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Taxes for First-Timers: Tips

Students and others filing taxes for the first time might be confused about where to start. The first thing you need to check is whether your parents can still claim you on their taxes. You cannot file your own taxes if your parents are going to claim you. You should discuss whether you should file […]

Asset Protection

While Florida is one of the best states to own a business in, it’s unfortunately not one that is easy to protect assets from creditors. Florida trust law is a complicated area best left to an estate planning attorney, especially if you want to use a trust for asset protection. A wills and estate lawyer […]

How To Stay Organized During Quarterly Business Season

Most businesses have to pay quarterly taxes, including sole proprietors, S corporation shareholders, partnerships and individuals. If you expect to make over $1,000 each quarter, you must pay up-front taxes to avoid paying a tax penalty at the end of the year. Staying organized makes paying quarterly business taxes less stressful and quickens the process.
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What Powers Do A Power of Attorney Have?

When you name an agent and sign a power of attorney, you give the agent the authority to act on your behalf. You, as the maker of the power of attorney, are the principal. Estate probate attorneys and business law attorneys draft a power of attorney for their clients as part of estate plans. In […]

Avoid Gift Tax Mistakes

While Florida does not have a gift tax, you do have to pay a gift tax to the federal government. The gift tax rules are complicated in that they have limits for yearly gifts and lifetime gifts. If you gift someone something that is worth more than $15,000 in one year, you’ll have to report […]

Why You Should Get A Jump On Next Year’s Taxes

Have you ever started to prepare to do your taxes or send information to your tax attorneys and found that you were delayed because you did not have one or more documents you needed? Not only is it frustrating, but it also delays the filing of your taxes. If you are getting a tax refund, […]

Probate and How to Avoid It

Florida probate is a lengthy process and is expensive. When you plan ahead of time, you can avoid probate in many cases. Planning ahead means creating an estate plan. While you might think it is expensive to retain an attorney to help you create the estate plan, it is not as expensive as going through […]

Handling Your Will and Estate When Retiring

Once you retire, you might need to update your will and estate documents to reflect any changes in your life. In addition to changes because of retirement, you may have made changes to your assets, but never updated your estate documents. This is the time to review your entire estate to make changes to beneficiaries, […]

Filing Taxes Online vs. with a Tax Attorney

When you are ready to file taxes, you can file online, or you can choose to use a tax attorney. Both methods have benefits, though those with more complicated tax scenarios might be better off filing with a business tax attorney; unless they have extensive knowledge of tax law. Regardless of which method you choose, […]

How To File An Extension For Business Taxes

Some businesses might benefit from filing their taxes later, rather than sooner. If your business taxes pass through to your personal taxes, filing later gives you more time to max out your retirement deposits, find all those receipts, or get your deductions in order. However, you have to remember, while you can get an extension […]