There's just one thing I can't figure out. My income tax! -Nat King Cole.
Nat King Cole wasn't the only one who struggled with his income taxes. The federal tax code has grown from 400 pages at its inception in 1913 to more than 70,000 pages today. A National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF) study in 2015 found that taxpayers spend more than $200 billion each year complying with the tax code. The amount is greater than the GDP of Pakistan, Portugal, or Ireland. The same study also found that more than 90% of taxpayers must rely on tax preparers or tax preparation software to comply with federal tax requirements.
Starting a business is an overwhelming yet incredibly rewarding endeavor. To know that you have built something from scratch, a business that has true long-term value is a feeling that is difficult to replicate. Although there will always be reasons to doubt yourself, and the timing of it, there are many reasons to start your own business. Here are some reasons to consider starting your own business, and see if these resonate enough to make that decision.
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For many, the words "personal taxes" often strike fear in the heart. A daunting process, person taxes are often an overwhelming process that never seems to be done quite correctly. Instead of burying your head in the sand though, it is important to keep note of tax season, and changes for the year to ensure that you are fully compliant - and it never hurts to have a professional look it over to make sure everything is reported correctly, and accurately to maximize your return.
401ks are often a mysterious thing, set off to the side without much care to it - especially if they are automatic contributions being made. Once it is set, you really never have to look it again...right? Unfortunately, that really is not the case. Planning for retirement is a continuous process, and leaving it for the last minute is really not the best idea.