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What Is the QSBS Tax Benefit?

The qualified small business stock (QSBS) tax benefit can be an attractive option for those looking to invest in small businesses. This federal tax incentive allows individuals who support in QSBS to exclude up to 100% of their gain from taxation when it is held for more than five years. Investing through QSBS can be…

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What Are Capital Gains and How Should You Navigate Them?

Capital gains are essential to investing, and understanding how to use them to your advantage is key to successful financial planning. In this article, we’ll discuss capital gains, how to calculate them, strategies to reduce liability, and how capital gains can be used in retirement planning and real estate investments. We will also look at…

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What is a 409A and When Do You Need One?

When running a business, understanding the rules and regulations of taxes is essential. Internal Revenue Code Section 409A (IRC 409A) is integral to this knowledge base, as it governs non-qualified deferred compensation. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what a 409A is, how to define non-qualified deferred compensation, the regulations outlined in IRC 409A, determining…

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What Is IRS Form 1099-B?

Are you a business owner or investor recently selling stocks, bonds, and other securities? If so, you may be required to file IRS Form 1099-B. This form reports proceeds from barter exchanges and stocks, bonds, and other securities sales. In this blog post, we’ll explore the purpose of this form, who must file it, what…

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ASC 718

What is ASC 718 and are private companies required to it?

I’d define what is it here and it is not required for a private company. BUT, if you have equity and are growing, it’s a good idea and a good practice to start. Are you looking for guidance on accounting for stock compensation transactions? ASC 718, also known as the Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Subtopic…

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Why Should Startups File an 83(b) Election?

When you launch a startup, there are a lot of decisions that need to be made. One of the most critical decisions that founders must make is how to manage their stock grants. The 83(b) Election is an essential tool available to startups and founders that can help them avoid certain taxes associated with their…

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