Need a tax break? Start an eBay Business

Need a tax break? Start an eBay Business

There's a quiet revolution taking place in the world of commerce. Tens of thousands of people are buying and selling items on eBay, and many make hefty profits by running an eBay store. The eBay business model has moved beyond a virtual garage sale. Are you ready to cash in?

by Sherry Ciurczak
updated September 21, 2020 · 2 min read

There's a quiet revolution taking place in the world of commerce. Tens of thousands of people are buying and selling items on eBay, and many make hefty profits by running an eBay store. The eBay business model has moved beyond a virtual garage sale. Are you ready to cash in?
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Saving for Your Child's College Education

Saving for Your Child's College Education

Is paying for a college education looming in your future? Numerous articles and financial experts advise getting started early to take advantage of compound interest - the closest thing to magic in terms of making your money grow. A few dollars each week can turn into thousands by the time your child is ready for school. But before you can experience the wonders of compound interest, you'll need to learn about the various savings options available to you.

by LegalZoom Staff
updated September 21, 2020 · 3 min read

Is paying for a college education looming in your future? Numerous articles and financial experts advise getting started early to take advantage of compound interest - the closest thing to magic in terms of making your money grow. A few dollars each week can turn into thousands by the time your child is ready for school. But before you can experience the wonders of compound interest, you'll need to learn about the various savings options available to you.
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Talk to your Family about Writing a Will

Talk to your Family about Writing a Will

Over 70 percent of Americans put off writing a will until its too late. With the holidays upon us, how can you effectively start the conversation with your family so that they stay protected and don't end up a statistic?

by Sherry Ciurczak
updated September 21, 2020 · 3 min read

Over 70 percent of Americans put off writing a will until its too late. With the holidays upon us, how can you effectively start the conversation with your family so that they stay protected and don't end up a statistic?
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The Right to Refuse Service: Can a Business Refuse Service to Someone?

The Right to Refuse Service: Can a Business Refuse Service to Someone?

Religious freedom laws have complicated the issue surrounding discrimination and when a business can legally refuse service.

by Jane Haskins, Esq.
updated September 21, 2020 · 4 min read

Religious freedom laws have complicated the issue surrounding discrimination and when a business can legally refuse service.
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Jane Haskins is a freelance writer who practiced law for 20 years. Jane has litigated a wide variety of business dispute… Read more

Three Ways to Protect Your Original Idea

Three Ways to Protect Your Original Idea

There are different ways to protect original ideas. The method you choose depends on the kind of idea you have.

by Michelle Kaminsky, Esq.
updated September 21, 2020 · 4 min read

There are different ways to protect original ideas. The method you choose depends on the kind of idea you have.
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Freelance writer and editor Michelle Kaminsky, Esq. has been working with LegalZoom since 2004. She earned a Juris Docto… Read more

Top Ten Strangest Tax Write-Offs

Top Ten Strangest Tax Write-Offs

Throughout the year, many taxpayers keep receipts of charitable donations, business expenses, and even vehicle mileage, for a lucrative tax write-off in April. However, many Americans may not realize that, in certain situations, breeding animals, breast augmentation, and even body can equate to a tax write-off.

by Stephanie Morrow
updated September 21, 2020 · 3 min read

Throughout the year, many taxpayers keep receipts of charitable donations, business expenses, and even vehicle mileage, for a lucrative tax write-off in April. However, many Americans may not realize that, in certain situations, breeding animals, breast augmentation, and even body can equate to a tax write-off.
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April Fools! It's No Joke When Silly Pranks Turn into Serious Lawsuits

April Fools! It's No Joke When Silly Pranks Turn into Serious Lawsuits

Although its origins are unclear, the celebration of April Fools' Day on April 1 has been around for centuries. While pranks, practical jokes, and hoaxes among friends probably won't get you into any trouble (assuming you know your friends well), remember that the legal concept of liability never takes a holiday—not even on April Fools' Day.

by Michelle Kaminsky, Esq.
updated September 21, 2020 · 3 min read

Although its origins are unclear, the celebration of April Fools' Day on April 1 has been around for centuries. While pranks, practical jokes, and hoaxes among friends probably won't get you into any trouble (assuming you know your friends well), remember that the legal concept of liability never takes a holiday—not even on April Fools' Day.
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Freelance writer and editor Michelle Kaminsky, Esq. has been working with LegalZoom since 2004. She earned a Juris Docto… Read more

10 Ways to Prevent a Tax Audit

10 Ways to Prevent a Tax Audit

Tax audits can be very frightening. And, even though only about 1.5% of all returns are audited each year, there are some steps you can take to reduce your chances of being audited.

by Louise Banks
updated September 21, 2020 · 3 min read

Tax audits can be very frightening. And, even though only about 1.5% of all returns are audited each year, there are some steps you can take to reduce your chances of being audited.
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10 Little Known Strategies For Starting A Business

10 Little Known Strategies For Starting A Business

How does this sound - make your own hours, be your own boss, and keep all of the profits. These are the biggest rewards of running your own business. However, starting that business comes with some pretty formidable hurdles. Running a successful small business takes strong commitment, desire, and most of all, the will to work. You just might go from working 40 hours a week to 24 hours a day.

by Stephanie Morrow
updated September 21, 2020 · 4 min read

How does this sound - make your own hours, be your own boss, and keep all of the profits. These are the biggest rewards of running your own business. However, starting that business comes with some pretty formidable hurdles. Running a successful small business takes strong commitment, desire, and most of all, the will to work. You just might go from working 40 hours a week to 24 hours a day.
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Stephanie Morrow has been a contributor to LegalZoom since 2005 and has written about nearly all aspects of law, from ta… Read more

LLC or LP: What's Best for Your Business?

LLC or LP: What's Best for Your Business?

With so many available business formation choices, deciding what's best for your business starts with knowing what your options are.

by Stephanie Morrow
updated September 21, 2020 · 5 min read

With so many available business formation choices, deciding what's best for your business starts with knowing what your options are.
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Stephanie Morrow

Stephanie Morrow has been a contributor to LegalZoom since 2005 and has written about nearly all aspects of law, from ta… Read more