Posts by Ben Gran
One of the most important elements of filing your small business taxes should be easy to remember — filing a Schedule C form.
Many small business owners think that they can get by without forming an LLC and instead decide to operate with a DBA, also known as “Doing Business As” and fictitious business name. What is DBA or Fictitious Business Name? A DBA is often used by sole proprietors that want to operate their business under a separate […]
Amazon is one of the largest, best known, fastest growing and most highly valued companies in the world — but did you also know that Amazon is an LLC?
Do LLCs get a 1099? The answer is not a simple yes or no. This article provides some guidelines for knowing when an LLC should get a 1099.
Freelancers and small business owners often wonder what is “safe” to use as business deductions to write off from their taxes. There is often a lot of confusion, uncertainty and misinformation among small business owners about the topic of business deductions, with people wrongly assuming that certain items are deductible or failing to claim legitimate […]
Financial advisors who are setting up a new practice or re-evaluating their choice of business structure for an existing practice might want to consider the differences between an LLC vs. S Corp. What are the advantages of each? How can your business choose a corporate structure to maximize the available tax deductions for financial advisors […]
Setting up an LLC for real estate agents is an important step in building your real estate business. Most real estate agents are self-employed, independent business people. Even if they belong to a brokerage, most real estate agents are not employees; if you receive a 1099 form from your brokerage for tax purposes each year, this means […]
One of the most popular ways to start a business is to pursue home based business opportunities, and especially online business opportunities.
No matter how big your business and no matter what industry you are in, in order to be successful, every business needs a successful business plan.
President Donald Trump has promised to create tax breaks for small businesses. This article outlines two of the major proposals lawmakers are considering.