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Articles by Mark E. Battersby

Let Uncle Sam help you market your practice

From mailing lists to entertainment, business deductions relate to advertising and marketing in a big way
Aug 1, 2011

Without marketing or advertising, no one will know that your veterinary practice exists, so it?s crucial that your clinic has a marketing strategy.

Do you qualify for these tax breaks?

Make the 2010 Tax Relief Act work for you.
Feb 1, 2011

Find out what the 2010 Tax Relief Act means for you and your veterinary practice.

Tax-law changes in 2008 that can help you now

Stimulus act, bailout bill have benefits for DVMs
Feb 1, 2009

With the season for filing 2008 tax returns well under way, all veterinarians should be aware of changes to the laws.

A new lease on the practice

Entering, altering or getting out of one calls for strong negotiating skills
Jan 1, 2009

Skilled negotiation can lead to your benefit when entering into new leases, restructuring existing ones -- or getting out of a current one.

Tax breaks in the bailout bill

Talk about last-minute changes in tax laws that will affect veterinarians.
Dec 1, 2008

Talk about last-minute changes in tax laws that will affect veterinarians.

Tax advantages of marketing can help struggling practices

Nov 1, 2008

Market research and normal product testing costs are not considered research expenditures under the tax laws.

Buying at year's end can cut taxes

50 percent bonus depreciation deduction is available, too
Oct 1, 2008

End-of-the-year sales aren't limited to just retail goods.

Self-financing may be your best option

Tapping into practice assets often easiest way to provide a cash infusion
Aug 1, 2008

A surprising number of principals in veterinary practices depend on themselves for their financing needs. With conventional financing increasingly more difficult to obtain, it's now the No. 1 form of financing used by small business owners. It's quick, doesn't require a lot of paper work and often is less expensive than conventional financing.

Is it a repair, or a capital expense?

IRS helps clarify whether costs can be deducted now or depreciated over years
Jul 1, 2008

In this age of disposables, many veterinary practices still pay substantial sums for repairs and maintenance. However, instead of allowing immediate tax deductions, the Internal Revenue Service increasingly is labeling repair and maintenance expenses as "capital improvements," making them recoverable only through depreciation spread over a number of years.

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