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Family Business


Online Resources

  • Family Firm Institute

    Professional membership organization providing interdisciplinary education and networking opportunities for family business advisors.

  • Family Help

    Section from the IRS Web site explaining tax requirements for family employee vs. others.

  • Hire Your Spouse and Save

    Employing a spouse, or a child, can be a great way to save on health benefits and taxes. Learn about benefits and what's involved.

  • Husband and Wife Business

    Tax considerations when operating a husband and wife business (from the IRS).

  • Transferring Your Family Business

    Tips on estate planning tools that ensure the continuity of the business with the smallest possible tax consequences (from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants).