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Proposed Tax Laws Impact on Business Taxation and Estate Planning—Part 1

On September 13, 2021, Democrats in the House of Representatives released a new $3.5 trillion proposed spending plan that includes a wide array of changes to federal tax laws. Specifically, the Democrats have proposed a number of significant tax increases and other changes to fund the plan, including increases to personal income tax rates and […]

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The Big-Time Benefits Of Hiring Your Kids

One of the biggest benefits of running a family business is being able to employ your minor children. By hiring your kids, you have the opportunity to teach them the value of hard work, give them experience managing money, and support them to save for their future. In return, you get employees who have a […]

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Business Owners Beware: New Wave of Phishing Scams Target Employee Payroll

Employers should be on the lookout for a new email phishing scam that targets employee paychecks. The latest wave of attacks is a new version of wire fraud scams, which have recently hit businesses across the country. Known as “business email compromise” or “business email spoofing” (BEC/BES), these scams target businesses of all industry types […]

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Billionaire Banking Heir’s Cryptocurrency Fortune Disappears After His Death

In April 2018, billionaire Matthew Mellon flew by private jet to Cancun Mexico to check himself into drug rehab to deal with his addiction to opioid pain pills. But the 54-year-old heir to the Mellon Bank dynasty never made it to the rehab facility and was found dead in his hotel room after suffering an […]

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How to Maximize Your Startup Cost Deductions

Coming up with a solid concept for a new business and working to get your operation off the ground can be an expensive undertaking. But the good news is that you can write off a number of the expenses involved with the startup process. That said, the rules for deducting startup expenses are a bit […]

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New Rules For Deducting Meal and Entertainment Expenses

Taking your clients out to dinner or to a sporting event can be a great way to get to know the people with whom you are doing business and help you develop a closer relationship. Plus, business-related meals and entertainment can be a legitimate business expense (with some exceptions) that you can deduct from your […]

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Thinking About Starting a Nonprofit? Here’s What You Should Know—Part 2

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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3 Things You Must Consider Before Filing Business Bankruptcy

With the government-mandated shutdowns and loss of business due to the pandemic, you may be thinking about filing for bankruptcy to deal with your company’s debt. However, even though bankruptcy is a valid option that can give you a chance to get a fresh start, bankruptcy isn’t always the best solution for managing out-of-control debt […]

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Securing Funding For Your Business: Equity vs Debt Investments

As you grow your company, you may discover that it’s time to move beyond leveraging your personal credit to fund your business, whether through business or personal credit cards, and look for outside investors or lenders. When it comes to securing funding for your business, you must first decide what form of investment is right […]

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