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Feds issue tax ruling on holiday bonuses

November 14, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

If you’re one of a dwindling number of employers giving out holiday bonuses, consider how the federal government treats those amounts for tax purposes.


You’re getting audited — 2 ways to gain control of the process

October 17, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

When you have an IRS or state tax auditor coming into your company,  it’s already a bad day. Then that initial request for your company’s tax data comes in, and the auditor asks for every scrap of paper for every transaction for the last 10 years. What are your options?


Time running out on getting key tax breaks

October 10, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

Check your budgets and mention this to your Finance people: You have just a few months left to take advantage of some high-limit tax deductions.


New IRS regs affect how you pay vendors

May 30, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

You might think you’ve got all the invoice details you need to cut a check – but new regs from IRS will make the process more difficult.


Is your state on the list of ‘tax toughies’?

April 4, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

How much you’ll have to struggle with taxes and tangled regs depends more on where your company is located than on anything else.


The top 10 stories of 2011

December 28, 2011 by Jim Giuliano

Here are the top 10 stories of the year, as chosen by our readers.


New tax rules on employer-issued cell phones

October 11, 2011 by Jim Giuliano

If you provide cell phones to your employees or are considering it, first make sure your admin people are up to speed on the latest applicable Internal Revenue Service rules.


What business owners want to hear from Obama

September 21, 2011 by Jim Giuliano


OK, we know all about what President Obama proposes to help American businesses. Now, CNN Money asks 10 small-business owners what the president could do immediately to boost the economy in general and their companies in particular. Here’s what they said. More…

American Jobs Act: What’s in it for you

September 14, 2011 by Jim Giuliano


President Obama’s proposal has some major implications — tax and otherwise — for business. More…

Lighter side: Lap dances subject to business tax?

July 1, 2011 by Jim Giuliano

The greater question that came out of this court case: How does one establish oneself as an “expert witness”?


Hurry! Still time to take advantage of these tax breaks

May 18, 2011 by Jennifer Azara


If your company is in a position to make some larger purchases in the near future, you’ll want to move sooner rather than later. There are some serious incentives to do so. More…

Get tax breaks for IT purchases

March 24, 2011 by Valerie Helmbreck

Has your IT team been putting off on hardware upgrades  in recent years because of the tough economy? It’s a good bet many have, but now’s the time to revisit those improvements if you want to take advantage of some new tax breaks.


8 big changes in Obama’s new small-biz bill

October 27, 2010 by Jennifer Azara


President Obama has signed into law the latest attempt to jumpstart the economy. To take advantage of some of the benefits, you’ll have to act fast.  More…

VAT talk heats up: How it would work

September 22, 2010 by Jim Giuliano

As the federal deficit mounts, legislators are beginning to take a serious look at the VAT system of raising revenue. What, exactly, is it? And how would it work if implemented in the United States?


Obama’s new plan for business

September 8, 2010 by Jim Giuliano


President Obama recently rolled out his plan to boost business — and, presumably, hiring. Will it work? More…

Feds take aim at small-biz ‘loopholes’

July 21, 2010 by Jim Giuliano


Some say they’re a way to save on business taxes. The U.S. Congress has termed them “loopholes” and is looking at ways to close them.

Making sure you get the healthcare tax credit

June 9, 2010 by Jim Giuliano


The White House and the Internal Revenue Service just released the details on eligibility for companies that want to get a tax credit under the new healthcare legislation. More…

Are you paying too little to Uncle Sam?

May 20, 2010 by Jim Giuliano

A new study shows that the take by the Internal Revenue Service is falling fast. Really. More…

New HIRE Act forms & info available online

May 19, 2010 by Jim Giuliano

The Internal Revenue Service has posted the new forms and instructions for employers who want to get credit for hiring the unemployed. More…

The hidden biz effect of health reform: Back-office burden

March 31, 2010 by Jim Giuliano


Sure, everyone’s talking about health reform and its down-the-road costs. There will be real and imposing administrative demands on your staff, too. More…


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