Quit Your Job, Sis

Tax Tips for Entrepreneurs | How to Save Money in Your Business w/ CPA & Tax Strategist Wendy Barlin

September 05, 2022 Lindsay Hanson / Wendy Barlin Episode 132
Quit Your Job, Sis
Tax Tips for Entrepreneurs | How to Save Money in Your Business w/ CPA & Tax Strategist Wendy Barlin
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Are you feeling overwhelmed by the tax and accounting side of running a business? If you’re not a CPA, taxes can be scary - but they don’t have to be! Let’s simplify some basic accounting & tax tips to look out for when you start your business.

In this episode, I interview Wendy Barlin, a CPA and Tax Strategist who helps entrepreneurs save money on their taxes and get their businesses organized. She shares how she got started in business, the biggest mistakes she sees entrepreneurs making with their taxes, and what she personally does to strategically reduce her taxes.

Wendy also walks you through the steps on what you should do if you get audited by the IRS and the resources you can use to stay compliant and organized throughout the year. So if you are ready to learn how to take advantage of deductions, save money on taxes, and set yourself up for financial success, this episode is for you!

Join us as we discuss:

(1) How the world of accounting is changing post covid

(2) Why entrepreneurs should care about their taxes and finances

(3) What tax deductions and write-offs are available for entrepreneurs

(4) How to accurately document expenses and track income

(5) Tax audits and how to prepare for them

(6) The biggest tax myths when it comes to entrepreneurship

(7) How your business structure affects your tax bill

(8) The best bookkeeping and accounting software for entrepreneurs

(9) Wendy's top resources she recommends to help you with your tax planning

(10) Wendy’s advice for anyone who wants to start their own business but is feeling intimidated by the financial side of things


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Resources
Connect with Wendy
Website: http://wendybarlin.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wendybarlincpa
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aboutprofitconsultant

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Support the show
Wendy's background and who she helps
Her entrepreneurial journey and how she started building her business
Why she quit her corporate job and the motivating factor behind it
Common myths about business taxes
Some common things in business that could prompt an audit from the IRS
Why LLCs could be the biggest waste of time and money
Things entrepreneurs should first do to help set you up for financial success
Wendy's financial hack for business deductions
Tax deductions that are available to business owners
Why you need to document everything you spend for business
Some common mistakes entrepreneurs make that result in overpaying in taxes
The best ways you can manage your money
Final piece of advice to entrepreneurs that want to start a business but are hesitant to do so because of finance and taxes