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jtsoy@smolin.com
jtsoy@smolin.com
November 16, 2018

Consider All the Tax Consequences Before Making Gifts to Loved Ones

Many people choose to pass assets to the next generation during life, whether to reduce the size of their taxable estate, to help out family members or simply to see their loved ones enjoy the gifts. If you’re considering lifetime gifts, be aware that which assets you give can produce substantially different tax consequences.

Holly Kaplansky
Holly Kaplansky
November 10, 2018

Keeping All the Balls in the Air

I learned early on that it takes time and patience to build a business. What I’ve also learned is that being a small business owner is a juggling act. I use several tactics to manage all these roles.

jtsoy@smolin.com
jtsoy@smolin.com
November 1, 2018

Tax-free Fringe Benefits Help Small Businesses and Their Employees

In today’s tightening job market, to attract and retain the best employees, small businesses need to offer not only competitive pay, but also appealing fringe benefits. Benefits that are tax-free are especially attractive to employees. We take a quick look at some popular options.

Donna Miller
Donna Miller
October 11, 2018

How to Drive More Referrals and Why (It's More Than You Think)

Chances are, as the business owner, you will be driving the majority of business development. Our goal is always to help our clients produce better results – do less, better, to completion. Figure out your cost of acquisition and lifetime client value to determine if you have the right balance.

djohnson@montclairymca.org
djohnson@montclairymca.org
October 5, 2018

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

We can do a lot to have a better and healthier quality of life and lower our risk for some forms of cancer and increase the likelihood of survival as well.

jtsoy@smolin.com
jtsoy@smolin.com
September 27, 2018

An FLP can save tax in a family business succession

One of the biggest concerns for family business owners is succession planning — transferring ownership and control of the company to the next generation. Often, the best time tax-wise to start transferring ownership is long before the owner is ready to give up control of the business. A family limited partnership (FLP) can help owners enjoy the tax benefits of gradually transferring ownership yet allow them to retain control of the business.

jtsoy@smolin.com
jtsoy@smolin.com
September 14, 2018

Do You Qualify For a Home Office Deduction?

Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, employees can no longer claim the home office deduction. If, however, you run a business from your home or are otherwise self-employed and use part of your home for business purposes, the home office deduction may still be available to you.

jtsoy@smolin.com
jtsoy@smolin.com
September 7, 2018

Contemplating compensation increases and pay for performance

One of many challenges a business faces is identifying a competitive yet manageable compensation structure. After all, offer too little and you likely won’t have much success in hiring. Offer too much and you may compromise cash flow and profitability.

Holly Kaplansky
Holly Kaplansky
August 29, 2018

NJ Women-Owned Businesses Show Unsurpassed Growth in 2018 and I’m Proud to be Part of It!

In the first eight months of 2018, revenue earned by women-owned businesses in New Jersey has increased by 3.7% over 2017 with four more months to go in 2018. While this is great news, there's still more to achieve.

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