Newsletters – 2015
 
January 2015

BizActions January 6th:

  • Important Tax Figures for 2015
  • Protect Your Company Retirement Plan from an IRS Attack
  • Taxes on Personal Injury Awards and Settlement

BizActions January 13th:

  • Annual Information Returns
  • Congress Renews Business Terrorism Insurance Protection
  • Ten Tax Breaks Available for Parents

BizActions January 20th:

  • 2015 Labor Laws for the New Year
  • Businesses: How to Help Prepare for Audit Season
  • The Latest News on the Personal Use of Company Cars
 
February 2015

BizActions February 3rd:

  • 2014 Federal Tax Returns: Something Borrowed, Something New
  • Estate Planning to Minimize Federal Income Taxes
  • The Tax Benefits of Being a Good Corporate Citizen

BizActions February 10th:

  • Cuba: Land of Limited U.S. Opportunites
  • IRS Aims to Ground More Offshore Accounts
  • Sort Out the Jurisdictional Issues of E-Commerce

BizActions February 17th:

  • S Corps and Partnerships: Beward of Failure-to-File Penalties
  • Build a Gold Medal Staff
  • Search Your Company for Extra Cash

BizActions February 24th:

  • The IRS Simplifies Repair Regulations for Small Business
  • Employers Get Extension on Work Opportunity Tax Credit Paperwork
  • Do You Over-Manage and Under-Lead?
 
March 2015

BizActions March 3rd:

  • Small Business Reprieve on Health Premium Reimbursement Plans
  • Spring Fever: How to Keep March Madness under Control
  • Salvage a Casualty Loss Deduction

BizActions March 10th:

  • Get a Better Handle on Bitcoin Tax Issues
  • What are this Year's 'Dirty Dozen' Tax Scams?
  • Making Sales with Installment Payments

BizActions March 17th:

  • Industries that Could be Booming as the Baby Boomers Age
  • Coming Soon: ABLE Accounts for Disabled Individuals
  • Hire the Right Person - and Stay Out of Trouble Doing It

BizActions March 24th:

  • Tax Day Countdown: Reduce Your Tax Bill with Retirement Accounts
  • Watch the Language in Employee Handbooks
  • Five Important Rules when Registering Your Domain

BizActions March 31st:

  • Safeguard Your Personal Information Against Online Surveillance
  • Can You Deduct Job-Related Moving Expenses?
  • A Shining Example of Cost Segregation
 
April 2015

BizActions April 7th:

  • How to Tap into the Millennial Market
  • Last Minute Personal Tax Filing Reminders
  • Tee Off for Success

BizActions April 14th:

  • Tax Paperwork and Other Records: What to Keep, What to Toss
  • Free Speech Limits in the Workplace
  • Invest Excess Company Cash Wisely

BizActions April 21st:

  • Test Your Small Business Finance IQ
  • Workplace Retaliation: Reduce the Chances of a Claim
  • Appraising Your Company's Appraisers

BizActions April 28th:

  • Do You Keep Adequate Records for Charitable Contributions?
  • Savor Business Entertainment Tax Breaks
  • Maximize the Tax  Deductions Available for Your Generosity 
 
May 2015

BizActions May 5th:

  • Warning:  Many Consumers Think Targeted Online Ads Are Creepy.
  • Tax Deadline Reminder: FBARs Due by June 30
  • Keep a Tight Rein on Branch Operations.

BizActions May 12th:

  • B Corps: To Be or Not to Be?
  • Update on Tax rules for Amateur Gamblers
  • Navigating the Social Media Minefield

BizActions May 19th:

  • Minimizing Your Risk of Cyber Breach
  • Uncle Sam Wants to Warn Employers About a Layoff Law
  • Get Back in the Loop

BizActions May 26th:

  • Supreme Court Removes Double Tax for Maryland Residents
  • Tax and Financial Benefits from Hiring Your Children
  • Save Taxes While Controlling Employee Health Costs


 
June 2015


BizActions June 2nd:

  • EBP Best Practices
  • Update on Medicare Insurance Premiums and Related Tax Deductions
  • A Dozen Ways to Cut Taxes This Summer

BizActions June 9th:

  • Paid Sick Time - Important Reminder
  • Rules on Deducting Business Start-Up Expenses
  • Help Protect Your Company from Harassment Claims

BizActions June 16th:

  • Summer Construction:  Are You Ready for the Housing Market to Heat Up?
  • Build Teams for Growth and Success
  • Protect Your Business After an Emergency

BizActions June 23rd:

  • Disaster Planning:  Expect the Unexpected
  • Don't Overlook a Roth IRA if You Are Self-Employed
  • A Cautionary Tale About Charitable Donations

BizActions June 30th:

  • Recent Supreme Court Cases That May Affect Your Business
  • IRS Proposes Implementation Guidance on ABLE Accounts
  • Train New Staff to Aim for Profits - Not Just Sales
 
July 2015


BizActions July 7th:

