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FEDERAL COURT AWARDS TLS A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR JUDGMENT AGAINST MARDIS FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC., CAPITAL PRESERVATION SERVICES, LLC AND J. TODD MARDIS

TLS Management & Marketing Services, LLC, doing business as Tax Law Solutions (“TLS”) would like to take this this opportunity to advise you of a significant final judgment, entered on August 3, 2018 following trial, in favor of TLS and against J. Todd Mardis, Capital Preservation Services, LLC and Mardis Financial Services, LLC (collectively, “Mardis”).  This judgment follows a prior decision of the same Court sanctioning Mardis for misconduct uncovered in the course of the litigation including the destruction of evidence.  A copy of the Court’s Sanction order and Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law are available here and detail the misconduct at issue: [ECF 187 and ECF 225].

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How to Help Our Fellow Citizens in Puerto Rico

More than seven months after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, the island is still experiencing the effects of the storm’s devastation.  Just recently, residents experienced another island-wide power outage (https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/18/603569966/puerto-rico-loses-power-again).  Despite difficult terrain and budget issues, Puerto Rico is striving to rebuild in the wake of the hurricane.

At Tax Law Solutions, we have a special place in our hearts for Puerto Rico.  Our business is headquartered there (we also have an office in Illinois), and most of our team members are residents on the island.  Puerto Ricans are strong people, and as fellow U.S. citizens, there are many ways we can offer support to help them rebuild.  Below there are two examples of charitable organizations.

Unidos Por Puerto Ricohttps://www.unidosporpuertorico.com/

Founded by the first lady of Puerto Rico, Unidos provides assistance to individuals and small businesses devastated by Hurricanes Irma and María.  Unidos accelerates recovery by supporting needs of shelter, food and health to help rebuild lives and communities in Puerto Rico.

Hispanic Federationhttps://hispanicfederation.org/donate/

Hispanic Federation (HF) is the U.S.’s premier Latino non-profit membership organization.  Founded in 1990, HF seeks to support Hispanic families and strengthen Latino institutions through work in the areas of educationhealthimmigrationcivic engagementeconomic empowerment, civil rights, organizational development, and the environment.  One of their special incentives is Disaster Relief Assistance.  You can specify Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief with your donation.

A donation can also be a win-win situation, by helping Puerto Rico and also reducing your tax liability.  It’s TLS’s mission to help you create a plan that will maximize your wealth so you can build a more secure future.  If you’d like to learn more about reductions to your tax liability, please get in touch with TLS for a complimentary analysis!

 

Own an S-Corp? Consider These Three Questions for Tax Year 2018

The 2017 tax year has come to a close, and the new “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (TCJA) is officially in effect as of January 1, 2018.  If you own any company organized as a pass-through entity (Noncorporate business), you may be thinking you’re in the clear for 2018 – surely you’ll be paying a lot less in taxes this year, right?  Well, that may not be true as some of the deductions you may have utilized prior to this year have been phased out.  If you’re hoping to minimize your tax liability and retain more revenue this year, you might want to consider the following questions:        Continue reading “Own an S-Corp? Consider These Three Questions for Tax Year 2018”

How Manufacturers Can Maximize their Wealth

If you own a business that manufactures a product, you may be wondering which options are available to maximize your wealth, optimizing your business structure, and minimizing your tax liability this year – and in the future. After all, by retaining more of your income, you’ll be able to reinvest in your business, leading to more growth and stability for you and your employees.

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THE NEW INCOME TAX BILL WILL NOT SAVE MUCH MONEY FOR MOST PASS-THROUGH COMPANIES

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about the new tax bill Congress passed at the end of last year. The majority of business owners believe they just received a huge tax cut and that, in the years to come, they will have more liquidity to do with as they please. Unfortunately, many will most likely see a reduction of less than 5% in their tax liability.

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