Independent Contractor Versus Employee Status – A New Focus of the IRS – By David Silkman

If you are a business owner, whether you hire people as independent contractors or as employees will impact the amount of taxes you withhold from their paychecks, as well as how much and what types of taxes you pay. Furthermore, it will affect how much additional cost your business must bear, what documents and information…

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SB 337 Passes: Owners Cannot Prohibit Renters From Posting Political Signs on the Property – By Gideon Kramer, SPOSFI News Editor

In our June, 2011 issue we reported that State Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) had introduced SB 337, a bill that would require property owners to allow tenants to post almost any type of non-commmercial sign, banner, or flag at the property—including posting on exterior-facing windows visible to other tenants or to the public right…

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Increasing Capital Gains Taxes Are Motivating Owners to Sell – By Clifford A. Hockley, CCIM, CPM

Setting the Stage Owners Who Are Selling Their Real Estate Assets Are Doing So For Many Reasons: 1.    Large Class-A properties (“core assets”) are currently achieving high premiums upon sale. 2.    Partnerships are breaking up because investor partners need money. 3.    Many properties bought in the run-up (2005-2008) are not performing so sellers must unload,…

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