Newsletters – 2017
 
January 2017

BizActions: January 3rd

  • Important Tax Figures for 2017
  • Protect Morale by Handling Rumors Effectively
  • Five Important Rules When Registering Your Domain

BizActions: January 10th

  • Consider State Taxes When Deciding Where to Live in Retirement
  • Enjoying Tax Breaks at a Convention 
  • Writing Of Worthless Stock Investments

BizActions: January 17th

  • Tax Fraud Awareness: How to Protect Your Identity and Assets
  • Negotiating the Sales Deal 
  • Smart Surveys Get Smart Results 

BizActions: January 24th

  • IRS Reports a Significant Increase in Whistleblower Awards 
  • IRS Updates FAQs on Certain ACA Provisions 
  • Pair the Right Mentor With the Right Employee 
  • Scratching Up Seed Money 
 
February 2017

BizActions February 7, 2017

  • How S Corporations Can Save on Federal Employment Taxes
  • Factoring Uncertainty into the Value of Your Business
  • When Nonqualified Stock Options Have a Leg Up
  • Which Parent Gets Child-Related Tax Breaks After Divorce?

BizActions February 14, 2017

  • Remember RMDs this Tax Season if You’re 70 ½
  • Smart Internet Strategies Can Increase Sales
  • Be Courteous to Win Repeat Business

BizActions February 21, 2017

  • Consider Section 179 Deductions for Real Estate Expenses
  • Genetic Nondiscrimination Law Affects Many Work Practices
  • Is Your Company Facing a Cash Flow Crunch?

BizActions February 28, 2017

  • Seniors: Consider These Tax Breaks When Filing for 2016
  • Manage Risks When Terminating an Employee
  • Combat All Threats to Data Security

 
March 2017

BizActions March 7, 2017

  • There's Still Time to Set Up a SEP for 2016
  • Savor Business Entertainment Tax Breaks
  • What Does it Mean if the IRS Files a Lien?

BizActions March 14, 2017

  • Self-Employment Tax Reduction Strategies
  • Let “Bluebirds” Lift the Spirits of Sales Reps
  • Earn Customer Loyalty with a Simple Gesture

BizActions March 21, 2017

  • Relying on Audit Techniques Guides
  • 4 Tips for Claiming Higher Education Credits
  • Could Your Company Defend Itself in an Age Discrimination Lawsuit?
  • Successful Bill Collecting Begins with Information

BizActions March 28, 2017

  • Remember the New FBAR Filing Deadline
  • Negative Thoughts Can Negatively Impact Profits
  • Guard Against Losses From Employee Theft

 
April 2017

BizActions April 4, 2017

  • Update on Home Mortgage Interest Deductions
  • Working Out a Tax-Free Perk
  • To Forgive Is Not Always Divine

BizActions April 11, 2017

  • Recent Developments May Affect Passive Investors with Losses
  • Tax Court Interprets Exceptions to the PAL Rules for Rental Properties
  • Let the Customer Talk
  • Crack the Code of Good Customer Service

BizActions April 18, 2017

  • The Ins and Outs of Deducting Legal Expenses
  • Spring Cleaning: When Can You Purge Your Old Financial Records?
  • Covenants Not To Compete: Protection for Your Business
  • Need a Loan? Here's an Essential Checklist

BizActions April 25, 2017

  • Establishing Residency for State Tax Purposes
  • Your Employee Handbook: Include 12 Critical Issues
  • Slash Office Supply Costs With Simple Tricks

 
May 2017

BizActions May 2, 2017

  • Financial Survival Tips for Recent College Graduates
  • Employer Can Have Info about Whether Misclassified Workers Paid Tax
  • Trim Training Costs With a Playbook for Employees
  • Negotiating a Commercial Lease

BizActions May 9, 2017

  • 10 Simple (and Fun) Ways to Cut Taxes This Summer
  • Tap an Unexpected Source of Sales Leads
  • Share a Concept and Stretch Your Budget

