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Family SUCCESSion Planning: Four Careful Considerations

  • 17 December 2013
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Family SUCCESSion Planning: Four Careful Considerations

We asked San Antonio business consultant John Dini, one of the nation’s leading experts on business ownership and exit planning, for his advice on handing down the family business. As the author of Hunting in a Farmer’s World, Beating the Boomer Bust and 11 Things You Absolutely Need to Know About Selling Your Business , Dini literally “wrote the book” on succession planning. He recommends that Baby Boomers and other business owners with an eye on retirement carefully consider the following questions.

'Tis the Season for Part-Time Workers: Your Top Questions Answered

'Tis the Season for Part-Time Workers: Your Top Questions Answered
Every business has its busy seasons. Whether you’re a retail business with an uptick around the holidays, a professional service business married to the fiscal calendar (we can relate), or a manufacturer needing to stay flexible with industry demands, you may find yourself in need of part-time, seasonal workers during these busy times of the year. 

Defer Income to 2014? Yes, You Can!

  • 20 November 2013
  • Author: ellice909
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Defer Income to 2014? Yes, You Can!
Tax time can be stressful for a small business owner, especially if you experienced unexpected large business and/or personal gains or losses this year. Keeping income growth relatively steady from year to year is an ideal scenario to manage expected tax liabilities. A huge boost in income could become a huge tax burden when not managed wisely.

Selling Your Business? Resist the Lure of Low Capital Gains Taxes

  • 19 November 2013
  • Author: ellice909
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Selling Your Business? Resist the Lure of Low Capital Gains Taxes

Taxes can cut deep into your profit when you sell a business. But sometimes “paying more” can help you save. Whether you’re looking to pass your business down to heirs or sell it outside the family, some surprising tax strategies can make the sale more profitable.

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Chapman Stout has the Midas touch. The San Antonio community has been the beneficiary of this touch of gold since he entered the jewelry scene in the city 17 years ago.

Deducting Vehicle Expenses the Right Way

Deducting Vehicle Expenses the Right Way

If you’re thinking of purchasing a dedicated company vehicle or using your own vehicle for company business, or if you already have a business vehicle, we wanted to share some great tax advantages that can often be overlooked when you claim this deduction.

When Is Bankruptcy the Best Option?

  • 23 October 2013
  • Author: ellice909
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When Is Bankruptcy the Best Option?

“Do I really have to declare bankruptcy?” It’s a gut-wrenching thought. More than 500 Texas businesses  declared bankruptcy in the first quarter of 2013, according to U.S. Court statistics. Personal bankruptcy filings were logged in the thousands. Could these have been avoided? When does bankruptcy become the best option?

Charitable Giving Tip That Could Save You Thousands

  • 22 October 2013
  • Author: ellice909
  • Number of views: 2984
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Charitable Giving Tip That Could Save You Thousands
Have your long-held stocks made a good recovery this year? If so, they could hold the key to saving you thousands in taxes when it comes to charitable giving. If you’re a sole proprietor or own a business with another type of flow-through entity like an LLP, LLC or S-Corp, giving appreciated stock as a gift could be the best way to give, and receive, this year.

Home Office Deductions: Is the Tax Advantage Worth It?

Is the Tax Advantage Worth It?

  • 8 October 2013
  • Author: ellice909
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Home Office Deductions: Is the Tax Advantage Worth It?

 The IRS is now using a simplified, common-sense approach to calculating home office deductions called the ‘safe harbor method.’ While the new optional deduction will reduce time and paperwork, it may not be right for everyone. Here, we take a look at the new option as well as an often-overlooked alternative that could save you even more money.

Affordable Care Act: Does Your Small Business Need Prepping?

Affordable Care Act: Does Your Small Business Need Prepping?

There’s been a lot of talk regarding how large businesses will handle the restraints and changing requirements of the impending Affordable Care Act (ACA). Earlier this month, the U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday proposed new rules meant to ease requirements for large companies and insurers when they report employees' health coverage information. But what about small, family-owned businesses? While there are no mandates to follow, the ACA does address small businesses. Some details that are cloaked as advantages, however, could come with some inherent snags.

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