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Mark J. Kohler

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1099 Rules for Business Owners in 2022

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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Paying Your Kids in Your Business

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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Save on State Income Tax

Moving to a Different State to Save on Income Tax

If you’re considering making a move to save on state taxes, create a master spreadsheet with all of the possible taxes, cost of the move, savings in the cost of living, etc., and carefully determine if it makes sense on paper. Then, if does, get to work taking the steps to actually move your residency or domicile. It doesn’t happen overnight.

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Short-Term Rental

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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Self-directed IRA

How to Self-Direct my IRA or 401k

You can actually invest in real estate, promissory notes, precious metals, cryptocurrency, small businesses, and concert tickets, or raw land. Your broker may tell you that you can’t do this and it’s prohibited. They’re blatantly wrong.

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How to Maintain My S-Corporation

The S-Corporation can be a powerful structure and tool to save on self-employment taxes and can also protect a business owner’s personal assets from lawsuits that may arise from their operations.

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Top 10 Ways to Avoid an IRS Audit

Here is a list of the TOP 10 things TO do, or NOT do, in order to avoid an audit with the IRS. As many of you can imagine, an audit can be expensive and time-consuming, not to mention, emotionally draining experience. Please take these to heart.

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When and How to use the 1031 Exchange

Also, it’s important to remember that a 1031 Exchange requires the taxpayer to purchase more real estate. Some people don’t want to buy more real estate and are ready to move on to another asset class. They have decided that paying the tax is worth it to free up the cash.

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