Mark J. Kohler

Mark J. Kohler

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Author, Attorney and CPA

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Growth Strategies

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.
Growth Strategies

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.
Growth Strategies

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.
Growth Strategies

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.
Starting a Business

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.
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.
Finance

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.
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.
Finance

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.
Finance

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.
Tax Center

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.
Finance

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

Tax accountant Mark Kohler offers need-to-know advice to business owners.
Finance

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.
Starting a Business

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.
Starting a Business

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.