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New Deduction for Health Insurance Costs For The Self Employed

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, February 2011

For the first time, self-employed individuals will be able to deduct the cost of their health insurance premiums when computing the amount owed in self-employment tax.

In the past, small business owners were not allowed to deduct the cost of health insurance when calculating self-employment tax. Under the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, and subject to specific statutory restrictions (i.e. [...]

Tags: health insurance premium deduction, self employment taxes
Posted In: Business Law Bulletin  Tax Update 


Contractors May Soon Start Operating Under a California LLC

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, February 2011

Existing law governing limited liability companies (LLCs), the Beverly-Killea Limited Liability Company Act, prohibits domestic and foreign LLCs from rendering professional services in California. See California Corporations Code §17375. "Professional services" is defined as "any type of professional services which may be lawfully rendered only pursuant to a license, certification, or registration authorized by the Business and Professions Code, the Chiropractic Act, or the Osteopathic Act." See California [...]

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Posted In: Business Law Bulletin  Corporate Client Bulletin  Real Estate Reporter 


New Small Business Loan Programs-Up To $250,000 Available Feb 2011

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, February 2011

Small Loan Advantage and Community Advantage 7(a) Loan Initiatives

On February 15, 2011, the SBA is rolling out two new loan initiatives aimed at increasing the number lower-dollar loans to small business in underserved communities: (1) Small Loan Advantage and (2) Community Advantage 7(a) Loan will both offer a streamlined [...]

Tags: small business tax deductions, small business loan, small business, SBA
Posted In: Business Law Bulletin  Corporate Client Bulletin 


California Keep Your Home Program 2011

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, February 2011

California Keep Your Home Program -- $2-billion to help distressed homeowners

The State of California’s Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) has started a new, federally funded, program called "Keep Your Home California". There are four parts [...]

Tags: California Keep Your Home Program, Keep Your Home, save your home
Posted In: Real Estate Reporter 


New Employment Laws Take Effect January 1, 2011

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, November 2010

Payroll Tax Changes For 2011

Beginning January 1, 2011, all California employers will be required to report the Unemployment Insurance, Employment Training Tax, State Disability Insurance contributions, and Personal Income Tax withholdings quarterly on Form DE-9 (Quarterly Contribution Return and Report of Wages ) instead of annually on the Annual [...]

Tags: 2011 employment law, 2011 payroll tax, ca heat illness law, ca meal breaks
Posted In: Employment Law News 


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Located in Los Angeles, California, the Law Office of Melissa C. Marsh handles business law and corporation law matters as a lawyer for clients throughout Los Angeles including Burbank, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Valley Village, North Hollywood, Woodland Hills, Hollywood, West LA as well as Riverside County, San Fernando, Ventura County, and Santa Clarita. Attorney Melissa C. Marsh has considerable experience handling business matters both nationally and internationally. We routinely assist our clients with incorporation, forming a California corporation, forming a California llc, partnership, annual minutes, shareholder meetings, director meetings, getting a taxpayer ID number (EIN), buying a business, selling a business, commercial lease review, employee disputes, independent contractors, construction, and personal matters such as preparing a will, living trust, power of attorney, health care directive, and more.