What Your CPA Isn't Telling You: Life-changing Tax Strategies

Author: Mark J. Kohler

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1599184168

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 223

View: 8261

This is a powerful story woven around one theme—TAX PLANNING CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE Tackling the fundamental question asked by all taxpayers – How can I save on taxes? — attorney and CPA Mark J. Kohler empowers you to dismiss standard CPA viewpoints like your tax payment is what it is and you just make too much money. Simplified through the mastery of storytelling, Kohler invites you to immerse yourself in the compelling tale of a typical family’s tax awakening. Through their journey, you’ll discover critical, but underutilized tax strategies to achieve huge tax savings, greater wealth, and, ultimately, a winning pursuit of the American Dream. “Mark brought tax planning to life in a story line we can all relate to personally!” Lori Mackey, award-winning author, CEO of Prosperity4Kids, Inc. “It is about time someone brought the benefits of tax planning to the masses. That is what Mark has achieved in this book.” Dermot Berkery, author of Raising Capital for the Serious Entrepreneur "If you are not happy with your current CPA relationship, and aren't in love with your generic tax planning software, and wonder if there are better options out there. . .you need to read this book!" Tim Higgins, author of Paying For College Without Sacrificing Your Retirement "FINALLY, a tax book that I can not only understand but relate to and actually learn from. I never thought it was possible, however Mark Kohler did it - he made learning about taxes fun." Starr Hall, www.StarrHall.com, international author, speaker "This book changed the way I saw my taxes and my financial future." Woody Woodward, filmmaker, author, success Strategist Includes Tax Planning Resource Kit—Access templates, checklists, charts, and videos for additional support!

The Tax and Legal Playbook

Game-Changing Solutions to Your Small Business Questions

Author: Mark J. Kohler

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 9781599185613

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 9438

Attorney and CPA Mark J. Kohler targets the leading tax and business issues among small business owners and delivers a practical guide to the fundamental tax and legal conflicts faced by new and established entrepreneurs. Coached by Kohler, business owners are armed to seek out the right professionals relevant to their concerns, confidently ask the right questions, and, ultimately, save time, money, and potential heartache. Approaching each chapter the same way he approaches a client consult, Kohler delivers topic- or question-specific solutions illustrating each critical business matter with entertaining, real-world examples to educate flustered business owners, who are then presented with varied, clearly defined solutions and next steps for moving forward. Each consultation” offers tools such as assessment quizzes, valuable details to know, possible pitfalls and deceptions, what strategies should always be practiced, and what new strategies or tactics are worth considering. Wowing readers with the clear-cut truths, thoughtful advice, and outside-of-the-box thinking shared in his many Entrepreneur.com contributions, speaking events, and previous booksLawyers Are Liars and What Your CPA Isn't Telling You Kohler presents a simplified look at the complex questions within the areas of legal and tax planning for business.

Deduct Everything

Save Money with Hundreds of Legal Tax Breaks, Credits, Write-offs, and Loopholes

Author: Eva Rosenberg

Publisher: Humanix Books

ISBN: 163006047X

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 302

View: 4202

"From nationally-recognized tax expert, bestselling author, and columnist at MarketWatch, DEDUCT EVERYTHING! is full of strategies and tips, organized by topic, designed to reduce taxes in everyday life. Rosenberg also provides references and links to websites, etc, where taxpayers can go to get the latest forms. Rosenberg will walk taxpayers through the documentations required and help make sure the deductions are audit-proof. Designed to be a comprehensive guide to legal deductions and loopholes available to individual tax filers, the tax-reducing strategies cover: - family, home, and car - job or businesses, including Airbnb, Uber, and more - investments and retirement savings - medical and dental expenses and health savings accounts - education costs and charitable giving The advice will be rounded out with real-life stories from Rosenberg's clients across the country detailing exactly how to make sure the deductions are being applied correctly. A special bonus chapter will detail the tax "no-no's" Rosenberg has seem so that readers can make sure they know what mistakes to avoid. "--

The Tax and Legal Playbook

Game-Changing Solutions to Your Small-Business Questions

Author: Mark J. Kohler

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 161308305X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 1552

The Tax and Legal Playbook: Strategies that Save You Time and Money CPA and Attorney Mark J. Kohler answers the leading tax and legal questions facing small business owners, across all stages of business, and delivers a comprehensive playbook of clear-cut truths, thought-provoking advice, and underutilized solutions to save you time, money, and heartache. You can read this book straight through or as a reference guide—reading the chapters as needed to answer the questions as they arise. You’ll come away wiser and better equipped to make the best decisions for your business, your family, and yourself. Covers: • The ins and outs behind fundamental business decisions • Underutilized tax and legal strategies that can save you thousands • Picking the right legal entity for your business • Common legal scams and deceptions to avoid • Protecting your assets and planning for retirement • Issues are illustrated with entertaining, real-world examples

Tax Strategies for Ordinary People

Author: Jeffery Palmer,Jeffery Palmer Chfc

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692523018

Category:

Page: 114

View: 4496

Here's How to Cut Your Taxes and Keep More of Your Savings... Most people think it takes investing in the stock market to build real wealth. Discover how you can keep more money in your pocket by cutting your taxes and have peace of mind when you retire.

