Texas Court Upholds Strip Club Tax — How Do Excise Taxes Affect Businesses?

A Texas appellate court recently upheld the state’s so-called “pole tax,” a $5.00-per-customer tax imposed on strip clubs. The law was enacted in 2007 and unsuccessfully challenged twice on different grounds. The first appeal challenged the constitutionality of the tax on free speech grounds, but … [Read more...]

Can My Business Use Independent Contractors Instead of Employees?

The short answer to this question is yes, but we would be remiss to leave it at that. While a business may use independent contractors exclusively, the owner or manager must be sure they are not actually employees disguised as independent contractors. Simply calling your employees independent … [Read more...]