Do You Have a Tax Shelter?

Posted by Tom Scarda, Certified Franchise Executive on Aug 7, 2023 8:00:00 AM

In franchise consultant, life decisions

Are you tired of Uncle Sam taking 30 percent of your income before you ever see your paycheck? Are you frustrated because you feel like you have no say in how the government spends your tax money? Owning a business can give you some control. Business owners get some pretty sweet tax benefits. Actually, if you don’t own a business that acts as a tax shelter, you may be losing money because of the taxes you pay via your W2 job. 


First, as a business owner, you can deduct a wide range of expenses from your income, significantly reducing your tax bill. These deductions may include things like advertising and marketing costs, employee salaries and benefits, rent or lease payments for business premises, and more.


Another tax benefit of owning a business is the ability to claim a home office deduction. If you use part of your home exclusively for business purposes, you can claim a deduction for a portion of your mortgage or rent, utilities, and other related expenses.


In addition to these deductions, business owners may also be eligible for tax credits, which can directly reduce the amount of tax you owe. For example, the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit can provide a credit of up to 50% of your contributions towards your employees' health insurance premiums. Or giving out safety awards to staff. The awards are tax deductible. 


Of course, every business is different, and it's always a good idea to consult with a tax professional to determine which deductions and credits you may be eligible for. But overall, owning a business can definitely provide some valuable tax benefits that can help you save money and grow your business.


Please contact me to discuss how a low-cost franchise business may reduce your tax burden. My calendar link is, or email me at


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