Janet Berry-Johnson

Janet Berry-Johnson is a freelance writer with four years of experience covering accounting, income taxes, insurance, mortgages and personal finance topics. She’s a CPA and spent a decade working as an auditor and tax adviser before pursuing writing full time. She’s written for several outlets, including Forbes, Discover, FreshBooks and Wirecutter. Her blog, Life & Taxes, caters to small business owners interested in learning more about accounting and taxes.

Articles by Janet Berry-Johnson

Can You Go to Jail for Not Paying Taxes?

Many people dread the paperwork that comes with filing a federal income tax return — so much so that they avoid filing at all. But... read more

Schedule K-1 Tax Form: What Partnerships and S Corps Need to Know

If you have an ownership interest in a partnership, limited liability company (LLC), S corporation or even a trust, chances are you’ve heard of the... read more

Business Loan Requirements: 7 Things You Need to Qualify

Are you a small business owner considering taking out a loan? Getting a business loan can seem complex and time consuming — especially since every... read more

Franchise Tax: What Business Owners Need to Know

A franchise tax is not a tax on franchises, like a McDonald’s or a 7-Eleven. Instead, it’s a tax paid by businesses for the privilege... read more

What is a Sole Proprietorship?

A sole proprietorship is a type of business structure where a single individual, known as the sole proprietor, owns and operates the company. If you’re... read more

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