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Mark J. Kohler

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1099 Rules for Business Owners in 2024

Businesses will now file Form 1099-NEC for each person in the course of the payor’s business to whom they paid at least $600 during the year. This payment would have been for services performed by a person or company who IS NOT the payor’s employee.

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How to Pay Your Kids in Your Business

This has to be one of the most under utilized tax strategies by small business owners with families today. Many don’t realize that paying their children under age 18 is an excellent strategy to minimize their tax liability, not to mention it creates a host of other ancillary benefits.

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How Many Properties Should I Put in My LLC?

I truly believe that an LLC for every rental property isn’t needed for the far majority of real estate investors.  It’s expensive, cumbersome and provides nominal benefit when there’s not a lot of equity in their rentals….yet!!

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Rules for Foreigners Investing in Rental Property in the U.S.

The U.S. tax rules that apply to ownership and dispositions of U.S. real estate by foreign persons are different in some important respects from the rules that apply to U.S. persons. Also, property managers are under special rules when managing property for foreign owners, and sellers to foreign investors can be classified as withholding agents (which have important obligations and liabilities associated with the classification).

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How Short-Term Rentals are Taxed

More and more real estate investors are adding ‘short-term rental’ properties to their portfolios and with a lot of success. However, many still have questions about where to place them in their tax and legal structure.

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Filing an Extension for my Business Taxes

Many business owners don’t realize that they still may need to file a tax return even if the business didn’t make any money this past year. Filing is an Extension for your business doesn’t cost anything and it’s an easy way to avoid any penalties and give you additional time to file a more accurate

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Using a 10 Year Plan in your Business

All too often I meet with clients that have grand ideas for investing or other business projects for cash flow, but they don’t have a thorough and sensible plan to get there. I have learned time and time again, that a 10-Year Plan is critical to set the path for the business and then build

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