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If you’re a business owner, there are tax breaks (and other nontax benefits) on the table if you hire your children or grandchildren this summer. They can gain on-the-job experience, save for college and learn how to manage money. And you may be able to: Shift your high-taxed income into tax-free or low-taxed income, Realize payroll tax savings (depending on the child’s age and how your business...
It's common for you to associate your CPA with historical financial data and performance; after all, audits and tax returns typically report what has already happened. But don't forget you can hire one to help predict how a company will perform in the future, too. Prospective reporting options There are three types of reports to choose from when predicting future performance: Forecasts. These...
More and more employers are contributing dollars toward the cost of health club memberships for employees. Some are even building their own on-site fitness centers. If your organization is considering either approach, you might wonder: Are health club memberships or on-site fitness centers subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)? Under the definition In general, neither...
Few businesses today can afford to let potential buyers slip through the cracks. Customer relationship management (CRM) software can help you build long-term relationships with those most likely to buy your products or services. But CRM software is not free, so to maximize your return on investment in one of these solutions, you and your employees must have a realistic grasp on its purpose and...

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