Mark J. Kohler

Mark J. Kohler

Certified public accountant

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.

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Why You Should Integrate a Family Trust with Your Business
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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
Money

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
Money

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?
Money

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
Money

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
Tax Center

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
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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
Cash Flow & Money Management

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
Tax Center

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.
Legal Center

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
Tax Center

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
Personal 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
Cash Flow & Money Management

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
Tax Center

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.
7 Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing Your Business Entity
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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.
Why Friends And Family Are Your Worst Business Enemies
Legal Center

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.
How a Handshake Can Destroy Your Business
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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.
Why Your Lawyer Might Be Wrong For Your Business
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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.
Startup Basics

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.
Personal Finance

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.
How Incorporating in Delaware or Nevada Can Hurt You
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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.
How to Protect Your Personal Finances From Business Risks
Personal Finance

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.
How to Buy More Time on Your Taxes With an Extension
Tax Center

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.
5 Questions to Ask Before Filing Your Taxes
Tax Center

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.
7 Tips for Keeping Receipts Organized for Tax Time
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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.
Tips for Writeoffs, Obamacare and Keeping the Tax Man at Bay
Tax Center

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

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

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.
Fiscal Cliff Worries? Starting a New Business Could Be Your Best Tax Option
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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.
Why You Should Hire Your Kids This Summer
Tax Center

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.
How to Know Which State to Incorporate Your Business
Legal Basics For Startups

How to Know Which State to Incorporate Your Business

You might not want to incorporate in a state other than the one where your company is doing business, attorney Mark Kohler says.

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