Business Planning and Tax Strategies for the Small Business Owner

Business owners can minimize taxes by proper planning and execution of simple tax and business planning strategies. Though taxation is different for various types of business entities (sole proprietorship, partnership or corporation), proper expense reporting, amortizing and depreciating company assets can go a long way toward reducing your tax liabilities.


· Should I Incorporate?
Your choice of business form must take into account several different factors, based not only on the size and nature of your business, but also the legal relationships involved and the tax consequences.

· IRS Audit – Red Flags to Avoid

· Home Office Deduction

· Automobile Expenses, Actual Expenses vs. IRS Method Mileage

· Deducting Business Expenses

· Health Insurance Credit

Jo Ann M. Koontz is an attorney and CPA with Koontz & Associates, PL and practices in the areas of real estate, business organizations, and taxation. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Ohio Northern University in 2001, where she specialized in accounting.  Jo Ann obtained her Certified Public Accountant license in 2003, and earned her Juris Doctor from Ohio Northern University in 2006. She represents clients in a wide variety of business and real estate matters, including commercial and residential real estate transactions, 1031 exchanges, S corporation, partnership and LLC formation and reorganizations and the tax implications of business and real estate transactions, including purchases and sales of assets and equity interests.

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  • Kimberly F.

    Great ever. JoAnn was an excellent presenter and very knowledgable. Jo Ann being an attorney and a CPA was a double asset. Of course, networking with other attendees was meaningful. My time was well spent! I look forward to future events.

    1 · July 19, 2013

  • Mark D. S.

    Very informative and worthwhile. Enjoyed talking to the people there.

    July 19, 2013

  • Evie

    It was awesome! Jo Ann made what she called a boring subject more interesting to listen to. Too bad she ran out of time!

    July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    nobody told me it was a comedy hour and one-half. that lawyer was quite a comedian. best service in a resturant i have ever had. i told the staff how great they were. everyone else was their wonderful helpful selves: as usual. we attracted a Vet from the TED operation a few days ago. it was really well organized and FUN!!!!!!!! we all learned a lot....

    July 19, 2013

  • Andre K.

    Great information shared by Jo Ann

    July 19, 2013

  • Gary F.

    Sarasota serving up some biz today with K&A.

    July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    July 18, 2013

  • Steve L.

    I look forward to my first Bar Camp event.

    July 18, 2013

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