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4 Tips for Avoiding Penalties on Estimated Tax Payments

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Nov 14, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Lately, the IRS has been issuing more penalties for underpayment of estimated taxes. From 2010 to 2015, there was a 40 percent jump in the number of people who paid these fines. As a result, the IRS is urging all taxpayers to educate themselves about estimated tax payments.

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Topics: Tax Season

Why now is the Time to Review your Payroll Deductions

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Oct 24, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Can you remember the last time you reviewed your payroll deductions? If you are like many Americans, you may not have updated them in quite a while. Although you might not have had a reason to do so before, a recent change in the tax code actually influences employee withholdings. In fact, the IRS recommends that every working American review their deductions as soon as possible.

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Topics: Insider

Supreme Court Ruling may Alter Internet Sales Tax Collection

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Oct 10, 2018 10:00:00 AM

In June, the Supreme Court made a major ruling that could significantly change how internet sales tax is calculated. The decision overturned a nearly 30-year precedent that required retailers to collect local taxes only if they had a physical presence in the state where the goods were purchased. The High Court's recent ruling indicates that retailers can now collect taxes in all jurisdictions where they have made qualifying sales.

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Topics: Business Accounting

5 Tips and Tricks for Building Wealth to Last a Lifetime

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Sep 26, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Building wealth is not only for the wealthy. Anyone can learn how to develop a plan to build a nest egg for retirement. From monitoring daily spending to diversifying investments, these tips and tricks can help you become more financially secure.

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Financial Literacy 101: How to Make Sense of Money

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Sep 12, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Financial literacy is a term for the ability to manage your money. It includes learning how to pay bills, borrow money, save responsibly, invest wisely and plan for retirement. Financial literacy is a learned skill, which is not taught in any school.

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Topics: Insider

How to Steadily Increase your Small Business Cash Flow

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Aug 29, 2018 10:00:00 AM

With the ups and downs of the economy, a cash flow shortage could potentially hit any company. However, these serious problems can be prevented if you learn how to manage small business cash flow.

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Topics: Business Accounting

A Guide to Easily Understanding Credit Scores

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Aug 15, 2018 10:00:00 AM

If you are interested in buying a new car or applying for a mortgage, your credit score could make a big difference in what you are able to borrow and the interest rate available to you. In order to secure the best terms, you will benefit from reading this simple guide to understanding credit scores.

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Topics: Insider

What is an Employee Benefit Plan Audit, and How does it Work?

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jul 25, 2018 10:00:00 AM

The deadline for an employee benefit plan to file a Form 5500 is July 31. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act requires that an annual audit of many large benefit plan’s financial statements be conducted by an independent qualified public accountant. If your company sponsors an employee benefit plan, you should be aware of this type of audit process.

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Topics: Business Accounting

How to Recognize (and Avoid) Email Phishing Scams

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jul 11, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Did you know that on average email phishing scams cost a mid-size company about $1.6 million? Just one wrong link click could be enough to cripple your entire organization. As these serious cyber threats continue to spread, it is more crucial than ever that businesses know how to identify and avoid phishing.

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Topics: Business Accounting

Personal Finance Budgeting Tips for Busy People

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Jun 28, 2018 10:00:00 AM

With everything going on in life, it’s easy to forget about personal finance budgeting. But, even if you work 80 hours a week, many of today’s financial tools leave you with no excuse to avoid money management. In the time it takes to commute to the city, you could easily learn these five financial tricks for busy people.

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Topics: Insider

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