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What Keeps Employees Truly Happy?

  • 26 April 2016
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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What Keeps Employees Truly Happy?

Low unemployment rates are a good thing, right? For business owners, it can be a mixed bag. The current job market means that attracting and retaining top employees is critically important. Essentially, there are more jobs than there are good candidates to fill them.  

Per Diem Travel: Myths You Shouldn't Believe

  • 12 April 2016
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Per Diem Travel:  Myths You Shouldn't Believe

As we head into business conference season, now is a great time to review the rules concerning business travel expenses. Using a per diem rate to reimburse business travel is often misunderstood. Typically, the record keeping is simpler under this method as the federal government has established fixed reimbursement amounts per day for business travel that cover lodging, meals and incidentals.

Is Litigation Financing a Viable Option?

  • 30 March 2016
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Is Litigation Financing a Viable Option?

You may have a great track record in the courtroom, but are you willing to bet on it? An increasing number of U.S. litigators are, following a trend called third party litigation financing (TPLF) or alternative litigation financing (ALF). This type of litigation financing often uses hedge funds and other investment principles to fund the litigation process for plaintiffs’ attorneys.

Strange Taxes from Around the Nation

  • 23 March 2016
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Strange Taxes from Around the Nation

With tax season in full swing, there’s a chance you may need your mood lightened. If so, enjoy this roundup of crazy taxes from around this great nation.

Is Private Equity an Answer to Cash Woes?

  • 15 March 2016
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Is Private Equity an Answer to Cash Woes?
Private equity is a term that’s thrown around the business world, especially among startup companies. It can be a great way for businesses to get a much-needed infusion of cash.  And you don’t need to be a young, hip startup to consider it as a viable option.

Is the U.S. a Top Global Tax Haven?

  • 23 February 2016
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Is the U.S. a Top Global Tax Haven?

 Last month we covered how U.S. citizens working abroad were escaping outrageous U.S. taxes by renouncing their citizenships. It has now been announced that the U.S. has moved from the world’s sixth to the third top tax haven behind only Switzerland and Hong Kong  It is estimated that $21 trillion to $32 trillion in private wealth is untaxed or lightly taxed in what it calls worldwide “secrecy jurisdictions,” with the U.S. being a top spot for activity.

Top 2016 Tax Deduction Changes for Business Owners

  • 9 February 2016
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Top 2016 Tax Deduction Changes for Business Owners

As usual, Congress’ procrastination resulted in some last-minute legislation. Here’s a summary of the top tax changes that will affect business owners in 2016:

Foreign Assets? Working Abroad? The IRS Still Wants Your Money

  • 26 January 2016
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
  • Number of views: 1207
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Foreign Assets?  Working Abroad?  The IRS Still Wants Your Money

More than 3,000 Americans each year give up their U.S. passports in order to work abroad. Why? It’s not because they don’t love America. It’s because tax complications make it too hard to work abroad while staying loyal to Uncle Sam. In fact, the U.S. is known to have the most onerous tax laws for citizens working abroad of any developed country in the world.

Personal Property Rendition for Business: What You Should Know

  • 12 January 2016
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
  • Number of views: 1115
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Personal Property Rendition for Business:  What You Should Know

In Texas, as well as many other states throughout the U.S., business owners are required by law to report personal property that is used for business to their county tax appraisal district. The requirement is called a Business Personal Property rendition and it includes tangible personal property used to produce income or for other business purposes.

Last-Minute Tax Deductions & Section 179 Caveat

  • 15 December 2015
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
  • Number of views: 1175
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Last-Minute Tax Deductions & Section 179 Caveat
‘Tis the season for last-minute tax deductions. Technology purchases, staff appreciation, charitable giving, deferred income and accelerated expensing are five major ways to reduce your current year tax bill, making this the most wonderful time of the year indeed! However, one caveat remains: the Section 179 deduction, which allows a deduction on all or part of the cost of certain qualifying property in the year it is placed in service.
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