18 Oct 2018
October 18, 2018

Know the FMLA Notice Requirements

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Whenever an employee needs to take leave under the Family Medical Leave Act, he or she must inform the company as soon as possible. Failure to notify the company within the time frame specified under the FMLA or failure to follow company policy for requesting FMLA leave may result in coverage being delayed or denied… read more →

20 Sep 2018
September 20, 2018

Is a Franchise the Right Move for You?

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Many would-be entrepreneurs wonder what it might be like to open a franchise. There are hundreds of possibilities, each with its own policies and minimum investments, but let’s consider one of the most famous. Imagine you’re opening your own McDonald’s; you have to buy a McDonald’s franchise. For a conventional franchise, you have to have.. read more →

Where is the best place to start on a journey to get and keep your finances in order? Gather your financial paperwork, including whatever pertains to your credit cards, phone and utility bills, bank statements, insurance and mortgage payments, and any other financial debts and obligations you’re required to pay on a monthly or yearly.. read more →

20 Sep 2018
September 20, 2018

Qualified Retirement Plans: Know the Rules

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The IRS annually releases its Required Amendments (RA) list, which includes changes that individually designed retirement plans may need to make in order to remain qualified under the Internal Revenue Code. The most recent RA list was released via Notice 2017-72, which contains changes not only to the qualification requirements for individually designed plans but.. read more →

20 Sep 2018
September 20, 2018

New IRS Guidance on State and Local Taxes

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The IRS will be addressing the deductibility of state and local tax payments for federal income tax purposes. It’s a reminder that federal law controls payments for federal income tax purposes no matter how state law wants to view things. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act limits the amount of state and local taxes one.. read more →

The rules for withholding federal payroll taxes are quite straightforward, applying to most employees in the United States, regardless of location. The rules tend to be more complicated on the state side, however, as they are location specific and may even include local tax withholding. Here’s a rundown of the various federal, state, and local.. read more →

22 Aug 2018
August 22, 2018

Are Annuities Right for You?

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Annuities are financial products sold by insurance companies that allow you to put aside money, have it increase each year without paying taxes and then trigger a stream of future payments on a timetable you can control. Unlike IRAs, there’s no income limit on how much you can place in an annuity. By being in.. read more →

22 Aug 2018
August 22, 2018

Passwords: Making Them Hard to Crack

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Why work on making your passwords stronger? Hackers will attack the low-hanging fruit first. What attackers will do is steal the storage of passwords on a vulnerable screen. These passwords are encrypted, but with tools like Pwdump, Airodump-Ng and the Meterpreter, hackers can take as much time as they need to crack your password. The.. read more →

22 Aug 2018
August 22, 2018

Check Your Withholding Now

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The IRS is urging two-income families and folks who work multiple jobs to complete a paycheck checkup to verify that they’re withholding the right amount of tax from their paychecks. You can check out the IRS Withholding Calculator to help navigate the complexities of multiple employer tax situations and determine the correct amount of tax.. read more →

A tax reciprocal agreement is established when two states agree to avoid the burden of dual taxation on employees who live in one state while working in another state. The contract exempts the employee from taxes in his or her work state while requiring payment only to the home state. For example, Illinois has reciprocal.. read more →