October 20, 2016
Many businesses have no idea what is ahead as it relates to DOL enforcement and how the IRS will be involved. Some may have heard of ACA, but most know it as "Obamacare". Some have heard about new regulations on overtime, but have no idea that they are impacted. Most businesses know there are issues with contractor vs. employee rules, but have no idea of how it applies to them and that the cost of mistakes is growing and why it is a bigger enforcement issue now than in the past. All of these areas fall in the enforcement side of both the DOL and IRS.
It is much better to find out now and be proactive than to sit and wait for an action. We will host a presentation on October 27th to hear from Ross Carmichael with Higginbotham Insurance Group. Ross is a former DOL investigator and heads up Higginbotham's compliance team. We have worked with Ross and Higginbotham for a number of years and find them to be a great resource when it comes to employee benefits compliance. Just email us and we will send you more information on the presentation.
According to new rules from the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, meals and entertainment tax-deductible expenses for businesses have undergone considerable reform. Because the explanations of new deduction guidelines can be confusing, we’ve created this brief outline for you. A visit with your accounting professional to ensure your Chart of Accounts is correct may also be beneficial.
August is upon us once again. The collective “UGH!” is heard nationwide as families trudge toward the school supplies aisle in preparation for the upcoming academic year. Sadly, the “days-gone-by” supplies such as a box of crayons, spiral-ring notebooks and a pack of #2 pencils have evolved into a much longer list. But never fear, we’ve put together these useful tips to help you do “back to school” on the cheap.
So popular was the topic of our last post, that we created Part II to create our eating-healthy-this-summer-themed blog series. Enjoy these added nutritional and time-saving tips for summer meal planning.