Signing Estate Documents in Quarantine

North Carolina Changes Requirements for Estate Documents with Covid-19 Crisis On May 4, 2020, North Carolina passed S.L. 2020-3 to make various changes to existing North Carolina law during the Covid-19 pandemic. We call this law the “Covid Relief… Read More

Covid-19 Relief for Small Businesses

Below is a brief description of just a few Covid-19 relief options available to small business owners. Economic Injury Disaster (EIDL) Loan Advance The Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance (EIDL) is a grant up to $10,000 available to small business… Read More
Categories: Business

What’s Up in the World of Sales Tax?

Wayfair, Newegg, and Overstock, all large online retailers, challenged the constitutionality of a South Dakota sales tax law and the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion on June 21, 2018. Since then, the states have been busy modifying thei… Read More
Categories: Tax Law

QBI Deduction

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 permanently reduced the top corporate tax rate to 21%. To try and make the playing field somewhat even for other businesses, this law also gave taxpayers with noncorporate businesses a new deduction for tax years 201… Read More
Categories: Business, Tax Law

New IRS Partnership and LLC Audit Procedures

The 2015 Tax Act had a provision changing the way the IRS has audited partnerships under a law going back to the 1980s. The new provision became effective January 1, 2018, so it now applies to partnership returns being filed this year. Partnerships,… Read More
Categories: Business, Tax Law

Best Product Warning Language

I tend to read manuals. I don’t know why, I just always have. Below is what I found in the 2018 Ford Mustang Operator’s Manual. I thought I would share it with everyone: Remember that even advanced technology cannot defy the laws of physics. It… Read More
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Picking Executors and Trustees

Sometimes people ask what an executor and trustee. I don’t really have anything official on the responsibilities of trustees and executors and I think the actual day-to-day responsibilities of a trustee would vary a lot by family. North Carolina la… Read More
Categories: Estate Planning

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John Griffing focuses his practice on business, tax, and estate issues. He has over 30 years of experience in planning transactions and resolving and litigating controversies with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and North Carolina Department of Re… Read More
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Emily Leazer focuses her practice on tax, corporate and estate issues. Emily has over 20 years of experience working closely with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), North Carolina Department of Revenue and other taxing officials solving clients’ t… Read More