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 […]
If you are like most, you hope that your family will honor your wishes after you pass. That includes following any instructions to leave behind regarding your estate. In an ever-changing world, some circumstances may arise where you need to make room in your life for a new grandchild or treasured non-profit organization. You may […]
Public agencies must inform the public about its activities. This “accounting” includes expenditures and activities. This includes future activities. The information included should not be “washed.” It should include the good and bad about the company. Not only does a report advise the public what the company is doing, but it also forces the company […]
No matter what type of business you have, you probably have a busy season. For accountants, it’s tax time. For auto technicians, it’s usually during and after tax time when people have returns to put into repairs. Dealerships and retail establishments might see a busy season around or during tax time and again from just […]
Many people and business owners make the mistake of starting to plan for taxes in November or December each year. By then, you will need to scramble to take advantage of some types of tax benefits, or they may not be available to you any longer at all. Starting the planning process now can help […]
You will experience all kinds of new things when you start planning to open a business. While learning how to run your own cash register or putting your business on social media may be vital to your company, nothing can cause more problems for your new establishment than failing to comply with legal requirements in […]
With the many responsibilities that you must take care of as a small business owner, filing your taxes can become very time-consuming and overwhelming. There are many important steps that you must follow, requirements you must meet and documents you must find before you can complete your taxes. Keep yourself from getting too overwhelmed by […]
The April 17 tax deadline for 2018 is just around the corner. If you’ve left your tax prep until the last minute, chances are that you’re scrambling to make sure you have everything in order. While there is still enough time left to finish your taxes without error, it’s important that you gather the right […]
When everyday people think about whether a power of attorney makes sense for them, it’s often in the context of need. Consider which of these scenarios would constitute a “need” for you.
A: You are scheduled for a significant medical procedure.
B: You recently received a long-term illness diagnosis.
C: You plan on traveling while a home or […]
Medical directives or advance directives are documents that plan for your health care in the event that you are are mentally or physically incapacitated and cannot do it yourself. You must be suffering from a terminal condition for them to take effect. Because you have the right to determine end-of-life directives for yourself, you may […]