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Converting C Corporation

Tax Issues to Assess When Converting From a C-Corporation to an S-Corporation

Operating as an S corporation may help reduce federal employment taxes for small businesses in the right circumstances. Although S ...
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/ / Articles, Business, Tax
Irs Examiners

What Do IRS Auditors Know About Your Business Industry?

Has your business been audited by the IRS? It may be stressful, especially if you don’t know what to expect ...
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/ / Articles, Business, Tax
insurance plans and estate taxes

Shield Your Life Insurance From Federal Estate Tax

If you have a life insurance policy, be aware that the proceeds your beneficiary receives could be subject to federal ...
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/ / Articles, Business, Tax
Retirement Savings Enhancements

Congress Eyes Further Retirement Savings Enhancements

In 2019, the bipartisan Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act) — the first significant legislation related ...
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/ / Articles, Business, Tax
Minnesota Standard Deduction Change

Minnesota Standard Deduction Change

The MN Department of Revenue will begin adjusting 45,000 individual income tax returns on April 25, 2022 for changes to ...
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/ / Articles, Business, Tax
Secure Act 2.0

Podcast: SECURE Act 2.0

Congress is working on making changes to retirement plans. I can’t say this about a lot of tax bills, but ...
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/ / Business, Podcast
Student Applications

Key Documentation for Student Applications

The DPI is very specific about the documents that must be received for student applications and the information in them ...
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/ / Articles, Nonprofit
Taxable Income and Defer Deductions

Taking the Opposite Approach: Ways Your Business Can Accelerate Taxable Income and Defer Deductions

Typically, businesses want to delay recognition of taxable income into future years and accelerate deductions into the current year. But ...
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/ / Articles, Business, Tax
Retirement Plan

Establish a Tax-Favored Retirement Plan

If your business doesn’t already have a retirement plan, now might be a good time to take the plunge. Current ...
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/ / Articles, Business, Tax
Trust Fund Recovery Penalty

Could You Be Hit With the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty?

There’s a harsh tax penalty that you could be personally responsible to pay if you own or manage a business ...
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/ / Articles, Business, Tax