Mark J. Kohler

Mark J. Kohler

Author, Attorney, and CPA

Mark J. Kohler, a certified public accountant in Irvine, Calif., is a partner in the accounting firm Kohler & Eyre, and the law firm Kyler, Kohler, Ostermiller, & Sorensen LLP, specializing in business, estate and tax. He is the author of What Your CPA Isn't Telling You from Entrepreneur Press.

Protect your Partnership With a Buy-Sell Agreement
Business Finance

Protect your Partnership With a Buy-Sell Agreement

Learn more about these critical agreements that define value and buy-out procedures when one someone leaves a partnership.
Why You Should Integrate a Family Trust with Your Business
Finance

Why You Should Integrate a Family Trust with Your Business

Utilizing a Revocable Living Trust can be an affordable way to ensure your business passes effectively to your family or loved ones upon your death.
Learning From March Madness: Why Filing an Extension Could Be Your Sleeper Tax Strategy
Tax Center

Learning From March Madness: Why Filing an Extension Could Be Your Sleeper Tax Strategy

Business owners should take a cue from 'bracketologists' and embrace unconventional wisdom when it comes to filing an extension this season.
Tracking -- and Maximizing -- Your Dining Write-Offs
Tax Center

Tracking -- and Maximizing -- Your Dining Write-Offs

Before you file your taxes, maximize your dining write-offs for 2013.
Tax Time: Should You File a Business Extension?
Finance

Tax Time: Should You File a Business Extension?

March 17 might be the deadline for corporations to file, but an extension could be your best move. Here are the details and tips you should know about the Corporate deadline.
S-Corps and Tax Advantages: What to Know
Tax Center

S-Corps and Tax Advantages: What to Know

An S-Corp election can save small businesses on certain health care and employment taxes, amounting to thousands for eligible ventures. We explain the advantages.
Time to Send Out 1099s: What to Know
Finance

Time to Send Out 1099s: What to Know

This is the month get your 1099s out to your vendors. We break down what you need to know and do.
Benefit Corporations: Doing Good (and Potentially) Boosting Profits
Marketing

Benefit Corporations: Doing Good (and Potentially) Boosting Profits

This new class of corporation can help hold your company accountable to its social and environmental goals. Find out how it might also help you increase sales.
Making Heads or Tails of Obamacare as a Sole Proprietor or Small-Business Owner
Finance

Making Heads or Tails of Obamacare as a Sole Proprietor or Small-Business Owner

Obamacare may actually improve small-business owners' bottom lines. Here are four factors to consider when signing up.
Options for Deducting Your Company's Auto Expenses
Taxes

Options for Deducting Your Company's Auto Expenses

Deducting auto expenses can confound small-business owners, but it doesn't have to. Here's a quick explanation of your options.
The Big Benefits Behind These Three Little Letters: D.B.A.
Growth Strategies

The Big Benefits Behind These Three Little Letters: D.B.A.

A "Doing Business As" filing can be used to both start or expand a current business on the quick. Here, accounting whiz Mark Kohler parses the innumerable ways he loves DBAs.
Taxes 101: How to Maximize Your Dining Write-Off
Taxes

Taxes 101: How to Maximize Your Dining Write-Off

Many small business owners don't take full advantage of this deduction. Check out this video for more information on maximizing your write-offs and saving taxes.
Why You Should Be Investing Your Money In Real Estate
Finance

Why You Should Be Investing Your Money In Real Estate

The way you invest your profits is key to your future success. Real estate investing should be a key part of your portfolio. Here's why.
5 Easy Ways to Take Control of Bookkeeping Without Wasting Your Time
Finance

5 Easy Ways to Take Control of Bookkeeping Without Wasting Your Time

Don't let bookkeeping duties slide because they are a crucial part of running your business smoothly. Here are five ways to manage your books without draining your time.
Why Missing Quarterly Tax Deposits Can Devastate Your Business
Finance

Why Missing Quarterly Tax Deposits Can Devastate Your Business

Don't get yourself in trouble with the IRS. Here's how to make sure you stay on top of tax deposits.