14 Jun 2018
June 14, 2018

How OSHA Can Affect Your Business

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was established within the Department of Labor and authorized to regulate health and safety conditions for all employers. (Similar state agencies may augment or supplant OSHA.) OSHA was created to: Encourage you and your employees to reduce workplace hazards and implement or improve existing safety and health standards. Provide.. read more →

07 Jun 2018
June 7, 2018

How to Challenge Property Taxes

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Has your property tax bill increased significantly? Do you think you may have grounds for an appeal, particularly if the increase seems out of line with overall appreciation in your area? Property tax rules and policies are local, but in general, you have 90 days after you receive a new assessment to appeal in most.. read more →

Every organization—public, private or nonprofit, as well as the people who lead them—is vulnerable to a multitude of directors and officers liability insurance exposures. What are we talking about? Securities litigation. Regulatory actions. Allegations of misrepresentation. Breaches of fiduciary duties. Even business leaders in private companies can be held personally liable for claims. In fact,.. read more →

You’ve heard about millennials, the problematic generation of young people born between the 1980s and the early 2000s. If you work with them, you might unfairly lump them all together, considering them the misfits of the professional world. Indeed, millennials are routinely denigrated in the popular press. Aren’t these the folks who live in their.. read more →

Contrary to early reports, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 allows taxpayers who buy, build or substantially improve their homes using either a home equity loan, home equity lines of credit (HELOC) or second mortgages to deduct interest on the loans. That’s the good news. But if you take out the loan to.. read more →

Have you thought about the insurance your small business might need? Whether it’s a one-person outfit you run out of your home or a family corporation with dozens of employees, you need to protect yourself and your company. Review the following list to see what might apply to you. General liability insurance — Even for.. read more →

A deferred annuity is a contract between you and a life insurance company. Funds are exchanged for a promise to provide a competitive rate of interest with a minimum interest rate guarantee while guaranteeing the principal investment as well. The benefit payments don’t start until perhaps 10 or 20 years down the road. The longer.. read more →

When you are an employee, your employer withholds taxes from every paycheck and sends the money to the IRS. But when self-employed or earning income other than a salary, you need to pay estimated taxes each quarter. What kind of income might be subject to quarterly payments? Take the following, for example: Interest income. Dividends… read more →

All mergers are different, and at times the end goal of setting up a new company that results from the merger is front and center in one’s mind. Joy and pure excitement come at closing the deal, but if this is a family business, a mixed bag of emotions follows fast. You may have grown.. read more →

Cost segregation is the Internal Revenue Service’s approved method of reclassifying your commercial building from real property to personal property and, in the process, allowing assets to be depreciated on a 5-, 7- or 15-year schedule, instead of the traditional 27.5- or 39-year depreciation schedule of real property. Imagine how this could affect your business… read more →