If you are reading this, chances are you are a business owner, who filed an extension, getting ready to file, but you need guidance on what to do next.
Also, you may be worried because the extension deadline is approaching, and want to be prepared.
You’ve come to the right place.
With the extension deadline quickly approaching, it’s best to file our return as soon as possible.
The original deadline passed (March 15, 2022) for partnerships, S corporations, or LLCs taxed as partnerships. If you filed an automatic six-month extension, your deadline is September 15, 2022.
When you do meet with your tax preparer, here’s a list of items to get you started as to what you need to bring:
If you have it:
- a copy of your books (for example accountant’s copy of QuickBooks)
- applicable spreadsheets
Income documents including:
- Receipts from sales and services (example: forms 1099-k, 1099)
- Accounts receivable records
- Business checking/savings accounts interest (forms 1099-INT)
- Investment income documents (including form 1099-DIV)
- Additional income (including rental income, tax credits, etc.)
Forms related to Costs of Goods Sold (if applicable)
Expenses documents include:
- Phones (landline, fax, or cell phones related to business)
- Computer & internet expenses
- Transportation and travel expenses (include taxi fares, tax, tips, food, gas, and all expenses incurred to facilitate any business trips)
- Commission and fees
- Labor expenses paid to subcontractors and independent contractors
- Cost and first date of business use of assets
- Any records for using assets for personal activities
- Documentation of prior year depreciation
- Sales price and disposition date of any assets sold
- Intangible assets (copyrights, etc.)
- Business insurances
- Interest expense (can include mortgage, business loan, or any investment expense)
- Professional fees (lawyers, accountants, consultants, tax preparers, etc.)
- Office supplies expenses
- Rent expenses (if applicable)
- In-home Office expenses (if applicable)
- Payroll including wages, benefits, and other employee expenses
- Repairs, maintenance of office facility, etc.
- Total mileage
- Business mileage
- Estimated taxes paid
- Other business-related expenses
Every business is different, so it’s best to contact a tax preparer to know if there are any items not listed you may need.
Of course, if you don’t file by the extended deadline, there is a Failure to File penalty. The basic penalty is 5% of the unpaid taxes for each month a filing is late. The maximum penalty is 25%. If the return is more than 60 days late, the minimum penalty is the lesser of $435 or 100% https://www.cpa-maryland.com/services/tax-preparation/of the tax required to be shown on the return.
Late filings can also be charged interest. Visit the IRS website to get an exact calculation https://www.irs.gov/payments/interest.
Be prepared. File today.
AK Burton, PC serves small businesses with all of their tax needs. Our experienced tax preparers can file your business and personal tax returns and represent you to the IRS. Call us at (301) 365-1974 for a consultation.
We serve the Bethesda, Rockville, and Montgomery County, MD area.