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Announcing "Our Open House" tax seminars for business and real estate starting June 14th 2018!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Our Open House Tax Seminars

We are excited to introduce “Our Open House” - a Tax Seminar Series, presented by Marina Parkin and Jo Ann Koontz! Running throughout the year, our short yet insightful seminars will empower participants with important, easy to understand, legal and tax knowledge that will promote efficiency, minimize liability and maximize profitability.

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Sarasota Business, Real Estate, Legal and Tax Advice and Realtor Seminars!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

12 RED FLAGS THAT CAN TRIGGER A TAX AUDIT

The number of tax returns examined by the IRS drops every year, to the point where the agency now audits just 0.5 percent of all returns — but that still amounts to over a million squirming taxpayers. With that in mind, here are a dozen red flags that will draw the IRS’s attention to a return...

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Announcing "Our Open House" Realtor seminars starting April 19th 2018!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Our Open House Realtor Seminars

We are excited to introduce "Our Open House" - a Realtor seminar series, presented by Jo Ann Koontz and Marina Parkin! Running throughout the year, our short yet insightful seminars will empower Realtors with important, easy to understand, legal and tax knowledge that will promote efficiency, minimize liability and maximize profitability.

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The Best Real Estate Legal and Tax Advice Right Here!

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Identity theft presents a challenge to individuals, businesses, organizations and governments, including the Internal Revenue Service. Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses a stolen Social Security number to file a tax return to claim a fraudulent refund. Although identity theft affects a small percentage of tax returns, it can delay a taxpayer’s refund and have a major impact on the victim’s peace of mind.  READ MORE

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Foreign Nationals and the New FIRPTA Compliance

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
What is FIRPTA? The Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act is the Federal law governing the taxation & withholding by foreign persons selling U.S. real estate. Real estate sales associates, brokers, and attorneys should advise foreign buyers of the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA) prior to closing. When foreign buyers are aware of the tax ...
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SOUNDBITES - Rental taxation and advice on legally structuring your business

Saturday, February 17, 2018
REDUCTION IN SALES TAX FOR REAL ESTATE RENTALS FROM JANUARY 2018! It's true! Effective Jan. 1, the state sales tax rate imposed on the total rent charged for renting, leasing, letting or granting a license to use real property will decrease from 6.0 percent to 5.8 percent. READ MORE LISTEN AND LEARN AS JO ANN “TAKES 5” AND TALKS TO FLORIDA REALTORS ABOUT ...
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Introducing the Latest Legal and Tax e-News!

Monday, February 5, 2018

Like no other firm, we take a holistic approach in offering legal and tax services with a focus on Real Estate & Business, all under one roof.  We are a small but mighty team, offering years of experience with a personal approach.

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4 Months Later: Revisiting Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

Monday, October 26, 2015

As of June 26th, 2015 all states in America must legally recognize same-sex unions. Did you know same-sex unions have been legally recognized in Florida since January 6, 2015 due to the ruling of Brenner v. Scott. The result of these cases allows married same-sex couples to receive the same benefits as married opposite-sex couples.

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The Battle Between The Beaches and The Parks

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Florida is a very popular state to visit. Businessinsider.com ranked the state number 2 in 2014.

If you didn't know, the entire state of Florida is surrounded by beaches. The west coast features white sand beaches and slow rolling waters while the east coast has slightly coarser sand and actual waves. Regarding the water, you won't find the California-esque tubular waves, but you will see people in the water all year around.

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4 Important Steps to Take Before You Sell Your Business

Friday, May 29, 2015
The small business community in the Sarasota area is thriving. If you’re one of the entrepreneurs running a business in the area, you may have considered selling your business in the future — whether for retirement, profit, or the pursuit of other projects. The logistics of transferring business ownership are a huge undertaking and you may think you have ...
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