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Take advantage of business tax credits

In the state of Washington, business and occupation (B & O) taxes are a major source of state revenue. No matter what industry your business is in, you may qualify for one or more B & O tax credits and be able to improve your bottom line. Here are a few of the B & O tax credits advantageous to a wide variety of business owners.

Navigating tax code in Washington state could lead to frustration

Taxes originally came about to help raise money to run the U.S., state, and local governments on behalf of its citizens. You practically need a degree in tax law in order to understand the convoluted codes and structures that have arisen to support the system, however.

To the IRS, tax mistakes can be as bad as deliberate deception

Being a business owner in Washington state is a lot of work. It can be rewarding, but there it also means doing a million things a day to keep the company successful and out of trouble. You can hire people to help you, but ultimately it’s up to you to make sure the bills are paid and the work gets done.

WA restaurant settles charges it used 'zappers' to avoid taxes

The best way for you to keep your business out of legal trouble with the IRS is to carefully figure out how much the company owes in taxes and then pay it. You cannot guarantee that the IRS won’t send you a letter someday, but you can reduce your risk by fully reporting your income and taking only the allowable deductions.

The TRFP and your business: what to know

Have you heard the term “Trust Fund Recovery Penalty” before? If you haven’t, you probably would not guess that it has anything to do with the taxes you withhold on your workforce’s behalf. If anything, it sounds like something to do with estate administration.

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