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How to Set Up an IRS-Approved Family Loan

Posted on Mon, Jul 17, 2017

Today's relatively low-interest-rate environment makes it easy to loan money to family members on favorable terms with full IRS approval. Here's a rundown of what the law covers and why now might be a good time to set up loans.

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Tags: IRS, Interest Rates, Family Loans, Loan

The Latest Tax Developments for Partnerships

Posted on Fri, Apr 15, 2016

In recent months, there have been several significant tax developments that affect partnerships. They also apply to multi-member limited liability companies (LLCs) that are treated as partnerships for federal tax purposes. (For simplicity, we'll use the terms "partnership" and "partner" to refer to all entities and owners that are affected by the developments.)

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Tags: Audit, Interest Rates, Partnership

Federal Reserve ends an Era of near-Zero Rates

Posted on Tue, Dec 22, 2015

The Federal Reserve Board’s Federal Open Market Committee officially raised the target range for the federal funds rate from 0.25 percent to 0.50 percent last week, ending a nearly seven-year period of federal funds rates held near zero during the recession.

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Tags: Interest Rates, Dennis Echelbarger, Federal Reserve

Making Sales With Installment Payments

Posted on Wed, Jul 30, 2014

No matter what the economy is like, many businesses see the benefits of allowing customers to make installment payments.  With low interest rates, installment sales contracts have become an important tool for companies looking for ways to boost sluggish sales.

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Tags: EHTC Article, Business, Appraisals of Noncash Gifts, Installment Payments, Interest Rates, Newsletter, Articles, Full Disclosure