Many private business owners elect to incorporate, turning their companies into C corporations. But, at some point, they may consider converting their businesses into S corporations. This article reviews some of the important considerations associated with this decision. A sidebar looks at the requirements for converting to S status in the first place.

A good way to beat the heat during the dog days of summer is to organize your tax records. Granted, it may not be as exhilarating as jumping off the high dive, but a dip into these important documents now may save taxpayers headaches later. This article explains the IRS guidelines for tax-record retention, as well as some important exceptions to consider.

As highly compensated employee (HCE) 401(k) plan participants approach retirement, a potentially useful tax-efficient IRA rollover technique may be a valuable savings tool. This brief article reviews IRS rules about how HCEs can allocate both pretax and after-tax employee contribution 401(k) assets between standard and Roth IRAs.

Investors looking to save tax dollars should look to their kids for assistance. Giving appreciated stock or other investments to one’s children can minimize the impact of capital gains taxes. This brief article suggests one strategy involving a stock sale and the purchase of a car.