Posts in Taxation
Sole Proprietorship or LLC – What is the Best Business Structure for Tax Purposes?

For anyone looking to start a business, one of the first steps involves choosing the business entity form. Popular options include sole proprietorships, limited liability companies (LLC), and corporations. Each entity type has different benefits and drawbacks, and there is no one “correct” choice. The best option is dependent on the business owner’s plans and appetite for risk and liability.

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Changes In The New Tax Cuts And Jobs Act That Could Change The Way Small Businesses Operate

The sweeping tax reform bill known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will overhaul the way the tax code treats businesses – whether small businesses or large multinational corporations. While it is not possible to gauge the exact ways different provisions will impact small businesses, it is very likely that the overall tax burden will be reduced for the majority of small businesses.

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What Business Entity is Right for my Company?

You came up with a great idea for a business. You might even have drafted a business plan.

Before you can move forward, one of the key questions that you need to decide, especially if you need to raise start-up capital, is what business entity to choose. Before you set up a structure, you must decide, what business entity is right for your company. A good business transaction lawyer can assist you in determining the right business entity before you make a costly mistake. Before you take that step, take a look at the pros and cons of some of the most common business entities out there.

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What Is The Difference Between Qualified And Non-Qualified Pension Plans?

When determining what benefits packages you wish to offer your employees, you may have questions about how to economize your business expenditures while still attracting and retaining the best possible people to your organization. You may have heard about qualified and non-qualified pension plans, but may not understand the differences between the two. This is where talking with an experienced business and taxation lawyer can be advantageous.

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The Pros And Cons of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

With the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) expected to save taxpayers over $1.5 trillion in the next decade, the massive overhaul will likely reduce the tax burden for most American and businesses. However, in any sweeping overhaul, there are certain aspects of the tax code that will be changed to either reduce a tax burden or increase tax revenue. Maryland taxation attorney, Steve Thienel talks about the pros and cons of the new tax bill and how it may affect you and your family.

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8 Ways The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act May Affect Your Business

Now that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has passed Congress and signed by the President, many business owners are wondering what the sweeping overhaul of the tax code could mean for their business. The new tax bill represents the largest overhaul of the tax code in decades. In general, the news for businesses is good. From large corporations to small business owners, TCJA could significantly reduce taxes for all businesses.

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Is Your Independent Contractor is Truly Independent?

As a business owner, you will most likely have people working for you at some point in your company’s existence. These workers can either be employees or independent contractors. How they are classified makes a significant impact on their rights and protections. Contrary to what many business owners believe, it is not the title you give that determines whether a person is an employee or independent contractor - it is the working relationship you that you share.

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