How to Explain a Roth IRA to Your 25 Year Old

 

Roth IRA Eligibility

To be eligible for a Roth IRA you need to have earned income.  This is typically from wages earned as an employee.  Earnings from self-employment also qualify. The annual contribution is the lesser of your earned income or $5,000. The contribution can be made at any time during the year and up to April 15th following the year.

How to Form an LLC and Protect Your Assets

 

A Sole-Proprietorship

Many self-employed people will run their business as a sole-proprietorship. They are very easy to set up and cost very little to form.

First, decide on a name. For example, John Jones D/B/A (Doing Business As) Prime Time Painters.  Then register your name with Town Hall. Get some business cards, letterhead and stationary. You are now well on your way.

Where’s My K-1?

 

This question is asked frequently during tax season.

I suspect it will be asked even more this tax season.

There will likely be even more delays this year than in past years. Congress passed The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 on the last day of 2012. President Obama signed this legislation on January 2, 2013. This has delayed the IRS, which will delay tax preparers.

3 Proven Reasons a Small Business Should Consider a SEP Retirement Plan

A Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) is an employer sponsored retirement plan.

 

Here are 3 proven reasons to consider this plan.

 

What’s the Difference in Capital Gains Taxes?

Capital Assets

Capital assets are generally those held for investment.  Stocks, bonds and mutual funds are some examples. If there is a gain on the sale of these assets, a capital gains tax is due.

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