Whether you are operating a small business, a sole proprietor, partnership or corporation, business taxes are often a source of stress and frustration. The business tax code is complex and changes frequently, which can lead to costly mistakes and missed deductions. Plus the time spent navigating your taxes can be better spent running your business. The experienced CPAs at Steward Ingram & Cooper, PLLC provide comprehensive business tax preparation and planning services in the Raleigh area to minimize your annual payments as well as create advantageous strategies to maximize your profits for long-term success. 

Business Tax Preparation Services

You want to save money on your taxes, save time on tax preparation, and avoid inaccuracies on your returns, and our tax preparation services ensure you meet all these goals. With our experienced CPAs on your side, you can feel confident that we will find eligible deductions and credits to minimize your payments and avoid surprises across your local, state, and federal tax returns.

However, we go far beyond preparing your annual business tax returns with the following services designed to help you succeed: 

  • Quarterly estimated tax preparation related to sole proprietors, Partnerships/ LLCs; and S Corporations
  • Federal and multi-state income tax return preparation
  • Helping you choose the most advantageous business entity;
  • Preparing financial statements and maintaining your tax records to provide you a more in-depth look at the financial health of your organization;
  • Resolving tax problems from previous years to provide you with a clean slate for future filings.

Tax Planning for Your Raleigh Business

While our tax preparation services are designed to help you reduce your estimated and annual tax payments, our CPAs will also assist you with long-term tax planning strategies that will reduce your payments over the long-term. This includes helping you determine benefits for your employees and smart investment options that allow you to put your money back into your organization, rather than sending it to the IRS.  

Why Choose Us for Your Tax Preparation and Planning Advisors?

Steward Ingram & Cooper, PLLC has been proudly serving Raleigh and the surrounding areas, including Cary, Apex, Durham, Wake Forest & Wilson since our founding in 2000. Our team has decades of combined experience and knowledge, and we put that experience to work to benefit our clients, going beyond providing tax preparation services and acting as trusted financial advisors.

If you are in need of an experienced tax advisor to prepare your estimated and annual returns as well as help you plan for the future of your business and untangle problems from the past, reach out to Steward Ingram & Cooper, PLLC.

Business Taxes: Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I file a sales tax return for my business?

How often you file your taxes depends on the total amount of sales your business collects. If your business collects less than $100 per month in sales tax, then your business should file on a quarterly basis with approval from the secretary of state. If your business collects more than $100 in sales tax per month, then your business should file on a monthly basis

What are the monthly business tax filing deadlines in North Carolina?

For monthly filing, all North Carolina tax return deadlines fall on the 30th day of the month, unless it is a weekend or federal holiday. If the 30th day of the month falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the tax return deadline falls on the following business day. 

What are the quarterly tax filing deadlines in North Carolina?

For quarterly tax filing, business owners should be prepared to pay at the end of each quarter. 

Q1 (January – March): Due April 30
Q2 (April – June): Due July 31
Q3 (July – September): Due October 31
Q4 (October – December): Due January 31

Do I need to file a tax return for my business if I have no sales tax to report? 

Yes. North Carolina law requires all businesses to file a sales tax return even if there is no sales tax to report.