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  • 5 Tips to Eat Healthy While on Vacation this Summer If you are like most, summer is prime time for family and friend vacations. It’s a time to unwind and recharge…to see new places and try new things. For many, “new things” often means food. And if you are trying to maintain or lose weight, that can be a problem. So, for all ... Continue Reading

Employees

  • Simplify Seasonal Staffing With These Smart Strategies Whether your business needs temporary workers to get through the holiday season or you hire short-term help on a regular basis, the process of finding the right candidates can be challenging. Try applying these strategies to make seasonal staffing easier: Create an ideal ... Continue Reading

Finance

  • Impacted by the Equifax Hack? Take These Steps Now! If you were a victim of the recently announced Equifax hack, you need to take action to mitigate any negative impact it may have on your finances and credit. If you’re not sure if you were affected, you can use Equifax’s Potential Impact tool to find out. You will need to ... Continue Reading

Financial Planning

  • Plan Now and Take Advantage of 2017 Tax Savings The end of the year is often hectic, which is why it’s important to take some time now to reduce your tax bill. Our firm can offer additional strategies to further mitigate your tax burden; however, the following 5 tips are an excellent starting point: Defer income. Because ... Continue Reading
  • Free Money-Saving Apps for Every College Student There likely aren’t many college students who don’t have a smart phone loaded with helpful apps. However, it is unlikely that any of these apps are dedicated to helping them build their financial fortitude. This is why we created our list below—chock-full of apps designed to ... Continue Reading
  • Four Money-Saving Mid-Year Financial Planning Tips It’s almost exactly the mid-point of the year, which makes it prime time for a mid-year financial review. If you need some monetary motivation for evaluating your financial progress so far this year, you may want to think of mid-year planning as a series of potential ... Continue Reading

Small Business

  • 4 Reasons to File Your Return Early The April 15 filing deadline is rapidly approaching, so we encourage you to send us your tax documentation as soon as possible to expedite the filing process. Here are four important reasons why you should file your return sooner rather than later: If you have any questions, ... Continue Reading
  • A Few Key Tax Reform Provisions Every Business Owner Should Know About This tax season is an important one for many business owners because it’s the first that will be impacted by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). How big of an impact is dependent on your unique situation. We’ve compiled this short list of provisions that may affect the ... Continue Reading
  • On Your Mark, Get Set…GO Prepare for Tax Season The combination of running a business and your life and preparing for tax time can drive some people into a slight panic. But no need to get stressed if you are prepared. Now is the time to start organizing all documents required to file your tax return. Also, consider going ... Continue Reading
  • Important Update: 1099 Reporting for 2018 The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 requires Forms 1099-MISC reporting non-employee compensation (NEC) in box 7 to be filed by January 31. All filing deadlines are as follows: Reporting NEC, whether filed on paper or electronically: January 31 Not ... Continue Reading

Small Business News

  • New IRS Warning: Email Scams Will Surge This Holiday Season Unfortunately, cyber scammers never take a vacation. In fact, the IRS has issued a warning of a surge in fraudulent emails that bait potential phishing victims with fake tax transcripts. Links within these emails lead recipients to documents containing the well-known ... Continue Reading

Small Business Practices

  • 5 Tips to Dial Down Distractions Our most precious commodity is time—and our attention is a close second. That’s why everyone can use some help on how to tune out daily distractions. We compiled the following helpful tips from copyblogger.com to get you started on dialing down distractions: Go grayscale on ... Continue Reading
  • Tips for Maximizing the Value of Your Next Staff Retreat Staff retreats can offer companies a lot of value. They can also be expensive and, unless managed effectively, not particularly productive. Before you plan your next (or first) staff retreat, review the following key factors to help you make the most of it. Atmosphere. From ... Continue Reading

Tax Tips

Taxes

  • 4 Reasons to File Your Return Early The April 15 filing deadline is rapidly approaching, so we encourage you to send us your tax documentation as soon as possible to expedite the filing process. Here are four important reasons why you should file your return sooner rather than later: If you have any questions, ... Continue Reading
  • A Few Key Tax Reform Provisions Every Business Owner Should Know About This tax season is an important one for many business owners because it’s the first that will be impacted by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). How big of an impact is dependent on your unique situation. We’ve compiled this short list of provisions that may affect the ... Continue Reading
  • On Your Mark, Get Set…GO Prepare for Tax Season The combination of running a business and your life and preparing for tax time can drive some people into a slight panic. But no need to get stressed if you are prepared. Now is the time to start organizing all documents required to file your tax return. Also, consider going ... Continue Reading
  • 5 Tips to Mitigate Paying Taxes on Social Security Benefits Like the old paraphrased saying goes: In this world, two things are certain—death and taxes. The recent federal tax overhaul changed a lot of rules, so it’s as important as ever to understand your tax obligations, including those on Social Security benefits. According to the ... Continue Reading

Tips

  • Tips to Help You Truly Enjoy the Most Wonderful—and Overwhelming—Time of the Year It’s amazing how much festive fun can be packed into a few weeks. While the holidays truly can be wonderful, they can also feel overwhelming with too much to do and too many temptations that derail us from enjoying what is truly important. To help you make your holidays feel ... Continue Reading
  • Ways to Skinny Down Super Bowl Sunday According to Forbes.com, Super Bowl viewers traditionally load up on millions of pounds of less-than-healthy foods during the big game—including ribs, pulled pork, tortilla chips, nuts, popcorn and bacon—all washed down with beer (the Super Bowl beverage of choice). If you ... Continue Reading
  • 5 Tips to Mitigate Paying Taxes on Social Security Benefits Like the old paraphrased saying goes: In this world, two things are certain—death and taxes. The recent federal tax overhaul changed a lot of rules, so it’s as important as ever to understand your tax obligations, including those on Social Security benefits. According to the ... Continue Reading
  • Minimize the Hustle and Bustle and Stay on Budget This Holiday Season The holidays can be overwhelming. You only have so many hours in a day, your gift list is long, and your budget may be tight. A bit of up-front planning and prioritizing can help save you time and money. Here are a few ideas to help you minimize the hustle and bustle, stay ... Continue Reading