Rich Streitfeld, CPA

Posts by Rich Streitfeld, CPA

Crowd Funding

The Price of Success:
Crowdfunding and Taxes

CROWDFUNDING IS ALL THE RAGE! Banks (still) aren’t lending, the government is broke (or broken) and venture capital is highly competitive. How then to start a business in 2013? Crowdfunding says “Ask my friends (and their friends).” It goes against everything we are taught to believe in a hyper capitalist society. We give only when
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Getting Hitched Without Strings
Health Insurance & Taxes for
Same Sex Couples

Post-DOMA Edition! Wow! I am still celebrating the demise of the federal “Defense of Marriage Act”. This wonderful news puts married same-sex couples on the same playing field as heterosexual couples when it comes to federal benefits, at least if you are ”in the right state”*. For most situations, this is great – you can
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So you want to start a non-profit

I Want to Form a Non-Profit
Part I: Are You Sure?

You have a charitable idea you and want to start a non-profit. Great! Aaronson Lavoie Streitfeld Diaz & Co., P.C. specializes in 501 (c) (3) applications, the most common form of tax-exemption. Before you plunge in, I have some questions for you. Can You Share Control?  501 (c) (3) organizations require a board of directors
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Incorporating Your Business

Incorporating Your Business: Part I

(originally written for The Water Trough, Ed Drozda’s fabulous website): Have you just started a business and been wondering whether or not to incorporate?  Or freelancing for a while and wondering if now is the time to do it? What are the pros, cons, choices? LLC, S Corp, L3C, R2D2 – my head, she is
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