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Wellness Industry and Tax Software

Jan 10, 2008
One of the tasks for a wellness industry small home business is accounting and paperwork. You create and follow a budget for your business. Additionally, you will need to keep accurate records of expenses such as advertising, product inventory, profits and other business related expenses. All the accounting tasks can seem a little overwhelming if you've never been trained in accounting. Yet, they are essential to the success of your home business. The good news is that there are some excellent small home business tax software programs that you can use to help you.

As a small business owner, you will at the very least pay an income tax for your earnings and profits. Taxes often have to be paid quarterly, depending on how profitable the business is for you. With a wellness industry home business, you can expect to make a nice profit over time after your business is fully established. Using business tax software can help you determine how much you need to pay each quarter for your income tax to avoid paying a large amount of tax at the end of the year or being hit with penalties.

Another time that you will pay quarterly taxes is for sales tax for your local State. State sales tax is calculated on the amount that each product is sold for. The buyer will pay a sales tax. The collected sales taxes for the quarter are then sent into the State under your business license number. Calculating the amount of sales tax that you collected for products can be very tedious. Using home business tax software can help you figure how much sales tax you collected during the quarter so that you will know how much you owe. You can keep the record weekly, to set the sales tax aside so that you do not have to save up this type of money all at once.

If you have employees there is social security tax, unemployment tax, federal tax and state tax that you have to calculate per employee. If you hire employees as independent contractors for your small home business, there are 1099 forms that have to be filled out. Using home business tax software greatly reduces the amount of time and the chances of error when you are processing employee taxes that need to be paid.

Good small business tax software should be easily updated. The tax laws are constantly changing. It should also cover the requirements for your particular State so that you can calculate the necessary State tax that needs to be paid each quarter and annually. There are many small home business tax software programs that are available for free on the internet. At the very least, you should find a program that will let you try it for free on a trial basis. This will enable you to determine if the program will work for your wellness industry business. If you end up liking the program, you can then purchase the regular version of it and update it often so that all of your data enter will fit the current tax laws.
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Zach Thompson is a 23 year-old network marketer & marketing consultant. Why Wellness Industry?
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