Seasonal Tax Scams Target Doctors

By Ike Devji, J.D. September starts the annual income tax fraud sales season.  As doctors are aggressively pursued with a variety of tax savings plans that make big promises, knowing what you are buying and who you are dealing with is vital. Many physicians and business owners will be solicited to engage in some kind […]

Expert Tax Tips For Individual Tax Filers

Aarti Kapadia, CPA/MBA, provided these simple tips for individual tax filers. This is not tax advice specific to you, just general information to discuss with your own tax team. Last Minute Tips for Individual Tax Filers  1. The SALT (state and local income tax deduction) is limited in 2018. We recommend you consider prepaying your […]

Small Business Tax Tips

Business Tax Planner and CPA Aarti Kapadia provides tax filing issues to consider for small business owners. This is not tax advice, always consult with an expert about your facts.  1. Defer income to next year. Push income to into next tax year and deductions into this year. In general, it tends to be advantageous to push income into […]

Year-End Tax-Scams Targeting Doctors and Business Owners

 The year-end planning rush so familiar to physicians has many pitfalls including a variety of serious tax scams. Some scams covertly target you externally, while others are actually brought to doctors and business owners by their own would-be advisors; today we provide some red flags to look out for on both fronts. This is part […]

Income Tax Deductions Doctors and Business Owners Often Overlook

As tax day bears down on us with increasing momentum, I turned to a CPA for some tips on commonly overlooked deductions. As always, legal and tax advice given in this forum can only be general information and can never be considered individual tax advice, so discuss these issues with your own CPA now, while […]

Arizona is an Income Tax Haven for MLB Players – and makes MORE off them by being one

This interesting article caught my eye because I represent some professional athletes including MLB players and because I live in Arizona.  It has a really interesting bit of info at the end. The conventional wisdom at play in the U.S. is that the best way to raise government  revenues is to tax wealth creators at the very […]

The “C” Word in business: Vital Issues To Consider With C-Corporations

The article linked below contains some simple and important issues to consider regarding the taxation of C-corps. As an asset protection attorney I’ve never been a fan of them because they are weak , if not defective from a creditor perspective as the shares can actually be taken from you as an asset and handed […]

Lost or MIsplaced EIN (tax ID) Number?

Lots of people lose or misplace their tax ID Number every year, especially with newer entities or those they don’t use often, Here’s what the I.R.S. suggests if it happens to you. Lost or Misplaced Your EIN? If you previously applied for and received an EIN for your business, but have since misplaced it, try any […]

Is a Captive Insurance Company a Fit for Your Business or Medical Practice?

In our two previous discussions we introduced the general concept of a captive insurance company (captive) as well as specific qualifying questions to help doctors pick a good captive administrator. This week we examine some key issues that can help determine if your specific medical practice is at the point where a captive may create […]

U.S. Citizen Thinking Of Expatriating? Important Articles on What it Means

Due to the nature of our practice with thousands of Americans we have safely helped use a variety of tools including offshore trusts in a safe and legal way, we get lots of questions about expatriation. Our position remains the same;  the best of usage of these tools is tax neutral and provides surety while allowing […]