February 2016 - In This Issue:
HAPPY 2016!

January is already behind us with the transition into the New Year in full swing.  It seems like we no sooner wind down from holiday activities and settle into our regular frenzied pace, then we begin to prepare for tax season.
 
With new forms, new worksheets and new regulations, are you prepared for your tax preparer? As you make plans to meet with your tax professional, make sure that you have summarized any extraordinary events during the last year and that your financials are in order.  It will make the process much less painful.  Check out the article below that provides tips for ensuring that you have the right person preparing your tax return.

At Anthony J. Madonia & Associates, Ltd., our clients and colleagues are our priority. We are here to support and collaborate to protect your interests. As always, we are focused on Providing the Right Direction™. If we can be of any help for legal or tax needs, please feel free to contact us.

Tony Madonia

In this issue...
Legal Basics 365
A Few Friendly Tips to Ensure that You Have the Perfect Tax Preparer
Team Member Spotlight: Bruce B. Jackson, Esq.
Looking Ahead: Opportunities and Challenges for Small Business Owners in 2016

LEGAL BASICS 365

In response to requests for a "primer" on working effectively with an attorney, the basics of estate planning and various other topics, we have created a series of very short videos that address these and other topics.  We will feature one of our videos each newsletter.  The series can be found HERE.

An introduction to Anthony J. Madonia & Associates, Ltd.

 
A FEW FRIENDLY TIPS
to Ensure that You Have the Perfect Tax Preparer

Each year, companies and taxpayers hasten to file income tax forms before the deadline, and each year changes to the tax laws may mean new requirements, new restrictions and new forms. All of this information can create confusion, making the process of preparing a tax return seem like a daunting task.  [READ MORE]
TEAM MEMBER SPOTLIGHT:
Bruce B. Jackson, Esq.

Bruce Jackson, Of Counsel to Anthony J. Madonia & Associates, Ltd., is a seasoned litigator and commercial transactions attorney. With extensive experience representing corporations, financial institutions and individuals in complex commercial transactions, Mr. Jackson has represented clients in domestic and international markets. [READ MORE] 
LOOKING AHEAD:
Opportunities and Challenges for
Small Business Owners in 2016

With another year comes another set of laws and regulatory issues that businesses need to be aware of.

In 2016, many issues affecting the regulatory landscape revolve around employee pay. Changes to overtime rules and paid sick leave, as well as increased minimum wages are all issues businesses need to stay on top of this year. 
 
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Anthony J. Madonia & Associates, Ltd.

Businesses need support and advice. They especially need support in times of exponential growth, during economic challenges, and in transition.

Anthony J. Madonia and Associates, Ltd. is a premier law firm located in vibrant downtown Chicago that focuses on Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Taxation and Estate Planning.
 
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