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Prepare, prepare, prepare if you want to get your bank loan

Prepare, prepare, prepare if you want to get your bank loan

Prepare, prepare, prepare if you want to get your bank loan...

Getting a bank loan for your business may be more difficult than usual in today's troubled economy. However, if you give your bank a thorough, organized, and well-supported loan proposal, you'll increase your chances of getting the money your business needs.

* Apply early. Applying early shows that you're planning, not reacting. Also, if you wait until the last minute, you're likely to leave out necessary information.

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AFRs - What is this and Why?

AFRs - What is this and Why?

Your grandson needs a car, but cannot afford the payments. As a favor, you provide the $25,000 to purchase the car. You tell your grandson to pay you back when he can, but there is no loan document. The IRS sees this payment during an audit and asks you where your interest income is for this loan. Should this happen, you will quickly understand the meaning of AFRs.

Each month the IRS publishes a series of tables known as AFRs. So what are they and why should you care?

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Check the tax rules before lending money to relatives...

Check the tax rules before lending money to relatives...

Check the tax rules before lending money to relatives

There are many worthwhile reasons to lend money to a relative. For example, you may want to help a child or sibling continue their education or start their own business.

But lending money to relatives can have tax consequences.

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