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  • Business Valuations: an Estate Planning Necessity Why would you consider keeping your business valuation current? You might be able to think of one or two reasons, but there are plenty: What if something calamitous were to happen to you as the business owner? It obviously would mean a major change. With an up-to-date business valuation, your...
  • Impact of Tax Reform on Small Businesses Now that it’s tax season, you may be concerned how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, enacted in December 2017, will impact your small business. The reforms represent the most sweeping tax overhaul in 30 years and could have a positive impact on your business’s bottom line—but they may have left you feeling a little confused. Here are some of the most important changes.
  • What You Need to Know about IRS Form 1099: Reporting and Requirements If your business made or received payments to independent contractors and entities (other than compensation to your employees) during the calendar year, it’s likely you must file an information return called a Form 1099 with the IRS. You may also need to send a copy of the form directly to...
  • Is This Your Situation: Transferring or Selling a Family-Owned Business? Is This Your Situation: Transferring or Selling a Family-Owned Business You’ve worked your entire life to build a family business, and now it’s time to pass it on. But how and when you sell the family-owned business can determine what you owe. The following strategies will help you minimize the...
  • 6 Things I Learned from Robert Jordan I recently had the opportunity to spend an afternoon with Mr. Robert Jordan. Robert has been launching and growing companies and helping other entrepreneurs do the same for the past twenty years. His first company, Online Access, put him on Inc. magazine’s Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies, Online...
  • Planning for the Next Generation to Take Over Your Family-Owned Business Is Essential. Learn How to Avoid Unnecessary Taxes and to Best Pass on Your Business Proper estate planning can help mitigate risks following a business owner's passing by determining how money and assets will be divided. Not only can estate planning ensure that you have a say in who inherits your business, it allows you to minimize taxes during the transition. Failing to create an...
  • Keep Your Self-Employment Taxes Down This Year! View Tax Reduction Strategies for Spouse-Owner Businesses If you own a profitable, unincorporated business with your spouse, you're probably fed up with high self-employment (SE) tax bills. An unincorporated business in which both spouses are active is typically treated as a partnership that's owned 50/50 by the spouses — or a limited liability company (LLC) that's treated...
  • Factoring Uncertainty into the Value of Your Business Business valuation professionals are no strangers to dealing with market uncertainties—and neither are business owners and investors. The approach to valuing a business interest doesn't change because of the uncertainties surrounding the current political environment.
  • Managing the Ups and Downs of Seasonal Businesses What do pumpkin patches, ski resorts, ice cream shops and accounting firms have in common? They're all seasonal businesses that experience a surge in revenues during their busy seasons that tapers off in the slow season. Seasonal peaks and troughs present challenges that require creative planning and fiscal prudence. Understand...
  • Got Questions About the New Overtime Rule? The Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division recently released some Q&As about the new federal overtime rule, which goes into effect on December 1, 2016. Under the final rule, the standard salary level used to determine whether executive, administrative, and professional (EAP) employees are eligible to receive overtime will...
  • Transfer Business Ownership or Remain Boss? For family business owners, estate planning can be a challenge. Often, most if not all of their wealth is tied up in their companies, which creates a conflict between the desire to transfer ownership to the next generation and the desire to stay in control. One potential solution is to...
  • Client Success Story A business owner's 20-year experience with a competent attorney. This documentary explores the 20-year experience that Ed and Georgette Stormo had growing from a small entity to over a 30 Million Dollar corporation with over 225 employees. It demonstrates the critical role a competent attorney plays through a business owner's...