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Documentary Stamp Tax Considerations

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Jo Ann Koontz and Jackie Durham talk documentary stamp tax. What are doc stamps? Why do they exist in Florida? Can they be avoided? Learning about documentary stamp tax will help you prepare for your next real estate transaction. Don't be caught off guard and don't don't try to run. Instead, be informed and prepared to include them in your closing costs.

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Get More Sales with John Seiffer - Part 1

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

John Seiffer, CEO Bootcamp, introduces the Buyer's Journey of a customer to help you identify how you should engage with your next customer. Watch this video to learn what questions to ask about your sales process, how to create personas and the steps to get new customers in the sales cycle of the Buyer's Journey.

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Difference Between Independent Contractors and Employees

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Jo Ann Koontz and Jackie Durham host attorney Whitney Harper (ADVOS Legal) to talk about the difference between independent contractors and employees. Misclassifying your employees and contractors will likely cause legal and tax issues for your business. Listen to Jo Ann, Jackie and Whitney discuss why many business owners will run into trouble and how they can fix issues with the treatment of their employees and independent contractors.

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Tax Impact of Purchasing a Business

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Marina Parkin (Koontz & Parkin, CPAs) and Jackie Durham (Koontz & Associates, PL) discuss the details and importance of your due diligence when purchasing a business. Make sure the details and numbers of the business you're buying are sound so that you start off on the right foot as a business owner. Are you buying the assets of a business or the stock of a business? How will you form your new entity? What is your tax obligation when buying the business? How will you compensate yourself and employees after the purchase?

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Transition from a Sole Proprietorship to an S-Corp

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Marina Parkin (Koontz & Parkin, CPAs), Jo Ann Koontz and Jackie Durham (Koontz & Associates, PL) explain the why, when and how of moving from sole proprietorship to an S-Corp. Creating your legal entity and S-Corp election will have substantial tax benefits and legal protection for your business. Watch these steps you need to take to enjoy the tax benefits and avoid disappointment when issues arise for not having your S-Corp established.

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Think Like a CEO with John Seiffer, CEO Bootcamp

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

John Seiffer, CEO Bootcamp, joins Jo Ann Koontz (Koontz & Associates, PL) and Marina Parkin (Koontz & Parkin, CPAs) to teach you how to think like a CEO. If you can think like a CEO, you'll be able to see the value you provide as your customer defines it, separate yourself from your business and take advantage of CEO time.

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Legal Ins and Outs of Purchasing a Business

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Jo Ann Koontz and Jackie Durham (Koontz & Associates, LP) outline the legal aspects of buying a business. The purchase of a business is an exciting moment, however the complexities of contract agreements can result in costly oversight if not sorted from the beginning. Jo Ann and Jackie describe many of the complexities you will inevitably encounter when purchasing or selling a business.

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PPP and EIDL Updates (September 2020)

Friday, September 11, 2020
Jo Ann Koontz, Jackie Durham and Marina Parkin present updates on PPP and EIDL loans for borrowers. The timing of your forgiveness application will impact your taxes this year and next. Listen to these updates and regulation changes to boost your confidence and accuracy when filing for forgiveness and filing for your taxes.
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Common Commercial Lease Issues

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Signing a commercial lease for your business? Allowing a real estate attorney to review the details of your lease can save you from heartbreak during the term of your lease. An attorney may also suggest edits to the lease that can be in your favor financially. Jo Ann Koontz, Jackie Durham (Koontz & Associates, PL) and Marina Parkin (Koontz & Parkin, CPAs) discuss issues our firm has experienced while explaining how these situations could have been prevented.

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Ultimate Don't Do It Guide When Starting a Business

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Jo Ann Koontz, Jackie Durham (Koontz & Associates, PL) and Marina Parkin (Koontz & Parkin, CPAs) talk about very common problems businesses face when forming a company. Learning about these issues now can save you, your partners and your business from legal trouble in the future. Has your business been formed correctly?

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