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Owning a small business has its rewards! Managing the marketing and operations can be very time consuming, yet critically important to your success. However, during tax time, now what do you do? Well, the easy answer is to plan ahead and have a clean set...

Unbehagen Advisors has been in operation since 1992, and we uniquely specialize in small businesses in the service and retail sector of the US economy.  Having worked with many successful small businesses over our rich history, we can uniquely identify what is needed to keep your...

You will want to weigh out whether it is beneficial to deduct your business vehicles using the actual costs (fuel, depreciation, insurance, repairs/maintenance, oil, etc.) or the mileage rate.  You can't take both at the same time.  For most service-based small businesses (sales, realtors, professionals, etc.)...

Many of our clients ask how they can deduct their volunteer time and costs for charity.  You should be aware that your generosity may allow you to take certain tax breaks. The confusion often sets in when clients think that their time is deductible.  Unfortunately, there...

You know you're operating a reputable business, but is that the impression your sales force is leaving with potential customers? Or is your sales team willing to say whatever it takes to seal the deal? In today's cutthroat business climate, it's easy to lose sight of...

IRS examiners usually do their homework before meeting with taxpayers and their professional representatives. This includes reviewing any relevant Audit Techniques Guides (ATGs) that typically focus on a specific industry or audit-prone business transaction. IRS Jumps into Golden Parachutes In February 2017, the IRS updated its Audit...

A commercial lease or commercial real estate lease, like any other contract, can be negotiated. But don't use or accept a form lease. The lease should be constructed in a way that you obtain the maximum legal, economic and tax advantages. Keep in mind that...

When to Update Your Estate Plan Estate planning isn't just for the rich and famous. Many people mistakenly think that they don't need an estate plan anymore because of the latest tax law changes. While it's true that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) provides...

As a community service project, Unbehagen Advisors purchased and dedicated a Clearwater Dolphin Trail Dolphin to the Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce and the City of Tarpon Springs on November 5, 2018.  Unbehagen Advisors worked alongside the Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce and assigned an...

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