being a small business means keeping on top of a lot of details.  It’s easy to get overwhelmed and fall behind.  Here are some ideas to make it easier to stay on top of needed tasks to manage your business effectively: Paperwork: Make it a habit Choose a set time.  Make it before or after something [...]

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