For years I wondered why March 15 was chosen as the deadline to file business taxes, provided it falls on a weekday. Here’s a fun fact: in the days of ancient Rome, March 15, known as the “Ides of March,” was known as the day for settling debts. The phrase “Beware of the Ides of March” comes from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. It references a Soothsayer’s forewarning of Caesar’s tragic demise which came to pass (as shown in the image above).
Those who know me well know that I’m a devout financial literacy advocate. In fact, if you’ve been following my posts for a while, then you know I’ve written extensively about this subject in relation to small business processes.
I typically write an article every year around business tax season. However this year I decided that, rather than do a re-hashing, I’d instead distill those previous articles into four main areas depending on your specific needs.
If you’ve already filed your 2017 business tax return(s), great!
If you have not, then keep reading.
Which of the following scenarios best describes your situation?
I need to create a new financial recordkeeping system. Access here.
I need to upgrade my financial recordkeeping system. See below.
I need to file a business tax return in multiple states. See below.
I need a process that guarantees a systematic and repeatable approach to organizing, storing and retrieving financial records throughout the year. Access here.
Remove the pain and guesswork typically associated with tax season. Experience the relief that processes can bring to your business. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could face March 15 head on instead of having to beware it?