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Is This Your Situation: You Didn't Know About These Tech Company Tax Breaks


Of course, starting your tech company came with some research into running a small business, but the back-office work is likely not your expertise or your favorite part of running the company. That may mean you could have missed out on some important aspects of opening a small business? Have you considered tax benefits that could help your company thrive?

There are a variety of small-business tax deductions that are often overlooked and may provide a benefit, including:

  • Your home office. Like many small tech startups, your business may operate out of your home office. You may know that a deduction exists to offset the cost of doing business from your home, but the actual implementation of that benefit can be complicated, depending on a number of factors.
  • Your office supplies. Regardless of where your business is based, there are other costs of daily production that can be deducted from your taxes. Even if your business is remote or based entirely on the web, there will be office supplies necessary to function properly and provide the right level of customer service. There may even be more than you think.
  • Your business subscriptions. Do you subscribe to Wired or other online publications or resources? Or, are you a member of a website that provides real-time tech news for a small fee? There are a lot of potential subscriptions, from magazines to software, that can help you run your business. These are also potentially tax-deductible, but, knowing what is and what isn't can be confusing.
  • Your auto expenses. Maybe you travel for parts of your job, or maybe you have to make a trip to the post office once a week. Whether you are traveling near or far, there are automotive-related expenses that could be used on your taxes each year. There are several different methods that can be utilized for this deduction.
  • Your bad debt. Sometimes, the company can write off the cost of doing business with someone who does not pay you. Obviously, it is better to collect the payment due from all your clients, as that builds trust and loyalty. But, sometimes things happen that are out of your control, and knowing how to handle these difficult situations can be a good thing for business.

This is just the tip of the iceberg for tax benefits that could help your small tech company thrive. If you're not getting the most for your money, it may be time to consult with an accounting expert who can help you walk through the process. Leaving money on the table could hamper your business's ability to grow, so contact an expert today!

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