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If you are an employer looking for an attractive employee benefit that lets you plan contributions around your revenues, consider a 401(K) profit-sharing plan. These plans allow you to make pre-tax deposits to your employees’ eligible retirement accounts after the end of each calendar year,...

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As part of the emergency disaster declaration made by President Trump on March 13, 2020, it became possible for employees to donate their unused paid vacation time, sick leave, and personal time off to qualified charities that provided COVID-19 relief in 2020. The IRS recently extended...

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The U.S. Treasury has released the Biden administration’s 2022 Fiscal Year Budget, which includes a general explanation of the administration’s 2022 revenue proposals. The publication is commonly referred to as the Green Book and outlines the Biden administration’s tax proposals. Keep in mind that these...

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With the ever-increasing complexity of our tax system, it is commonplace for many small businesses to make mistakes with bookkeeping and filing. One way to avoid making errors is to be aware of the most commonly encountered pitfalls. Here are some tips to help keep...

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As more employers bring employees back to the workplace and navigate new CDC guidance on mask-wearing, they may have questions about whether they can ask about an employee or applicant's COVID-19 vaccination status. Here are answers to frequently asked questions about vaccination inquiries. Q: Would asking...

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Creating a successful business requires a good idea combined with skill, talent, and ambition. But even if you have all of those elements, you may end up falling short if you can’t raise the capital that you need to move forward. No entrepreneur wants to think...

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This article discusses how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the way people are purchasing businesses and how business owners are selling. In fact, there’s been a rise in investment activity, and it is expected to continue for the remainder of this year. In order to...

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This article discusses the sad reality of how fewer than 1/3 of family businesses are successively handed down to the second generation. However, utilizing the tips outlined in this article such as starting your succession planning early, including family members in discussions, training, and sticking...

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This article discusses how there are many factors at play when a business gets bought or sold. Specifically, topics such as reoccurring revenue, why someone sells, buyers’ interests, evaluation criteria, and the 4 P’s (People, Platform, Processes, and Product) are all outlined within this link....

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This article discusses how the IRS released guidance explaining deductions on food and beverage within a restaurant. There was a temporary 100% deduction which was “designed to help restaurants, many of which have been hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.” However, as we continue to move...

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