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Tax and Legal Playbook : Game-Changing Solutions To Your Small Business Questions

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The Tax Rules Have Changed. Your Business Should, Too.The Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 marks the biggest tax reform in more than 30 years. The changes to the tax code are complex (especially for the small-business owner), but you don't have to go it alone. CPA and Attorney Mark J. Kohler delivers a comprehensive analysis of the new tax and legal structure you desperately need to help make the new tax law work for you.

In this revised edition of The Tax and Legal Playbook, Kohler reveals clear-cut truths about tax and legal planning and delivers a practical, play-by-play guide that helps you build wealth, save on taxes, and protect your assets. Using real-world case studies, tax-savvy tips, game plans, and discussion points, Kohler coaches you through the complexities of the tax game of the small-business owner. You'll also learn how to:

Examine your business needs and pick the right business entity for you
Build your personal and corporate credit in eight steps
Implement affordable asset protection strategies
Take advantage of underutilized business tax deductions
Pick the right health-care, retirement, and estate plans
Bring on partners and investors the right way
Plan for your future with self-directed retirement fundsReading from cover to cover or refer to each chapter as needed, you will come away wiser and better equipped to make the best decisions for your business, your family, and yourself.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25.4mm | 476.27g
  • Irvine, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 1599186438
  • 9781599186436
  • 2,291,482

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The Tax Rules Have Changed. Your Business Should, Too.

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 marks the biggest tax reform in more than 30 years. The changes to the tax code are complex (especially for the small-business owner), but you don't have to go it alone. CPA and Attorney Mark J. Kohler delivers a comprehensive analysis of the new tax and legal structure you desperately need to help make the new tax law work for you.

In this revised edition of The Tax and Legal Playbook, Kohler reveals clear-cut truths about tax and legal planning and delivers a practical, play-by-play guide that helps you build wealth, save on taxes, and protect your assets. Using real-world case studies, tax-savvy tips, game plans, and discussion points, Kohler coaches you through the complexities of the tax game of the small-business owner. You'll also learn how to:

Examine your business needs and pick the right business entity for youBuild your personal and corporate credit in eight stepsImplement affordable asset protection strategiesTake advantage of underutilized business tax deductionsPick the right health-care, retirement, and estate plansBring on partners and investors the right wayPlan for your future with self-directed retirement funds

Reading from cover to cover or refer to each chapter as needed, you will come away wiser and better equipped to make the best decisions for your business, your family, and yourself.

About the Author

MARK J. KOHLER, CPA and Attorney, is the author of What Your CPA Isn't Telling You and The Business Owner's Guide to Financial Freedom. As a personal and small-business tax and legal expert, he helps clients build and protect wealth with wealth transformation strategies and tax and legal remedies often overlooked in this challenging, ever-changing economic climate.
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Table of contents

Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I: Pre-Season Planning
Chapter 1: Your Game Plan for Success

Part II: Getting the Most From Your Business Entity
Chapter 2: Sole Proprietorships

Chapter 3: Limited Liability Companies

Chapter 4: S Corporations

Chapter 5: C Corporations

Chapter 6: Building Corporate Credit

Chapter 7: Maintaining and Protecting the Corporate Veil

Part III: Game-Winning Tax Strategies
Chapter 8: The Smartest Small-Business Tax Deductions

Chapter 9: Wise Health-Care Strategies

Chapter 10: Hiring Family Members for Tax Savings

Chapter 11: Buying Rental Properties

Chapter 12: The Importance of Bookkeeping

Chapter 13: Avoiding an Audit

Chapter 14: Tax-Saving Strategies for Selling Property

Part IV: Protecting Your Assets
Chapter 15: Affordable and Basic Asset Protection Strategies

Chapter 16: Privacy Measures vs. Hiding Assets

Chapter 17: Protecting Your Home from a Lawsuit

Chapter 18: Asset Protection in Marriage and Divorce

Chapter 19: Cutting-Edge Asset Protection Strategies

Part V: The Proper Approach to Partners and Investors
Chapter 20: Documenting a Partnership

Chapter 21: Bringing on Investors

Part VI: Planning for the Next Season
Chapter 22: Retirement Plan Options

Chapter 23: Self-Directing Your Retirement Funds

Chapter 24: Family Trusts and Estate Planning

Epilogue

Appendix A: Homestead Exemption by State

Appendix B: Tenants by the Entirety by State

Appendix C: Charging Order Protection Entities (COPE) and Series LLC by State

Index
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About Mark Kohler

Mark J. Kohler, M.Pr.A., C.P.A., J.D., is a best-selling author; national speaker; radio show host; writer and video personality for Entrepreneur.com; real estate investor; senior partner in the law firm, Kyler, Kohler, Ostermiller and Sorensen, and the accounting firm of Kohler and Eyre, CPAs. Mark is a personal and small business tax and legal expert, who helps clients build and protect wealth through wealth management strategies, and business and tax remedies often overlooked in this challenging, ever-changing economic climate. His seminars have helped tens of thousands of individuals and small business owners navigate the maze of legal, regulatory and financial laws to greater success and wealth. He lives in Ladera Ranch, CA.
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