Archive for May 2021

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4 Ways to Prepare Your Short-Term Rentals for COVID-19 Compliance

Staying on top of public health guidelines and state and local travel restrictions has become a necessity during the pandemic. Short-term rental property owners have had ample time to prepare […]

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Rent the Smart Way With Online Lease Agreements and Digital Signatures

With more business conducted online than ever before, new apps are available to help landlords get digital signatures on leases. While some may feel uncomfortable, digital signatures are generally treated […]

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8 Tips for Buying a Used Travel Trailer

After a year of lockdowns, you are probably ready for a vacation. Even if things are not fully back to normal by summer, a travel trailer could be the ticket […]

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What Are Corporate Bylaws and Do You Need Them?

There is a lot to learn when you are a new business owner, including the legal aspects of what you need to do to maintain your company. The corporate structure […]

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Get Your Summer Child Care Plans and Instructions in Order

Summer is almost here, and for many parents that means piecing together child care schedules in the absence of schools and in between organized daycare, summer activities, and camps. Finding […]

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How Far Back Can the IRS Go When Auditing Your Business?

Tax filings and payment deadlines can be stressful for small business owners. The prospect of an IRS audit can certainly add to that stress. With the IRS set to increase […]

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8 Things You Should Know Before Buying Rental Property

Many people successfully invest in rental property, but that does not mean it is easy money. Like any business, there are ways to increase your chances of success and reduce […]

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7 Tips for Buying a House Out of State

Whether you are moving for a new job, taking advantage of remote work, or just in need of a change of scenery, buying a house out of state can be […]

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Tax Deadline for Small Businesses Hit Hard by the February Winter Storm

The winter storms that hit Texas and other states beginning on February 11, 2021 made headlines worldwide. Unfortunately, the storms’ severity and an infrastructure ill-equipped  to handle resulting utility and […]

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What Is a Mental Health Power of Attorney?

A Power of Attorney (POA) is one of the most essential estate planning documents to have in place. It provides the legal authority for loved ones to make health care […]

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What Happens if I Use a Trademark Without Permission?

A trademark is any word, phrase, logo, or combination that distinguishes the source of one product or service from another in the marketplace. Businesses use trademarks to identify their products […]

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What Is a CDC Declaration and What Do I Do if My Tenant Gives Me One?

Tenants have been given a number of additional protections during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of these protections is the CDC eviction moratorium. Tenants can declare themselves eligible for this moratorium […]

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6 Things to Know About Making Loans to Grandchildren for College

College expenses are constantly on the rise, and even families who plan carefully may find that there are more costs than they are prepared to shoulder. Grandparents who have the […]

How Long Does an IRS Tax Audit Take?

Learning that your small business will be subject to an IRS tax audit can be unnerving. Most entrepreneurs in that position understandably want the audit completed as quickly as possible. […]

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Making a Birth Plan for Parents and Birth Teams

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and expectant moms are looking ahead with anticipation to the arrival of their new babies. A Birth Plan can be a helpful document […]

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When Are 2021 Q2 Estimated Taxes Due?

You are, in most cases, required to make estimated tax payments to the IRS if you are self-employed, or if you expect to owe the IRS $1,000 or more when […]

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Check These 7 Things Before Reopening Office Buildings for Work

Did you close down your office space or building during the pandemic, or did your workers or tenants temporarily vacate to work from home? Office reopenings are starting to pick […]

Get Your Vacation Rental Property Ready for Summer

About half a million Americans buy a second home each year. If you are like many of these fortunate second homeowners, you may be considering renting your second property this summer to generate extra income.

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Estate Planning: Don’t Forget to Make a Plan for Your Digital Assets

We all have digital assets. In fact, if you use a smartphone, tablet, computer, or maintain an online account, you most certainly have digital assets. Even if these assets do […]

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Extended FFCRA Tax Credit for Employers Offering COVID Paid Leave

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), passed in 2020, has a range of provisions designed to help individuals and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Among those provisions was […]