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Common Valuation Mistakes to Avoid

Whether you are considering a business sale, merger, or acquisition or need to understand an organization’s value for another reason, such as estate planning or gifting, determining an accurate value will help you make smart.

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Documentation Needed for a Business Valuation

There are many reasons that a business owner needs to have a business valuation performed. Often these include a merger or acquisition, divorce, estate planning, exit or succession planning, and shareholder or partner disputes.

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Are you REALLY ready to start your online sales business?

E-commerce is a rapidly growing area and many individuals are trying to get in on the action. No matter what platform you chose for selling (Amazon, Ebay, Etsy, etc.), there are items that you may not consider or even know about, but must be addressed.

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Education Costs: Using Them For Your Benefit

Sending yourself, your spouse or one of your children to college can be very expensive. Having to pay for books, tuition, meal plans and housing can take a toll on bank accounts. Luckily, the IRS has credits and deductions in place to help those who desire a higher education.

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Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FinCEN Form 114/FBAR)

The IRS has issued sweeping changes to the way U.S. taxpayers are required to report interest in foreign bank accounts. Although taxpayers were always required to report and pay taxes on income earned in foreign accounts, not until recently did the IRS along with other government agencies step up enforcement to eliminate attempts to avoid paying taxes.

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Tips For Foreign Companies Doing Business In The U.S.

Does your foreign company sell products online to American customers? Are you interested in accepting payment in US dollars? If so, it may interest you to learn that to do so you must establish a US based entity which can accept the payments through a US bank account.

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Forming A U.S. Corporation – Foreign Government Contractors

Does your company contract with the U.S government? Are you foreign owned? If so, it may interest you to learn that the U.S. government follows a policy of Buying American. This means that whatever you sell to the government needs to be sold by a U.S. company.

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Starting A Business In The U.S.

Starting a business in the US can be a rewarding experience for many. However, there are a lot of items to consider and issues to be aware of before you open your doors. The good news is that foreign nationals are able to create and open a US business as quickly and easily as Americans.

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Sharing is Caring – Elect Portability

George Steinbrenner, the former Yankees owner, was in the news in 2010 when he died during a period of time when the estate tax was repealed, but the rest of us will likely not be as lucky (bad word choice?) as the estate tax appears to be around for the foreseeable future.