Yearly Archives

  • 2017 Business Risks

    Hopefully, 2017 will be a year of great prosperity for you and your business. What risks will businesses face in the coming year? CPA Practice Advisor’s managing editor Isaac O’Bannon reports on the findings of a new study examining these risks. “Recent global uncertainties and their potential effects on businesses are top of mind for […]

  • Mileage Rates to Change in 2017

    The IRS has announced mileage rates for 2017, some of which are lower than 2016 rates. Here are some of the details from Journal of Accountancy: For business use of a car, van, pickup truck, or panel truck, the rate for 2017 will be 53.5 cents per mile, down from 54 cents per mile in […]

  • What Type of Networker Are You?

    It’s a common misconception that there’s only one type of networking style. In Jessica Stillman’s recent Inc. article, she explains the three types of networkers: Player: this is the one most people associate with successful networking. They thrive in social situations and enjoy meeting new people. They are outgoing, attending lots of events and cultivating […]

  • Tax Alert: Refund Delays in 2017

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a reminder that it will be delaying refunds for taxpayers claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC). The delay is meant to give the IRS more time to detect fraudulent tax refunds, which have become a growing problem in recent years. […]

  • Star CEOs: What Sets Them Apart

    There are some prevailing stereotypes associated with successful CEOs. They’re loud and extroverted, with a penchant for self-promotion. While that might be true of some, there’s a lot more to a CEO’s success than those factors. Based on data compiled by Harvard Business Review, the stereotype might not be quite accurate. Using several different evaluation […]

  • Urgent Update: Department of Labor Ruling Blocked

    Late yesterday, a federal judge in Texas blocked the Department of Labor’s ruling on overtime pay, which was set to take effect on December 1st. This is the ruling that would require employers to pay employees making under $47,476 per year at a rate of time and one half their regular hourly pay, for all […]

  • The Worst Things to Buy During the Holidays

    Holiday shopping season goes into full gear this week, as consumers and retailers prepare for Black Friday. Whether you’ve meticulously planned out your purchases or you just wing it and buy everything on December 23rd, you might want to consult this list of the 15 Worst Things to Buy During the Holidays. Here are some […]

  • Special Alert: DOL Implementation Deadline December 1st

    Earlier this year, The Department of Labor announced a Final Rule on overtime pay. Hopefully, you’ve had time to prepare for implementation, which occurs December 1, 2016. Here are some key provisions of the Final Rule: All workers earning up to $913 per week, or $47,476 annually for a full-year worker, must be paid at […]

  • Retirement Alert: New Contribution Limits in 2017

    Section 415 of the Tax Code, which limits the allowable contribution amounts to retirement plans, is reviewed every year and cost-of-living adjustments are made. The IRS has determined that beginning in 2017, some of these limits will go up. The following contribution amounts will remain the same, at $18,000 per year: 401(k) plans 403(b) plans […]

  • Don’t Lose Your Top Performers

    Are your top performers satisfied at your business? Hopefully you have an open dialog with your employees, and you have an idea of how they’re feeling about their jobs. However, there are some things that signal an employee’s impending departure. A recent article from The Creative Group looks at these signs. Here are some things […]