Do you own a small business or plan to start a new business with a partner/co-owner? Have you considered what will happen in the event of your death or your business partner’s death? What if your business partner is sued for divorce or declares bankruptcy? All of these events (and more) may negatively impact the operation of your small business. It is important to plan ahead.
As you probably know, Congress avoided the so-called fiscal cliff by passing the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the 2012 Tax Act), signed into law by the President on January 2, 2013.
My previous posts focused more on the technical aspects pertaining to the Executor’s authority to hold title and sell the real estate. After recently handling the sale of real estate from several beneficiaries under a will, I think it will help to provide a more basic analysis of the process.
In times of growth small business owners have often had to determine whether they should outsource work to independent contractors or hire additional part time or full time employees.