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Top Ten Tax Mistakes for Restaurant Owners

Posted in Corporate Entity, Employees & Waitstaff, Franchises, Liability, Litigation, Real Estate, Recent Law Trends

We all know how important restaurant taxes are to restaurant owners. Last week, our own tax counsel, David Gair, outlined his Top Ten Tax Mistakes for Restaurant Owner on TexasTaxTalk.com, so TexasRestaurantLaw.com decided to share it as well. Here is the list in its entirety: Employee Classification – Misclassifying workers as independent contractors and not… Continue Reading

How To Avoid Taxes From Your Restaurant LLC

Posted in Corporate Entity, Legislation, News, Recent Law Trends

For years, I have recommended that all restaurants should be operated as limited liability companies – that is no more! Recent tax changes have now made LLCs much less attractive. Instead, we now suggest that our restaurant clients should consider forming “S-corporations,” except in rare instances. See below for the details and for a way… Continue Reading

Ouch! The Payroll Tax Takes Its Toll!

Posted in Commentary, Legislation, News, Recent Law Trends

As many of you know, the payroll tax cuts recently expired, which reduced 2% of consumers’ take-home pay. That recently caused many retailers, including restaurants, to scale back prior expectations for revenue this year. Recall that in January in this article (click here to see it), we discussed the great outlook for restaurants for 2013… Continue Reading