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President Signs Sweeping Tax Overhaul Bill into Law

December 22, 2017

On December 20th, 2017, Congress approved the final version of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” Earlier today, President Trump signed this bill into law. This is the first major tax overhaul since Ronald Reagan was president. It will have far-reaching effects on all individuals and businesses. Please click below for a special report on key…

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The Latest on Tax Reform

December 19, 2017

On December 15th, 2017 the House and Senate conference committee released the final version of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” a sweeping tax reform proposal. The Conference bill would impact virtually every individual and business on a level not seen in over 30 years.  Please click below for a special report on key aspects of…

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Tax Issues can Affect Kids, Too

November 28, 2017

Most people with children take into account the financial implications of their care — for instance, they prioritize paying for their children’s food, shelter, clothing and education. But they might not even consider the fact that taxes can affect minors, too. Parents should familiarize themselves with the tax implications of the “kiddie tax,” hiring their…

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Secret to Success: Fostering Innovation

October 16, 2017

Most business owners aim for continuing profitability and growth. One way to ensure this is to make innovation a priority. Approximately half of the nearly 2,800 small business owners responding to the April 2017 Allstate / USA Today Small Business Barometer say they’ve experimented with new business practices to provide their customers with additional goods…

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Apply the Research Tax Credit Against Payroll Tax

September 19, 2017

Many smaller businesses that engage in research and development haven’t been able to use the research tax credit because they pay little or nothing in income tax. That’s changed. In March 2017, the IRS issued guidance (Notice 2017-23) that provides information on the ways eligible small businesses can take advantage of this valuable credit. This…

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Why You Might Not Want to Include Corporate Assets with Business Assets

July 1, 2016

There are a multitude of reasons why you may choose not to combine real estate and other assets within a single entity. For instance, your business may be liable if injuries occur on the property, or if the company is confronted with legal liabilities, this may affect your ownership of the property. Tax savings, limited liability and flexibility are just a few of the reasons that holding real estate in a separate entity may be beneficial to you.

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