Reasons for an employer to improve employee benefits

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Most of my employee benefit comments focus on effects to the employee. This post briefly lists some of the advantages to the employer. Shows that the employer is ‘in tune’ with employees’ lives. Helps to attract and retain good employees. Employees making decisions on employment offers often overweight the importance of employee benefit issues vs. […]

Responding to false tax and accounting advice

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Accounting, Small Business, Taxes

I ran across a social media post tonight that was blatantly false. What’s the big deal? We see that every day, right? This specific post on LinkedIn bothered me because the topic was IRS taxes. The post provides entirely incorrect information that a non-professional reader would not likely recognize as false. The author lists advanced […]

20 Simple and Inexpensive Things You Can Do to Improve Your Firm’s Employee Benefit Plan

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There are likely plenty of easy ways to make your employee benefit plan dollars go further: Host an occasional, informal and voluntary on-site meeting where employees can ask an independent adviser questions about their benefits. Host occasional, informal and voluntary on-site educational programs so employees understand the link between benefit plans, taxes and their overall […]

The most important tax tip of the year

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Accounting, self-employed, Small Business, Tax Planning, Taxes

Take advantage of the most generous part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, known as Section 199A by; 1) Exploring whether your business CAN benefit, and 2) Settling protocol to make sure that your business DOES qualify based on the 184 pages of proposed regulations just released this month. The important thing is to […]

The Tax Savings Blog is moving toward podcast format

Posted Leave a commentPosted in self-employed, Small Business, Social Media, Tax Planning, technoogy

I’ve toyed with “multi-media” formats for several years, not really knowing what this term means, what my goals are, and how to make a plan to get there. The NJCPA offered their studio and produced a few segments and I’ve tried Facebook Live, YouTube and Vimeo. This week I’m moving forward with podcasting with more […]

Three QuickBooks insights

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Intuit is the world’s leading publisher of tax and accounting software. The company offers both self-serve and professionally assisted platforms. These published insights are useful: 1. QuickBooks dominates QuickBooks is used by 82% of small businesses that use accounting software. The market dominance speaks for itself, 2. Small business prefer getting help Nine out of […]

Make small business payroll service pay for itself

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Accounting, payroll, Small Business, Tax Planning

Recently I published a series of short blog posts on the topic of payroll processing for small businesses. In summary, I’ve suggested that today’s automated payroll services are a fantastic value but that coördination and oversight by a small business compensation professional helps avoid problems and penalties that stem from miscommunication. I’ve suggested that the […]

What small employers need to know about New Jersey’s sick leave law

Posted Leave a commentPosted in New Jersey, Small Business, Taxes

Update June 21: My friends at Workplace offered to extend an invitation to those in the Philadelphia region to a seminar at Tavistock Country Club in Haddonfield NJ on Wednesday July 18th at 8am. Find more information at this Facebook event  or register online here. New Jersey just passed a sick leave law that affects […]

HRA for spouse of business owner?

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Affordable Care Act, Employee Benefits, Health Insurance, Small Business

Can a business with only one employee – the spouse of the sole proprietor – be eligible for a Health Reimbursement Arrangement? I can not give that assurance but at least one popular tax speaker says that he can and you are welcome to rely on that advice. In this situation, I would prefer to […]

Does blogging work?

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Computers and Internet, Small Business, Social Media, Writing

Last evening I appeared on a short segment on the NBC national news. The story was rebroadcast on this morning’s Today Show. After these brief TV appearances I received a bunch of phone calls, emails and messages asking how this came about. In fact, it was just an odd random event in my patchwork schedule […]