General & Family Business

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  • Campaign contribution basics

    Fall 2008
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 302

    Abstract: With the campaign season in high gear, you may wish to financially support the candidates or party of your choice. Just be sure you adhere to campaign contribution rules. This article gives the details.

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  • Peace of mind at a difficult time – “Deathbed” estate planning strategies

    Fall 2008
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 879

    Abstract: Facing the reality that a loved one is dying is difficult for all concerned. But when the loved one’s legal and financial matters haven’t been taken care of, family members also face the challenge of quickly making critical financial decisions. This article provides “deathbed” estate planning strategies that can be implemented right away, such as making sure the loved one has executed a will and durable power of attorney for property, and working with an advisor to ensure the loved one’s estate tax liability is as low as possible. A sidebar tackles the issue of “no-contest” clauses in wills.

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  • Worth its weight in gold – Building long-term relationships with your employees

    Fall 2008
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 541

    Abstract: Low turnover is important to the success of most companies. Employees who’ve been with you for years are likely to be very proficient at their jobs. Plus, they’ve probably developed long-term relationships with your customers, suppliers and other stakeholders and understand how to keep them happy. Because high turnover increases recruitment costs and results in decreased productivity, creating an environment that fosters worker retention is a challenge worth taking on. This article offers some tips on how to do just that.

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  • Export markets: They’re yours for the taking

    Fall 2008
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 560

    Abstract: Developing a successful exporting business begins with a business plan similar to that of any new business undertaking, but with some special areas of emphasis. This article walks you through the process from setting your goals to deciding what products or services you want to offer (and where), and how to reach your target customers. It also offers several ideas for where to get expert advice on the process. (Updated 7/20/12)

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  • Tick tock, tick tock – There’s still time to save a bundle in taxes

    Fall 2008
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 659

    Abstract: The tax deadline is just around the corner. Luckily, there are year end strategies you can implement to help reduce your business’s tax liability. This article discusses many such strategies, such as taking advantage of recent tax law changes that allow you larger writeoffs on assets purchased before year end, deferring taxable income, contributing all you can to your retirement plan, and dealing with taxable losses.

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  • Reduce your environmental footprint and kick up your bottom line

    October / November 2008
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 503

    Abstract: With growing concerns over pollution, global warming and wasteful consumption of nonrenewable resources, businesses are under pressure to reduce their environmental “footprint.” This article explains how making environmental responsibility a priority will enable you to help preserve the planet, and it also may help you save money and improve your business’s profitability.

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  • Don’t let multistate taxation multiply your taxes

    October / November 2008
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 499

    Abstract: Technological advances have made it much easier to do business across the country and around the world. But these new opportunities come at a price: If you do business across state lines, it’s important to analyze your activities in each state to avoid triggering unwanted taxes. This article explains the issue of “nexus,” and how and when another state can apply its income, franchise or sales and use taxes to your business. It also shows you how to use multistate taxation to your advantage.

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  • Is your company protected? The independent contractor vs. employee dilemma

    October / November 2008
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 946

    Abstract: The IRS has been working hard defining worker classification. What’s at stake for your company? Depending on its size, if you misclassify an employee as an independent contractor, you’ll likely face substantial financial consequences. This article describes the steps you can take to protect yourself. An informative sidebar gives the rundown on what the IRS looks at when classifying workers.

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  • Enhance your estate planning with a joint purchase

    October / November 2008
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 343

    Abstract: Estate planning tools can range from simple to mind-numbingly complex. While a sophisticated strategy is often the best way to accomplish your objectives, in some cases the simplest technique can be powerfully effective. This brief article discusses the joint purchase of a home, a relatively simple estate planning tool that can help you achieve significant tax savings.

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  • Saving for college: Study your options and plan ahead

    October / November 2008
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 752

    Abstract: Costs for college tuition and related expenses continue to soar. In fact, tuition and fees rose an average 2.9% after inflation for private four-year colleges, and 4.4% for public four-year institutions annually during the past decade, according to a 2007 College Board report. Such reports should light a fire under parents who are dragging their feet when it comes to saving for college. This article looks at some options that may help you reach your goals — financially and academically.

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  • Practical Perspectives: Key financial issue for you and your family – Bringing calm to chaos with a family financial plan

    October / November 2008
    Newsletter: Trendlines

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 569

    Abstract: In this issue’s “Practical Perspectives,” we meet Nicole and Andy, a married couple with two young kids and full-time occupations. Suffice it to say, they are busy. They never thought their inherent busyness would cause a problem until recently, when they realized that their family’s finances were in complete chaos. In light of their situation, the couple decided to pay a financial advisor a visit and see what suggestions she might have for bringing some calm to their chaotic financial situation. (Updated 8/28/12)

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  • Moneylines: News Briefs for Businesses and Individuals

    October / November 2008
    Newsletter: Trendlines

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 467

    Abstract: This section offers four news briefs about: 1) the latest 2009 indexed amounts for Health Savings Account contribution limits, 2) a recent survey of working women that reveals a preference for money over benefits, 3) how a flurry of home foreclosures has transformed bankers into real estate agents, and 4) why more and more small business owners are casting a wary eye on employee-owned smartphones.

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  • 4 ways to operate a greener business (and save money)

    October / November 2008
    Newsletter: Trendlines

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 539

    Abstract: The environmental benefits of energy conservation and reduced pollution are self-evident. Yet more and more savvy companies are finding that “going green” can also reduce costs and please the increasingly environmentally conscious buying public. This article discusses four ways to operate a greener business — and save money.

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  • Invest much? – If so, think taxes come year end

    October / November 2008
    Newsletter: Trendlines

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 722

    Abstract: Investors typically have a lot on their minds. Which securities are up? Which ones are down? Is it time to make a move? Well, come year end, they need to start thinking about something else: taxes. This article provides some tax-related strategies to consider. (Updated: 11/30/12)

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  • Year end tax planning – It’s business time for tax-savvy companies

    October / November 2008
    Newsletter: Trendlines

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 1021

    Abstract: There are many ways to succeed in business. But, whatever a business owner’s approach, he or she will more than likely get a lot further by running a tax-savvy company that pays Uncle Sam his due without overpaying and, of course, without falling prey to penalties and interest. This article offers several year end tax planning approaches for business owners to mull over.

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  • Is your tax “house” in order?

    August / September 2008
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 351

    Abstract: If you use household employees — such as nannies, gardeners, housekeepers, cooks or health care workers — it’s important to understand your tax obligations. If you fail to pay employment taxes, you risk substantial back taxes, penalties and interest. This brief article asks these key questions: “Are you a household employer?” “What are your tax responsibilities?” and “When do you pay the taxes?” And then it provides the answers so you can better understand your tax responsibilities in regard to household employees.

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