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Can My HOA get Tax-Exemption from the IRS?

Can an association – a homeowners’ association (“HOA”) or condominium association – receive tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”). In short, maybe. There are three avenues for an association to qualify for tax-exempt status. These different paths are referred to by the section of the Tax code that provides the tax exemption, and …

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Destruction of Business Records

How long to retain business records?

How long to retain business records, emails, and other documents is a question that many businesses struggle with.  After all, when an employee leaves, why not delete their email account and just hold onto official files?  While tempting, employee emails are company records.  And to make it more perplexing, document retention requirements vary depending on …

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Bankruptcy and Intellectual Property

In law, the term “intellectual property” is used to define intangible rights protecting commercially valuable products.[1] Mostly comprised of trademarks, copyrights, and patents, but also includes trade secrets, rights of publicity, moral rights, and rights against unfair competition.[2]  People have become more familiar with these types of assets with the explosion of the Internet and …

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FOREIGN OWNED BUSINESSES IN THE U.S. – EIN APPLICATION

If you’re a foreign person owning, operating, or otherwise doing business in the United States, you may be wondering if you’re eligible to obtain a Federal Employment Identification Number (FEIN) and how to do it. The good news is that foreign persons who have a business or other tax-related activities in the United States are …

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Commercial Tenants, Take Advantage of the Recession!

Commercial Tenants, Take Advantage of the Recession!   Overview The writing is on the wall! According to expert reports, the United States economy is headed for recession. While no one likes the term recession and may think that only liabilities and heartache lie at the end of the recession road, there are actually many opportunities …

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Multi-State Business Registration: Registering as Foreign Entity

Overview Once a business determines it is “doing business” in another state and would be required to register with that states regulatory authority, the next step is to actually register. If you need help determining if your business needs to register to transact business in another state, Apex’s blog on conducting business in another state …

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Multi-State Business Registration: What is Doing Business?

Domestic v. Foreign A company, whether doing business as a corporation, LLC, partnership, or other statutory business entity, is a “domestic” company in the state in which it was founded, and is considered a “foreign” company in all other states. “Domestic” and “Foreign” are common terms throughout the United States. For example, an LLC formed …

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