Small Business Corner

Starting and maintaining your own business can seem overwhelming. Here are some helpful documents and links. Adobe Acrobat is needed to view the documents. It’s free and available at the Adobe Acrobat© site.

Tax Organizer
Our 2014 Individual Fill-in Tax Organizer (new clients) will help in preparing your taxes. By filling it out, you’ll gather all or a large portion of the information needed

IRS Publications
552 – Record Keeping for Individuals
583 – Starting a Business and Keeping Records
334 – Tax Guide for Small Businesses
1635 – Understanding your EIN
538 – Accounting Periods and Methods
15 – Employer’s Tax Guide & Employment Id Number (EIN) info
535 – Business Expenses
587 – Business Use of the Home, including daycare centers
946 – How to Depreciate Property
463 – Travel, Entertainment, Gift and Car Expenses
W-2 – Wage and Tax Statement Information
544 – Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets
560 – Retirement Plans for Small Businesses (SEP, SIMPLE, etc)
990 – Instructions for Form 990 Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax
609 – Privacy Act Notice
503 – Child and Dependent Care Expenses
557 – Tax-Exempt Status for Your Organization
908 – Bankruptcy Tax Guide
970 – Tax Benefits for Education

Articles and Newsletters
“Howdy Partner! Ten Things to Do Before Forming a Partnership

Websites for Businesses
PA Dept. of Community and Economic Devel.
PA Small Business Development Centers
PA Open for Business
Small Business Administration
SCORE – Service Corps of Retired Executives
BusinessTown.com – Info for small businesses.