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To help you understand the implications of the recent Corporate Transparency Act

We have prepared a selection of frequently asked questions.

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Executives

Health care insurance for business owners for employees

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Health care self-insurance and stop-loss coverage: What business owners need to know

For businesses, cost-effectively sponsoring a health insurance plan for employees is an ongoing battle. In the broadest sense, you have two options:...

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Businesses income and deductions

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When businesses may want to take a contrary approach with income and deductions

Businesses usually want to delay recognition of taxable income into future years and accelerate deductions into the current year. But when is it wise...

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Tax favored retirement plan

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Don’t have a tax-favored retirement plan? Set one up now

If your business doesn’t already have a retirement plan, it might be a good time to take the plunge. Current retirement plan rules allow for...

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Health insurance health care plan, employer-sponsored health insurance plans

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Should your business change its health care plan for next year?

Open enrollment for most health care plans is many months away. That makes now a good time for businesses to consider changing their...

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Tax-wise ways to take cash from your corporation while avoiding dividend treatment

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Tax-wise ways to take cash from your corporation while avoiding dividend treatment

If you want to withdraw cash from your closely held corporation at a low tax cost, the easiest way is to distribute cash as a dividend. However, a...

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Gift and parties gratitude and tax breaks

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Giving gifts and throwing parties can help show gratitude and provide tax breaks

The holiday season is here. During this festive season, your business may want to show its gratitude to employees and customers by giving them gifts...

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Older workers value

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Is your business underestimating the value of older workers?

The job market remains relatively tight for businesses looking to fill open positions or simply add top talent when the fit is right. That means it’s...

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4 best practices for effective strategic planning meetings

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4 best practices for effective strategic planning meetings

It’s not uncommon for employees to grumble about having to attend too many meetings. Sometimes they have a point; an excessive number of meetings can...

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Investment swings: What’s the tax impact?

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Investment swings: What’s the tax impact?

If your investments have fluctuated wildly this year, you may have already recognized some significant gains and losses. But nothing is decided...

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develop sell land tax smart

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A tax-smart way to develop and sell appreciated land

Let’s say you own highly appreciated land that’s now ripe for development. If you subdivide it, develop the resulting parcels and sell them off for a...

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corporate or shareholders that pay expenses

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Corporate officers or shareholders: How should you treat expenses paid personally?

If you play a major role in a closely held corporation, you may sometimes spend money on corporate expenses personally. These costs may end up being...

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Hiring independent contractors and tax

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If you’re hiring independent contractors, make sure they’re properly handled

Many businesses use independent contractors to help keep their costs down — especially in these times of staff shortages and inflationary pressures....

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Business expenses

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Keep these DOs and DON’Ts in mind when deducting business meal and vehicle expenses

If you’re claiming deductions for business meals or auto expenses, expect the IRS to closely review them. In some cases, taxpayers have incomplete...

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