Records Retention Schedule
- Records Retention Schedule - List of how long you should keep certain records
Federal Tax Refunds
- "Where's My Refund" Tool - Link to find out the current status of your federal tax refund after you have filed.
Federal Government and Taxes
- Internal Revenue Service - The IRS web site with useful information and tax forms.
- Federal Directory - Links to various government web sites.
- Social Security Administration - Resources regarding Social Security issues.
- Child Tax Credit - Information on available child tax credits.
- IRS Audit Guides for Businesses – Information about the Market Segment Specialization Program (MSSP) used to assist auditors in analyzing the business they audit.
State Government and Taxes
- Missouri Department of Revenue - Information for paying taxes in Missouri
- Missouri Department of Revenue - Withholding Tax Calculator
- Missouri Division of Employment Security - Missouri Unemployment tax information.
- Missouri Finance Network - Information for locating tax credit programs and loan assistance packages to assist small businesses in Missouri.
- Missouri Secretary of State - Get forms and check on the status of a Missouri corporate charter.
- MO Sales and Use Tax – Information on the sales and use tax.
- MOST - Missouri's Section 529 plan for college savings.
- Saving for College - Articles and information about education savings options, including the state's Section 529 plan.
- Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credits - Tax credits for contributions to approved entities for certain Missouri taxpayers.
- Youth Opportunity Tax Credits - Tax credits on contributions to approved entities for certain Missouri taxpayers.
Entertaining and dining with clients can be tax deductions as well.
When looking for deductions to add to your taxes, don’t overlook your meal and entertainment expenses. These types of expenses must be "ordinary" and "necessary" to your business or trade and must be "directly related to" or "associated with" the active conduct of business.
In order for the IRS to allow these deductions, good documentation is a requirement and should include the following items:
- The amount
- Date, time and place
- Business purpose
- Names of guests & business relationship