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Curtis Lamar Harrington Jr

Curtis Harrington’s Legal Guides

9 total

  • Don’t Let Another Nonprofit Become Revoked

    The IRS set up a system for automatic revocation of taxexempt organizations other than churches and churchrelated organizations in 2011 and posted for the first time its List of Automatically Revoked Organizations on June 8, 2011. The automatic revocation was due to a failure o...

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    Outside of the purchase of a home, an automobile is the main titled asset most people buy. An automobile can cost from $10,000 to $50,000 or more. Taxpayers get no deduction when they buy an automobile, and unless the vehicle is purchased wholly for business use, even the interes...

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  • Budgeting for a Utility Patent

    Patents rights are a valuable part of the business of innovation and improvement. Small businesses and inventors need to have an understanding of patent procurement cost and timing in order to adequately budget such expenditures. It is helpful to consider the patent process in t...

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  • Patent Search - Do you Need one?

    After stating my general policy that a search is always recommended, I always ask potential patent clients who ask about a search. The answer to this question lies in answers to several other questions. THERE ARE THREE TYPES OF PATENT SEARCHES The first is a patentability searc...

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  • Independent Contractor Controversy, Uglier Than Ever (Part 3 of 3)

    13. The hiring entity should never get involved with aspects of the independent contractor's equipment, hiring practices, or operations. Every thing the hiring entity wants as a result should either appear in the base contract or in bonus provisions. If the hiring entity is worri...

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  • Independent Contractor Controversy, Uglier Than Ever (Part 2 of 3)

    But wait. This is an amnesty. An amnesty is usually appropriate when you have done something clearly wrong and where you are given a chance to come in, take some punishment and then "make it right". But historically the dividing line between independent contractor and employee h...

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  • Independent Contractor Controversy, Uglier Than Ever (Part 1 of 3)

    The "independent contractor" versus "employee" controversy has a potentially damaging reach of significant proportion, and well beyond just the obvious tax considerations. And from a national policy standpoint, the IRS' focus on this area is extremely unfair. There are states su...

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  • Considerations in choosing and applying for trademarks to maximize income and help reduce liability

    This is a statistical and tax approach to trademarks

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  • Patent Survival Secrets

    An empirical guide to approaching patents

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