U.S. Business Law and Taxes

Keeping your business compliant with the law is absolutely crucial! Learn the laws and taxes that apply to the different types of business in the US, get guides for filing taxes for your business, and learn how to legally incorporate your business.
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When Should I Settle Out of Court?
When Do I Need a Durable Power of Attorney Form?
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How To Take Airbnb Tax Deductions as a Host
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Whistleblower Laws Explained
A Guide to Nonprofit Accounting
Save Money on Business Tax Preparation
How Can I Get a Qualified Business Income Deduction?
Business Tax Filing Questions
What are the Tax and Liability Benefits of These Business Types?
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What To Expect From a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
Once you suspect your employer isn't paying you fairly, it's time to make the case for a raise. It takes research and practice, but it can be worth it.
What’s Employment Practices Liability Insurance?
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How Much Does a Trademark Cost?
All About Registered Patent Agents
How Much Does a Patent Cost?
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What Is an Assignment of Contract?
Who Owns Employee Work?
What Should Be Included in a Work for Hire Agreement?
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What Is the ABC Test?
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How To Choose a Collection Agency for Your Small Business
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What Is a Fiduciary?
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Can Your Small Business Get a Tax Refund?
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Confession of Judgment in a Business Loan? Stop Before You Sign!
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Can My Small Business Benefit from the Trump Tax Cuts?
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How To Make A Change In Business Ownership
Types of Damages in Lawsuits
Types of Damages in Lawsuits
Tips for Writing a Demand Letter
How to Write a Demand Letter When You Have Been Harmed
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Want to Sue Someone? Here's What You Need to Know
SIC Codes and NAICS Codes Explained
What's the Difference Between SIC and NAICS Codes?
Trust Fund Taxes Explained
Overview of "Trust Fund" Taxes
What Makes a Contract Unenforceable
How to Avoid Making an Unenforceable Contract
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3 Examples of How Indirect Taxes Affect Consumers
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How to Create a Corporate Resolution - What to Include
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A New Business Tax Credit for Paying Coronavirus-Related Sick Leave
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Income Withholding Orders—What Employers Need to Know
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What Is Joint and Several Liability?
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What Is Specific Performance?
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Regulations for Tips—What Employers Need to Know
Business Owners Agreement
What Is a Principal-Agent Relationship?
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Here Is a Look at the Different Types of Business Entities
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What Does a Managing Partner Do in a Business Partnership?
Business Owners Agreement
How to Look Up Your Employer ID Number and Protect It
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How to Define and Keep Track of Legitimate Business Expenses
New Tax Credit for Family Leave Benefits
How To Get a Paid Family Leave Tax Credit for Your Business
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Here's How the Government Could Seize Your Land Through Expropriation
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Tax Deductions for Start-Up Businesses: Learning the Ropes
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An Overview of Social Security Taxes: Who Pays What?
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What Are Income Payments on Form 1099?
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How to Deduct Car and Truck Expenses on Your Taxes
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Improve Your Self-Employed Tax Planning With a SEP-IRA
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It's Expensive to Become a CFA or CFP. Is the Cost Tax-Deductible?
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What Independent Contractors Need to Know When It Comes to Taxes
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The IRS Knows About Those Credit Card Payments You Receive
Image shows a woman holding up a paycheck, but on the paper it says "Paycheck," has three columns with nondescript writing under a section that says "income," and then there's a section that says "Voluntary payroll deductions: health insurance premiums, life insurance premiums, retirement plan contributions, employee stock purchase plans, meals, uniforms, union dues, and other job-related expenses""
Learn About Payroll Taxes and How to Calculate and Report Deductions
Filing Form 8829 for Home Business Tax
What Is a Principal Business Code?
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Got an S Corp? Here's How to Issue a Schedule K-1 to Shareholders
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What Is IRS Form 2553?
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A Beginner's Guide to S Corporation Accounting
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Deductions for Repairs for Landlords, Businesses, and Sole Proprietors
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What Is an S Corporation?
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What Is IRS Form 990?
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The Medicare Tax: How Much Will You Have to Pay?
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Deduct the Cost of Working from Home on Your Taxes
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How to Move Property to Your Business When You Form an S-Corporation
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How the IRS Determines a Business Is a For-Profit Business vs a Hobby