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Monday, July 9, 2018

New ACA Legal Battle Could Affect Individual and Employer Health Coverage

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been controversial since it was enacted in 2010. The latest legal attack calls into question whether insurance carriers will still be required to issue coverage to individuals without regard to pre-existing medical conditions, and the degree of pricing flexibility that carriers will have based on the demographics of a covered group. READ […]

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Sales Tax: Supreme Court Ruling Affects Retailers and Consumers

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A new U.S. Supreme Court ruling paves the way for states to require Internet sellers to collect sales tax from consumers — even if they don’t have a physical presence in the state. (South Dakota v. Wayfair, No. 17-494, June 21, 2018) In doing so, the Court has reversed the long-standing, but controversial, precedent in Quill v. North […]

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

IRS Encourages Taxpayers to Check Withholding

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Are you having enough money withheld from your regular paychecks? The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has made several significant changes to the tax rules for individuals for 2018 through 2025. As a result, many taxpayers who previously itemized deductions are expected to claim the standard deduction, starting in 2018. READ MORE

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Tax Reform: What’s Changing for Individuals?

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act makes sweeping changes to the tax rules for individuals. But some of the new provisions won’t necessarily be relevant to your situation. Here’s a quick reference guide to the major issues under the new law to help you understand what’s changing. READ MORE

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Watch Out for these Tax Issues When Planning for Your Business in 2018

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act makes sweeping changes. But some of the new provisions won’t necessarily be relevant to your situation. Here’s a quick reference guide to the major changes under the new law to help you understand what’s changing. READ MORE

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Will States Conform to the New Tax Rules?

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Many state legislatures are now in session. A major issue that state lawmakers may currently face is whether to conform their state income tax systems to all the changes included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Some states are considering or have adopted legislation to address the following key provisions of the new tax […]

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Supreme Court Sides with Employers on Arbitration Agreements

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The Supreme Court often agrees to rule on questions upon which individual appeals courts have reached different conclusions, to create a uniform national legal standard. READ MORE

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

New Tax Benefits of Hiring Your Kid

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Summer jobs can be an effective way to teach children about financial responsibility, encourage them to save for college or retirement, and provide them with spending money during the school year. If you own a business, consider hiring your child (or grandchild) as a legitimate employee. It can be a smart tax-saving strategy for employee and […]

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

6 Cool Ways to Save Taxes during the Hot Summer Months

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) may have put a crimp in some of your summer plans by eliminating or scaling back certain tax breaks. But individuals and small business owners still have plenty of opportunities to save taxes. Here are six ideas to consider this summer. READ MORE

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Supreme Court Spotlights Employee Status: Exempt or Not?

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Thousands of cases are appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court every year, but usually fewer than 100 get a full-blown hearing and ruling. One case that made it through in the current court term is Encino Motorcars v. Navarro. On the surface, this case looks at whether car dealer service advisors are exempt or nonexempt. But the […]

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