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Delaware Increases Annual Entity/Franchise Taxes

On April 15, 2014, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed into law legislation that increases the annual taxes paid by companies to the state. Click here to learn more.

Summary of Q4 2013 Tax Updates

The following is a summary of the most important tax developments that have occurred in the past three months that may affect you, your family, your investments, and your livelihood. Click here to learn more.

Business or Rental Activity De Minimis Expensing Policy

If your business or rental activity acquires, produces or improves tangible or real property there are important developments which may require action prior to January 1, 2014, that you need to be aware of. Click here to learn more.

Per Diem Travel Rates Updated for 2014

In late September, the IRS issued its annual rate updates for per diem business travel expenses. Click here to learn more.

2013 Tax Planning Guide

Enjoy our 2013 Tax Planning Guide which provides information about tax law changes and tax saving strategies. Click here for the Tax Guide.

Notice of Health Insurance Exchanges

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) – requires most individuals (including children and other dependents) to carry health insurance, beginning January 1, 2014. Click here to learn more.

DOMA and the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) will have a far-reaching tax effect on issues related to income, estates, gifts, employer-provided benefits and divorce. Click here to learn more.

Research Tax Credit Calculation Changes

Key information from BLS on the changes to the calculation method for claiming the research tax credit. Click here to learn more about the research tax credit calculation changes.


Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

Summer 2014 Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

Spring 2014 Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

Winter 2014 Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

Fall 2013 Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits


Focus Newsletter

October/November 2014 Focus

August/September 2014 Focus

June/July 2014 Focus

April/May 2014 Focus

February/March 2014 Focus

Year End 2013 Focus


QuickBooks QuickTips

Writing Bills and the Relationship to the A/P Schedule

My QuickBooks 2013 Looks Different

How to Handle Your Customer Balances

Batch Invoicing

What’s In A Name?

How To Export To Excel


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    • Trustee Travel Expense Reimbursements

      Traveling Outside State Lines Requires Staying in Line with the Travel Expense Reimbursement Rules. Taft-Hartley plan trustees must stay up to date on the most recent rules and regulations regarding plan administration.



    • The ABCs of RMDs (Required Minimum Distributions)

      The key to Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) is to know what they are and how they could affect you. Failing to act could result in significant penalties. Here are a few of the basics: Taxpayers are mandated to begin taking taxable withdrawals from their IRAs and 401(k)s in the year they turn age 70 ½. Taxpayers have until April 1 … Continued

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