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The Enemy Within

February 27, 2018

How Can You Prevent Employee Fraud? One of the biggest challenges of detecting, investigating and preventing employee fraud is the fact that there are so many types of fraud and theft that require different methods for discovery. Every department presents opportunities for employee theft, although it’s been widely reported that a disproportionate percentage of theft…

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Tax Benefits for Organizations that Accommodate Individuals with Disabilities

January 30, 2018

Businesses that are “good citizens” by accommodating individuals with disabilities may qualify for a number of tax credits and/or deductions. These include: Work opportunity tax credit. By hiring qualified individuals from specific groups, including some with disabilities, employers may be eligible for the credit. Businesses use Form 8850, “Pre-Screening Notice and Certification Request for the…

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President Signs Sweeping Tax Overhaul Bill into Law

December 22, 2017

On December 20th, 2017, Congress approved the final version of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” Earlier today, President Trump signed this bill into law. This is the first major tax overhaul since Ronald Reagan was president. It will have far-reaching effects on all individuals and businesses. Please click below for a special report on key…

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The Latest on Tax Reform

December 19, 2017

On December 15th, 2017 the House and Senate conference committee released the final version of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” a sweeping tax reform proposal. The Conference bill would impact virtually every individual and business on a level not seen in over 30 years.  Please click below for a special report on key aspects of…

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Tax Issues can Affect Kids, Too

November 28, 2017

Most people with children take into account the financial implications of their care — for instance, they prioritize paying for their children’s food, shelter, clothing and education. But they might not even consider the fact that taxes can affect minors, too. Parents should familiarize themselves with the tax implications of the “kiddie tax,” hiring their…

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Secret to Success: Fostering Innovation

October 16, 2017

Most business owners aim for continuing profitability and growth. One way to ensure this is to make innovation a priority. Approximately half of the nearly 2,800 small business owners responding to the April 2017 Allstate / USA Today Small Business Barometer say they’ve experimented with new business practices to provide their customers with additional goods…

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