Material participation key to deducting LLC and LLP losses

Material participation key to deducting LLC and LLP losses If your business is a limited liability company (LLC) or a limited liability partnership (LLP), you know that these structures offer liability protection and flexibility as well as tax advantages. But they once also had a significant tax disadvantage: The IRS used to treat all LLC […]

September 25, 2017


4 tough questions to ask before expanding to a new location

4 tough questions to ask before expanding to a new location Is business going so well that you’re thinking about adding another location? If this is the case, congratulations! But before you start planning the ribbon-cutting ceremony, take a step back and ask yourself some tough questions about whether a new location will grow your […]

September 21, 2017


A refresher on the ACA’s tax penalty on individuals without health insurance

A refresher on the ACA’s tax penalty on individuals without health insurance Now that Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal and replacement efforts appear to have collapsed, at least for the time being, it’s a good time for a refresher on the tax penalty the ACA imposes on individuals who fail to have “minimum essential” health […]

September 20, 2017


6 ways to control your unemployment tax costs

6 ways to control your unemployment tax costs Unemployment tax rates for employers vary from state to state. Your unemployment tax bill may be influenced by the number of former employees who’ve filed unemployment claims with the state, your current number of employees and your business’s age. Typically, the more claims made against a business, […]

September 18, 2017


Listening to your customers by tracking lost sales

Listening to your customers by tracking lost sales “Sorry, we don’t carry that item.” Or perhaps, “No, that’s not part of our service package.” How many times a year do your salespeople utter these words or ones like them? The specific number is critical because, if you don’t know it, you could be losing out […]

September 14, 2017