How to Get a Tax ID for Your Small Business

  What is a Tax Identification Number? A Tax Identification number is the same as an Employer Identification Number (EIN). The IRS uses this number to identify your business entity, just like they use your Social Security Number to identify you for your personal taxes. Applying for a Tax ID is simple and can be … Continued

Where’s My Tax Refund & Other Tax Filing Information

You beat the rush and filed your taxes early. Having the stress over with is nice, but having that cash from your tax refund in your bank account would make the success of getting it done all that much sweeter, right? It’s true that the IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in … Continued

What Your Financial Reports Really Tell You

Financial reports can be an incredibly helpful tool for small businesses. They can help you determine how much money you can pay yourself each month. Or they can help you decide if it’s time to expand your business. As helpful as financial reports are, they can only help you if you understand how to read … Continued

5 Most Commonly Overlooked Business Tax Deductions

At Mazuma, we have a lot of experience with business taxes. Ben Sutton, one of Mazuma’s founders and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), recently hosted a webinar on the most commonly missed business tax deductions. Ben’s experience as a CPA has helped him learn what business tax deductions business owners are missing out on. In … Continued

What is Sales Tax?

What is Sales Tax? Sales tax is a consumption tax on goods and services. State governments, along with county and local governments, set the sales tax; however, not every state has sales tax. The purpose of sales tax is to fund government projects. The revenues from sales tax are used to fix roads, improve communities, … Continued

I’ve Filed a Tax Extension, What now?

Tax day has come and gone and you didn’t have time to file your taxes. As long as you filed a tax extension, you have an extra six months to get your tax return to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS.) The IRS will allow you to file an extension for any reason, as long as … Continued

How Many Years Can I Take a Loss on My Business?

If you’re wondering, “How many years can I take a loss on my business?” then you’re probably reaching a point where you’ve been claiming too many losses on your taxes. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) only allows your business to be in the negative for a certain number of years before it declassifies it as … Continued