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  • Remind Soon-to-be retirees About RMDs

    Do you have employees in their late 60s? If so, are they aware of the required minimum distribution (RMD) obligations beginning at age 70½ for their individual IRAs and possibly their 401(k) plans? It’s important that they know what to expect when they reach that age so they can avoid a potentially whopping penalty. As…

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  • These 2 Tax Credits Just for Small Businesses May Reduce 2017 and 2018 Tax Bills

    Tax credits reduce tax liability dollar-for-dollar, potentially making them more valuable than deductions, which reduce only the amount of income subject to tax. Maximizing available credits is especially important now that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has reduced or eliminated some tax breaks for businesses. Two still-available tax credits are especially for small businesses…

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  • Payroll Matters: 2018 Withholding Tables Are A-Changin

    For employers, managing payroll smoothly and properly is a delicate, critical matter. There may be no quicker way to turn a happy employee into a disgruntled one than by mishandling his or her paycheck. This year, employers have an additional challenge to contend with in this area. When Congress passed and the President signed into…

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  • Meals, Entertainment and Transportation May Cost Businesses More Under the TCJA

    Along with tax rate reductions and a new deduction for pass-through qualified business income, the new tax law brings the reduction or elimination of tax deductions for certain business expenses. Two expense areas where the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) changes the rules — and not to businesses’ benefit — are meals/entertainment and transportation….

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