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Ohio’s New Use Tax Amnesty Program

Guidelines for Businesses
The new Ohio use tax amnesty program was passed in early July 2011 as part of the new Ohio budget. It is scheduled to start October 1st and end May 2013, which will give businesses more than a year to pay the use taxes if they haven't already been paid.

Jeffrey J. Fanger presents at NBI Seminar – “Tax Exempt Organizations from Start to Finish.”

By Larissa Martin

Do you have a firm understanding of the accountability standards and requirements of tax-exempt organizations? Would you like to develop a more thorough understanding of establishing and operating tax-exempt organizations or the ability to advise your clients more effectively in this process?

Jeffrey J. Fanger will be presenting at the National Business Institute’s 2011 Fall Seminar – “Tax Exempt Organizations from Start to Finish” in Independence, Ohio.

Working Effectively With a Guardian ad Litem

by Deborah Zaccaro Hoffman

When involved in cases utilizing a Guardian ad Litem (or “GAL”), it is very important as a parent to work with this individual as effectively as possible to help ensure that the child’s needs are being met and their rights are fully protected throughout the ordeal.

New Form 8940 for Miscellaneous Approval Requests

By Larissa Martin

The IRS has released a new form that tax-exempt organizations will use to request determinations (other than initial exemption applications) about their tax-exempt status. In addition to foundation status issues, organizations will use Form 8940, Request for Miscellaneous Determination, to obtain advance approval of certain activities and exemption from Form 990 filing requirements.

Yard Sign Season

By Jeffrey J. Fanger

It’s that time of year again when the leaves turn and the yards start sprouting those uniquely fall yard-sign flowers. Every year at this time I get calls from clients and colleagues and even an occasionally enlightened zoning inspector inquiring about the rules and regulations for yard signs.

What Are You Afraid Of?

by Jeffrey Fanger

The news is grim. But before you sell that stock portfolio and start hoarding gold coins and canned meat, take a few minutes to think about your true economic condition.

How much monthly household income have you really lost?
How much previously available credit has your bank or credit card company actually rescinded?
What hard assets have you lost?

I’m not talking about what you could lose if… or about losses that aren’t realized yet (such as the value of your investments that are just being held). Look at the money you lived on day-to-day, the credit you used on a regular basis, and the things you need in your daily life.

Orderly Business Shut-down Protects You and Your Family

by Jeffrey J. Fanger

Entrepreneurs aren’t the quitting type; otherwise they wouldn’t have made it through day one. But sometimes, bad luck and circumstance conspire against us. Despite their best efforts and wishes, sometimes a business owner is faced with the decision whether or not to close the doors.