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New Tax Law Boosts Appeal of Qualified Small Business Corporations

Normally, shareholders owe tax on gains they earn from selling corporate stock. But that may not be true if you can operate your venture as a qualified small business corporation (QSBC). Here are three major tax benefits this type of business offers, along with some rules and restrictions that may limit your venture's eligibility for QSBC status.
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Know the Rules Before Checking Employee Medical Records

Health-related scenarios often include those in which employees request legally sanctioned time off. Federal laws, such as the Family Medical Leave Act, spell out what employers can and can't do to validate these leave requests. It can be a minefield and it's easy to cross a murky line, however, and land in court. This article provides some guidance on avoiding that outcome.
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Should Your Business Be a C Corporation or a Pass-Through Entity?

Choosing a business structure isn't a cut-and-dried issue. What's right depends on various factors, including whether you expect your venture to 1) be profitable, 2) distribute or retain income, 3) acquire assets that are likely to appreciate, and 4) pay shareholder-employee salaries. The new deduction for qualified business income also factors into your decision. Here are key issues that may affect entity choice.
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