Tax information, from recordkeeping and retirement plans, provided by or sponsored by the source — the IRS is available online. Getting these classes under your belt, and revisiting them from time to time can make you a more “enlightened business owner or practitioner”.
Now I’m not saying that you should become your own tax advisor — OH NO! You wear enough “hats” in your business and anyway, there is too much to keep up with! That’s why you pay your accountant, CPA or EA. But I am saying that you want to have general information to help you make more informed business decisions.
Most workshops are free, although a few have a minimal charge, the fee paid to the sponsoring organization, not the IRS.
Here’s what’s offered:
If workshops are available in your local, I highly recommend that you take the time off, get out of your office, and physically take a class. Consider bringing your bookkeeper or assistant along with you. Or include the clasese in the training you provide your staff and provide them with them travel, lunch and/or snack money.
The main reason for going is that you’re going to have lots of questions as you listen to the training. You’ll get your questions answered and who knows, you may meet your next client there, too.
Other important IRS resources for us business owners:
A website with information for corporations, partnerships, small business and international business. http://www.irs.gov/businesses/index.html
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