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    The Market has Caught COVID-19, Time to Think Long-Term

    March 23, 2020

    By: Tony Welch | Director of Investments, SignatureFD The World Health Organization describes the symptoms of COVID-19 as flu-like in nature. Runny nose, sore throat, cough, fever and even difficulty breathing in severe cases. The stock market has probably elicited... Read More

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    More Rental Real Estate Businesses Can Qualify for QBI Deduction

    February 11, 2020

    In December 2019, the IRS created a safe harbor for rental real estate businesses to qualify for the 20% qualified business income (QBI) deduction. Now the IRS has issued new FAQs that explain how real estate companies that do not... Read More

    New Rules for Overtime in January: Are you Ready?

    December 16, 2019

    Beginning January 1, 2020, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) New Salary Limits for Overtime Exemptions will take effect, making it possible for more employees, regardless of occupation, to be eligible for overtime pay. The DOL’s long awaited final rule, issued... Read More

    Partnership Loses Millions for Faulty Conservation Easement on Famous Building Façade

    November 20, 2017

    The Palmolive Building in Chicago is one of the country’s premier Art Deco skyscrapers. Built in 1929 as headquarters for the famous soap manufacturers, the building was later occupied by Playboy Enterprises for about 30 years, then housed retail, offices... Read More

    W-2 Scam Lures Businesses into Releasing Employee Information

    September 25, 2017

    The IRS has issued a dire warning to businesses and nonprofits—don’t respond to e-mail requests for employee information without confirming the source—even if the request comes from within your own company. Here’s why. In the latest scams, an HR staffer... Read More

    myRA retirement plans

    May 15, 2017

    Worry-free retirement plans for small businesses? The myRA may be the answer. 07.31.2014 Many small business owners find that it is impractical or too costly to offer retirement plans to their employees. Employee retirement plans are highly regulated and subject... Read More

    First Executive Orders Target Obamacare, Slow IRS Rulemaking

    February 20, 2017

    On January 20th after President Trump was inaugurated he signed Executive Order Number One, which directs federal agencies to start moving to shut down the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “It is the policy of my Administration to seek the prompt... Read More

    Small Employer May Now Offer HRAs

    January 23, 2017

    While many Americans were focused on the Presidential election and transition, Congress and President Obama in mid-December quietly agreed on significant legislation to boost funding for medical research, make approval of experimental treatments easier and reform mental health policy. What... Read More

    Private tax debt collection: Let’s hope it’s better than last time

    October 31, 2016

    “Taxpayer Rights Protected” screams the headline of the IRS’s recent announcement that it is going to begin private debt collection in Spring 2017. If this latest attempt at privatizing tax collections is anything like the last time, taxpayers should be... Read More

    Trending: Tax Scams

    March 7, 2016

    Creative con artists have a variety of tax scams they utilize this time of year. If you get a request via a phone call or an email that asks for personal information that is supposedly from the IRS you should... Read More

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