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Section 1202 and QSBS Guide For Startup Founders, Employees & Investors

Section 1202 of the Internal Revenue Code provides a substantial tax benefit to startup employees, founders, and investors. It allows startup shareholders to take advantage of exclusion from tax on the sale or exchange of Qualified Small Business Stock (QSBS). Qualifying for Section 1202 can have big benefits for people investing in Qualified Small Businesses…
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A Guide To The Section 199A or QBI 20% Deduction

The Section 199A 20% deduction is one of the most important changes for businesses in decades. Section 199A of the Internal Revenue Code provides a deduction for qualified business income from sole proprietorships, partnerships and S corporations. It was enacted to provide relief for non-corporate taxpayers by providing them with an incentive to invest in…
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New Tax & Legal Updates During Times of Economic Uncertainty

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 Webinar: 11:00am – 12:00pm Are you a start-up or small business owner and are wondering how incorporating can protect you? Don’t miss this exciting panel of experts, including Robert Hall & Associates tax consultant Tony Watson, to see if incorporating is right for you and how it could offer tax benefits…
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Signs You Should Get Professional Tax Assistance For Your Influencer Taxes

Social media influencers (generally) don’t have a lot of extra time in their day to manage proper tax preparation. This is a career driven by constant content creation and almost around-the-clock engagement with their followers. A lot of work goes on behind the scenes to keep a social media influencer operation running. Photography, filming videos,…
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Is a Sole-Proprietorship, LLC or S-Corp the Best Legal Entity for Your Freelancer Business?   

Though there are plenty of freelancers that have real success in running a totally bootstrapped business without ever thinking about how to structure it legally, there are a couple of big benefits freelancers would enjoy by incorporating their operation. Legal protection and taxes being the biggest of the bunch! At the same time, though, there’s…
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5 Reasons to Incorporate Your Influencer Business

If you are serious about turning your social media influence into a lucrative business, it’s important to start thinking more strategically about your operation – especially when it comes to incorporation. Sure, there are plenty of social media influencers that are still making a good go of it as sole proprietors. But a lot of…
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A Freelancer’s Guide to Taxes   

Navigating tax time as a freelancer can be a little challenging. Moving from the employee world of taxes to the self-employed side can be a bit jarring. There are different forms to use, different taxes to pay, different deductions to make, and that’s just the beginning. Combine that with the complexities of tracking revenue, recording…
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When is the Best Time to Switch to an S Corp?   

The majority of S Corporation businesses did not start out as S Corporation businesses. According to the Small Business Administration, most businesses are started as sole proprietorships. 73.2% of all small businesses, in fact, operate under that legal structure. Some businesses, though, eventually outgrow the sole proprietorship structure. That’s when business owners start to think…
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