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The Big Day is not until April 15, but, if you own a business and are doing things right, you’ve already started scrambling (or dreading the next couple of months as “Taxes” climbs higher on your to-do list).
Forms 1099 were due to your independent contractors February 1. If you are filing an S-Corp or C-Corp tax return, it’s due March 15. Personal returns are, of course, due April 15.
That means you should have all documents to your bookkeeper and tax advisor right around now.
If you don’t, or you are feeling stressed about the whole tax time scenario, here’s where we can help:
Preparing for taxes doesn’t have to be difficult. If you have good “financial hygiene” practices throughout the year, you can save yourself a lot of time and hassle. If you don’t, make 2017 the year you get them set up. Start by sitting down with us. As your Creative Business Lawyer® we can help you identify your needs and wisely choose a bookkeeper and tax advisor who will make tax time a breeze for you. This will allow you to stay focused on innovation, creativity, income, and creating a great product or service for your clients in this business of music we love.