General & Family Business

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  • Should you elect S corporation status?

    February / March 2021
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 427

    Abstract: If business owners want to switch from their current C corporation status to S corporation status for the 2021 tax year, they have until March 15, 2021, to make the election. Otherwise, as tax law stands now, they generally must wait another year. This article explains the variables owners need to consider in determining whether to make the switch.

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  • Be vigilant and avoid fraud traps

    February / March 2021
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 625

    Abstract: The only way for individuals to make sure they don’t become victims of fraud is to stay up to date on the continually evolving methods criminals might try to use and learn how to counteract those methods. This article offers some ways people can defend themselves, such as conducting due diligence on charities before donating and learning how to detect phishing emails.

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  • Attracting outside investors with a good pitch deck

    February / March 2021
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 681

    Abstract: Business owners trying to attract outside investors probably could benefit from preparing a “pitch deck”: a digital presentation that provides a succinct, compelling description of the business, its solution and the benefits of the investment opportunity. This article discusses the elements of a good pitch deck, including identifying the problem the company solves, describing the target market and highlighting the company’s performance to date.

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  • Ways you can still cut your 2020 taxes

    February / March 2021
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 870

    Abstract: The year may be over, but it’s not too late for taxpayers to cut their taxes. This article contains some timely strategies that could still make a difference for individuals’ tax bills, including contributing to an IRA, contributing to an HSA or taking a home office deduction. A brief sidebar explains that self-employed individuals with a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) plan may be eligible to deduct SEP contributions for the 2020 tax year.

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  • Remote work can be taxing

    Winter 2021
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 442

    Abstract: During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been fairly common for people to work remotely from another state — across state lines from the employer’s place of business or even across the nation. Employees that fit that situation may need to file tax returns in both states, potentially triggering additional state taxes.

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  • Put procedures in place to avoid “past due” situations

    Winter 2021
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 558

    Abstract: COVID-19 has caused many businesses and individuals to be strapped for cash and experiencing difficulty paying their bills. For individuals running their own business, outstanding invoices can play havoc with cash flow. This article offers steps business owners can take to help ensure they get paid.

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  • Does the pandemic make you think about an earlier retirement?

    Winter 2021
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 587

    Abstract: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, many employees who’re able to perform their duties remotely have transitioned to working from home. Their new work-from-home experiences are sparking an interest in some to retire earlier than planned. This article considers several factors that are key to the decision to retire.

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  • When interest rates go low, it’s high time for estate planning

    Winter 2021
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 838

    Abstract: In a volatile economic environment, the idea of making substantial gifts may give you pause. But with interest rates at historic lows and the value of many assets depressed, now may be an ideal time to plan an estate. This article offers a few estate planning options, specifically loans to family members and GRATs.

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  • 7 11th-hour tax strategies for individuals

    Year End 2020
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 444

    Abstract: There’s still time for individuals to cut their 2020 tax bills. This article offers seven last-minute tax strategies to consider at the end of this tumultuous year, including donating to charity, using capital losses to offset capital gains and adjusting income tax withholding. The article notes that more tax strategies may be available, depending on the taxpayer’s specific circumstances.

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  • The pros and cons of long-term care insurance

    Year End 2020
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 700

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has served as a reminder of how hard it can be to deal with an unexpected health crisis, and how important it is to foresee and plan for potential health care needs before they arise. One such potential eventuality is long-term care (LTC). While an insurance policy can be the best approach, this article suggests that, before committing to LTC insurance, an individual should weigh the benefits and drawbacks.

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  • Remote control – Preventing employee security breaches

    Year End 2020
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 691

    Abstract: In light of ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work appears likely to be with us in some form for the foreseeable future. So, it’s important for companies to ensure that their connections to employees working from home remain as secure as possible. This article suggests some security steps businesses can take, including having employees use business-issued devices and implementing dual-factor authentication. The article notes that a multilayered defense is likely to prevent security breaches.

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  • Appreciate these depreciation tax breaks

    Year End 2020
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 857

    Abstract: Businesses that have been ramping back up at year end may need to buy business property for the rebound. This article highlights several key potentially beneficial depreciation-related tax breaks for companies, such as a first-year “bonus depreciation” deduction and a MACRS deduction. A sidebar discusses tax rules relevant to business driving.

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  • Temporary allowance of NOL carrybacks creates refund opportunity

    Fall 2020
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 326

    Abstract: For businesses that experience losses this year, a provision of the CARES Act may deliver a welcome cash flow boost. The act temporarily lifts restrictions on NOL carrybacks. This allows businesses to offset losses against income earned in previous years and claim a tax refund.

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  • Want to trade? In a down economy, bartering might be worth considering

    Fall 2020
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 528

    Abstract: Businesses sometimes find trading an item or a service to be beneficial. And bartering, or exchange, websites have gained sophistication over the years. A company can exchange almost anything without money changing hands, an avenue that might be appealing during the current economic downturn. This article discusses the two main bartering options: bartering directly with another business or turning to an exchange company that streamlines the process.

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  • 3 year-end tax planning tips

    Fall 2020
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 589

    Abstract: The year 2020 has been a tumultuous one, and an unusual one for taxpayers. As the year draws to a close, year-end tax planning may be more important than ever before. This article presents three tax strategies to consider: making substantial gifts to family members, donating to charity and doing a Roth conversion.

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  • The CARES Act provides some retirement plan flexibility

    Fall 2020
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 991

    Abstract: Many Americans plan carefully to save enough money for a comfortable retirement. But events outside of your control can affect your retirement plans. For example, economic hardship might force some savers to withdraw funds from their retirement nest eggs this year. The CARES Act, signed into law in March, may provide some relief to such individuals. A sidebar notes that it also provides relief for student loan borrowers and homeowners.

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