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Small Business Tax

Section 179 vehicles should be a key part of your small business tax deduction strategies. Can Section 179 property fit in with your business tax strategies?

Let Business Management Daily help you get each and every rental property depreciation credit and business tax deduction you’re entitled to.

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Limited liability companies (LLCs) have become the entity of choice for many businesses. That's largely because LLCs combine the S corporation benefits of flow-through taxation and limited liability along with partnership-type flexibility for distributions and ownership interests.

Q: In the past, I twice rolled over employer plan account balances into two separate traditional IRAs. Now that I'm retiring for good, I'll once again be doing a rollover from my 401(k). Can I combine all three IRA rollover accounts into one account? C.T., Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Suppose you've been holding raw land that you bought years ago as an investment. Now you figure it's time to cash in on the building boom in your area.

Q: Our company offers a flexible spending account (FSA) for health expenses. Does the firm have to provide the FSA feature under COBRA? J.B.K., New York, N.Y.

If your company wants to sell into the rapidly expanding Hispanic market, include Spanish-language media in your advertising plans. You'll pay cheaper rates for highly targeted ads.

Q: My husband died in an accident, and we received an accidental death benefit from his company's insurance plan. Is this benefit subject to estate tax? I'm receiving conflicting advice. J.S., via e-mail

Q: About 10 years ago, I paid $750 to an attorney to prepare a living trust. Recently, I asked him to update the trust to reflect a change in real estate properties. He charged me $350—almost half the original cost!—so I sent him a check for only $100. He returned the check with a note suggesting I find another attorney. Was I wrong? L.S.C., via e-mail

Q: My son is a high school senior who will graduate in June. Is it too late to set up a Section 529 plan for him? N.R., Bordentown, N.J.

Q: You've mentioned U.S. Savings Bonds in recent articles. Is there one place where I can find out the changing interest rates and maturity dates for bonds that I own (without going to a bank)? R.J., Birmingham, Ala.

Small businesses think they need every customer they can get. Not true.

You're better off applying the "PIN," or pain-in-the-neck, test to identify customers who actually

damage

your bottom line.

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