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Mark J. Kohler

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.

30 Recent Stories

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

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.
March 27, 2014 in Money
Tracking -- and Maximizing -- Your Dining Write-Offs

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

Before you file your taxes, maximize your dining write-offs for 2013.
March 19, 2014 in Money
Tax Time: Should You File a Business Extension?Play Video

Tax Time: Should You File a Business Extension? (Video)

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.
March 13, 2014 in Money
S-Corps and Tax Advantages: What to KnowPlay Video

S-Corps and Tax Advantages: What to Know (Video)

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.
March 5, 2014 in Money
Time to Send Out 1099s: What to Know

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.
January 17, 2014 in Tax Center
Benefit Corporations: Doing Good (and Potentially) Boosting ProfitsPlay Video

Benefit Corporations: Doing Good (and Potentially) Boosting Profits (Video)

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.
November 21, 2013 in Branding
Making Heads or Tails of Obamacare as a Sole Proprietor or Small-Business OwnerPlay Video

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

Obamacare may actually improve small-business owners' bottom lines. Here are four factors to consider when signing up.
November 4, 2013 in Cash Flow & Money Management
Options for Deducting Your Company's Auto ExpensesPlay Video

Options for Deducting Your Company's Auto Expenses (Video)

Deducting auto expenses can confound small-business owners, but it doesn't have to. Here's a quick explanation of your options.
October 28, 2013 in Tax Center
The Big Benefits Behind These Three Little Letters: D.B.A.Play Video

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

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.
October 16, 2013 in Legal Center
Taxes 101: How to Maximize Your Dining Write-OffPlay Video

Taxes 101: How to Maximize Your Dining Write-Off (Video)

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.
October 8, 2013 in Tax Center
Why You Should Be Investing Your Money In Real Estate

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.
September 23, 2013 in Personal Finance
5 Easy Ways to Take Control of Bookkeeping Without Wasting Your Time

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.
September 17, 2013 in Cash Flow & Money Management
Why Missing Quarterly Tax Deposits Can Devastate Your Business

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.
September 9, 2013 in Tax Center
7 Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing Your Business Entity

7 Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing Your Business Entity

There's a lot of wrong information out there when it comes to deciding how you ought to incorporate your business. Don't make these seven mistakes.
September 3, 2013 in Legal Center
Why Friends And Family Are Your Worst Business Enemies

Why Friends And Family Are Your Worst Business Enemies

Investing with friends and family is usually a recipe for disaster. If you're going to go for it, here are some essential legal steps to keep your finances and friendships from falling apart.
August 26, 2013 in Legal Center
How a Handshake Can Destroy Your Business

How a Handshake Can Destroy Your Business

Handshakes, verbal agreements and even email documentation aren't enough to ensure you aren't in legal trouble should a business relationship go sour. Here's how to protect yourself.
August 16, 2013 in Legal Center
Why Your Lawyer Might Be Wrong For Your Business

Why Your Lawyer Might Be Wrong For Your Business

It's easy to hire the wrong lawyer and not realize it until you've lost lots of money. Here are four signs to watch out for.
August 12, 2013 in Legal Center

Why Your College Student Should Start a Business

There are lots of benefits to having your college-age kids start their own business. Here's why and how you can help them get going.
August 5, 2013 in Startup Basics

How to Protect Your Business From Personal Legal Trouble

Without taking the proper steps to protect your company, you could be putting it at risk in the event of personal issues like a divorce or a car accident. Here are steps to help you plan ahead.
May 14, 2013 in Personal Finance
How Incorporating in Delaware or Nevada Can Hurt You

How Incorporating in Delaware or Nevada Can Hurt You

Before you think of incorporating your startup in a "tax haven" state, here is what young entrepreneurs need to know.
May 7, 2013 in Tax Center
How to Protect Your Personal Finances From Business Risks

How to Protect Your Personal Finances From Business Risks

You need to be prepared should your company one day be faced with a lawsuit or accident. Here are four ways to make sure your personal finances are safeguarded from business liabilities.
May 2, 2013 in Personal Finance
How to Buy More Time on Your Taxes With an Extension

How to Buy More Time on Your Taxes With an Extension

Don't feel pressured to file by April 15. If you're scrambling to get your taxes done this weekend, you might be better off filing for an extension. Here's how to do it the right way.
April 12, 2013 in Tax Center
5 Questions to Ask Before Filing Your Taxes

5 Questions to Ask Before Filing Your Taxes

Don't file your taxes just yet. You could save yourself more money by answering these five simple questions.
April 4, 2013 in Tax Center
7 Tips for Keeping Receipts Organized for Tax Time

7 Tips for Keeping Receipts Organized for Tax Time

Your accountant will love you if you follow these record-keeping basics. And auditors will have less cause for concern.
February 22, 2013 in Tax Center
Tips for Writeoffs, Obamacare and Keeping the Tax Man at BayPlay Video

Tips for Writeoffs, Obamacare and Keeping the Tax Man at Bay (Video)

Tax accountant Mark Kohler offers need-to-know advice to business owners.
January 9, 2013 in Tax Center
What You Need to Know About the Fiscal Cliff Deal and Saving Taxes in 2013

What You Need to Know About the Fiscal Cliff Deal and Saving Taxes in 2013

Here's what entrepreneurs need to know about the American Taxpayer Relief Act.
January 4, 2013 in Tax Center
Fiscal Cliff Worries? Starting a New Business Could Be Your Best Tax Option

Fiscal Cliff Worries? Starting a New Business Could Be Your Best Tax Option

Higher taxes are all but certain. Here are four ways starting a new business can help you offset the impact of any fiscal cliff changes.
December 19, 2012 in Tax Center
Why You Should Hire Your Kids This Summer

Why You Should Hire Your Kids This Summer

Putting your children on your payroll can help save on taxes and give them a taste of entrepreneurship.
July 12, 2012 in Tax Center
How to Know Which State to Incorporate Your BusinessPlay Video

How to Know Which State to Incorporate Your Business (Video)

You might not want to incorporate in a state other than the one where your company is doing business, attorney Mark Kohler says.
May 30, 2012 in Legal Basics For Startups
How to Legally Protect Your Home If Your Business Is SuedPlay Video

How to Legally Protect Your Home If Your Business Is Sued (Video)

Before starting up, it's important to set up protections for your personal assets, including your home. Here, attorney Mark Kohler explains.
May 7, 2012 in Legal Basics For Startups

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