BizActions May 16, 2017

  • Capital vs. Ordinary: Classifying Income and Losses Affects Your Taxes
  • Wedding Bells and Taxes: Tax Issues to Consider Before Tying the Knot
  • Does Multi-Tasking Have a Place in the Workplace?
  • The Art of Bill Collecting

BizActions May 23, 2017

  • Green Tax Breaks: Are you Claiming All the Credits You Deserve?
  • Be a Hands-On Manager to Maximize Profits
  • When Companies Share Intellectual Property for Mutual Benefit

BizActions May 30, 2017

  • Reclassifying Business Expenses as Constructive Dividends
  • Are Contingent Attorneys’ Fees Tax Deductible?
  • Shave Payroll Costs for Shared Employees
  • Can You Have Too Much Money in Tax-Deferred IRAs?
 
June 2017

BizActions June 6, 2017

  • Reminder of Minimum Wage Increase
  • Sharing Tax Issues in the Sharing Economy
  • Spin E-mail Addresses into Gold
  • A Winning Press Kit Helps Spotlight Your Company

BizActions July 4, 2017

  • Know the Rules for Amending a Federal Income Tax Return
  • Broaden Your Sales Circle with 4 Simple Steps
  • You Have Something to Say, So Say It

BizActions July 18, 2017

  • 5 Recent Supreme Court Decisions that Could Affect Your Business
  • Mission Statements: More Than a Wall Ornament
  • Disclaim Responsibility in Contracts

BizActions July 25, 2017

  • Do You Have a Deductible Business Loss or a Nondeductible Hobby Loss?
  • Understanding the Benefits of S Corporations
  • Leaving IRA Money to Charity: A Tax-Smart Strategy
 
July 2017

BizActions July 6, 2017

  • Reminder of Minimum Wage Increase
  • Sharing Tax Issues in the Sharing Economy
  • Spin E-mail Addresses into Gold
  • A Winning Press Kit Helps Spotlight Your Company

BizActions July 4, 2017

  • Know the Rules for Amending a Federal Income Tax Return
  • Broaden Your Sales Circle with 4 Simple Steps
  • You Have Something to Say, So Say It

BizActions July 18, 2017

  • 5 Recent Supreme Court Decisions that Could Affect Your Business
  • Mission Statements: More Than a Wall Ornament
  • Disclaim Responsibility in Contracts

BizActions July 25, 2017

  • Do You Have a Deductible Business Loss or a Nondeductible Hobby Loss?
  • Understanding the Benefits of S Corporations
  • Leaving IRA Money to Charity: A Tax-Smart Strategy
 
August 2017

BizActions August 1, 2017

  • Understand Your Social Security Retirement Benefits
  • Direct Sales Meetings Like a Three-Act Play
  • Tailor Marketing to Your Competition

BizActions August 8, 2017

  • Casualty and Theft Losses:  Find the Silver Lining in Dark Clouds
  • Revenue Recognition for Contracts:  Changes Coming Soon
  • Help New Employees Reach Their Potential
  • Refinance Debts to Trim Interest Costs

BizActions August 15, 2017

  • Business ID Theft:  Is Your Data at Risk?
  • U.S. Treasury to Retire the myRA Program
  • Intellectual Property:  Protect Your Company From Disaster
  • Outsourcing: Eigh Steps to Help Mitigate Risks

BizActions August 22, 2017

  • Real Estate Investors: Let's Talk about Like-Kind Exchanges Fall Back on Bad Debt Deductions
  • Fall Back on Bad Debt Deductions
  • Do Not Take Tax Chances on Gambling

BizActions August 29, 2017

  • Learn the ABCs of Higher Education Tax Breaks
  • Bundle Your Deals and Boost Profits
  • Unleash the Power of Language
 
September 2017

BizActions September 5, 2017

  • Inadequate Records Lead to Unfavorable Results for Taxpayers
  • Why It's Risky to Rely on Unofficial IRS Guidance
  • Use Polygraph Tests With Caution
  • Protect Receivables from the Outset

