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Can you deduct charitable gifts on your tax return?

By |2020-01-22T17:46:50+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Latest News|

Many taxpayers make charitable gifts — because they’re generous and they want to save money on their federal tax bills. But with the tax law changes that went into effect a couple years ago and the many rules that apply to charitable deductions, you may no longer get a tax break for your generosity. Are

What can AI do for my business?

By |2020-01-20T22:01:01+00:00January 20th, 2020|Latest News|

You’ve no doubt read articles or heard stories about how artificial intelligence (AI) is bringing sweeping change to a wide variety of industries. But it’s one thing to learn about how this remarkable technology is changing someone else’s company and quite another to apply it to your own. Here’s a primer on what AI might

Help protect your personal information by filing your 2019 tax return early

By |2020-01-14T14:42:07+00:00January 14th, 2020|Latest News|

The IRS announced it is opening the 2019 individual income tax return filing season on January 27. Even if you typically don’t file until much closer to the April 15 deadline (or you file for an extension), consider filing as soon as you can this year. The reason: You can potentially protect yourself from tax

How business owners and execs can stay connected with staff

By |2020-01-14T14:40:09+00:00January 14th, 2020|Latest News|

With the empty bottles of bubbly placed safely in the recycling bin and the confetti swept off the floor, it’s time to get back to the grind. The beginning of the year can be a busy time for business owners and executives, because you no doubt want to get off to a strong start in

Congress gives a holiday gift in the form of favorable tax provisions

By |2019-12-24T15:14:30+00:00December 24th, 2019|Latest News|

As part of a year-end budget bill, Congress just passed a package of tax provisions that will provide savings for some taxpayers. The White House has announced that President Trump will sign the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020 into law. It also includes a retirement-related law titled the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement

5 ways to strengthen your business for the new year

By |2019-12-24T15:12:07+00:00December 24th, 2019|Latest News|

The end of one year and the beginning of the next is a great opportunity for reflection and planning. You have 12 months to look back on and another 12 ahead to look forward to. Here are five ways to strengthen your business for the new year by doing a little of both: 1. Compare

Do you have a side gig? Make sure you understand your tax obligations

By |2019-12-18T19:17:38+00:00December 18th, 2019|Latest News|

The number of people engaged in the “gig” or sharing economy has grown in recent years, according to a 2019 IRS report. And there are tax consequences for the people who perform these jobs, such as providing car rides, renting spare bedrooms, delivering food, walking dogs or providing other services. Basically, if you receive income

Stretch your marketing dollars further with smart strategies

By |2019-12-18T19:14:54+00:00December 18th, 2019|Latest News|

If your marketing budget is limited, there may be ways to make that money go further. Smart strategies abound for small to midsize businesses. Let’s look at a few ideas for stretching your marketing dollars a bit further. Check out the big guys Look to larger companies for ideas on how to improve and amp

What’s the right device policy for your company?

By |2019-12-18T19:12:29+00:00December 18th, 2019|Latest News|

Device policies pertaining to smartphones and other technology tools continue to frustrate business owners as they try to balance their needs for security and functionality against employees’ rights to privacy and freedom. At some companies, loose “bring your own device” (BYOD) policies are giving way to stricter “choose your own device” (CYOD) or “corporate-owned, personally

Adopting a child? Bring home tax savings with your bundle of joy

By |2019-12-10T21:30:40+00:00December 10th, 2019|Latest News|

If you’re adopting a child, or you adopted one this year, there may be significant tax benefits available to offset the expenses. For 2019, adoptive parents may be able to claim a nonrefundable credit against their federal tax for up to $14,080 of “qualified adoption expenses” for each adopted child. (This amount is increasing to