Home Office Expenses in St Petersburg Florida

Deduct home office expenses — if you’re eligible

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Today it’s becoming more common to work from home. But just because you have a home office space doesn’t mean you can deduct expenses associated with it. Eligibility requirements If you’re an employee, your use of your home office must be for your employer’s convenience, not just...
Bonus Depreciation in St Petersburg Florida

Extension means businesses can take bonus depreciation on their 2015 returns – but should they?

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Bonus depreciation allows businesses to recover the costs of depreciable property more quickly by claiming additional first-year depreciation for qualified assets. The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (the PATH Act) extended 50% bonus depreciation through 2017. The...
Mobile Devices in St Petersburg Florida

Discovery and mobile devices: Have a plan

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Smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices may contain a broad range of electronically stored information (ESI), including emails, calendar entries, text messages, photos, videos, call logs, notes, documents, Web histories, GPS data and social media posts. In light of this...
Criminal Background Checks in St Petersburg Florida

Know the Rules before Running Criminal Background Checks

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Some states have their own rules about what you can and can’t do with criminal background checks, and it’s important that you know whether any special rules apply to you. For example, in California, employers are subject to certain disclosure requirements that, under...
Prices in St Petersburg Florida

Use a Systematic Approach to Set Your Prices

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As you plan your business strategy for the coming year, give some attention to the prices you’re asking for your existing products and services, as well as those you plan to launch in 2016. Companies must address four issues when selling products and services to make a...
Market Rates in St Petersburg Florida

When divorce cases get sticky – Make sure business owners base their pay on current market rates

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Divorce can be messy, especially when it involves a controlling interest in a closely held business that has the power to set compensation levels. A professional valuator can help evaluate owners’ compensation, providing objective data sources that enable you to arrive at a fair...
Education Planning in St Petersburg Florida

Education planning: It’s best to start early

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The increasing costs of higher education have made education planning an important aspect of personal financial planning. However, because the actual expenditure will not be incurred for many years, it is often given a low current priority. Also, some parents are counting on...
Vets in St Petersburg Florida

Hiring Vets: How to Leverage a Valuable Resource

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Research has found that the skills and traits found in people with a successful military employment track record make for particularly good civilian employees. A compilation of studies assembled by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University suggest...
Retirement in St Petersburg Florida

Tackle Key Financial Issues as You Face Retirement

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The Baby Boomer generation reached its peak in 1957 at an annual birth rate of about 4.3 million people. It’s hard to believe that these Baby Boomers will turn 59 years old in 2016. An important rite of passage that comes with this age is that they’ll soon be eligible...