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Mergers and Acquisitions: 5 Frequently Asked Questions

At Sunbelt Business Brokers, we take mergers and acquisitions seriously. As brokers, we help our clients buy and sell private businesses, aligning the interests of all parties for mutual agreement and satisfaction. Read on for five frequently-asked questions about business mergers and acquisitions. 1. What do you mean by mergers and acquisitions? Within the business […]

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Regular vs. Contract Employment Status Matters

As an entrepreneur, hiring new employees can be a big investment. The cost of training, extra work space, a computer or other necessary tools can wield a hefty price tag. There are options however, to save on this investment. Independent contractors can provide services for a fee that is usually less than the investment into […]

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Social Security Taxes Going Up For Some

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced the 2013 social security wage base will be $113,700, an increase of $3,600 from the 2012 wage base. As in prior years, there is no limit to the wages subject to the Medicare tax; therefore, all covered wages are still subject to the 1.45% tax. Wages paid in […]

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Estate Tax Window Closing

The current estate-tax exemption window is scheduled to close at the end of 2012. Currently, you and your spouse can each gift up to $5.12 million without incurring federal estate or gift taxes. Those exemptions drop to $1 million in 2012 unless Congress acts, subjecting more than just the ultra-rich to big tax bites. If […]

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