The Self Directed IRA Handbook

An Authoritative Guide for Self Directed Retirement Plan Investors and Their Advisors

Author: Mat Sorensen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615873435

Category: Finance, Personal

Page: 250

View: 5834

The Self Directed IRA Handbook explains how investors can own alternative retirement plan assets in their IRAs. These assets typically include; real estate, private stock, IRA/LLCs, LP, LLC, private equity, hedge funds, private placement, crowdfunding, and precious metals. The Handbook clearly explains the prohibited transaction rules, investment structures, common self directed IRA investment assets, and SDIRA tax pitfalls (UBIT & UDFI tax). The Handbook goes beyond the basics of self directed IRAs and includes extensive FAQs after each chapter, and nearly 100 citations to cases, statutes, rulings, and opinions from the Courts, the IRS, and the DOL. Its author, Mat Sorensen, is an experienced attorney who has advised clients with IRAs at every major self directed IRA custodian, and who speaks frequently at industry associations and before professional groups on self directed IRA topics. Mat regularly advises clients on the prohibited transaction rules, on IRA/LLC structures, on real estate and private company investments, and on UBIT and UDFI taxes. Mat has also successfully represented self directed IRA owners before the IRS Appeals Office and the U.S. Tax Court. To view testimonials for the book, and for additional self directed IRA resources, please visit the author's site at www.sdirahandbook.com

J.K. Lasser's Guide to Self-Employment

Taxes, Tips, and Money-Saving Strategies for Schedule C Filers

Author: Barbara Weltman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118812425

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 1683

Tax facts and strategies every self-employed person needs to know If you're thinking about starting a business, or have already begun one, you are not alone. There are more than 23 million workers who are already self-employed and file Schedule C to report their income and expenses. As a self-employed person you have to handle many, if not all, of the aspects of running your business. J.K. Lasser's Guide to Self-Employment is intended to help you with some business aspects with which you may not be familiar—but which have a great impact on your bottom line. It skillfully focuses on taxes as well as many legal and financial matters that may pertain to your business. Informative and accessible, J.K. Lasser's Guide to Self-Employment is designed for you, the self-employed person working alone as a service provider, to help pin down all of the tax breaks to which you may be entitled. Divided into three comprehensive parts, this reliable resource will help you: Learn the basics of tax reporting: from what it means to be self-employed and an overview of what you have to report—as well as where and when—to becoming familiar with Schedule C Discover the various types of deductions and credits you can claim to reduce revenue that's taxed Become familiar with an array of planning strategies that you can use to make better business decisions throughout the year as well as other strategies you can employ as your business grows And much more Don't be intimidated by taxes and other responsibilities of being self-employed. Instead, embrace the opportunities that a better understanding of tax, legal, and financial responsibilities can produce. Let J.K. Lasser's Guide to Self-Employment show you how. Don't forget to view the free online supplement to this book at JKLasser.com for late tax changes made by Congress and other up-to-the-minute developments.

Tax-Free Wealth

How to Build Massive Wealth by Permanently Lowering Your Taxes

Author: Tom Wheelwright

Publisher: RDA Press, LLC

ISBN: 1937832406

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 9249

Tax-Free Wealth is about tax planning concepts. It’s about how to use your country’s tax laws to your benefit. In this book, Tom Wheelwright will tell you how the tax laws work. And how they are designed to reduce your taxes, not to increase your taxes. Once you understand this basic principle, you no longer need to be afraid of the tax laws. They are there to help you and your business—not to hinder you. Once you understand the basic principles of tax reduction, you can begin, immediately, reducing your taxes. Eventually, you may even be able to legally eliminate your income taxes and drastically reduce your other taxes. Once you do that, you can live a life of Tax-Free Wealth.

Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?

Leading a Great Enterprise through Dramatic Change

Author: Louis V. Gerstner

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060523800

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 2160

Who Says Elephants Can't Dance? sums up Lou Gerstner's historic business achievement, bringing IBM back from the brink of insolvency to lead the computer business once again.Offering a unique case study drawn from decades of experience at some of America's top companies -- McKinsey, American Express, RJR Nabisco -- Gerstner's insights into management and leadership are applicable to any business, at any level. Ranging from strategy to public relations, from finance to organization, Gerstner reveals the lessons of a lifetime running highly successful companies.

