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Colorado Tax Changes for 2024

While 2024 did not usher in many state tax law changes, there are a couple of items that Coloradans should pay attention to. One-Time TABOR Refund During a special session in November 2023, HB23B-1002 was approved to increase the earned income tax credit for the 2023 tax year. In essence, the act creates a one-time […]

2023 Business Tax Wrap-up: The Inflation Reduction Act

 With the clock ticking on 2023 business tax filings, here’s a quick look at some of the important considerations, credits and deductions for businesses to take advantage of from The Inflation Reduction Act. Passed in 2022, The Inflation Reduction Act is an attempt to slow inflation through a multi-pronged approach of reducing the federal government […]

Helpful Tips: Avoiding Business Email Compromise

As a follow-up to our previous post, Bank Failures: Basic Protections for Consumers and Businesses, we wanted to also make clients aware of a rise in Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams as fraudsters attempt to take advantage of the current climate of uncertainty.  As the dust settles around the most recent bank failure announcements, many […]

Bank Failures: Basic Protections for Consumers and Businesses

The recent collapse of Silicon Valley Bank in March 2023 was one of the largest bank failures in the United States since the 2008 financial crisis. Unsurprisingly, the scale and high visibility of the failure raised wide-spread concerns about the health of other banks, particularly those heavily involved with the technology sector. The Federal Reserve […]

Identity Theft: Protecting Your Business

Businesses are just as susceptible to identity theft as private individuals. According to the Colorado Secretary of State, reports of business identity theft have been on the rise in recent months. But there are steps you can take to safeguard your business and be vigilant against any fraudulent activity.  The best place to start is […]

Colorado Business Tax Law Updates for 2023

A number of Colorado House bills and rules were enacted toward the end of 2022 that will affect Colorado businesses in 2023 and beyond, from sales tax exemptions to cryptocurrency to special deductions and more. In case you missed one, here’s a recap of the bigger Colorado tax law updates to pay attention to as […]

What Is Pass-through Tax Entity Elective Tax Status?

States are moving at an unprecedented speed to respond to the $10,000 federal cap on deducting state and local taxes. Many are offering what’s known as optional pass-through entity tax status as a workaround.   For those who form eligible pass-through entities, this tax status allows individuals to deduct state taxes for federal tax purposes. It […]

Tax Loss Harvesting 101

Sometimes, even a bad investment can be a good thing. That’s because there’s a practice called tax-loss harvesting.   Tax loss harvesting is selling off poorly performing stocks at a loss to offset capital gains made from better-performing stocks. Tax-loss harvesting might be a boon for your tax picture now and down the road. The process […]

In 1970, when Congress passed the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), most Americans were familiar with the famous movie mobster Rico Bandello from the film Little Caesar, one of the first “talkies” ever made.   The Act was cleverly named after the mobster and was initially used to weaken the Gambino crime family. In […]

Trade Secrets and NDAs: What to Know

Businesses risk a great deal when they share their trade secrets with employees or other individuals and entities—like franchises, business partners, or potential buyers.   These trade secrets can be the lifeblood of a company. What happens if one of those individuals or entities walks away with a client list, a secret recipe, or a cutting-edge […]