Welcome to this month's edition of the Tax and Business Alert. Our goal is to provide you with current articles on various tax and business topics. The articles are intended to keep you up to date on trends and issues that may impact your business and personal financial affairs.  Please contact us if you have questions about any of the issues discussed.

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If a small business is operated as a sole proprietorship, the owner may have thought about forming a limited liability company (LLC) to protect his or her assets. Or, if the owner is launching a new business, he or she may want to know what options are available for setting it up. This article explains the basics of operating as an LLC and why it might be a good choice for a small enterprise.

Many businesses are eligible for current tax write-offs for certain equipment purchases and building improvements. These write-offs can do wonders for cash flow, but whether to claim them isn’t always an easy decision. In some cases, there are advantages to choosing the regular depreciation rules. This article looks at a couple of examples to show why it’s critical to look at the big picture and develop a strategy that aligns with a company’s overall tax planning objectives.

Anyone in the process of making a retirement or estate plan, or who intends to donate property to charity, needs to know the value of their assets. For many hard-to-value items — such as closely held business interests, real estate, art or collectibles — an appraisal may be necessary.

The IRS will soon announce the opening of the 2023 individual income tax return filing season. Even for taxpayers who don’t typically file until much closer to the April 15 deadline (or file for an extension), it’s a good idea to file earlier this year. Why? One major benefit is to protect against potential tax identity theft.

This calendar notes important tax deadlines for the first quarter of 2024.

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