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Welcome Erika Mertens

Erika Mertens has recently joined the T.L. Baker Co., LLP team in January 2016. Erika brings over three years of marketing and graphic design experience to her position. She currently spends most of her time managing the company website, developing…

Paying Farm Kids for Farm Work, Part I

Farm children under the age of 18 working in mom or dad’s farm operation provide tax opportunities that often get overlooked. Schedule F farmers (sole-proprietors) can pay reasonable wages to their children (for farm work) and reap large family tax…

Mom died, where do I start?

A great place to start is mom’s CPA or accountant. “Why?” you may ask? CPA’s can be incredible assets in establishing mom’s estate identity and titling assets correctly after death. Applying for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the IRS…