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When it comes to developing your business, one of the first steps is to choose a business entity structure. It is important to consider the various advantages and disadvantages that each business structure provides. For many business owners, it can be difficult to decide which is the right choice. Our Business Entity Comparison Chart lays out each structure and the correlated accounting forms, rules, benefits, and liabilities. This will help you decide which entity makes the most sense for you and ultimately which will accommodate you best when working toward your business goals.

estate tax

Ultimately, when an estate is transferred from the owner to their heirs at death, there are federal taxes, and sometimes state taxes levied on the assets in the estate. Estate tax planning is the process of evaluating each unique circumstance to reduce potential estate tax liability by either reducing the amount of taxable property or minimizing the valuation of the property in the taxable estate.

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A common problem with single-owner and other closely-held corporations is the intermingling of funds. The intermingling of funds can occur when a corporate shareholder uses his or her personal checking account for corporate deposits or payment of corporate expenses. Intermingling funds may not seem like an issue but it can weaken the business’s integrity. One result of this, which may affect these businesses and their owners down the road, is that courts can pierce the corporate veil by stating that the corporation is not separate and distinct from the individual as evidenced by the intermingling of finances.

business expenses

There are many events that occur during the year that can affect your business tax situation. Preparation of your tax return involves summarizing transactions and events that occurred during the prior year. Our Business Expense Worksheet allows businesses to categorize and itemize a list of expenses that were made on behalf of the organization. This report helps the employer and their accountant determine what money was spent, what was purchased, and how much of the expenditure is approved for reimbursement.

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By their nature, non-profit organizations rely on support from a variety of sources such as government agencies, private foundations, or individual donors. Depending on the amount received or the grant agreement, an external audit by a CPA firm may be required. However, even for organizations falling under such a threshold, there are several reasons why audits for nonprofits’ books and records can be beneficial.

A worker’s status determines what taxes are paid and who is responsible for reporting and paying those taxes. It is important that employers correctly assign a title to each of the people performing services for them. If an employee is incorrectly treated as an independent contractor it can lead to bigger issues with the IRS.

This PDF gives an overview of both independent contractors and employees as well as factors to determine worker status.

high-income taxpayers

In addition to being subject to higher federal tax rates, taxpayers whose income exceeds certain levels have tax deductions and credits that are reduced or eliminated.

This PDF gives an overview of high-income taxpayers’ tax rates, contribution limits, tax credits, benefits, and more ways for high-income taxpayers to save on their 2022 taxes.

charitable contributions guide

Budgeting for charitable contributions allows you to share your wealth and invest in your community. By using the proper tax planning strategies, making charitable contributions can also reduce your taxable income.

Our “Charitable Contributions Guide” reviews the types of organizations that qualify as charitable, guidelines on charitable contribution deduction limitations, as well as tips on what you should pay attention to when donating a vehicle.

gift tax

Gift tax is a type of transfer tax, imposed when one individual or entity gifts something of value to someone else with no payment, or less than the full value, in return.

This guide gives a breakdown of gift tax, gifts subject to gift tax, how gift tax may apply to loans, joint tenancies, and what is excluded from the gift tax.


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