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Are you reasonable?

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As long as you do not operate as a  partnership (partners only get a draw, fully subject to all taxes, including payroll taxes), the owners of an enterprise are expected to be paid a salary.  That’s the IRS position- the one that counts.

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The first 100 days.

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It’s an off-year, this year. Yes, I love that expression.

You see, there is no such thing. But, living in the metropolitan DC area, I understand that if it is not a Presidential election year, then it’s considered to be an off-year. And, if there is no national election, it’s almost moribund.

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Hey, business owner- this affects you!

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There is a penalty that can be imposed as of 1 July 2015 to small business employers who reimburse employees for premiums paid for individual health insurance policies under Obamacare (PPACA).  Yes, that means if you don’t offer insurance because your state does not offer plans for small employers and the various insurance companies charge rates that are outrageous, you can still be penalized.   But, there are ways to fix this.   Read on…

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Is your next one a B?

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I’ve written about B corps before. These are conventional, for-profit entities- kind of. Kind of, because they are supposed to be ‘Benefit Corporations’. Instead of being totally capitalistic entities, they use their profits for the good of the community, their employees, and others, as well as their owners.

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