Month: June 2014

Marriage matters in the world of taxes

What’s your marital status? Just beginning? Just recognized? Just ending? As your relationships change, so do certain federal tax rules governing your income tax return. For example, your filing status depends on whether you’re considered married or unmarried on the…

Summer jobs have tax consequences

What job will your teen choose this summer? And what are the tax consequences? Here are typical employment scenarios. The family business.┬áHire your under-age 18 child in your sole proprietorship, pay reasonable compensation for a legitimate job, and you may…

Put the customer at the center of your website

On a fundamental level, every business succeeds or fails based on its ability to anticipate and satisfy the needs of its customers. Unfortunately, many companies stray from this maxim, and nowhere is this failing more apparent than in the proliferation…

Don’t lose money to a car repair scam!

Forty years ago car owners could often grab a wrench, peek under an automobile’s hood, and fix minor problems. For most of us, those days are gone. Nowadays, computers operate many of our cars’ systems. Skilled technicians with sophisticated diagnostic…