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What You Should Know About the Corporate Transparency Act

Included within the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act passed on January 1, 2021, the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) requires certain small businesses based in the U.S. to report the identities of their owners and organizers to the Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). The CTA is an update to the federal government’s anti-money […]

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Thinking About Starting a Nonprofit? Here’s What You Should Know—Part 1

Starting a nonprofit organization can be a great way to give back to your community, while working for a cause you are passionate about. That said, if you are starting a nonprofit simply to avoid some of the more unsavory aspects of running a business, you should seriously reconsider. As the founder of a nonprofit, […]

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5 Ways to Significantly Reduce Your Tax Bill For 2020—Part 2

With the government shutdowns and economic fallout from the pandemic, 2020 was a rough year for many businesses. But thanks to recent legislation aimed at helping business owners recover, you could see a silver lining in the form of significant tax-saving opportunities when you file your annual tax return this spring. First up, although it’s […]

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5 Ways to Significantly Reduce Your Tax Bill For 2020—Part 1

With the government shutdowns and economic fallout from the pandemic, 2020 was a rough year for many businesses. But thanks to recent legislation aimed at helping business owners recover from the pandemic, you could see a silver lining in the form of significant tax-saving opportunities when you file your annual tax return this April. First […]

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The Ins and Outs of Incorporating Your Business Outside Your Home State

It’s a popular myth that it’s always best to incorporate your business in a business-friendly state, like Delaware, Wyoming, or Nevada in order to save on taxes, benefit from increased privacy, and possibly have an easier time raising capital. However, for many businesses, incorporating in these states is completely unnecessary—and it may even cost your […]

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4 Myths and Misconceptions About Business Entities

Setting up the proper legal structure for your business may seem like a boring detail that you won’t need to spend much time on. But the truth is, selecting the right entity for your company is one of the most crucial decisions you can make as a business owner. That said, there are all sorts […]

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4 Legal Agreements No Startup Should Be Without

When starting a new business, putting the appropriate legal agreements in place is crucial for protecting your key assets and relationships. Yet it’s common for many new business owners to put off—or even entirely overlook—creating such agreements. You might not even know which documents are most needed. The following 4 agreements are among the most […]

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How to Pay Yourself as the Owner of an LLC

One of the most exciting parts of owning a business is that you get to pay yourself. No longer forced to rely on someone else’s leadership to keep your company running or their good graces to pay you what you want or need, you get to decide how much you earn, how much you work, […]

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4 Essential Asset Protection Strategies for Entrepreneurs—Part 2

In the first part of this series, we discussed different strategies entrepreneurs can use to protect their business and personal assets. Here, we’ll look at two final ways entrepreneurs can achieve asset protection. No matter what line of business you are in, the reality of being a successful entrepreneur is that you open yourself up […]

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4 Essential Asset Protection Strategies for Entrepreneurs—Part 1

No matter what line of business you are in, the reality of being a successful entrepreneur is that you open yourself up to a number of unique risks—and the more successful you get, the more risks you face. Asset protection planning is intended to reduce or eliminate the risks of being in business by shielding […]

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How (and Why) to Keep Your Corporate Records Up to Date

First of all, a quick reminder: July 15th is this year’s due date for federal taxes, pushed back from April 15th due to the upheavals caused by the coronavirus, so get in action now, if you are not already, to get your taxes prepared and filed. Today we’re talking about the importance of keeping meticulous […]

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