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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.
While we are addressing a CPA here, please feel free to substitute Attorney, Financial Advisor, Etc.
We had a former client terminate us recently. They had been a client for over 25 years. Second generation business, a small, local business. Nice people. They recently ended our relationship.
By sending a letter.
25 years of (apparently) (at least) decent service and you send a letter?
Under current federal estate tax law there is an exclusion up to $5.12 million in 2012. Taxable estates above this amount are taxed at 35%. This exclusion is scheduled to decrease to $1 million beginning in 2013. The tax rate will also increase to 55%. This exclusion can be used either at death or during life. In other words, the federal estate tax and the federal gift tax are unified.
With a Field Audit, the audit will be done at your place of business. Most taxpayers requests that the audit be moved and done at your CPA's office. The auditor however still has the right to visit your office.
In an Office Audit, the audit will be done at the local IRS office. … Continue reading »
Two simple questions were added to the income tax returns last year. These were:
“Did you make any payments in 2011 that would require you to file Form(s) 1099?”
“If “Yes,” did you or will you file all required Forms 1099?”