Tax Return in St Petersburg Florida

Why you shouldn’t procrastinate on filing your 2014 income tax return

If you’re like many Americans, you may not start thinking about filing your tax return until the April 15 deadline is just a few weeks — or perhaps even just a few days — away. But there’s another date you should keep in mind: Jan. 20. That’s the date the IRS began accepting 2014...
HR Function in St Petersburg Florida

Should you outsource your company’s HR function?

Thanks to his deep industry knowledge and financial acumen, Doug is building a rapidly growing manufacturing business. But Doug is no human resources expert, and his wife, who squeezes their HR function into her busy day as the company’s marketing director, is worried about...
Healthy Businesses in St Petersburg Florida

Why companies succeed – 3 keys to building a healthy businesses

Businesses fail for complicated reasons — from dysfunctional management to insufficient capital; too-rapid growth to an inability to respond to changing markets. Why businesses succeed, on the other hand, is often easily explained. Regardless of size and sector, most healthy...
EEOC in St Petersburg Florida

EEOC Guidance When Employees or Job Applicants Have Cancer

Basic human compassion and a general understanding of the treatment situation of employees with cancer will guide you most of the way to dealing with the situation appropriately. Yet the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) wants to be sure employers treat cancer...
M&A Trends in St Petersburg Florida

M&A Trends: What’s Hot and How to Help Prevent Pitfalls

Last year was the hottest year for mergers and acquisitions (M&As) since the financial crisis began, according to recent estimates from Thomson Reuters. And 2015 is expected to be even hotter. Are you contemplating buying or selling a business in the near future? Here are...
Estate Plan Checkup in St Petersburg Florida

Have you had your annual estate plan checkup?

An annual estate plan checkup is critical to the health of your estate plan. Because various exclusion, exemption and deduction amounts are adjusted for inflation, they can change from year to year, impacting your plan: Lifetime gift and estate tax exemption 2014: $5.34 million...
Tax Advantage in St Petersburg Florida

Taking tax advantage of your home

In addition to helping you build wealth, owning a home provides valuable tax breaks. Knowing about potential tax savings associated with homeownership is the best way to get the most out of this major investment — taking tax advantage of your home. Positively in debt You’re...
New OSHA Reporting Rules in St Petersburg Florida

Is Your Business Compliant with the New OSHA Reporting Rules?

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules for reporting worker injuries apply primarily to employers considered to have hazardous work environments. However, in the tragic event of an on-the-job work-related fatality — 4,405 of which occurred in 2013...
Businesses: How to Help Prepare for Audit Season in St Petersburg, Florida

Businesses: How to Help Prepare for Audit Season

The busiest time of year for external financial statement auditors generally runs from January to April each year. But CPAs usually start gearing up for audit season in November of the preceding year. Accountants meet with clients, assign staff and schedule fieldwork. Then, the...

The Latest News on the Personal Use of Company Cars

The free use of a company car is one of the best perks an employee may be entitled to as part of a compensation package. But the benefit to the employee isn’t completely “free” under current tax law. Essentially, personal use of a company car is treated as a...