Income Tax Added as an Expense

by Kyle
(St Catharines ON Can)

As an example, if I owed $10,000 in income taxes last year, can I add this to the company books as an expense (and an Accounts Payable), then use it to offset income in this year's income tax form? Or is this really just a "personal" debt?

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Hi Kyle,

I am assuming you are asking the question because you are a sole proprietor. If this is the case, then income taxes do not get recorded on your income statement and do not show as Income Tax Payable on your balance sheet.

You would only record your income tax expense / payable if you were incorporated.

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Mar 15, 2011
by: Kyle

Thank you so much for your quick response. You're wonderful!

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