Yearly Archives

  • Election 2016: Your Obligations to Your Employees

    Don’t worry, this isn’t another political post! As you know, election 2016 is imminent. Did you also know that in some states, employers have legal responsibilities on voting day? Attorney Richard Alaniz advises employers to familiarize themselves with their legal obligations and plan ahead. “With the election looming, companies that are required to offer time […]

  • Prepare Now for New Filing Deadline

    The IRS has announced a new deadline for W-2 and 1099 filings. It is important to plan now, as the deadline has been moved up. From CPA Practice Advisor: “Historically, filers were required to provide W-2 and 1099-MISC forms to recipients by January 31; however, they were not required to submit the forms to the […]

  • EEOC Will Collect Pay Data in 2018

    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that some employers will be required to submit data regarding employees’ pay, beginning March 31, 2018. Smaller businesses may not be affected by these new requirements, as they are generally for employers with 50 or more employees. “Collecting pay data is a significant step forward in addressing […]

  • Job Flexibility: Dispelling the Myths

    Employers are fighting harder, and offering more perks, to land the best employees. Do you give workers the flexibility they’re looking for? You’ve probably read about the changes in business and virtual workplace. With many industries facing labor shortages, employers have gotten creative with perks and benefits. Ping pong tables, yoga classes, fancy snacks and […]

  • Special Tax Alert: Tax Credit Deadline 9/28

      Employers of workers facing significant barriers to employment are urged to apply for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) enacted by the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act. The deadline to request certification has been extended to September 28, 2016 and applies to workers hired between January 1, 2015 and August 31, 2016. […]

  • Managing Benefit Risks and Costs

    A new study examined finance executives’ current views on retirement and benefits issues. Read some of the highlights from this new research. The comprehensive new study evaluates finance executives’ outlooks on a number of topics regarding defined benefit retirement programs. Overwhelmingly, they believe their ability to manage benefit risks and costs is essential to their […]

  • certified public accountants in a meeting

    Leadership Strategies: Focus on Strengths

    There’s no such thing as a perfect employee. Everyone has something to contribute, and hopefully you have a solid team of dedicated professionals you can count on. However, all employees have areas they could improve. As the leader of your team, what is your approach? Do you focus more on developing their strengths or helping […]

  • Should You Expand internationally?

    Do you have a thriving business which is secure and ready for growth opportunities? Have you thought about expanding internationally? The U.S. government has resources for American businesses who are looking to get started internationally. The Department of Commerce has a site dedicated to this. Check out Export.gov for more information. There are both business […]

  • Did You Miss Your Rollover Period? IRS Will Grant More Waivers

    Just last week, the IRS announced that it could be easier to get a waiver for missing the 60-day deadline on retirement plan rollovers. This is great news for anyone who may have missed that deadline and would have incurred early distribution penalty taxes. Taxpayers can now apply for a one-time waiver – repeat requests […]

  • Technology is Giving Business Owners Back Their Time

    As a business owner, you have numerous demands on your time. The 40-hour workweek doesn’t exist for you. Even if there’s not a crisis, there is a constant stream of issues requiring your attention. Time is money, and no one knows that better than you. A recent study found that small business owners valued their […]