Let's say you have an unincorporated sideline activity that you think of as a business, including an activity involving horses. If you have a net loss (deductible expenses exceed revenue) on that activity and you think you can deduct that loss on your personal federal income tax return, think again!
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Not-for-profits have at least one thing in common with for-profits: Only the strong survive.
Thinking about joining a medical practice? You obviously need to perform a due diligence investigation to help obtain basic financial information.
It's important to understand the data and assess your compatibility with the practice. Here are some key items that need to be examined:
When business starts to increase, it's time to dig in your heels a little deeper to turn your firm's revenue growth into an upward trend — rather than just a good month. Buying or renting a larger facility can help.
If you or a loved one needs long-term care (LTC) services, there are insurance products that can help cover the cost. As an additional incentive, qualified LTC policies deliver some tax advantages.
If you're like most manufacturers, you don't track order-processing. Yet focusing on this performance metric can identify operational inefficiencies that are cost-cutting opportunities. And continued monitoring lets you keep those costs in check and predict future outlays.
In early March, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and Signature Bank unexpectedly collapsed. They became the second and third largest bank failures in U.S. history, respectively. The largest collapse involved Washington Mutual in 2008, precipitating the Great Recession. (See "Two Banks Collapse in One Week" at right.)
If you're starting a new medical practice, you may incur several different types of "pre-opening expenses." By pre-opening expenses, we mean those that are incurred during the period before the new practice is actually up and running and earning revenue. Special federal income tax rules apply to such pre-opening costs.