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Monday, September 21, 2020

Considerations for Filing Business Taxes


For most entrepreneurs, handling business taxes is a daunting but necessary task. The complexities of tax preparation often lead business owners to procrastinate or neglect proper record keeping and tax deadlines. Nevertheless, following these basic steps can simplify the process and guide you as you prepare to file your business tax return.

 

  • Pay attention to important deadlines. As a business owner, it is very important that you keep the various tax deadlines in mind as you go about your daily tasks.
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Monday, September 14, 2020

Federal Court Rules Wolf Actions Unconsitutional


Following a hearing in support of a request for declaratory judgment, U.S.D.C. Judge Stickman sided in favor of business owners over the Governor's mandated shutdown of businesses under the "life-sustaining" and "non-life-sustaining" designations published and re-published numerous times over March, April and May of this year.


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Monday, September 14, 2020

What You Need to Know about Paying Yourself as a Single-Member LLC


You are a new business owner and have decided to organize your business as a limited liability company (LLC). You are its sole owner and work for the company. How do you pay yourself? Are there guidelines regarding how often and how much you are entitled to? How do self-employment taxes come into play? The answers to these questions depend on how your LLC is taxed.

 

Taxed as a Disregarded Entity

By default, a single-member LLC is taxed as a disregarded entity. This means that the LLC’s income is treated as personal income for tax purposes.
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Monday, September 7, 2020

Legal Considerations When Hiring an Intern


As a business owner, you may be considering starting an internship program for your company. Internships can be beneficial to both you as a business owner and the intern. Interns can receive hands-on training in their field of interest while assisting your company in reaching its goals. However, it is important to keep in mind the various legal considerations and requirements associated with this specific type of hire.

 

Internship Considerations

There are often misconceptions about the purpose of and methods used in running an internship program.
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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

IRS Tax Tip on Choosing Payroll Services


The September 1, 2020 IRS email blast included the following helpful information.

 

Tax Tip 2020-112


Choosing a trustworthy payroll service provider can protect employers from fraud

When hiring a company to handle payroll and payroll tax, employers should carefully choose their payroll service provider. This can help a business avoid missed deposits for employment taxes and other unpaid bills.

Most of these businesses provide quality service but there are some who don’t have their clients' best interests in mind. Each year, there are a few payroll service providers who don’t submit their client’s payroll taxes and closedown abruptly.
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Monday, August 31, 2020

Webinar Announcement!


We will tackle a variety of topics on September 21, 2020 at 3 pm. 

Top 10 Mid-Pandemic Issues for Small Businesses

This 30 minute presentation followed by Q&A will touch on 10 of the most compelling legal issues facing small business as as we remain in the mid-pandemic phase.

 

  • Contracts that Win

  • Employees to Keep

  • Employees on Leave

  • Vendor Supply

  • Real Estate

  • Customer Happiness

  • (and 4 more if you are counting)

 

You can register here:

https://us02web.
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Monday, August 31, 2020

How to Choose the Right Business Attorney


A skilled attorney is a critical part of any business owner’s advisory team. Business attorneys are equipped to assist you in handling a variety of tasks that can protect you from potential legal and business pitfalls, in addition to solving existing legal issues. As important as they are to your team, finding the right business attorney may be challenging if you do not know what to look for. Keeping in mind the following tips can help you find and choose the right business attorney.


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Monday, August 24, 2020

Legal Considerations for Your Business during a Pandemic: Responding to COVID-19


In a matter of weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the world and forced communities to reevaluate everything. Despite the unpredictability that has accompanied this global crisis, it is not too late to implement changes to protect you, your employees, and your business. Here are some tips and strategies to help you navigate these challenges and the ones to come.

 


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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Join us for an Essential Webinar - Family Business Succession Planning


Our 30 minute "Essentials" webinar series kicks off on August 31 with a special focus on family business succession planning.
Who? Many of our clients have carried the business to its fullest and are ready to retire. Other business owners are just flat out fatigued and are looking for the Exit.

 
We will present a business owner's outline of the process to transition a business. This session will lay the groundwork for those needing to understand how the process can work.

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Monday, August 17, 2020

What Small Business Owners Should Know About the COVID-19 Stimulus Package


As small business owners grapple with the economic realities of nationwide stay-home orders and social distancing mandates, legislatures have been updating laws and developing new programs to keep the economy afloat. The latest and most groundbreaking is the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2.2 trillion stimulus package aimed at supporting individuals, businesses, and governments now and beyond this pandemic. The federal government has earmarked $377 million to help small businesses avoid failure and encourage them to retain their workforces. Here are the most important things for business owners to know about the CARES Act:


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Monday, August 10, 2020

How You Can Keep Customer Data Safe


In today’s data-driven world, small businesses often find themselves in possession of sensitive customer data. As the collection of data increases, customers grow more suspicious of the means and methods used to collect and store data. In response to this growing concern, we are seeing increased legislation pertaining to the collection, storage, and distribution of data. Laws like the California Consumer Protection Act continue to be enacted throughout the country, putting pressure on businesses to ensure that their practices comply. Failure to adhere to customer data standards and current legislation can result in a loss of goodwill and hefty fines.


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