Tagged: Small Business

Hurricane Sandy: Tax Deductions For Casualty Losses

Posted: November 06, 2012

My last post talked about when we can trash tax and other important records. Well, Hurricane Sandy brought a whole new meaning to the concept of trashing records and a whole lot more. Experts estimate that Hurricane Sandy has caused $50 billion of damage. Eqecat Inc., a financial advisory firm out of Oakland, California predicts… Read more »

Can I Trash It Now? Tax Record Retention Guidelines

Posted: October 23, 2012

Papers, papers and still more papers. When can I destroy these documents? There are no hard and fast rules in this area. The following offers some general guidance to carefully consider when determining any destruction of documents. Against the urge to purge, remember that maintaining documents and records is often essential if a tax audit… Read more »

Philadelphia Now Allows A Tax Credit for Hiring Veterans

Posted: September 23, 2012

Philadelphia has recently amended its Business Privilege Tax (business income and receipts tax) to allow a credit for employment of veterans of the Armed Forces. This new Philadelphia tax law defines a “veteran” as a person who has received an honorable discharge, served a minimum of six months in active full-time duty within the past… Read more »


Risky Business: Playing Fast and Loose with Worker Classification

Posted: September 09, 2012

In light of the IRS’s fairly recent Voluntary Worker Classification Settlement Program (VCSP) issued in 2012, employers need to consider the benefits and risks of their current classification of employees as independent contractors. This window of opportunity is only available before the IRS or Department of Labor initiates an examination. Small companies and businesses of… Read more »

Employers Playing Tax Games with Worker Classification: Part II: Employee or Independent Contractor?

Posted: October 13, 2011

Our previous post discussed the IRS new Voluntary Worker Classification Settlement Program (VCSP) offering past payroll tax relief when the employer agrees to reclassify workers as employees. For the details and discussion of this VCSP program please see our just published article at my website at the following link: Employers Playing Tax Games with Workers:… Read more »

The Silver Lining of a Bad Economy: Gifting of Shares of Stock in a Closely Held Business

Posted: June 05, 2009

As with most things in life, when things are bad, there usually is something good that can come out of it. Our current economic troubles have resulted in many closely held or small businesses being worth far less then they used to be. This is not a good situation for businesses that are hanging on… Read more »

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