While the COVID-19 crisis has devastated many businesses, the pandemic has also created opportunities to launch new businesses. For example, some businesses are being started online to provide products and services to people staying at home. Entrepreneurs often don’t know that many start-up expenses can’t be currently deducted. Some probably must be amortized over time. You might be able to elect to deduct up to $5,000 currently, but the deduction is reduced by the amount by which your total start-up costs exceed $50,000. You can also deduct $5,000 of the organizational costs of creating a corporation or partnership. Contact us to help you maximize deductions for a start-up business.