Starting a new business brings a wave of responsibilities, including managing taxes. Getting a grip on the right tax forms is important for compliance and avoiding penalties. Here’s a quick rundown of essential tax forms for new business owners:
EIN Application (Form SS-4):
Get your Employer Identification Number (EIN) using this form. It’s needed for taxes, hiring, and banking.
Estimated Taxes (Form 1040-ES):
For sole proprietors, partnerships, or S corps, this form helps you pay quarterly estimated taxes.
Partnership Income (Form 1065):
Partnerships report income, deductions, and distributions through this form.
C Corporation Tax (Form 1120):
C corporations use this form to report income, deductions, and tax liability.
S Corporation Returns (Form 1120S):
S corps report income, deductions, and taxes here. The income then goes to shareholders.
Employee Taxes (Form 941):
If you have employees, this form reports income, Social Security, and Medicare taxes.
Employee Statements (Forms W-2 and W-3):
Report wages and withheld taxes for employees using these forms.
Contractor Payments (Form 1099-MISC):
Paying contractors over $600? Issue this form to report the payments.
Depreciation (Form 4562):
Claim depreciation on long-lasting assets like equipment using this form.
State and Local Forms:
Remember state and local forms like sales tax returns.
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