Am I Planning for Success or Disaster? Business Start-up and Taxes

October 21, 2020
Hosted by Marcelino Dodge, EA

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Episode Description

Many times the accounting or tax professional is the last person an entreprenuer speaks to when starting a business. When in actuality the tax professional is first person you should consult when starting a business. This episode will discuss the importance validating your business idea, developing a business plan, and selecting a structure (Sole-Proprietorship, Corporation, LLC, or Partnership) for tax purposes. Proper planning and guidance in each of these areas will help you to succed in starting and operating your business. You will see the importance of proper accounting and payment systems, so you can take the right steps and make a profit faster.

The Tax Answers Advisor

The Tax Answers Advisor

Wednesday at 3 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel

This show’s purpose is to teach the importance of working together year-round with an Intelligent Solutions Management Advisor (ISMA). We help our listeners to understand the importance of using a licensed, credentialed tax preparer, such as an Enrolled Agent (EA), to prepare their tax return. You will learn how a proactive approach to rapidly changing tax laws will help you to pay the least amount of income tax possible. You’ll learn by working together with an ISMA year-round you will be able to increase your personal and/or business cash flow as much as humanly possible. Together we can help you create tangible strategies to achieve success so you can maximize your tax deductions and tax credits now, and also keep tax liability down in the future no matter what Congress does. The Tax Answers Advisor can be heard every Wednesday at 3 PM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

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Marcelino Dodge, EA

Marcelino Dodge, EA

Marcelino Dodge, an Enrolled Agent since March 2006, is an experienced tax professional who has over 21 years of experience. An enrolled agent is a federally licensed tax professional who is authorized to represent taxpayers before the IRS. Mr. Dodge owns and operates Cash Tracks Financial Inc., a tax, accounting, life insurance and investment advisory business.

Mr. Dodge has been life insurance licensed since 1995 and investment licensed since 1996. He is uniquely qualified with a background consisting of more than just accounting and tax preparation. He is knowledgeable in many types of employee benefits programs including retirement plans and health insurance programs. Marcelino is uniquely qualified to speak authoritatively on how tax, insurance and investments all work together.

Marcelino has become an Intelligent Solutions Management Advisor (ISMA). As an ISMA, Marcelino now works together with clients year-round to take advantage of tax law changes and to implement proactive tax saving strategies. Plus, by working together year-round he helps individuals and businesses increase they cash flow. He has prepared tax returns for individuals, sole-proprietors, corporations, LLC’s and partnerships. He has been a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals since 2011, and was voted the Lamar (Colorado) Ledger’s People’s Choice Tax Preparer for 2016 and 2017. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Colorado State University in Pueblo.

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Episode Directory

November 2020

October 2020

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