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Family Business: How to Navigate Compensation

Introduction Family businesses are the backbone of economies worldwide, representing a significant portion of global enterprises. However, one of the most challenging aspects of running a family business is managing compensation, as it often involves the intersection of professional performance and familial dynamics. In this blog post, we’ll explore the complexities of compensation in family

How to Reduce Your Risk of Audit with ProActive Tax Planning

Introduction Here at Whittaker our clients almost never get audited. Although, a question we get from non-clients all the time is, “how do I reduce my risk of being audited?” Well, ProActive Tax Planning is one of the best ways to do that. Tax season is a stressful time for many individuals and business owners.

Reasonable Compensation for S Corporation Shareholders

S-corporations are a popular choice among small business owners. They offer a range of tax benefits, such as avoiding double taxation and passing profits and losses onto shareholders. However, S-corporation shareholders must ensure they receive reasonable compensation for their services to the corporation to avoid triggering tax penalties from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  

How To Fix A Journal Entry Error?

Why Is It Important to Correct Journal Entries? Accounting is a critical aspect of any business, as it helps in recording and tracking financial transactions accurately. While the process of recording transactions can be straightforward, it is not uncommon for errors to occur. These mistakes can have a significant impact on a company’s financial records,

What is a Real Estate Professional For Tax Purposes?

Overview For tax purposes it can be beneficial to be considered a real estate professional. Being a real estate professional offers benefits but also has requirements. If you can qualify as a real estate professional, then you avail yourself many tax advantages and tax savings opportunities. Let’s clarify what a real estate for professional tax

The Basics Of Estate Tax

What is Estate Tax While only six states currently have estate tax, California is not one of them. California is not subject to state level estate tax, but it is still subject to federal estate tax. Estate tax is basically a tax on your right to transfer property at your death. Your estate may consist

Is The ERC Real?

  What is the ERC? The employee retention credit, better known as ERC is a refundable tax credit designed for businesses who continued to pay their employees during shutdown or decline in gross receipts due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Eligible taxpayers can claim this credit from March 13, 2020, to December 31, 2021[1], on an

What Are My Retirement Plan Options?

Overview    As a leader of a successful business, you may be in the position that you are looking to create a retirement plan for you and your employees. Maybe you are looking to make sure that you have the right plan for your situation. Well, every year we help clients determine the best plan