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A $68 Million Tax Refund?

Interestingly that was the Kanye West Boasts Massive Refund as reported by MarketWatch on their web site on 10/29/19.  Now some people may think that it’s a ploy or that there’s no way that could happen and he’s got it wrong based upon the source, Kanye West.  However the statement was made by him with […]

The 5-Part Construction Contractor Challenge

In today’s housing market being as tight as it is, people are not only having the challenge of finding a house they can afford to purchase, there are those who are trying to sell their homes by finding a contractor that they can count on, trust, as well as afford.  Recently going through the challenge, […]

How Much Should Safety Cost?

It almost comes on a regular basis that there’s always something to worry about these days with a business, and surprisingly I don’t ever see a specific line item called “safety” but rather there are various elements of it attributed to various accounts.  The usual expenses I see include insurance, alarm, repairs and maintenance for […]

A Field of Fees and Subscriptions as Far as the Eye Can See

Recently there’s been a spate of state attorney generals who are suing various hotel chains for incorporating “resort fees” hidden in a variety of forms, usually at the bottom of the bill lumped in with the numerous taxes that are tacked on at the bottom of a person’s statement when they check out, bumping up […]

Am I Asking the Right Questions for a Franchise Purchase?

There seems to be almost as many franchises to be sold as there are people buying them, but often there are challenges that get lost in translation and then there’s a challenge in dealing with not only the financial repercussions on both sides but also brand perception.  The key point to remember is that there […]

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

The phrase which has its disputed origin between two separate ideas, without question does date back to 1661, in the end is all about determining how best to pay for something that you don’t have the monies for.  In 2019, the greatest example of this is our credit card debt that businesses use to survive, […]

Switching from a LLC/Sole Proprietor to a SubChapter S Corporation

Recently someone inquired about starting a Subchapter S Corp from their sole proprietorship, so I developed a list of key questions to ask them, as they were just told this is what they should do from someone they knew.  Instead of just doing it automatically, I wanted to make sure they understood some of the […]

Are Rental Property Investments Worthwhile?

How Should They Be Set-Up Tax-Wise? Speaking with several multi-rental property owners over the years, there’s just a multitude of options that people choose and each one is always dependent upon what a person or persons chooses to pursue.  However, each route has its own benefits and challenges, so we’re going to look at some […]

Are Rental Property Investments Worthwhile?

Are Losses Your End Game? There are all types of seminars, self-help programs to eliminate your tax liability, but the real question is are you going to be tax compliant?  This all depends upon various factors you need to consider because you know the IRS isn’t going to make it easy for people to not […]

Are Rental Property Investments Worthwhile?

Where’s the Profit Numerous first-time rental property investors often make some bad management decisions, because nothing replaces experience in what you’re trying to accomplish venturing into a new field that you don’t have the ability to make informed choices.  One of the worst challenges is though that people have the misleading idea that as soon […]