Archive | January, 2011

Episode 13: Tips from a Tax Lawyer for 2010

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00:00 Introductions. This week Charley and Juli are joined by Greg Herman-Giddens, a North Carolina tax attorney. It’s late January, which means it’s tax season for individuals and business owners. Good thing we have an expert to guide us through the paperwork. Greg’s practice specializes in income tax planning, as well as handling tax issues…
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IRS Audits S-Corporation Tax Returns for Evasive Profit Distribution and Salary Maneuvers

The IRS is cracking down on small business owners who take distributions from their S-corporations in lieu of salary. According to the IRS, “distributions and other payments by an S-corporation to a corporate officer must be treated as wages to the extent the amounts are reasonable compensation for services rendered to the corporation.” S-corporation owners…
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Gov’t Loans for Small Business Exporters to Double

The Export-Import Bank of the United States plans to increase small business loans to $6 billion a year this year and $9 billion a year by 2015 as part of the Obama administration’s plan to double exports by 2015. Although the Ex-Im Bank typically supports large companies, the bank is doubling its support for small…
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Episode 12: Criminal Defense in the Arizona Shooting Case

Last week’s podcast about the criminal law issues behind the January 8th shooting in Tucson, Arizona raised more questions than answers. In this week’s podcast, we follow up with a criminal law expert and former defense attorney Peter Keane to better understand the issues involved in the federal trial of Jared Lee Loughner, who killed…
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Episode 11: The Arizona Shooting: A Criminal Law Rundown

After last week’s horrific shooting in Tucson, Arizona, we realized that we’ve never really covered criminal law before in our podcast. Whether it’s a drunk driving case or a national tragedy like this recent assassination attempt on Representative Gabrielle Giffords that left six dead and fourteen wounded, criminal law is an area that affects us…
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