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Wrapping Up this Year’s Business Taxation

2018 is almost up and you are probably looking forward to the holiday with lots of activities. The end of the year is very important to any business as many countries have their financial year run from January to December.

As a business, it’s important that you check if your accounting records reflect what you’ve been […]

What You Need to Know about Gift Taxation

It may seem incomprehensible but making a gift out of the kindness of your heart may leave you on the hook for taxes. The IRS expects people who transfer things of value to friends or loved ones to also pay taxes even when you receive no consideration in return.

Before dubbing the IRS the “Scrooge” of […]

Why You Should Be Thankful for Taxes

We mostly grumble about having to pay the tax man. The government, reeling in debt, paying millions to other countries for aid, comes along and wants to take a chunk of our hard-earned money! What for? We might wonder. Well, there are good reasons why we should be thankful that we pay taxes, for some […]

Why Hire a Tax Attorney Rather than a CPA?

Between interactive software programs and simplifications to the federal code, filing your taxes may be easier than it has been in decades.

If you’re an hourly or salaried employee, perhaps you can sidestep the cost of hiring professional help. But if you own a business, manage a trust or have multiple investments, filing your taxes may […]

Scary Stories: What Happens When You Don’t File Your Taxes

In terms of filing taxes, the world can be broken into four basic groups. There are those citizens who happily pay every April because they believe it is their civic duty. The second group pony up, begrudgingly, because they are responsible Americans. The third class pays because they recognize the ominous power of the IRS. […]

Tax Extension for Individuals Impacted by Hurricane Michael

If you or your business, reside in an “affected area,” you are automatically granted relief from certain deadlines (Treas. Reg. §301.7508A-1(c)).  In addition to those direct taxpayers, if your business records necessary to meet the deadline are located in an “affected area” you are also entitled to relief,” in addition to relief workers, and any […]

Taxes When Going Out of Business

Closing a business means a life transition. It’s usually a stressful time even if you really wanted the change. However, you shouldn’t forget that closing your business calls for meeting several tax obligations. It’s the same whether you are self-employed and have incorporated or you’re shuttering your small business and letting your employees go. Your […]

State Gift Taxation Highlights Need for Experienced Legal Advice

If the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 taught everyday Americans one thing, it’s that politicians have vastly different ideas about fair and equitable taxation. Each state has its own standards about how much to tax people on income, real estate, personal property, retail sales and even automobiles in some places.  

With tax reform […]

Primary Considerations About How to Set Up a Trust?

There will come a time when you are no longer able to oversee your wealth. Whether that occurs as a result of death or disability remains to be seen. But at that critical juncture, it will be imperative that you have created a trust that provides details about how your wealth will be distributed and […]

What Happens When I Don’t Have a Will

Even if you’re meticulous about financial planning, you may be putting off writing a will until the later years of your life. However, your family members may find themselves entangled in a legal morass without warning if you or your spouse pass away unexpectedly. There are some potentially negative complications for sorting out your estate […]