Are you ready for tax season? In this episode, Danielle Hayden, CEO & Founder of Kickstart Accounting Inc., guides you through the 5 essential steps you need to take to get your business organized for a stress-free tax season, from maintaining accurate bookkeeping all year round to assembling a synchronized & complete money team. Tune in now to ensure a smooth and relaxed tax preparation season.


Key Takeaways:

  • Staying ready throughout the year with accurate and ready finances.
  • Uncover the power of a money team that works in unison.
  • W9s, 1099s—understanding paperwork requirements & contractors. 
  • Reviewing your payroll and your reasonable salary as an S-Corp.
  • Stepping into the CEO’s shoes, and crafting a strategic, forward-thinking financial plan for your business.


Topics Discussed: 

Intro (0:00)

Disclaimer (0:38)

1st Step of Framework: Stay Ready (1:14)

Mindset Mastery Framework (3:32)

2nd Step: Ensure Money Team Alignment (4:35)

3rd Step: W9’s For All Contractors (6:16)

Review Your Payroll (6:51)

Quick Recap (7:49)

4th Step: Get Prepared Early (08:12)

5th Step: Start Being More Forward Thinking (9:25)

Do You Have a Bookkeeper? (10:14)


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