Small businesses may find it beneficial to barter for goods and services instead of paying cash for them. If your business engages in bartering, be aware that the fair market value of goods that you receive in bartering is taxable income. And if you exchange services with another business, the transaction results in taxable income for both parties. Many business owners join barter clubs that facilitate barter exchanges. If you join a barter club, you’ll be asked to provide your Social Security number or employer identification number. You may receive a form reporting barter transactions and you may have to file forms with barter partners and the IRS. Contact us for more information.

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