Tax and financial advice from the Silicon Valley expert.

How to get financing for your small business

The interview on Financial Insider Weekly scheduled to be broadcast in San Jose and Campbell, California is with John Herzog, First Vice President of Valley Community Bank about Small Business Financing. The show will be broadcast on Comcast channel 15 on Wednesday, March 10 at 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time in San Jose and Campbell and shown as streaming video at the same time at www.creatvsj.org.

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Permitted investments for Roths and IRAs

It's easier to say what can't be held than what can be held in a Roth or IRA. You can't hold collectibles or life insurance contracts in a Roth or IRA. Roths and IRAs aren't permitted shareholders of S corporations, except for bank stock held on October 22, 2004, so S corporation stock generally is not a permitted investment for a Roth or IRA.

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Does your Roth or IRA owe an income tax?

Many people aren’t aware that “tax exempt” entities, including charities and retirement plans, are subject to income taxes on certain types of income, called “unrelated business income.” How to apply the tax rules for unrelated business income is one of the more complex sections of the income tax laws.

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