Do you operate a small business as a sole proprietor? There are many tax rules and considerations involved in operating this way. For example, you may qualify for the pass-through deduction on qualified business income. You must pay self-employment tax and make estimated tax payments on income earned. You can deduct health insurance costs as a business expense. If you hire employees, you need a taxpayer ID number and must withhold and pay employment taxes. Keep complete records of income and expenses. Also, consider setting up a qualified retirement plan. Contact us if you want more information about the tax aspects of your business, or if you have questions about recordkeeping requirements.