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Spotlight on M&A: Why Buyers Love Asset Purchase Deals

In general, buyers prefer to structure business acquisitions as asset purchases rather than as purchases of stock or other ownership interests. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) makes business asset purchases even more appealing. But the tax benefits might not last, depending on the results of the 2020 elections. Here's what potential buyers should know.
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Estate Planning Isn’t Just for the Rich and Famous

Many people forgo estate planning if their net worth is below the unified federal estate and gift tax exemption. That amount has been significantly increased through 2025 under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. But changes could be coming even sooner than 2026, depending on the results of next year's elections. For this reason and many others you may want to take steps before year end to protect your assets and your loved ones.
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FAQs About Self-Employment Tax

The 15.3% self-employment (SE) tax applies to individuals who engage in a trade or business. That refers to activities conducted with continuity and regularity and with a profit motive. Income from activities that don't meet this standard may be SE-tax-exempt but there are some gray areas. Here's what you need to know to possibly avoid the SE tax hit.
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