Filing taxes this year can be made easier on small businesses by utilizing wireless devices and technology. UScellular is sharing tools and tips on how to use them for a smoother tax day.
“The virtual aspects of business that were adapted during the pandemic, like fast networks and online resources, can also help tax-filing go smoothly and efficiently,” said Thomas White, director of sales for UScellular in East Tennessee.
UScellular offers the following tips and resources for small businesses on how to file their taxes online safely and conveniently:
- Security is paramount. When it comes to financial information, security is a priority. UScellular recommends using apps and programs that require security authentication such as facial identification, fingerprints and pin numbers. Using a secure internet connection is also essential to ensure that your personal and financial data is protected.
- Help for small businesses. The Small Business Association (SBA) maintains a tutorial on navigating the tax code and staying up-to-date on your tax responsibilities as a business owner. The SBA has a helpful guide on choosing the right business structure if you are just starting your business this year. If you can choose the state in which your business will operate, consider small business tax rates, which are available at the Tax Foundation.
- Take advantage of IRS tax credits. The IRS website has more information about how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) affects small business owners’ taxes, although the policies are subject to change. There are also additional details on the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit and Coronavirus Tax Relief for a variety of business entities.
- File your taxes using the latest smartphones and apps. For those who may have more straightforward tax filing this year, there are plenty of apps that you can use to help get your taxes done in a timely fashion, and you can do it all from your phone. TurboTax allows users to take a picture of their W-2, answer a few simple questions and e-file securely without ever having to leave home. You can also try IRS2Go to check your refund status or make payments, while Expensify can categorize your business expenses, receipts and quickly create useful expense reports.
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