7 Essential Tax Tips for Vacation Property Owners


If you rent your home or another property to vacationers, whether you handle the details directly or use a popular third-party rental service, the income you receive is likely taxable. […]

Starting a Business During COVID-19


COVID-19 has forced businesses, new and old, to be creative about how they operate and how they offer goods and services. The companies that have been able to adjust quickly […]

Should I Make or Revise My Living Will to Allow for COVID-19 Care?


COVID-19 is an unpredictable illness that can quickly turn a healthy individual into someone fighting for their life in a hospital. While the virus does not need to cause panic, […]

When Are 4th Quarter 2020 Estimated Taxes Due?


If you are self-employed or started a business on the side in 2020 for extra income, you are required to pay estimated taxes to the IRS on a quarterly basis. […]

What Is a Furlough and What Does It Mean for Employees?


As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic sweeping the United States, numerous local and state governments have ordered the closure of non-essential businesses. That, in turn, has forced employers to […]

Plans for COVID Small Business Relief in the Biden Administration


Small businesses continue to struggle in the closing days of 2020 as COVID-19 infections increase across the U.S. Since we are experiencing a presidential transition at the same time that […]

5 Ways to Protect Your Personal Data in 2021


The security of personal data in the hands of private companies has been a hotly debated topic in recent years. Many states have enacted data privacy laws that protect their […]

Stuck in Paradise: Emily and Fabian’s COVID Wedding Story


When Emily moved to Brazil in 2016, she didn’t expect to meet her future husband and to stay in Brazil indefinitely. But that’s exactly what happened.  Emily, an English teacher […]

5 Legal Documents You’ll Need to End a Residential Lease


Leases are temporary arrangements by their nature. Even though both parties are expecting the lease to end at some point, it’s important to protect everyone’s rights by doing it properly. […]

Federal holidays & overtime pay: How to calculate time and a half

Working on a federal holiday

Are you an employer wondering how holiday pay works? Rocket Lawyer explains the legalities of working on a holiday and the meaning of time and a half.

Making an Anti-Discrimination Policy for Your Business


Maintaining a workplace that’s free from discrimination not only ensures a more diverse, harmonious, and productive workplace, it’s also the law. It’s your responsibility as an employer to clearly inform […]

Will You Owe Gift Taxes if You Are Giving or Receiving a Large Gift?


Giving gifts to family, friends, or beloved organizations or institutions are common at the end of the year. Acts of kindness and generosity are almost always appreciated. However, for those […]