Going out of Business: What You Should Know

Sometimes, you just have to close a business. Whether it is because of the economy, death, or because you can no longer manage the business, it’s always a huge decision. Once you make the decision, you must follow steps to close the business. If you are closing shop because the owner died and no family […]

How Will My Taxes Change After A Divorce?

If you are planning on divorcing, you should look at two things before you even file a petition: taxes and your estate plan. Divorce changes how you file taxes, which could ultimately affect your estate plan. Additionally, divorce directly affects your estate plan. An estate planning attorney with a business law background will be able […]

How To Prepare For Financial Planning Month

October is not only time to start ramping up for the holiday season, but it is also financial planning month. If you do not have a financial plan, now is the time to create one. If you have a financial plan, you should look at it carefully and update it as needed. The business attorneys at France […]

How Stocks Affect Taxes

When you have stocks, you have to think of how they will affect your taxes each year. Additionally, if you plan on leaving your stock portfolio to your children when you die, you will have to plan for how that will affect their taxes. An estate planning attorney will help you determine the best way […]

Taxes After Marriage

When you get married, many things change. If you haven’t lived together prior to marriage, you’ll need to get used to living with your spouse. You may buy a house or get a larger apartment. You may even sell a house if you both had your own homes before you got married. You may have […]

What Should I Be Including In My Will?

Creating a will and other estate documents is something that should be done as soon as you are out on your own. Even if you are 20, you could be involved in an accident and could be incapacitated. With an estate plan, the person you want would be able to take care of your affairs. […]

How Your Will Plays A Role In Receiving An Inheritance

When you die intestate—without a will—Florida statutes dictate who gets your estate and inheritance. The best way to make sure your estate goes to who you want it to go to is to create an estate plan with at least a will, if not a will and a trust. An estate planning attorney will be […]

How To Know When It’s Time To Update Your Will

A legally-binding will provides detailed instructions on how your assets are divided among friends, family members, and loved ones after you pass. The document puts the force of law behind your wishes. It may also create substantial tax benefits in conjunction with effective estate planning. The unwelcome alternative would be to allow the state to […]

Take Control of Tax Season with these 5 Tips

Because of the extensive changes in the tax law, you should contact a business tax attorney to help you with taxes. Even if you are working on your individual taxes, you should work with a tax professional. Before you have someone help you with your taxes, be sure everything is in order.
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5 Tips on Preparing Your Business Taxes with an Attorney

Preparing business taxes is not a simple thing to do, even if you are a sole proprietor. Depending on how your business is set up, you may have to file different schedules. If you are a partnership, you don’t file taxes—you file an information return. Self-employed usually file Schedule SE and other types of businesses […]