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Taxes

Getting Started on Your 2021 Returns

In our first episode of the podcast for 2022, we’ll be discussing what owner-operators and independent contractors need to be thinking about as the calendar turns to tax season. Colton Lawrence, the President & CEO of Equinox Owner-Operator Solutions, will be walking us through a number of key considerations as trucking professionals begin the process…

Tax Resolution: Beware Of Magic Wand Offers

In this episode, Equinox Owner-Operator Solutions President and CEO Colton Lawrence welcomes Robert Hazen back to the podcast. Robert is the Vice President of Tax Resolution Services for Equinox, and he joins Colton on this edition of the podcast to discuss the potholes that can await people who see and hear national advertising for services…

Colton Lawrence Answers Listener Questions On The Tim Ridley Show

With the end of the year approaching, Equinox Owner-Operator Solutions President and CEO Colton Lawrence made a December 15th guest appearance on the Tim Ridley Show, which serves as the early morning program on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio Channel 146. Tim’s show can be heard Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m.…

Getting Started

What are the most common tax mistakes truckers make?

All too often, truckers who make the transition from being an employee to an owner-operator are not as informed as they need to be about the tax laws that govern the industry. This lack of knowledge can, unfortunately, create major headaches for truckers. Find out from the professionals at Equinox — a provider of trucker…

Discussing Use of the S-Corp Election

When should trucking business owners consider going the route of the S-Corp? Equinox Business Owner-Operator Solutions President and CEO Colton Lawrence will be going further in our discussion of business entities as part of our podcast series.In this episode, Colton will be exploring the considerations involved with utilizing the S-Corp election.

What is the Best Business Entity for a Trucker?

As a trucker choosing a business entity, you have a lot to consider. You may not be familiar with all the choices, but in this blog, we will cover some of the most common options. The four most common types of business entities for owner-operators are: Sole proprietorshipPartnershipsLimited liability companies (LLC)Corporations (C-corps)The most common business entity that…

Operations and Strategy

Discussing Use of the S-Corp Election

When should trucking business owners consider going the route of the S-Corp? Equinox Business Owner-Operator Solutions President and CEO Colton Lawrence will be going further in our discussion of business entities as part of our podcast series.In this episode, Colton will be exploring the considerations involved with utilizing the S-Corp election.

Better Understanding Audits

In this episode of the podcast Equinox Owner-Operator Solutions President & CEO Colton Lawrence will be tackling the topic of tax audits. In addition to cover the key points on this subject, Colton will be addressing many of the questions that owner-operators and independent contractors have related to tax audits.

What is the Best Business Entity for a Trucker?

As a trucker choosing a business entity, you have a lot to consider. You may not be familiar with all the choices, but in this blog, we will cover some of the most common options. The four most common types of business entities for owner-operators are: Sole proprietorshipPartnershipsLimited liability companies (LLC)Corporations (C-corps)The most common business entity that…

Bookkeeping

Importance of Properly Handling Paperwork

How important to your trucking business is properly handling paperwork? In this episode of the podcast, Equinox Owner-Operator Solutions Podcast, President and CEO Colton Lawrence will be discussing the various considerations that come into play involving the need for handing your paperwork in the right way. As part of the discussion, Colton will be talking…

Contractor Tax Deductions Part 2

Last month in this space, we discussed five important areas that you can consider as tax write-offs if you’re an independent contractor. These deductions can often make a huge difference for your bottom line come tax season.At Equinox Business Solutions, we’re experts in tax preparation for independent contractors. Let’s go over another set of five…

Contractor Tax Deductions, Part 1

At Equinox Business Solutions, we’re proud to provide tax preparation for independent contractors of all types, including truck drivers and many others. An independent contractor is any person who provides goods or services under a verbal agreement or specific contract, and taxes are very different for people under this designation. One major area where this…