Responding to the nightmare of a data breach

Responding to the nightmare of a data breach It’s every business owner’s nightmare. Should hackers gain access to your customers’ or employees’ sensitive data, the very reputation of your company could be compromised. And lawsuits might soon follow. No business owner wants to think about such a crisis, yet it’s imperative that you do. Suffering […]

May 16, 2019


Check on your refund — and find out why the IRS might not send it

Check on your refund — and find out why the IRS might not send it It’s that time of year when many people who filed their tax returns in April are checking their mail or bank accounts to see if their refunds have landed. According to the IRS, most refunds are issued in less than […]

May 15, 2019


Understanding how taxes factor into an M&A transaction

Understanding how taxes factor into an M&A transaction Merger and acquisition activity has been brisk in recent years. If your business is considering merging with or acquiring another business, it’s important to understand how the transaction will be taxed under current law. Stocks vs. assets From a tax standpoint, a transaction can basically be structured […]

May 13, 2019


Present yet unaccounted for: The problem of presenteeism

Present yet unaccounted for: The problem of presenteeism Absenteeism has typically been a thorn in the side of many companies. But there’s a flip side to employees failing to show up to work: “presenteeism.” This is when employees come in to work unwell or put in excessive overtime. Now you probably appreciate and respect workers […]

May 9, 2019


Casualty loss deductions: You can claim one only for a federally declared disaster

Casualty loss deductions: You can claim one only for a federally declared disaster Unforeseen disasters happen all the time and they may cause damage to your home or personal property. Before the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, eligible casualty loss victims could claim a deduction on their tax returns. But there are new restrictions that […]

May 8, 2019