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  • Back-to-school refrains are in the air, making it a great time to think about how you can help your staff get the education and training they need to improve and be better employees. In deciding how you want to help employees with education, keep in mind that there are some ways that are tax free...
  • According to GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com,* 3.7 million employees (2.8% of the workforce) now work from home at least half the time, and the number of work-at-home employees has grown 103% since 2005. If your business has employees who work from home, understand the tax rules they face for claiming...
  • “Save a part of your income and begin now, for the man with a surplus controls circumstances and the man without a surplus is controlled by circumstances.” That was advice given by Henry Buckley, an Australian politician in the 19th century. This sentiment is just as important today for...
  • Federal and/or state law mandates a variety of insurance products that employers must carry for employees. If you’re self-employed, are you required to have the same coverage? Can you have the coverage if you want? Here are three types of coverage to think about if you’re a sole...
  • The basic idea is for the IRA or a qualified retirement plan to own the business and you own the IRA or qualified retirement plan, so you indirectly continue to own your business. Some do this because the arrangement offers financing for the business (funds within the IRA or other retirement plan...
  • As an employer, when you withhold income taxes or other funds from employees’ paychecks, you’re obligated to apply the funds appropriately in a timely manner. If you fail to do so, you can be severely penalized. Understand your deposit responsibilities, the consequences of failing to...
  • As an employer, you have various tax-reporting responsibilities. These responsibilities have expanded. What’s more, the deadlines for some filings have or will be changed. Here’s what you need to know.W-2sYou must furnish to every employee who worked for your company during the year a...
  • In 2013, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that of companies with fewer than 100 employees, only 14% had qualified retirement plans. These companies are missing out on some important opportunities:Sheltering profits. Contributions to the plans are tax deductible, which effectively...
  • It’s that time again for owners to think about taxes. It may not be the most enjoyable endeavor of the year but it’s certainly one that will put money in your pocket. The sooner you get started, the more opportunities you’ll have and the less stressed you’ll be. Here are...
  • Now that we’re in the fourth quarter of the year, it’s time to plan ahead for 2016. Here are some factors to take into account when budgeting for payroll for next year.Salary and wage increasesPay increases for your staff depend on what you can afford. If want to keep up with pay hikes...

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