Recent Idaho Lien Amendments [3 Specific Changes Contractors Should Be Aware Of]

Idaho attorney Chad Moody gives an overview of the recent changes to Idaho lien law for Idaho contractors that went into effect on July 1, 2022.

Previously in another video, Wyatt Johnson discusses mechanics liens in Idaho. We highly encourage you to watch that video before this one for a better understanding of the content.

A recent change to Idaho's mechanics lien statute is especially noteworthy for contractors, subcontractors, and rental equipment providers. Idaho law provides complex details pertaining to the scope, rights, and obligations and, ultimately the enforcement procedures of these mechanics liens. [This video does not address each of these issues.]

Mistakes Business Owners Must Avoid

Idaho business attorney Wyatt Johnson highlights common mistakes small business owners make and how to avoid them. If you are looking to build an LLC, check out this video instead.

This is for small business owners who have already formed their LLC and are already out doing business. For example, you're arranging flowers, you're building houses, you're digging ponds so you've got your company but are you doing ‘business’ as your company? If you don't know you probably need to come and see your business lawyer.


Choosing A Business Entity: Which Is Best For Your Business?

When considering launching your business, there are several essential steps before a person is legally allowed to sell and make profits from their business. These laws vary from state to state. Many business structures are available for new business owners, from operating as a sole proprietorship to forming a corporation. Each business structure has legal and tax ramifications (consult with one of our attorneys for a better understanding of those ramifications.). Most importantly, your business goals will determine the best business structure for your company, from small to large. 


What's the Difference Between a CPA and a Tax Attorney?

The thought of tax season can bring on a sense of dread for many people. But there are qualified professionals whose jobs are to help others through the complexities of tax preparations, filings, and payments. In this article, we’ll cover the main differences between two of these professionals: CPAs, or certified public accountants, and tax attorneys. We’ll also discuss how to determine which of these you may need to enlist for help, depending upon your financial circumstances. 

What is a CPA?

A CPA, or certified public accountant, obtains their certification through an intensive course of higher education in managing finances and business records. CPAs are highly familiar with federal and state tax laws and will not only help their clients to abide by all laws and regulations, but also strictly abide by regulations that apply to their certifications as well.

Small Business and COVID-19 (PPP & EIDL Programs) [Part 2]

Managing Partner of Johnson May, Matthew Christensen explains the new Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and Payment Protection Program (PPP). He will answer the following questions:

  • What expenses fall in the category of ‘Payroll Costs’?
  • What costs are NOT covered by the PPP loan?
  • What can you use the loan for?
  • How to ensure that you qualify for loan forgiveness.
  • What certifications are required by these loans?
  • What are the disqualifications and penalties?
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