Moving Expenses in St Petersburg Florida

Can You Deduct Job-Related Moving Expenses?

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As the weather and economy continue to warm up, employers around the country may be looking to hire more workers, including some already employed at high-paying jobs. If you go to work for a new firm — or your current employer transfers you to a different branch — you...
Personal Information in St Petersburg Florida

Safeguard Your Personal Information Against Online Surveillance

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The Internet has revolutionized our lives. It facilitates financial transactions and the transmission of information. But with opportunities come risks. If you feel like you’ve lost control of your “digital dossier,” you’re not alone. There are weekly news...
IRA contributions in St Petersburg Florida

Yes, there’s still time to make 2014 IRA contributions!

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The deadline for 2014 IRA contributions is April 15, 2015. The limit for total contributions to all IRAs generally is $5,500 ($6,500 if you were age 50 or older on Dec. 31, 2014). If you haven’t already maxed out your 2014 limit, consider making one of these types of...
National Taxpayer Advocate in St Petersburg Florida

National Taxpayer Advocate delivers annual report to Congress

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National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson recently released her 2014 annual report to Congress, which expresses concern that taxpayers this year are likely to receive the worst levels of taxpayer service since at least 2001, when the IRS implemented its current performance...
Vaccination in St Petersburg Florida

Can You Require Employee Vaccination?

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First, a reminder of a strong justification for requiring, for example, a flu vaccination policy. According to the Johns Hopkins medical organization, around 226,000 people are hospitalized annually with the flu and 16 percent — 36,000 of them — die from it....
WHD in St Petersburg Florida

Be Alert for these Federal Labor Law Enforcement Hot Buttons (WHD)

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In its budget request to Congress seeking a 22 percent increase in funds, the Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour division (WHD) stated that it wants to expand its enforcement activities in so-called “fissured industries”. These are industries that use a lot...
Tax Bill in St Petersburg Florida

Tax Day Countdown: Reduce Your Tax Bill with Retirement Accounts

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Tax Day is right around the corner. If your tax bill is higher than you’d like, there may still be an opportunity to lower it. If you qualify, you can make a deductible contribution to a traditional IRA right up until the Wednesday, April 15, 2015, filing date and still...
Gift Tax Return In St Petersburg Florida

Do you need to file a 2014 gift tax return by April 15?

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Generally, you’ll need to file a gift tax return for 2014 if, during the tax year, you made gifts: That exceeded the $14,000-per-recipient gift tax annual exclusion (other than to your U.S. citizen spouse), That you wish to split with your spouse to take advantage of your...
Leadership Transition in St Petersburg Florida

Planning for a smooth leadership transition

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It’s never too early to start thinking about a succession plan. Whether retirement is years away or just around the corner, you want to protect the value of your business by ensuring that any leadership transition will be smooth. Begin exploring the process by considering the...
Children in St Petersburg Florida

Teach your children well

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A financial education is critical to their success Parents are the biggest influence on their children’s financial habits — even more than work experience and classroom instruction — according to the National Endowment for Financial Education. Don’t worry: Even if you’re not a...