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October 03, 2018

Business Expense Deductions for Meals & Entertainment

Taxpayers may deduct 50 percent of the cost of business meals if the taxpayer (or an employee of the taxpayer) is present and the food or beverages are not considered lavish or extravagant. The meals may be provided to a current or potential business customer, client, consultant or similar business contact...

July 26, 2011

Tax Breaks for Employers Who Hire Felons

Everyone deserves a second chance -- at least that's what the United States Department of Labor believes. It offers tax breaks to businesses that give a second chance to those recently released from prison. They do this via the Work Opportunity Tax Credit program.

September 30, 2017

Work Opportunity Tax Credit

The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (the PATH Act) retroactively allows eligible employers to claim the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) for all targeted group employee categories that were in effect prior to the enactment of the PATH Act, if the individual began or begins work for the employer after December 31, 2014 and before January 1, 2020.

September 08, 2017

The Equifax Data Breach

Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus in the country, said it suffered a major breach in late July. The breach enabled cybercriminals to access sensitive data including names, addresses, birthdates, driver’s license data and Social Security Numbers. Equifax has taken action and launched a program to alert potentially affected consumers that their data may have been exposed.

December 15, 2016

12 Financial Planning Tips

Unfortunately, many people have not even begun to achieve their financial goals. Let’s look at 12 practical tips  that can help you take your financial planning to the next level, and put you on the right path to a more financially secure future.

April 19, 2017

Is It Really The IRS Calling?

Many taxpayers have encountered individuals impersonating IRS officials – in person, over the telephone and via email. Understand how and when the IRS will contact taxpayers and determine whether a contact you may have received is truly from an IRS employee.

June 22, 2017

IRS Tools to Help Small Businesses Understand Employment Taxes

Federal law requires most employers to withhold federal taxes from their employees' wages. IRS tools can help small businesses understand some of the requirements for withholding, reporting, and paying employment taxes. The IRS website,, provides easily accessible information and guides on what forms employers should use as well as how and when to deposit and report employment taxes.

August 01, 2014

The Premium Tax Credit

The premium tax credit – also known as PTC – is a refundable credit that helps eligible individuals and families cover the premiums for their health insurance purchased through the Health Insurance Marketplace. To get this credit, you must meet certain requirements and file a tax return.

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