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 The Tax & Legal Playbook and What Your CPA Isn't Telling You from Entrepreneur Press.

8 Ways to Build Your Company's Credit
Tax Center

8 Ways to Build Your Company's Credit

A good credit score can help you land loans, financing and better interest rates for your business.
7 Ways to Build and Improve Your Personal Credit Score
Tax Center

7 Ways to Build and Improve Your Personal Credit Score

You can help build your business's credit by making sure your personal credit score is top-notch. These seven tips can help.
How to Choose the Right Business Structure
Tax Center

How to Choose the Right Business Structure

By reviewing the pros and cons of these four common business structures, you can determine which one will benefit you most.
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
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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.
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.
Cash Flow Center

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.
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.