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Money Talk: Newer new rules for repair costs

IRS issues final regulations for builder expenses -  – By Mark Battersby – Since the inception of the Internal Revenue Code, the IRS and rural building businesses have been at odds over whether expenditures are deductible repairs or a capital … Read more »

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Money Talk: Estimated tax payment calculations trickier than ever

- By Mark E. Battersby – Can you guess how well your rural building operation will do in the coming months? It should come as no surprise that Uncle Sam wants taxes paid in full during the course of the … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Metal Roofing Magazine, RB December 2013, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged income tax estimates, mark battersby, money talk, self-employment taxes | Leave a comment

Money Talk: ‘Home free’ with home office deductions

- By Mark Battersby – Everyone who runs his or her rural building business from a home office or uses a home office for management chores, will be happy to learn that the Internal Revenue Service has announced a new … Read more »

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Money Talk: Understanding the new medicare taxes

- By Mark Battersby – Many builders, contractors face two new taxes Largely unnoticed, ignored or overshadowed by the talk about the “Fiscal Cliff,” higher tax rates, tax reform and the economy, many builders and contractors woke up on January … Read more »

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Lease or buy? What rural builders should know when weighing the options

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By Mark Ward – “Today’s variety of leasing options couldn’t come at a better time for construction businesses, which have experienced the worst market conditions we’ve seen in years,” reports William Sutton, president and CEO of the Washington-based Equipment Leasing … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Featured Magazine, In the Industry, Industry Experts, RB December 2012, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, leasing construction equipment, mark battersby | Leave a comment

Money Talk: How builders can survive an audit and minimize the damage

By Mark Battersby – Although the risk of a federal tax audit remains low, thanks to the Internal Revenue Service’s still-secret audit selection process, every rural building business owner and manager has good reason to fear an audit – if, … Read more »

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Money Talk: Tips on how to compensate yourself correctly

By Mark Battersby  – Are you an employee of your rural building business? More importantly, at least to our lawmakers and the Internal Revenue Service, does your business properly compensate you the owner/employee for the services that you provide to … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, In the Industry, Industry Experts, RB May 2012, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged mark battersby, money talk, owning a business, self employed | Leave a comment

Money Talk: After tax deadlines, still time for making changes

By Mark E. Battersby Many rural building business owners and managers frequently find themselves caught up in the tax process — often when it is too late to have a real impact on their tax bills. Fortunately, it is not … Read more »

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Money Talk: The ABC’s of going LLC

by Mark E. Battersby There is a relatively new business structure on the block. While the S corporation remains the most-used type of small business entity, the Limited Liability Company, or LLC, is increasingly the entity of choice for both … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, In the Industry, Industry Experts, RB May 2011, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged limited liability company, llc, mark battersby, money talk, s corporation | Leave a comment