can I show a loss business accounting?

I have an LLC and this will be my first time filing taxes on my business. I have not consulted an accountant as of yet but this question is on my mind.

I built something for a customer. I bid this job for 300 hours of labor to complete at a specific dollar amount per hour. I kept track of all my time in this project. I spent 600 hours labor building it. I did this knowing that it would take longer as there are plans to build more. However, I technically lost 300 hours in labor. Time that I could have been doing something else for monetary gain. Even though I made a profit for this 300 hours, I lost money because it took double the time to complete.

Is it possible to show this as a loss and reduce any tax liability? How can I if this is possible? Explain please if not too complex of an answer.

Thanks in advance!

5 Answers

  • 8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    For tax purposes, your time has no value so there is no way to increase your deductions because it took you longer than expected.

    Generally Speaking:

    - Cash In the Door - Income

    - Cash Out the Door - Expenses

    - Value of Time - No effect either way.

  • tro
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    you own labor does not enter into the matter of profit or not

    the cost of producing the product will include the materials, if you had to use outside services et

    and if you have registered as an LLC you do realize that this is not recognized by IRS, it is either a Corp, a Partnership or a sole proprietor, and as a Corp you would file a 1120, a 1065 as a Partnership, or a Sch C with your 1040 as a sole proprietor

    how did you register with your state, or did you? you apparently haven't decided how to operate and from your scenario it appears to be a sole proprietor

  • Bobbie
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    No nothing is allowed on your 1040 income tax return or in accounting just for your TIME at all ever for this purpose has NO value at all when you do NOT collect some type of income in value for this purpose and time in your life.

    Hope that you find the above enclosed information useful. 12/09/2012

  • Judy
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    No,that's not an ACCOUNTING or TAX loss. You just made a lot less than you hoped.

    Your labor doesn't go on your tax return. You show the actual money you took in, and the money you put out for expenses like materials.

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  • 4 years ago

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