Cut Your Tax in Half

Wealth Building by Tax Planning

Author: Harak Gala

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781540716958

Category:

Page: 108

View: 8740

Whether tax season is upon you or you just want to be prepared for when it arrives, this book will help you as a high earner or a small business owner in the United States navigate the ever-changing ins and outs of the tax system with money-saving techniques. If you have had a substantial income for very long, you know firsthand the pain that is produced every April. While the United States may frustrate many with its tax laws, there are several legal tax-saving opportunities. As you read each chapter in this book, you will start strategizing, saving, and building your wealth. You will learn how tax preparation and tax planning are two entirely different things. This isn't a typical tax book that explains the agonizing details of tax law or one that doles out instructions on tax returns. With chapters on business entities, the alternate minimum tax, Social Security taxes, changing professions, small business retirement plans, and more, this book will provide strategies, wisdom, and foresight as you work with your CPA or financial advisor.

Loopholes of the Rich

How the Rich Legally Make More Money and Pay Less Tax

Author: Diane Kennedy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118040392

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 6848

Loopholes of the Rich helps Americans from all walks of life use the same tax loopholes that the wealthy use to lower their tax bill. With this handy guide, you won?t need an accountant to find quick and easy ways to pay less. And there?s nothing unethical about these tax loopholes. In fact, the government wants you to take advantage of them! These tax-reducing tactics and strategies can give you the freedom to save for your family?s future or for your own financial independence. Plus, you?ll find a handy checklist of more than 300 business deductions, real-life tax strategy examples, useful sample forms, explanations of IRS codes and rules, and much more.

The Power of Zero, Revised and Updated

How to Get to the 0% Tax Bracket and Transform Your Retirement

Author: David McKnight

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 1984823086

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 1220

OVER 140,000 COPIES IN PRINT, WITH A NEW CHAPTER ON THE 2018 TAX CUTS. There's a massive freight train bearing down on the average American investor, and it's coming in the form of higher taxes. The United States Government has made trillions of dollars in unfunded promises for programs like Social Security and Medicare--and the only way to deliver on these promises is to raise taxes. Some experts have even suggested that tax rates will need to double, just to keep our country solvent. Unfortunately, if you're like most Americans, you've saved the majority of your retirement assets in tax-deferred vehicles like 401(k)s and IRAs. If tax rates go up, how much of your hard-earned money will you really get to keep? In THE POWER OF ZERO, McKnight provides a concise, step-by-step roadmap on how to get to the 0% tax bracket by the time you retire, effectively eliminating tax rate risk from your retirement picture. Now, in this expanded edition, McKnight has updated the book with a new chapter on the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, showing readers how to navigate the new tax law in its first year of being in effect, and how they can extend the life of their retirement savings by taking advantage of it now. The day of reckoning is fast approaching. Are you ready to do what it takes to experience the power of zero?

Taxpayer's Comprehensive Guide to LLCs and S Corps

Author: Jason Watson

Publisher: Watson CPA Group

ISBN: 0990763293

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

View: 4582

How can I avoid self-employment taxes? This simple question was the inspiration for creating an article describing the benefits of an S Corporation. That original article, which was about four pages long, quickly became a series of KnowledgeBase articles on the Watson CPA Group website. The articles touched on basic topics such as how to elect S Corp status, payroll, reasonable salary determination, retirement planning, health care, fringe benefits and liability protection. Those broad topics demanded much more information, both horizontally by spanning into more related issues, and vertically by digging deeper into the granular yet riveting levels of the tax code. The articles were grouped and relabeled as the Taxpayer’s Comprehensive Guide to LLCs and S Corps which grew to 39 pages in its first edition. Time marched on, and more information was added to the first edition such as expanded retirement planning concerns, health care options after the Affordable Care Act and business valuations including exit strategies. Boom, we now had our second edition at over 100 pages. At that point it was suggested by some clients and colleagues to convert the PDF into an eBook as well as paperback. So here we are.. Each week we receive several phone calls and emails from small business owners across the country who have read our Taxpayer’s Comprehensive Guide to LLCs and S Corps and praised the wealth of information. Regardless of your current situation, whether you are considering starting your own business or entertaining a contracting gig, or you are an experienced business owner, the contents of this book are for you. This book will show you how to reduce your self-employment taxes through an S Corporation election and how to use your corporation to your retirement and fringe benefit advantage. You will also learn the operational considerations of an S Corp plus the 185 reasons you should NOT elect S Corp status. Want to buy or sell a business? That’s in here too. This book is written with the general taxpayer in mind. Too many resources simply regurgitate complex tax code without explanation. While in some cases tax code and court opinions are duplicated verbatim because of the precise words, this book strives to explain many technical concepts in layperson terms with some added humor and opinions. We believe you will find this book educational as well as amusing.

