It's that special day again! The day that spouses all over the nation look at their special someone and say, "You got that filed, right?" Well, I'm that special someone in my marriage, and no I didn't. I filed my first ever extension. Form 4868 if you need it. And remember, it only extends your time to FILE, not to PAY.
So in honor of tax day, I'll rehash a couple of tax/accounting articles I wrote for Modish Biz Tips. Jena stopped updating it last August (something about having a life and other things to manage or some such :-) ), but it is chock full of business and marketing advice for the creative business.
The first article is on accounting techniques and how you should keep up with it so you can file your taxes on time. Too bad I didn't re-read that a month ago!
And now is a good time to look at your estimated taxes for 2010. Review what you have set up for the year, because many times it is based on the prior year's income. And depending on what business you are in, the income might be higher this year (hurray!) or lower (boo!).