Deductions For The Business Owner

by Taffy Wagner - Date: 2007-06-18 - Word Count: 403 Share This!

Congratulations on becoming a business owner. Whether it is your first business or your seventh business it is an exciting time. When you begin a new business, you are filled with ideas beyond your wildest imagination and often cannot even sleep at night for all of the thoughts swirling in your head. You are thinking of ways to market your business, advertise and even ways to get clients. The momentum is unbelievable because you would almost bet money that you are running on sheer adrenalin.

This is one of those times as a business owner; you do not care if you get sleep due to your level of motivation. The key is to keep up the excitement and momentum for your business. It is not necessarily easy to run a business; however you have taken on the challenge and dream of owning your own business.

As a business owner, I am sure one of the things you have thought about are operating expenses. What is it going to costs you to run your business for six months, a year and even two or three years? This is one of those areas that business owners generally think of in addition to start-up costs. I applaud you for thinking these areas through.

What you might not have considered are the different deductions a self-employed business owner have? When you are employed by a company or organization, there are certain items that are deducted from your paycheck. This reduces what you have to consider as a deduction. The work has actually been done for you. Now that you have decided to work for yourself, who is going to educate you on this matter? Will you read books or attend local business classes? I have to tell you that there are people that probably still do not know what business deductions they are allowed because they are not talking with anyone about their business. Or they believe it will not make a difference in their tax situation.

I am here to tell you from first hand experience, as a self-employed business owner, there are many items that I would not have even imagined were deductible and they are. Do not mistakenly disregard self-employed business deductions. That could make the difference between your owing money or receiving money back. If you are at this point and are interested in finding out more about self-employment tax deductions, go to my website at

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Dr. Taffy Wagner is a speaker, publisher and author of Debt Dilemma and Homebuyer's Helper. She is the financial advisor for Christian Business Talk Radio, conducts seminars on business, personal finances and coaches individuals. Contact at Your Article Search Directory : Find in Articles

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