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  • Business owners may have sound reasons for giving shares in their employees. It incentivizes staff to be loyal and productive and it can translate into financial rewards for the owner. Tax rules make transfers of stock complicated for corporations and employees. Here are four ways to get stock into...
    Industry Word - August 13, 2015 - 10 comments
  • Like most small business owners who don’t think of July as an important tax time, you may not be thinking about taxes right now, but you should be. Here are four things to do now to help achieve a good tax outcome for the year.1. Review the first half of the yearIf Shakespeare was right when...
    Industry Word - July 16, 2015 - 2 comments
  • For a number of years I worked as an offsite employee for a New Jersey company. I was in New York, and later in Florida. I never had a desk at the company so I worked from home. This telecommuting arrangement isn’t unusual these days because technology makes it possible to collaborate and be...
    Industry Word - June 11, 2015 - 2 comments
  • The usual scenario has been for businesses to start in the owner’s home and grow to a point where commercial space is needed. However, this pattern doesn’t suit everyone; some owners are leaving commercial space to go home for business or personal reasons. While there are no statistics...
    Industry Word - May 14, 2015 - 4 comments
  • While your risk of being audited is low and likely to stay low according to the IRS commissioner*, it’s still scary to think you may find yourself under the IRS microscope. Can you avoid this? Maybe. Will knowing your risk factors put you more at ease? Hopefully.  Here are 5 factors that...
    Industry Word - April 16, 2015 - 6 comments
  • The tax law acts like the Lord, who giveth and taketh away, when it comes to certain tax write-offs. Breaks can be enjoyed now, but there’s a day of reckoning when the breaks are repaid to the government. There are several rules that recapture previously claimed tax breaks. The information...
    Industry Word - March 12, 2015 - 0 comments
  • We all make mistakes and when it comes to taxes it’s all too easy to slip up. Recognizing mistakes and fixing them as quickly as possible is the key to minimizing interest and penalties and getting back on track.Employer tax mistakesUnless you’re a very small employer (with quarterly...
    Industry Word - February 12, 2015 - 1 comments
  • When your company needs financing, it may be difficult or impossible to obtain it unless you give your personal guarantee. This means if the company fails to pay its debt, you’re on the hook. Obligations for which you may be asked for your unsecured promise to pay if the company doesn’t...
    Industry Word - January 15, 2015 - 3 comments
  • If your business can afford it and you want to reward employees, year-end cash bonuses may be the way to go. In providing this additional compensation, understand what it means from a tax perspective.Bonuses are treated like other payThey are subject to income tax withholding, FICA, and FUTA taxes...
    Industry Word - December 11, 2014 - 10 comments
  • It’s common for companies to pay for employee meals under a variety of circumstances. They may be on the road for company business or in your lunchroom snacking. From a tax perspective, the circumstances under which you furnish food determine the extent to which you can write off your costs....
    Industry Word - November 19, 2014 - 0 comments

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