Taxes For Independent Contractors

If you are an independent contractor, you file taxes as a self-employed person or company. You can operate as an S-corporation, sole proprietor, or a limited liability company. However, most independent contractors are sole proprietorships.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) dictates that you must file taxes like anyone else. The way you file depends on how […]

Taxes and Retirement

After retiring, you still need to file taxes. However, it’s not as bad as when you were working. Florida does not have a state income tax, so you do not pay state taxes on your retirement. You do, however, pay taxes at the federal level. How long and how much depends on your additional income […]

Probate and Probate Litigation

Most probate cases involve submitting the will and assigning assets to relatives based on statutory requirements if the decedent died intestate – without a will. However, in some cases, a relative or another person might contest the will or other estate documents. When that happens, that person files a lawsuit in the probate court requesting […]

Do You Need a Will?

Many people, especially younger people who do not have families or many assets, believe they don’t need a will. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Even if you rent instead of own, but you have a bank account and a vehicle, you should have a will – at the very least.

If you do […]

Income Taxation Planning

Getting a letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is enough to make your heart jump. As you open it, you wonder what you did or didn’t do. You can prevent all that worry by having a tax attorney help you with income taxation planning every year.

The tax attorneys and business attorneys at France Law have the […]

Business Taxation & Organization

When you are ready to start a business, you have several decisions to make. These decisions will affect the way you run and, more importantly, how the Internal Revenue Service taxes the business. The type of entity you choose also affects you financially because you might be financially responsible for lawsuits and creditors. Additionally, owning a […]

Estate Planning

Most people do not think about estate planning until they are in their 40s or 50s unless they have many assets. However, accidents and illnesses can happen at any age. And, you do not need millions in assets to create an estate. In fact, even if you rent your home and vehicle, you should still […]

The Basics Of Wills And Trusts

Everyone should have an estate regardless of age or how much estate is worth. If you own even one asset, a will can help you avoid probate or avoid lengthy probate, depending on the asset. Wills take effect when you die, but trusts can manage your assets during your life and after your death. If you should become […]

Haven’t Filed Yet? What To Do

It’s tax time again. Most people should have already filed by the middle of February. The sooner you file, the less likely it is that someone will steal your identity and file “for” you. If you are getting a refund, that person will get the refund instead of you. You can tell if you were […]

Major Life Change? How They Affect Taxes

Tax laws constantly change, from year to year. We now have the child tax credit to work with, plus the standard life changes that have always affected your taxes. Life changes could affect your taxes for the better – or worse, depending on your situation. You may have to make changes to certain documents to […]