BizActions September 12, 2017

  • Report Warns Retirees about Potential Downsides of Reverse Mortgages
  • IRS Guidance on Leave-Sharing Programs to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims
  • Make Sure Your Employees Make the Connection
  • Background Checks Are Not a Luxury

BizActions September 19, 2017

  • Are You Ready for the New IRS Partnership Audit Rules?
  • Recent Breach Highlights the Vulnerability of Your Personal Data
  • Salvage a Casualty Loss Deduction
  • Dividing Assets, and Tax Bills, in Divorce

BizActions September 26, 2017

  • How to Maximize Tax Breaks for Work-Related Education Costs
  • Federal Contractors Get a Minimum Wage Increase in 2018
  • Ramp Up Your Conversion Rates
  • Develop the Prime Assets of Direct Mail Success
 
October 2017

BizActions October 3, 2017

  • Could Travel Per Diems Simplify Employee Expense Reimbursements?
  • Keep Top Talent on Board
  • Invest Excess Company Cash Wisely 

BizActions October 10, 2017

  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit: What Business Owners Need to Know
  • Coming Soon: Deadline to Reverse 2016 Roth Conversions
  • Smart Tips for Handling Employee Salaries
  • Protect Your Investion by Applying for a Patent 

BizActions October 17, 2017

  • How to Save Tax with an Installment Sale
  • Limit Liability and Cut Taxes With an LLC
  • Splitting Up Retirement Accounts in Divorce 

BizActions October 24, 2017

  • Recent Incidents Fuel Concerns over Breach Response
  • Finding Content for Your Website
  • The Six Stages of World-Class Customer Service 

BizActions October 31, 2017

  • Give Back and Save Taxes with Charitable Contributions
  • Seniors: Consider Making Cash Donations from IRAs
  • Benefits Cost Employers a Bundle
  • Need Cash Fast? Consider Selling Your Receivables  
 
November 2017

BizActions November 7, 2017

  • SB 1234
  • Defaulting on Retirement Plan Loans Causes Taxable Distributions
  • How to Build a Gold Medal Team
  • Minimizing Your Risk of Cyber Breach 

BizActions November 14, 2017

  • Retirement Account Catch-Up
  • Open Enrollment: Sign Up for Tax-Smart
  • Gain Employee Loyalty with Commuting Tax Breaks
  • Red Flags That Can Trigger an IRS Audit 

BizActions November 21, 2017

  • 2017 Year-End Tax Planning Guide
  • Year-End Business Tax Planning Strategies in Light of Tax Reform
  • The Fine Art of Price Setting
  • Rate Your Customers' Satisfaction 

BizActions November 28, 2017

  • Keep Tax Reform Proposals in Mind When Making Last-Minute Year-End Moves
  • IRS Increases Annual Gift Tax Exclusion for 2018
  • HR and Tightened Purse Strings Can still Meet Challenges
  • Use Business Intelligence to Make Profitable Decisions 
 
December 2017

BizActions December 5, 2017

  • Bad Debt Losses: Can You Deduct Loans Gone Bad?
  • Take a Proactive Stand Against Harassment
  • Videoconferencing: Sharpen Your Company's Focus

BizActions December 12, 2017

  • 2018 California SDI Rate Announced
  • Dialing in on Smartphones for Kids
  • Eight Tips to Build Your Nest Egg and Help Employees Save for Retirement
  • Maximize Social Security Benefits When You Retire

BizActions December 19, 2017

  • Is Social Media Activity Putting You at Risk?
  • Make Sales Support Organization-Wide
  • Should You Drop Some of Your Customers?

BizActions December 26, 2017

  • Landmark Tax Reform Bill Passes
  • How Might the New Tax Reform Law Affect You?
  • Questions to Never Ask Job Applicants
  • Business Borrowers: Here's What to Include in Your Loan Application

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