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October 2018 Archives

Integrating corporate cultures for a successful merger

For Illinois businesses that want to grow, mergers and acquisitions are a strong possibility. In the first half of 2018, worldwide transactions were on the rise. Compared with the same period one year before, the value of business acquisitions rose to $2.5 trillion, a 64 percent increase. There are a number of reasons why companies may be more likely to pursue buying other businesses, including a positive economy, the availability of capital and the affordability of debt.

TCJA to impact alimony, child support taxes

After being passed into law in December 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act eliminated a number of deductions and exemptions, raised the Alternative Minimum Tax limit and reduced federal rates of taxation. Furthermore, this tax reform will affect the way child support and alimony are treated for Illinois residents. The TCJA gets rid of both dependent and personal exemptions and raises the standard deductions.

Can you succeed in commercial real estate these days?

Investing in commercial real estate has the potential to be a rewarding and satisfying venture. Many in Illinois and beyond purchase commercial property as a second source of income, a retirement plan or even as the sole means of financial support. With the proper management, you can do well in this industry.

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