NewPoint Law Group http://newpointlaw.com Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:14:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 http://newpointlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/cropped-newpoint-icon-32x32.jpg NewPoint Law Group http://newpointlaw.com 32 32 106347130 When Can You Begin Filing Taxes in 2018 in California? http://newpointlaw.com/can-begin-filing-taxes-2018-california/ Wed, 27 Dec 2017 17:00:50 +0000 http://newpointlaw.com/?p=3731 2018 is practically upon us, and even though the deadline to file your tax returns for the 2017 tax year isn’t until Tuesday, April 17, you may be anxious to get your taxes done and get your tax refund. The IRS has not announced the first day it will accept tax returns, but it’s never […]

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Tax Tips for Small Business Owners in California http://newpointlaw.com/tax-tips-small-business-owners-california/ Thu, 21 Dec 2017 17:00:17 +0000 http://newpointlaw.com/?p=3727 Owning and operating a small business is a demanding task. Not only are you expected to understand payroll, staffing, operating costs, and business strategy, but every Spring you also need to understand your company’s tax situation. Filing business taxes and understanding the tax consequences of running your business is often one of the more difficult […]

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When Can a Tenant Legally Break a Lease in California? http://newpointlaw.com/can-tenant-legally-break-lease-california/ Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:00:56 +0000 http://newpointlaw.com/?p=3706 As a landlord, it can be frustrating to balance a budget with an apartment or commercial property that is only partially full, and finding replacement tenants for tenants who break their lease can be a slow process. If you own a commercial property, an apartment building, or another property management company, it is very important […]

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Can a Tenant Evict Another Tenant Without the Landlord’s Permission in California? http://newpointlaw.com/can-tenant-evict-another-tenant-without-landlords-permission-california/ Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:04:07 +0000 http://newpointlaw.com/?p=3699 Some of the worst issues for landlords and property management companies are managing disputes between tenants and their neighbors, or even between roommates in the same unit. While this seems like the job of a camp counselor or a dorm room RA, it often does become a legal issue that can bog-down your apartment building […]

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Should I Be an Independent Contractor or an Employee on my Taxes? http://newpointlaw.com/independent-contractor-employee-taxes/ Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:40:44 +0000 http://newpointlaw.com/?p=3687 When you take a job, especially a job as a household employee, it may not be clear whether you are an “employee” or an “independent contractor.” An employee usually has taxes withheld by their employer, receives a regular paycheck, and gets a W-2 at the end of the tax year. An independent contractor is like […]

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Can Taxes be Discharged After Bankruptcy in California? http://newpointlaw.com/can-taxes-discharged-bankruptcy-california/ Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:00:44 +0000 http://newpointlaw.com/?p=3681 Bankruptcy can be extremely difficult. You may have dozens of creditors to deal with, especially if your business or partnership is facing bankruptcy. One thing you may not consider is the tax consequences of bankruptcy. If you are facing back taxes during bankruptcy, you may wish to discharge that tax debt alongside other debts. The […]

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What is the Process for Innocent Spouse Relief in California? http://newpointlaw.com/process-innocent-spouse-relief-california/ Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:12:33 +0000 http://newpointlaw.com/?p=3676 If you are married or recently divorced, separated, or widowed, you may have filed taxes jointly with your spouse. This can give you many benefits and deductions you can’t access filing as an individual, but it can also set you up for potential issues. If you filed jointly, you are jointly responsible for the taxes […]

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The Difference Between a CPA and a Tax Lawyer in California http://newpointlaw.com/difference-cpa-tax-lawyer-california/ Mon, 09 Oct 2017 08:00:52 +0000 http://newpointlaw.com/?p=3670 For those unfamiliar with accountancy, taxation, and the law, there is often a bit of confusion when considering who to go to with financial or tax problems. In many cases, the roles these individuals can play overlap – but in many areas, these professionals have distinct roles. In some cases, there may even be clear […]

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The Penalties for Unfiled Tax Returns in California http://newpointlaw.com/penalties-unfiled-tax-returns-california/ Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:17:51 +0000 http://newpointlaw.com/?p=3655 If you didn’t file taxes for a previous year, file them now. Unfiled taxes can mean serious penalties, which stack up over time. Even if it’s been a few years, there is still a chance that the unfiled taxes could mean penalties or even criminal charges for willful failure to file. If you are behind […]

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5 Common Tax Filing Mistakes in California http://newpointlaw.com/5-common-tax-filing-mistakes-california/ Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:44:00 +0000 http://newpointlaw.com/?p=3645 As summer comes to a close, we are quickly reminded that there is not much time left in the calendar year, and that tax season may be upon us sooner than we expect. Now is as good a time as any to start thinking about your taxes, planning when you will do them, and learning […]

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