For many business owners, the thought of keeping track of all financial transactions and recording them in compliance with the IRS tax rules can be extremely overwhelming – especially on top of all the other responsibilities you have as a business owner. Not only is it crucial to report all the information correctly for the sake of your business, getting it done correctly can maximize your business tax deductions significantly.
What is the solution, you might ask? Hire a bookkeeper! Although there are countless reasons why a bookkeeper is beneficial to your business – below are just a few.
1. Maximize your tax deductions
I can’t tell you how many times I have had clients in my office looking to my ceiling for deductions because they “did not have time” or “it’s too expensive” to do the bookkeeping. So at this point my clients are now estimating their expenses, which can leave money on the table.
Hiring a bookkeeper to generate an accurate profit or loss statements for the end of the year will ensure that you are not missing any expenses that you have paid for your business throughout the year.
2. Ensure correct tax filings
Getting audited or chased by the IRS can be very intimidating, however if you have a bookkeeper that has done proper bookkeeping, you will not need to worry about the income or expenses claimed on the return during an audit. You can be confident that you tax return will stand up during audit and that there will be no changes in regards to your income and expenses.
3. Allows you keep your focus on core business needs
A business needs the attention of its founder. Your time should be devoted to crucial aspects such as marketing, strategy, funding, etc. Hiring a bookkeeper allows you to devote your time and attention to the things that will enable your business to grow.
4. Reduce Cost of Financial Obligations
Many people falsely believe that if they do everything themselves, they will save their business money. The truth is, hiring a bookkeeper will save you money in the long run. It is very rare that business owners have thorough knowledge of accounting or anything to do with taxes. Leaving this aspect of your business to a professional who has studied and is trained in the specific area is a huge weight off your back. Mistakes and issues that could cost you a lot of money are extremely less likely. It’s best to leave it to an expert All in all, if you are looking to maximize your business tax deductions and ensure you’re not bombarded with tax audits and errors that could prove you costly – the answer is simple. Hire a bookkeeper. We can assure you, you will not regret it.