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Let the firings commence…

Posted by taxguru on November 8, 2012

These will be very common headlines over the next several months. 

The fairest way to handle lay-offs would be to can 0Bambi supporters first.

Layoff bomb detonates; Large corporations join small businesses in announcing mass cuts 


Utah company blames Pres. Obama for 102 workers laid off


Coal company exec lays off more than 160 workers after Obama re-election


Vegas Employer: Obama Won, So I Fired 22 Employees  


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It’s only fair…

Posted by taxguru on March 24, 2010

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Posted by taxguru on July 2, 2009

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Posted by taxguru on November 29, 2007

IRS and States Team Up on Payroll Taxes – Not really a new technique; but more of a warning that IRS and the States are desperate for those lucrative payroll taxes that are avoided when working with independent contractors instead of W-2 employees.

Another reason to check out using corporations.  I have known several small businesses that refuse to hire employees and will only utilize workers who are incorporated because only humans can be employees and corporations are not human. When you hire human employees, you allow our rulers in government to dictate every aspect of that relationship.  This is only going to get worse, as employers are forced to provide higher wages and more benefits and are at the same time denied the ability to fire people because of the ever increasing number of categories of discrimination criteria.  Working with corporations is a much purer form of capitalism and free market economics than is ever possible with employees.


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Other kinds of employees?

Posted by taxguru on November 18, 2007

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Employing Family Members

Posted by taxguru on May 27, 2007


Subject: c corp


I own my own design company…(architecture w/out a license yet).

I make about 50,000 a year up to this point.  I am getting much busier and will probably double what I have been making.

I am about to file to be incorporated.   It sounds like to me from reading your article that I should stay a c and not go to an s.

I realize that I need a professional to figure all of this out….but I was wondering how a couple of things will affect me.

One is employing my wife part time…

employing my children ( under 12 years old )

and working from home..

Do you have some suggestions on this..



There are far too many options to consider and possible scenarios that can be used to achieve your goals for me to even begin giving you specific advice via this medium.You all will need to work directly with an experienced tax pro who can analyze your unique circumstances. I wish I could help; but I already have too many clients to take care of properly; so we are still trimming back on the difficult clients and are not accepting any new ones at this time. 

Any good tax advisor should be able to assist you with the details of hiring family members, including how best to do it through a corp, as well as through a Schedule C business, which is generally a bigger tax savings for employing kids under 18.  As I’ve said before, if you work with a tax pro who uses the TaxCoach Software service, s/he will be able to produce some very informative reports on the employing of family members.

Unfortunately, we don’t have anyone specific to whom we could refer you. I did recently post some names and links for some like-minded tax pros around the country. 

If you haven’t already done so, you should check out my tips on how to select the right tax preparer for you.  

I wish I could be of more assistance; and I wish you the best of luck.  

Kerry Kerstetter



TaxCoach Software: Are you giving your clients what they really want?


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