10 holiday shopping tips to shop wisely, protect your info

The holiday shopping season is in full swing. Whether you’re hitting the retail stores or doing all your shopping online, you want to shop wisely and protect your personal information. The FTC has a few holiday shopping tips to help you. Make a list (and check it twice!) as well as a budget. This will …

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Update: new overtime rule moving along

The United States House of Representatives recently voted to pass an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that gives private-sector employees the option of selecting compensatory time off in lieu of cash for overtime wages. In the measure generally backed by Republicans but opposed by Democrats, an employee will be able to choose …

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Executive orders cause confusion, headache at IRS

Across the United States and around much of the world, people are trying to determine the impact of recent executive orders issued by President Donald Trump. The IRS is no exception; in fact, the Service is concerned enough to have suspended issuance of all new revenue rulings and procedures until they have a better grasp …

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New overtime rules delayed nationwide

It has been widely reported that U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant agreed with 21 states and a coalition of business groups that the new overtime rules set to go in place on December 1, 2016 were unlawful, and as such, he granted their motion for a nationwide injunction. The new overtime rules would have increased …

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New AZ minimum wage business impact

On November 8 Arizona voters passed the “The Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act” to increase the AZ minimum wage. Here are our initial observations regarding this new law. We expect that there will be clarification and guidance in complying with the new act forthcoming from the state. For 2016 the minimum wage is $8.05 an …

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Tax relief extension for drought-stricken farmers

Drought is a major problem in the United States with detrimental impact in all sorts of ways. Not the least of which has been its impact on farmers. Farmers have an economic and business model unique from most other businesses resulting in special IRS rules in the taxation of their income to help keep them …

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