A TWO PART comprehensive overview of taxes for owners of new & growing businesses
(As told through the metaphor of space exploration)

Friday, 8 May 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM PST

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Friday, 8 May 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM PST

This two part, small group Zoom workshop is for every small business owner wanting to have a deeper understanding of how taxes actually work.

Participants will explore the deep intricacies of the 1040 and it's many many schedules...but this is not a boring read through of IRS documents. Rather, attendees will be boarding "Space Station 1040", for a guided tour of the weird and often mystifying universe that is our annual tax filings, as told through the metaphor of space exploration.

Part 1 is Friday, May 8th, 2-4pm
Part 2 is Friday, May 15th, 2-4pm

Topics will include:

  • Tax implications of running your own business: Understanding and predicting federal and state income taxes, local taxes, self employment taxes, estimated taxes and corporate taxes.
  • Understanding the 1040 - no more mysteries (well at least a LOT less).
  • Doing your own taxes vs. hiring someone.
  • What to track for business income/expenses.
  • Other important tax deductions.
  • Developing your financial-administrative world
  • Contractors vs. employees.
  • Evaluating legal and tax structures and registering your business: Sole proprietorships; LLCs; Partnerships; S-, C- and 501(c)3 corporations.
  • Whether you can write off space suits or rocket ship pilot classes.

Part 1 will be a general overview of the tax universe, Part 2 will zero in on business deductions. (Joining with Part 2 is not allowed; we'll be picking up right where we left off in Part 1).

Both parts are will use https://zoom.us/ - details will follow after registration.

Cancellation policy

I recognize this is a challenging time - if you need to cancel, no offense taken, but I ask to please do so immediately so others can take your spot.

Brian Frank

Since 2008, Brian Frank has managed money, taxes, and business strategy for a diverse array of employers and clients. His focus is on fiscal literacy education, training dozens of clients each year in the fundamentals of business accounting, taxes, bookkeeping and fiscal management. He also hates boring, by-the-books presentations and has spent the past several years developing his truly unique approach to teaching accounting. His website is http://www.brianfrankpdx.com.

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