Franchise Your Business

The Guide to Employing the Greatest Growth Strategy Ever

Author: Mark Siebert

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613083319

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 8716

Franchise Your Growth Expert franchise consultant Mark Siebert delivers the ultimate how-to guide to employing the greatest growth strategy ever—franchising. Siebert tells you what to expect, how to move forward, and avoid costly mistakes as he imparts decades of experience, insights, and practical advice to help grow your business exponentially through franchising. Learn how to: Evaluate your existing businesses for franchisability Identify the advantages and disadvantages of franchising Develop a business plan for growth on steroids Evaluate legal risk, obtain necessary documents, and protect intellectual property Create marketing plans, build lead generation, and branding for a new franchise Cultivate the franchisee-franchisor relationship

Lower Your Taxes Big Time 2013-2014 5/E

Author: Sandy Botkin

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071803416

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 9613

Completely revised and updated--the must-have resource for saving thousands of dollars at tax time A former IRS attorney, Sandy Botkin has saved hundreds of thousands of taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. And in this powerhouse bestselling handbook, he again delivers money-saving strategies, including: Advice on properly documenting any business deduction Guidance for getting big tax subsidies for starting a home business Ways to turn tuition, entertainment, orthodontia, and other expenses into huge deductions Important information on small-business tax changes and extensions recently passed by the American Taxpayer Relief Law "Who better to turn to for tax advice than an insider? Sandy Botkin trained IRS attorneys and now shares his wealth of knowledge in Lower Your Taxes—Big Time!. Follow his practical strategies for a more financially abundant and fulfilling life." -- Anthony Robbins, author of Awaken the Giant Within and Unlimited Power "Lower Your Taxes—Big Time! guarantees every American a raise of $3,000–$15,000 or more annually courtesy of the United States Government." -- David D'Arcangelo, author of Wealth Starts at Home "If you don't study money, how can you ever expect to have any? Lower Your Taxes—Big Time! will put thousands of dollars in your pocket every year and teach you, in clear simple steps, how to audit proof your records from the IRS forever." -- Mark Victor Hansen, cocreator, #1 New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul

The Business Owner's Guide to Financial Freedom

What Wall Street Isn't Telling You

Author: Mark J. Kohler

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613083750

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 9461

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR FINANCIAL FUTURETailored for small business owners and entrepreneur like yourself who are looking for long-term financial planning and wealth management, The Business Owner's Guide to Financial Freedom reveals the secrets behind successfully investing in your business while bypassing Wall Street-influenced financial planners. Attorney and CPA Mark J. Kohler and expert financial planner Randall A. Luebke deliver a guide catered to your entrepreneurial journey as they teach you how to create assets that provide income so work is no longer a requirement, identify money and tax-saving strategies, and address business succession plans to help you transition into the investment phase of business ownership. Learn how to: Pinpoint the dollar value of your business with a step-by-step formula Eliminate and avoid bad debt while leveraging your good debt Uncover investment strategies Wall Street won't tell you Achieve long-term goals with the 4x4 Financial Independence Plan Find an advisor willing to look out for your best interests Super-charge your 401(k) and leverage your insurance to get rich Create the best exit strategy for you, your business, and your family Avoid the most common mistakes in real estate investment Protect your hard-earned assets from security threats ready to strike You can't predict the future, but you can plan for it. So if you're ready to stop treating your business like your only asset and want to start making it your most valuable legacy, this book is for you!

The E-Myth Manager

Leading Your Business Through Turbulent

Author: Michael E. Gerber

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061741620

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 3220

More than ten years after his first bestselling book, The E-Myth, changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of small business owners, Michael Gerber椮trepreneur, author, and speaker extraordinaire楩res the next salvo in his highly successful E-Myth Revolution. Drawing on lessons learned from working with more than 15,000 small, medium-sized, and very large organisations, Gerber has discovered the truth behind why management doesn′t work and what to do about it. Unearthing the arbitrary origins of commonly held doctrines such as the omniscience of leader (Emperor) and the most widely embraced myth of all擨e E-Myth Manager offers a fresh, provocative alternative to management as we know it. It explores why every manager must take charge of his own life, reconcile his own personal vision with that of the organisation, and develop an entrepreneurial mind-set to achieve true success.

Start a Business in Florida

Author: The Staff of Entrepreneur Media

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613083262

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 348

View: 3826

This state-specific title in Entrepreneur's evergreen SmartStart series shows the reader how to start a business in Florida. The staff of Entrepreneur Media presents essential guidance to aspiring business owners including state-specific rules, regulations, contacts, and statistics. Includes updated forms, worksheets, and tax information.

The Educated Franchisee

The How-to Book for Choosing a Winning Franchise

Author: Rick Bisio,Mike Kohler

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 1935098535

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 4849

There is nothing more expensive than ignorance – let The Educated Franchisee serve as your guide for selecting a franchise that meets your needs!