Archive for January, 2012

Do You Have a Business Pre-nup?

Monday, January 30th, 2012

No one enters a relationship wanting to get jilted. It’s true whether you’re entering a business together or a marriage together – and the consequences can be even more painful if you’re doing both at the same time. (more…)

Does New 1099 Reporting Affect You?

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

If your business has paid at least $600 in professional services or other payments in 2011, you may be subject to a new 1099 reporting requirement as you begin to file your 2011 taxes. (more…)

Selling Your Business? Moving Out of State Won’t Save Taxes

Friday, January 20th, 2012

If you’re considering selling your closely-held business, moving out of state may have crossed your mind as a way to avoid paying Ohio personal income tax on your gains. You might be surprised to learn that simply residing outside the State of Ohio won’t protect you from paying Ohio personal income tax on gains from selling your debt or equity in your business. (more…)

Filing a 990? Some Tax-Exempt Groups Receive a Deadline Extension

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

The IRS recently announced an extension until March 30, 2012, for tax-exempt organizations that normally have a January or February return filing deadline. (more…)

Surpise! Your Business Might Owe Retroactive Federal Unemployment Taxes

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Employers may surprised to find that they owe more federal taxes on employee wages than they expected for 2011 and they could continue to pay more in 2012. Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky and Pennsylvania are just a few of the 21 states that accepted a loan from the federal government for unemployment insurance that have outstanding balances on the loan – and as a result are collecting more federal unemployment taxes. (more…)

Thinking of Doing InvestOhio? Additional Guidance Released

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Approximately 70 percent of the $100 million in tax credits remain available for Ohio’s InvestOhio nonrefundable tax credit program. Through InvestOhio, Ohio you can invest in qualifying Ohio small businesses as an individual taxpayer. Then, you can receive a credit for 10 percent of the amount invested against their personal Ohio income tax if they meet certain requirements. (more…)

Is Your Business in the Crosshairs? Ohio Commerce Div. Examines Taxpayers for Unclaimed Funds

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Businesses that owe customers funds and are unable to contact them can face substantial penalties from the Ohio Department of Commerce if they don’t properly report these accounts. (more…)