  • Proposed DOL Rule May Make Millions More Eligible for Overtime Pay
  • President Signs Two Trade Bills into Law with Tax Provisions
  • HR with Tightened Purse Strings Can Still Meet Challenges

BizActions July 14th: 

  • New Trade Law Stiffens Penalties for Certain Taxpayers
  • Focus on Your Profit Centers
  • Tips for Saving on Business Travel

BizActions July 21st:

  • DOL Gets Tough on Independent Contractor Classification
  • Form SS-8:  How Should You Handle Worker Classification?
  • Converting an Unincorporated Business Into an S Corp

BizActions July 28th:

  • Bringing Jobs Back to the USA
  • Track Repeat Business for More Profitable Sales
  • Write Email Messages with Selling Power
 
August 2015


BizActions August 4th:

  • Maximize Your Return on Social Media Spending
  • Navigating the Social Media Minefield
  • The Post Office Can Help You Improve Sales

BizActions August 11th:

  • Highway Trust Fund Extension Results in Tax Law Changes
  • 20 FAQs about Required Minimum Distributions
  • Build a Gold Medal Staff

BizActions August 19th:

  • EMV Compliance:  Are You Ready for the October 1 Deadline?
  • Smart Ways to Handle Off-Site Employees
  • Get Up and Running After a Disaster

BizActions August 26th:

  • Will Congress Resolve Taxing Issues for Internet Sellers?
  • Must Joint Activities Be Treated as Partnerships?
  • What You Need to Know About 529 Plan Withdrawals


 
September 2015

BizActions September 1st:

  • The IRS Takes a Proactive Stance against Identity Theft and Tax Scams
  • The Legal Risks of Selling Online
  • B2B Advertising:  Sell The Steak

BizActions September 8th:

  • Are Rental Properties the Next Big Investment Opportunity?
  • Tread Carefully to Avoid Immigration Discrimination
  • Successful Strategies Create Successful Mergers

BizActions September 15th:

  • Harnessing the Power of the Internet Today and Tomorrow
  • Build Teams for Growth and Success
  • PCI Compliance:  Protect Customer Information

BizActions September 22nd:

  • A Recipe for Deducting Meals, Parties and Gifts Provided to Employees
  • 'Loan Payments' Can Be Taxable Corporate Distributions to Shareholders
  • Tax Consequences of Borrowing From a Retirement Plan

BizActions September 29th:

  • Fiscal Year 2016 Travel Per Diem Rates Now Available
  • The Legal Risks of Selling Online
  • B2B Advertising: Sell the Steak

 
October 2015

BizActions October 6th:

  • Seasonal IRS Announcements: Stop To Reflect on Taxes
  • Help Avoid Costly Age Discrimination Claims
  • Achieve Sustainable Cost Cutting at Your Organization

BizActions October 13th:

  • Doing Business with China: Opportunities and Concerns
  • Executive Terminations: Sever Ties Carefully
  • Investigate Zoning Laws Before Committing to a Location

BizActions October 20th:

  • 2015 Year-End Tax Planning Tips for Individuals
  • Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Protect Valuable and Vulnerable Assets
  • Tax Rules When Your Business Tip Involves a Passport

BizActions October 27th:

  • 2015 Year-End Tax Planning Tips for Small Businesses
  • News on Social Security Benefits: Read All About It
  • A Dozen Ways to Negotiate Better

 
November 2015

BizActions November 3rd:

  • Save the Date: International Fraud Awareness Week
  • Employee Dispute Mediation: Better than Litigation When it Works
  • Consider an Alternate Metric to Value Your Small Business

BizActions November 10th:

  • Tax Advice for Military Families and Veterans
  • New Law Closes Loopholes Involving Social Security Benefits
  • Arbitration Agreements Save Headaches and Dollars

BizActions November 17th:

  • What Your Need to Know Before Making Year-End Charitable Contributions
  • What Can Employers Do with Forfeited Employee FSA Balances?
  • Notify the IRS if You Change Your Address

BizActions November 24th:

  • Could Buying a Heavy SUV, Pickup or Van Help Save Taxes?
  • Keep a Tight Rein on Branch Operations
  • Getting the Most Out of Banner Ads

 
December 2015

BizActions December 1st:

  • 2015 Year-End Tax Planning Guide
  • Last Minute Tax Savings: Hurry Before Time Runs Out
  • IRS Raises Tangible Property Expensing Threshold

BizActions December 8th:

  • Make the Most of Year-End Physical Inventory Counts
  • Uncle Sam Wants to WARN Employers About a Layoff Law
  • Good PR Can Help Your Company Avoid Litigation

BizActions December 15th:

  • Important Reminders
  • Complying with the New-and-Improved Telemarketing Sales Rule
  • No Current Deductions Before Business Commences

BizActions December 22nd:

  • A Gift from Uncle Sam: Congress Passes the Extenders Package
  • Ethical Sales Is Not an Oxymoron
  • Write Email Messages with Selling Power

BizActions December 29th:

  • Fit Finances for 2016
  • What to Do with Impossible Employees?  Clean House
  • No One Factor Determines Contractor Status


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