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California’s New $100 Million Film Production Tax Credits

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, June 2009

On February 20, 2009, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation creating tax credits for film and television productions. These tax credits will be administered by the California Film Commission, which will begin accepting applications on July 1, 2009 at 9:00 a.m.

To be considered for the first day's allocation, applications must be received [...]

Tags: california film credit, california film production, California production tax credit
Posted In: Business Law Bulletin  Corporate Client Bulletin  IP Bulletin 

New $3000 Jobs Tax Credit For California Small Businesses That Hire New Full Time Employees.

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, June 2009

Beginning January 1, 2009, California employers with less than 20 employees may be able to take advantage of a $3000 Jobs Tax Credit for each new full time employee hired if the eligibility requirements discussed below are met. The jobs tax credit can be claimed on a 2009 personal or business tax return, and is $3000 for each additional full-time employee hired. An employer will not qualify for the credit unless there is a [...]

Tags: california, california jobs tax credit, jobs tax credit, tax, tax credits
Posted In: Business Law Bulletin  Corporate Client Bulletin  Employment Law News 

Your California LLC May Be Entitled to a Partial Tax Refund

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, June 2009

If your California LLC engages in business both in the state of California, and outside the state, it is probably entitled to a partial refund on its previously paid Annual Gross Income Tax.

Back in March of 2007, I advised you on how your limited liability company (LLC) should file a Protective Refund Claim for the years 2003 to 2007. I advised all California LLCs who engaged in interstate sales to send a letter signed by a managing member to the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) via confirmed fax to 916-845-9796, or registered mail (FTB, P.O. Box 942867, Sacramento, CA 94267-8888), with the following [...]

Tags: ca llc, california llc, california llc tax refund, tax refund
Posted In: Business Law Bulletin  Corporate Client Bulletin 

New 5 Year Interest FREE SBA Guaranteed Small Business Loan up to $35,000

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, June 2009

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has establish a new loan program made available under the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) called the SBA ARC Loan Program. Under the ARC Program, struggling for profit small businesses can get an [...]

Tags: business loans, interest free business loans, sba loans
Posted In: Business Law Bulletin  Corporate Client Bulletin 

2009 Los Angeles City Tax Amnesty Program

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, June 2009

The City of Los Angeles has instituted a tax penalty amnesty program effective May 1. 2009 through July 31, 2009. Under this program, taxpayers can avoid paying accrued penalties which can be as high as 40% for failing to report, or for underreporting, their business taxes. Businesses that have failed to comply will still have to pay the base tax, interest, and applicable fees owed, but will receive an automatic waiver of the usual penalty (which can be as high as 40%).

To qualify for the program, the taxpayer (individual or business entity) must:

  1. File the proper [...]

Tags: la business tax, la city business tax, tax
Posted In: Business Law Bulletin  Corporate Client Bulletin  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.