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Should I Create a Family LLC?

Somewhere between a corporation and a partnership lies the limited liability company (LLC). This hybrid legal entity is beneficial not just for small-business owners but is also a powerful tool for estate planning.

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COVID-19 UPDATE: Payroll

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed on March 27, 2020, allows employers (and self-employed individuals) to delay paying their portion of that social security payroll tax. However, employers who receive Small Business Act loans that are forgiven under the CARES Act are not eligible for this payroll tax deferral.

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COVID-19 UPDATE: CDC’s Business Guidance

C19 UPDATE: CDC Updates Coronavirus Guidance for Businesses As we learn more about the coronavirus the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is updating the guidance they give to business owners and employers. They issued updates on Friday, March 21st to include Updated cleaning and disinfection guidance Updated best practices for conducting social distancing Updated strategies…

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COVID-19 UPDATE: SBA Disaster Relief Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering up to $2 million in Economic Injury Disaster Loans for small businesses impacted by the coronavirus, in addition to a resource page detailing eligibility and how to apply.

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How Do I Incorporate My Business into My Estate Planning?

Running and owning a business is just like raising a child: Both are investments in the future, and both require a lot of time, resources and effort to raise successfully. One can argue that you would treat your business like you’d treat a child; you’d want it to succeed even after you’ve passed on or retired.

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The Proper Approach to Trust Administration

There is a certain amount of responsibility that goes along with wills or trust administration in Iowa. For this reason, it is vital to choose someone very trustworthy to take on this important role. While some individuals will likely see it as an honor to be chosen, it can also be quite a burden, so it is highly recommended that the potential trustee be contacted in advance and asked if he or she is willing and able to take on the role.[Read More]

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