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For many employers, the struggle to find and hire good workers is real. So real, in fact, that some employers aren’t looking only at new faces, they’re keeping in touch with familiar ones as well. Sure, you could add an ex-employee’s name to a newsletter mailing list or send him or her a holiday card. But there’s a more sophisticated approach to consider: creating an alumni network. 3 reasons why...
If, like many people, your traditional IRA holds a mixture of deductible (after-tax) and nondeductible (pretax) contributions, it’s important to track your contributions carefully to avoid double taxation of distributions. Why? Because the IRS treats distributions as a blend of pretax and after-tax dollars. If you treat distributions as fully taxable, you’ll end up overpaying. An example Dan, age...
For business owners, sports can highlight important lessons about profitability. One in particular is that you and your coaches must learn from your mistakes and adjust your game plan accordingly to have a winning year. Spot the fumbles More specifically, your business needs to identify the profit fumbles that are hurting your ability to score bottom-line touchdowns and, in response, execute...
In its 2018 decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld South Dakota’s “economic nexus” statute, expanding the power of states to collect sales tax from remote sellers. Today, nearly every state with a sales tax has enacted a similar law, so if your company does business across state lines, it’s a good idea to reexamine your sales tax obligations. What’s nexus? A state is...

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