What does it actually mean to be wireless? 3G/4G, WiFi, Bluetooth, Hot Spot, USB – these are all different ways of staying wireless and connected on your smartphone or laptop computer. (more…)
Emotions add zest to life. They propel us to our feet when our favorite running back scores a touchdown. They warm us at an inspirational concert or movie. But in the realm of business and investing, emotions sometimes hinder good choices. In fact, businesses and individuals often let emotions dominate the decision-making process. (more…)
2011 has been a tumultuous year. We have seen plenty of evidence of nature at its worst and the economic decisions made by various parties haven’t made for a jubilant time either. (more…)
On November 21, 2011, President Obama signed the Three Percent Withholding Repeal and Job Creation Act into law. This new law repeals three percent withholding on certain payments to government contractors. The law, H.R. 674, was amended to include the Vow to Hire Heroes Act which provides tax credits to employers who hire unemployed veterans.
Client loyalty is not to be overlooked – at any time of year – but during the holiday season it is opportune to show a little extra appreciation for those who keep your business alive. (more…)
Previously, the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 eliminated strict substantiation requirements for business use of employer-provided cell phones. Now the IRS has issued new guidance on the tax treatment for employees. (more…)
As the end of the year approaches, your tax plan might involve selling assets to take advantage of beneficial capital gain rates, which can be as low as zero percent for 2011. The success of your planning efforts depends in part on knowing your investment in the property you’re selling. In tax terms, that’s your basis, which is used to calculate your gain or loss. (more…)