Things Small Business Owners Should Know About Tax Deductions

As the old saying goes, there are only two certainties in life: death and paying taxes. This really does ring true, especially when you are a small business owner. Tax is a percentage that is deducted from your total earnings by your country’s government. This money is then used to keep the country running – it is generally contributed to healthcare systems, legal systems, educational systems, and other systems such as transport and infrastructure. At the end of each year, you will have to file a tax return, which details your earnings and shows how much tax you should be paying. However, before filing your business’ tax return, you should familiarise yourself with the concept of tax deductions.

What Is a Tax Deduction?

Tax deductions are also commonly referred to as “expenses.” If something is a tax deduction or is “tax deductible”, it can be used as a tool to reduce your taxable income. They are generally things that you have only had to purchase in order to be able to run your company and that are only used for professional purposes.

What Are Some of the Most Common Tax Deductions?

Tax deductions will vary depending on what your business specialises in. But the infographic from TripLog below should help to familiarise you with some of the most common tax deductions for small business!

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About Dequiana Jackson

Dequiana Jackson, CEO of Inspired Marketing, Inc., is a small business marketing coach who teaches women entrepreneurs how to monetize their message so they can make more money from their expertise. Dequiana is the author of Know Your Business: How to Attract Ideal Clients & Sell More and runs the award-winning blog,

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  1. Really helpful! We are looking to maximize our deductions this year and were using Triplog for our companies expense tracking but started to have issues and moved on from them. Ended up moving to Everlance ( Are there any others we should be looking at?

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