2016

Yearly Archives

  • IRS Examining Businesses

    According to the IRS, 83% of U.S. taxpayers accurately report their income and pay their taxes. That figure isn’t so bad when you compare it with Germany at 68%, Italy at 62%, or Greece at a startling 50%. Nonetheless, the IRS audits around 0.8% of tax returns each year. If you receive notice that you’re […]

  • Do You Need a Logo Refresh?

    If you think about the most iconic brands, their logos are instantly recognizable. Some marketing experts say a logo is the most important visual representation of your business. Your logo is the face of your brand. What do you want your logo to convey about your business? Marketing is about fresh and new. You don’t […]

  • Tax Issues for Retirement

    Whether you’re still building your business or you’re firmly established and looking ahead to the next phase, it’s a good idea to be informed about retirement so you can best prepare. Social Security benefits Social Security benefits can begin between the ages of 62 and 67, depending on several factors. Benefits may be available to […]

  • Delegate, Don’t Micromanage

    As business owners, there are numerous tasks demanding your time and attention. Hopefully you’ve got a great team to help you manage the workload. However, it can be hard for business owners to let go and share the responsibility with anyone else. When you first established your business, chances are, you did everything yourself. Your […]

  • Fraud Files: Older Consumers at Higher Risk

    Fraud has been a hot topic this year, between fake IRS scams and retailer data breaches. However, one segment of the population may be especially at risk. Millions of seniors are being taken advantage of financially – in the form of inappropriate investment, unreasonably high fees for financial services, or other forms of fraud. It’s […]

  • Staying in Compliance with Overtime Pay Regulations

    As you know, the Department of Labor announced new regulations in May regarding overtime pay for full time employees. Tammy McCutchen, the DOL’s former Wage and Hour Division administrator, spoke recently at a conference to address employers’ issues with implementation of the final rule. She had some advice for employers trying to comply with these […]

  • Do You Have an Exit Strategy?

    Have you thought about planning for the day you sell your company? Maybe you’re still growing your business, or you’re still heavily involved in the day-to-day operations, and you haven’t thought about leaving anytime soon. Even if it hasn’t crossed your mind, it’s not too early to get a plan in place for that transition. […]

  • Benefits and Perks that Matter

    Industry experts have determined that benefits are growing in importance to job searchers. A new study suggests that 57% of prospective employees rate perks and benefits as major considerations when accepting or declining a job offer. Workplace trends have gotten lots of media attention, with more employers feeling the need to get creative with perks […]

  • Cybercriminals Shift Their Tactics

    As we build greater protections against cyberattacks, criminals find ways to adapt. They adjust their strategies to stay ahead of the law and avoid detection. Their newest tactic is to send individually targeted emails – they aren’t as easy to catch as those that flood email servers by the hundreds. The attacks are not as […]

  • What to Expect from the PATH Act

    Have you sat down with your CPA to discuss the tax provisions resulting from the passage of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act in 2015? This includes many business deductions that had expired, and it extends others until 2019. The PATH Act contains over 100 tax provisions, so your CPA will be able […]