Starting a successful business normally involves performing research and due diligence to gain an understanding of the particular industry with an eye towards taking the proper steps to ensure that your presence in the marketplace is adequately protected from unfair competitors.

Every week our firm gets call from clients around the country who have lost money by investing with friends, family or neighbors they trusted—but who were not licensed to sell securities or did not properly document the relationship as a partnership.

The IRS is stepping up its audits on those with workers in their private homes. Make sure you are up to speed on the rules that apply to you AND your help.

There are several ways to handle a parent’s home depending on their particular health or financial situation. At a bare minimum, your parents should have a Revocable Living Trust to ensure the orderly and effectively transfer of the home to the family and avoid probate in states where the expense is significant.

This is a unique trick we implement for several clients each year. If you previously paid a lot in Self-Employment Tax and for some reason had an LLC (sometimes a major mistake by other planners), you can easily still elect it to be taxed as an S-Corporation retroactively to January 1st, 2013