Are you getting divorced? While you both have many things to think about and plan right now, one task that should be on both parties' to-do list is to meet with a tax preparer. In fact, this must-do item shouldn't even wait until you file taxes in the spring. Why? Here are four important ways an accountant can help you both now.
1. To Prepare Old Taxes
Before entering into divorce negotiations, every couple should ensure that their current and back taxes have been properly filed.
When purchasing assets, every business owner should be aware that the value of most assets will reduce over time. Vehicles, capital equipment, and even inventory will gradually cost less over the years, which means that you'll probably end up selling those items at a lower cost.
Accounting standards mandate that depreciation should be classified as a business expense. But how can you determine the depreciation cost, and how does it apply to your small business?