Mark J. Kohler

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year end tax tips - must complete by december 31st

“Year End Tax Tips – MUST complete by December 31st

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

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silent partner - 3 SEC compliant ways to bring one on

Silent Partner – 3 SEC Compliant Ways to Bring One on

There comes a time in the lifespan of just about every business when the potential for substantial growth comes to fruition, and additional capital is necessary to make that growth happen. It’s at these moments you’ll probably start looking for people to invest in your business.

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can I use a sole-proprietorship for now?

Can I Use A Sole-Proprietorship For Now?

Please realize that you actually may have a unique situation and there isn’t a one-size fit’s all approach or answer to a every new business situation. You will most certainly have a set of facts that are different from friend’s, mine or anybody else.

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seller financing and installment sales - what are the tax implications

Seller Financing and Installment Sales – What are the Tax Implications

With the difficulties that have arisen in the lending market and a typical buyer’s ability to obtain a standard loan, many sellers have decided to “carry their own paper”. For those unfamiliar with such a term, we are talking about Seller Financing where you play ‘bank’ and now you have the precarious reporting requirements with

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piercing the corporate veil and protecting yourself

Piercing the Corporate Veil and Protecting Yourself

Many small business owners who operate under a corporation or LLC have heard of the term “piercing the corporate veil,” but very few have a complete understanding of its meaning and implications. We set up entities for ‘protection’, but that protection is not automatic.  We have to protect the corporate veil and maintain the company

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can a foreigner use a s-corporation in the US?

Can a Foreigner use an S-Corporation in the U.S.?

This is a common question we are asked on a regular basis and an important one. In fact, it tends be a common concern with Canadian clients doing real estate projects in the U.S. Here are some basics that can help you if you are a foreigner or investing with a foreign partner. Why an

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protecting yourself from your rental

Protecting Yourself From Your Rental

I don’t recommend relying upon an entity alone as your sole asset protection strategy. Instead, I recommend a multi-barrier approach that creates as many impediments as possible between you and any would be litigant.

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