Business Law Articles
As a general rule, you can deduct 50% of what you spend on business entertainment on your federal taxes. Although the IRS is very strict about requiring you to document the expenses and their business purpose, it can be surprisingly generous about what counts as a business expense.
It might be tempting to informally agree with other business owners in a niche field not to poach one another’s employees, but it’s illegal – and recently, some businesses have paid a high price. For example, the Department of Justice went after several tech companies that allegedly had an informal “no-poach” understanding. The employees themselves […]
Estate Planning Articles
If you have a child who is away at college, you should be aware that the federal medical privacy rules apply to him or her. Once your child turns 18, the federal HIPAA law says that you can no longer have access your child’s medical information without his or her consent. That’s a problem, because […]
Executors have a tough and often thankless job. They have to marshal all the estate’s assets, file tax returns, and distribute property according to the will. Sometimes, they make mistakes. Here’s a look at the most common ones: Paying bills too soon. Executors often see bills arrive in the mail and decide to pay them […]