Tax Planning for the Self-Employed

Self-employment is the opportunity to be your own boss, to come and go as you please, and oh yes, to establish a lifelong bond with your accountant. If you’re self-employed, you’ll need to pay your own FICA taxes and take charge of your own retirement plan, among other things. Here are some planning tips. Understand self-employment tax and how it’s calculated As a starting point, make sure that you understand…  Read more

Income Splitting and Income Shifting: Tax Planning for the Self-Employed

What is income splitting? Income splitting (also known as income shifting) may be defined as dividing income in a way that lowers overall taxes. Typically, income is shifted from higher bracket taxpayers to lower ones. Although there are a number of ways to accomplish this shifting of income, family businesses provide fertile grounds for taking advantage of this tool. One method of income splitting is to hire family members to…  Read more

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