Turn Your Website into a Marketing Magnet

June 12, 2018

Turn Your Website into a Marketing Magnet   Generally your company’s website really has only one purpose — to sell. And that means you need to attract as many potential customers as possible while maintaining your current clientele. In reality, people are always searching for your business — or at least, the types of products and/or […]

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How the Tax Law Hits Charitable Giving

How the Tax Law Hits Charitable Giving For charitable donors, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) giveth and it taketh away. Here’s what charity-minded individuals need to know. Increased Charitable Deduction Limit Under prior law, deductions for cash contributions to public charities and certain private foundations were limited to 50% of your adjusted gross income […]

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Watch Out for these Tax Issues When Planning for Your Business in 2018

Watch Out for these Tax Issues When Planning for Your Business in 2018 The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act makes sweeping changes. But some of the new provisions won’t necessarily be relevant to your situation. Here’s a quick reference guide to the major changes under the new law to help you understand what’s changing. In general, […]

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Insuring Employees Who Drive Their Own Cars

May 30, 2018

In many companies, employees drive during the course of their jobs — to make deliveries, call on customers or pick up supplies. In some cases, they use their own cars, which can offer you several advantages, including that you don’t: Have to maintain a fleet. Worry about non-employees driving the cars, and the employee’s personal auto […]

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Workplace Dress Code: A Delicate Balance

When it comes to workplace dress standards you can be formal or casual depending on your organization’s personality. “In general, an employer may establish a dress code which applies to all employees or employees within certain job categories,” according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The two key takeaways from this statement: 1. It’s […]

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The Outlook for Internships is Looking Up

In early January, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a fact sheet that lays out how the agency is aligning its policy on intern employment status with new rulings by several U.S. appellate courts. Previously, it would’ve been much harder to bring interns on board without having to pay them minimum wage and overtime. Employers […]

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Keep Your Fleet Safe and Save Money

Whether your company has one vehicle or dozens on the road, smart management can save you money. Familiarity with tax laws, simple maintenance steps and high-tech solutions can reduce the costs of operating your fleet and keep it safer. Start With Taxes One of the best ways to save money is to spend some time with a […]

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Managing Your Business through a Crisis: 6 Steps to Success

May 29, 2018

By nature, most people avoid planning for crisis situations. After all, there is so much to do in the here and now without trying to second guess the future. Business leaders are no exception when it comes to the often thankless task of crisis planning. Unfortunately, disaster can strike any company, at any time. Even more […]

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FAQs about Deducting Interest on Home Loans under the New Tax Law

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) changes the rules for deducting interest on home loans. Most homeowners will be unaffected because favorable grandfather provisions will keep the prior-law rules for home acquisition debt in place for them. However, many homeowners will be adversely affected by the TCJA provision that generally disallows interest deductions for home […]

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The pass-through provisions of the TCJA: The devil is in the details

March 16, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has been touted for cutting the corporate tax rate, but the law also contains some valuable goodies for smaller businesses that operate as pass-through entities, including partnerships, limited liability companies, S corporations and sole proprietorships. These businesses stand to see their tax liabilities fall significantly, but determining just […]

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