13 tax tips anyone who’s self-employed should know

Let’s dig deeper into the best practices for getting your books ready  for tax season, avoiding common mistakes, and maximizing refunds.

As a small business owner, you’re responsible for accurately reporting your business income and expenses on your tax return.

Reconcile to source documents

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Organize your chart of accounts

The chart of accounts lists all the categories and subcategories of transactions for your transactions.

Separate personal and business accounts

One of the easiest mistakes to make as a small business owner is to mix personal and business finances.

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When it comes to tax time, an easy way to save money is to ensure you take advantage of all the tax breaks and deductions available to your business.

Make use of tax breaks and deductions


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