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Selecting a Legal Entity: A Brief Guide for the Business Person

Posted by Jack Craven on Wed , Aug 13 , 2014

I am frequently asked the question, "What kind of legal entity should I use for my business?" In this article, we discuss several different options available when opening a business. This decision will have a significant impact on the way you are protected under the law, and the way you are affected by income tax rules and regulations. 

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Topics: CPA, Jack Craven, legal entity

How do I tell how much my business is worth?

Posted by Jack Craven on Mon , Jul 21 , 2014

Recently, the media website mediaShephard.com asked me to write an article about the frequently asked question, “How much is my business worth?” As a member of the  mediaShephard’s Panel of Experts, I offered the following thoughts on how to determine your  business' valuation.  

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Topics: CPA, Jack Craven, Media CPA, business worth, business evaluation, Ebita

Manage Your 2014 Tax Bill by Knowing Medicare Surtaxes

Posted by Jack Craven on Mon , Jul 21 , 2014

We’re now in our second year of the new Medicare surtaxes. If these surtaxes affect you, we will help you develop a tax plan to take them into account and keep them to a minimum.

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Topics: CPA, Jack Craven, Media CPA, medicare surtaxes

Marriage: Tax Penalty or Bonus

Posted by Jack Craven on Mon , Jul 21 , 2014

Summertime is the traditional season for weddings. If you’re planning a wedding this summer, you should take a look at how marriage could affect your tax bill.

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Topics: CPA, Jack Craven, Media CPA, personal income taxes, Marriage tax penalty, marriage tax bonus

Manage Your 2014 Tax Bill with Summertime Tax Planning

Posted by Jack Craven on Thu , Jun 12 , 2014

Midyear planning is critical to individuals, as well as businesses. There’s enough of the year behind you to establish a track record and enough time ahead to make changes that matter. 

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Topics: Jack Craven, Media CPA, accounting, tax, accountant, john craven, john f. craven cpa llc, midyear tax planning, midyear, summertime, tax planning

Combine business, pleasure and tax breaks on summer trips!

Posted by Jack Craven on Wed , May 21 , 2014

Summer is almost here and I have begun thinking about my summer vacation. Should we go to the beach, the mountains or the west coast? 

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Topics: CPA, Jack Craven, Jack Craven, Media CPA, accounting, tax, accountant, summer trip, tax break, business, john craven, john f. craven cpa llc, business trip

A Roadmap for Startup NY

Posted by Jack Craven on Wed , May 21 , 2014

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Topics: Startups, Jack Craven, Media CPA, NYSSCPA, Startup-NY, Startup-NY, Startup-NY, Start up, NY incentives, #startup, #startup, Start up NY

Watch Jack Craven on AriseTV !

Posted by Jack Craven on Wed , Mar 19 , 2014

Start-up New York is a program that offers tax-free incentives to start up companies in New York State.  Jack Craven has been interviewed on AriseTV's business news show  Xchange to discuss this program. 

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Topics: Startups, CPA, Jack Craven, Media CPA, Startup-NY, Startup-NY, Start up, NY incentives, #startup, tax, Tax-free, Arise Xchange

Jack Craven elected as NYSSCPA Director-At-Large

Posted by Jack Craven on Thu , Jun 06 , 2013

For Immediate Release

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Topics: Jack Craven, NYSSCPA

10 Tax Moves to Consider Before Year end

Posted by Jack Craven on Fri , Dec 14 , 2012

Hear those holiday bells? Soon they’ll be ringing in the new year. But before the clock strikes 2013, you have opportunities to reduce your 2012 federal income tax bill.

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Topics: CPA, Jack Craven, Media CPA