New Guidelines and Tips on How to Record Keep Have Now Been Released; Ideal Tax Solution is Utilizing these Tips to Guide Taxpayers in Cleaning Up their Tax Lives for the Future

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With new tips on recordkeeping available to the masses, Ideal Tax Solution is sharing this advice with taxpayers all over the country so they can better their organizational habits and easily file their tax returns.

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Tax resolution companies are able to assist business owners get their tax debts under control when recordkeeping has not been kept up with.

Each business owner may choose any type of recordkeeping they feel is suited to their specific business. Except in a few case, the law does not require any special kind of records. However, the business a taxpayer is in affects the type of records they need to keep for federal tax purposes. A recordkeeping system should also include a summary of business transactions. This summary is ordinarily made in business books (for example, accounting journals and ledgers). The books must show gross income, as well as deductions and credits. For most small businesses, the business checkbook is the main source for entries in the business books. The most important part of recordkeeping is to have supporting documents for all business documents. These will include purchases, sales, payroll and other transactions. Gross receipts are the income you receive from your business. You should keep supporting documents that show the amounts and sources of your gross receipts. Documents for gross receipts include the following: Cash register tapes, Bank deposit slips, Receipt books, Invoices, Credit card charge slips and Forms 1099-MISC. Purchases are the items you buy and resell to customers. If you are a manufacturer or producer, this includes the cost of all raw materials or parts purchased for manufacture into finished products. Your supporting documents should show the amount paid and that the amount was for purchases. Documents for purchases include the following: Canceled checks, Cash register tape receipts, Credit card sales slips and Invoices. Expenses are the costs you incur (other than purchases) to carry on your business. Your supporting documents should show the amount paid and that the amount was for a business expense. Documents for expenses include the following: Canceled checks, Cash register tapes, Account statements, Credit card sales slips, Invoices and Petty cash slips for small cash payments. Travel, Transportation, Entertainment, and Gift Expenses.

If you deduct travel, entertainment, gift or transportation expenses, you must be able to prove (substantiate) certain elements of expenses. Assets are the property, such as machinery and furniture, which you own and use in your business. You must keep records to verify certain information about your business assets. You need records to compute the annual depreciation and the gain or loss when you sell the assets. Documents for assets include the following: When and how you acquired the assets, Purchase price, Cost of any improvements, Section 179 deduction taken, deductions taken for depreciation, deductions taken for casualty losses, such as losses resulting from fires or storms, how you used the asset, when and how you disposed of the asset, selling price and expenses of sale. http://www.irs.gov.

Tax resolution companies are able to assist business owners get their tax debts under control when recordkeeping has not been kept up with. Often times, the largest deciding factor in tax liabilities, are the lack of recordkeeping. This is true for both businesses and single persons who file. Tax attorneys and Enrolled Agents are able to stop wage garnishments and bank levies even without all the documentation generally required. Their close relationship with the IRS allows them to break down barriers an individual would be unable to do themselves. What this news brings is better knowledge of recordkeeping for ALL taxpayers, business owners and individuals alike.

About the company: Ideal Tax Solution, LLC is located in Costa Mesa, CA and provides tax negotiation services, preparation and is a collection defense specialist. Their Tax Attorneys, IRS Enrolled Agents, CPA’s, Senior Tax Consultants have over 55 years of combined experience working to help American tax payers with the IRS and State Tax Agencies. Ideal Tax boasts an "A" rating with the Better Business Bureau earned through providing excellent services.

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