Three steps toward securing financial health
As a small business owner, you probably spend almost as much time planning and managing your financial priorities as you do on your business. You have daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly to-do lists. Knowing what to prioritize and how to keep everything working smoothly takes solid planning – and reliable support.
Sustaining smooth, useful financials starts with knowing what records you should keep and how long you should retain them. The right information helps you to do things like map your business progress, understand your best sources of income and deductions, and remain on top of your business and personal taxes. In general, determining how long you should keep a record is based on the action, expense of event that the document records.
This is one of the questions we answer most frequently at S.J. Gorowitz Accounting & Tax Services. As we approach tax deadlines, now is a great time to make sure your finances are in shape to keep you fiscally and legally secure. Here’s the information you need.
Enrolling for Medicare
From a personal standpoint, if you’re approaching 65 or older, you know that enrolling for Medicare is incredibly important and incredibly complex. The application has four different parts, each with options that can impact cost and coverage. Supplementary coverage may be necessary. You need to start the application process at least two months in advance in order to avoid a gap in coverage. Here’s a step by step visual primer to help you navigate this major financial step.
Upcoming Tax Deadlines
Preparing for and maintaining accurate financials is only helpful if you put them to use in the most timely manner. With tax season approaching, it’s time to get your information to us!
- If you filed an extension for your 2014 C-Corporations, S-Corporations, Partnerships or LLC, it’s time to get your information submitted so we can prepare your returns in time to meet the September 15 extended tax deadline.
- If you extended your 2014 Individual income tax return, they are due by October 15, 2015.
- If you have the majority of your tax information but are waiting on that final K-1, go ahead and send it to us. We’ll finish it up to the point of questions and missing information.
The SJG team has the commitment and capacity to meet you where you are in your development. We work with clients to help them meet goals by establishing the structure and processes necessary to address tax, compliance and other accounting requirements, so you can operate and grow with confidence, precision and efficiency. Get in touch.
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About S.J. Gorowitz Accounting & Tax Services
SJG is a boutique CPA firm supporting expanding and emerging businesses and their owners. We take a consultative, inclusive approach to accounting, tax, and trust and estate work. Working individually with each client, we generate accurate financials, minimize taxes and ensure compliance through tailored accounting solutions and financially focused business consulting. We work across industries, implementing processes and tools that maximize results, save money and create peace of mind.
For more information about how we can assist you, visit www.sjgorowitz.com.