On April 8, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued the long-awaited final rule for stockbrokers. The rule — referred to as the fiduciary rule — … Read more about Impact of New Fiduciary Rule on Your Retirement Plan
It’s no secret that small businesses are targets for lawsuits. According to NFIB, tort liability (e.g., accidents on premises, discrimination claims … Read more about 4 Asset Protection Strategies for Small Business Owners
It’s perfectly legal for IRAs or 401(k)s to own your business. (I wrote a lengthy piece about this for the SBA). Those who put the ownership of … Read more about Retirement Accounts and the Unrelated Business Income Tax
With March being Women’s History Month, it’s an appropriate time to review what’s going on with women-owned small businesses and federal contracting. … Read more about Women-Owned Small Businesses and Federal Contracting
One of the first pieces of advice I give to those just starting a business is to separate your personal and business finances. Set up a separate … Read more about Is Your Business Your Personal Pocketbook?
White-collar crime usually refers to any crimes that occur in the workplace, including employee theft and embezzlement (also referred to as … Read more about White-Collar Crime and Your Business
Are you an applicable large employer (ALE) subject to the employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? If you have 10 employees, you know … Read more about Employers on the Cusp of Being Large: What to Do Now for ACA
Likely you’ve already amassed the records needed for tax return preparation this year. Perhaps you’ve seen that there have been missed opportunities … Read more about Mileage Tracking for Greater Tax Savings
As qualified retirement plans go, a SEP, which stands for Simplified Employee Pension, has a lot going for it. You can save substantial sums and take … Read more about SEPs: IRA-Based Retirement Plans that Aren’t IRAs
Last week the President released his proposals for the government’s 2017 fiscal year. The budget includes new spending as well as new revenue ideas. … Read more about What the President’s Budget Proposals Mean for Small Businesses
A survey by Glassdoor looked at 50 fringe benefits offers by employers and found some surprising, as well as not so surprising, results. The big … Read more about What Perks Do You Offer?
According to a Kent State’s Succession Planning Workshop in 2012, more than 70% of privately-owned businesses will change hands within the next two … Read more about Estate Planning for Your Business: Don’t Delay
The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, which was signed into law on December 18, 2015, extends permanently or temporarily many … Read more about New Tax Rules for Business — Part 4 (S Corporations)
Last December, the Federal Reserve announced that it was raising the Federal Funds Rate (the rate at which banks borrow money from each other … Read more about Higher Interest Rates and Your Business
The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, which was signed into law on December 18, 2015, extends permanently or temporarily many … Read more about New Tax Rules for Business — Part 3 (Research Credit)