Employers: Be aware (or beware) of a harsh payroll tax penalty
If federal income tax and employment taxes (including Social Security) are withheld from employees’ paychecks and not handed over to
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Thinking about moving to another state in retirement? Don’t forget about taxes
When you retire, you may consider moving to another state — say, for the weather or to be closer to
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Targeting and converting your company’s sales prospects
Companies tend to spend considerable time and resources training and upskilling their sales staff on how to handle existing customers.
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Tax-smart domestic travel: Combining business with pleasure
Summer is just around the corner, so you might be thinking about getting some vacation time. If you’re self-employed or
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The chances of IRS audit are down but you should still be prepared
The IRS just released its audit statistics for the 2018 fiscal year, and fewer taxpayers had their returns examined as
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Build long-term relationships with CRM software
Few businesses today can afford to let potential buyers slip through the cracks. Customer relationship management (CRM) software can help
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Hire your children this summer: Everyone wins
If you’re a business owner and you hire your children (or grandchildren) this summer, you can obtain tax breaks and
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The simple truth about annual performance reviews
There are many ways for employers to conduct annual performance reviews. So many, in fact, that owners of small to
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Consider a Roth 401(k) plan — and make sure employees use it
Roth 401(k) accounts have been around for 13 years now. Studies show that more employers are offering them each year.
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Selling your home? Consider these tax implications
Spring and summer are the optimum seasons for selling a home. And interest rates are currently attractive, so buyers may
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Buy vs. lease: Business equipment edition
Life presents us with many choices: paper or plastic, chocolate or vanilla, regular or decaf. For businesses, a common conundrum
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What type of expenses can’t be written off by your business?
If you read the Internal Revenue Code (and you probably don’t want to!), you may be surprised to find that
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Check on your refund — and find out why the IRS might not send it
It’s that time of year when many people who filed their tax returns in April are checking their mail or
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Should your health care plan be more future-focused?
The pace of health care cost inflation has remained moderate over the past year or so, and employers are trying
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Employee vs. independent contractor: How should you handle worker classification?
Many employers prefer to classify workers as independent contractors to lower costs, even if it means having less control over
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