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Filing taxes as a foreigner

Whats an Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN)? In today’s global economy, business ventures increasingly reach overseas to leverage the established business operations and processes in new markets. Every year, more and more people decide to bring their business to the United States. If these individuals are not U.S. citizens, they are still required to file taxes...

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Short-Term Lease Agreements

What Is a Short-Term Lease?   Short-term leases and rental agreements are usually less than six months and run on a month-to-month contract. A month-to-month rental agreement may or may not be renewed at the end of each month. Sometimes, renters will even offer a weekly rent agreement, or even less, usually for vacation rentals....

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Ensuring Your Business is in Compliance

Regulations & Registrations A statute is generally a law created through legislation. A regulation is a law created by an administrative agency through the process of interpreting provisions of legislation. An agency enforces a regulation it creates. There are both federal and state agencies that create and enforce regulations. The significance of this for business...

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How to Obtain an Adjustment of Status

If you have a permanent residence outside of the Unites States but wish to be in the U.S. on a temporary basis you likely will apply for a non-immigrant visa.  There are different classifications of non-immigrant status including foreign government officials, visitors for business and pleasure, students, and investors.  Because non-immigrant visas are temporary, they expire...

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Your Business and the ADA Part 1/2

There is an emerging trend to sue small businesses for minor violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  This two-part series will provide you with some guidance about some of the requirements of the ADA.  Also, it will discuss common mistakes that you can avoid to prevent potential lawsuits. What is the Americans with...

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Divorce and Consent in Florida

Under Florida law, if you want to get a divorce, you must file for a dissolution of marriage.  Because Florida is a “no-fault” divorce state, spouses who file for dissolution of marriage do not need to prove that it was the other spouse’s fault for the separation.  This means that generally, a petitioning spouse does not...

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Removal of Conditions on Permanent Residency

If your permanent residency status was less than two years old on the day that you received permanent residence, your permanent residence status is conditional.  Consequently, your conditional residency status begins on the day of admission to the United States on an immigrant visa or adjustment of your status to permanent residence. You can remove...

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Commercial Real Estate Transactions: Tips to Prevent Disputes

Here at Boyer Law Firm, we have represented brokers, agents, and purchasers of commercial property.  It is common to have disagreements over real estate negotiations because disagreeing is part of the bargaining process.  Sometimes the buyer disagrees about the purchase price with the seller.  The other time, sellers disagree about whether they owe a broker...

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Commercial Real Estate & Foreign Investment

Commercial real estate can be a valuable investment which can provide good returns. Different types of owners can purchase Florida commercial real estate. Such owners include individuals, partners, married couples, LLCs, corporations and other types of businesses.  If you are purchasing a property in Florida to rent out or to use for your business, then it...