3 ways your business can uncover cost cuts

March 23, 2023

Every business wants to find them, but they sure don’t make it easy. We’re talking about cost cuts: clear and substantial ways to lower expenses, thereby strengthening cash flow and giving you a better shot at strong profitability.

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Have employees who receive tips? Here are the tax implications

March 21, 2023

Many businesses in certain industries employ individuals who receive tips as part of their compensation. These businesses include restaurants, hotels and salons. Tip definition Tips are optional payments that customers make to employees who perform services. They can be cash or noncash. Cash tips include those received directly from customers, electronically paid tips distributed to employees by…

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Do you run a business from home? You may be able to deduct home office expenses

March 16, 2023

Many people began working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic — and many still work from their home offices either all the time or on a hybrid basis. If you’re self-employed and run your business from home or perform certain functions there, you might be able to claim deductions for home office expenses against your…

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Portability and What is it?

March 14, 2023

Portability is the term used for the Deceased Spouse Unused Exclusion (DSUE). This election allows for any unused lifetime estate and gift exclusion to be transferred over to the surviving spouse.   The lifetime estate and gift exclusion allows for gifts and estates to be transferred to another party tax free. The lifetime exclusion is…

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Answers to your questions about 2023 limits on individual taxes

March 13, 2023

Many people are more concerned about their 2022 tax bills right now than they are about their 2023 tax situations. That’s understandable because your 2022 individual tax return is due to be filed in 10 weeks (unless you file an extension).

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Everyone should check their withholding

March 9, 2023

By: Saundra Uy Did you or your employees get your W-2 or file your income tax return, only to notice that your federal or state income taxes withheld from your paychecks were too low, or even zero?  Especially in the day and age of direct deposit, many employees do not take a close look at…

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West Virginia Governor Justice Signs Tax Package into Law

March 8, 2023

On March 7, 2023, Governor Justice signed a historic tax bill into law for West Virginia.  1987 was the last time any significant change was made to the WV personal income tax rules.  Suttle & Stalnaker recaps the changes for you below, along with the dates they become effective. (Effective retroactively for tax years beginning…

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CECL Model Validation

March 2, 2023

By: Kelly Shafer, CPA The implementation of the new expected credit loss (CECL) standard on 1/1/23 has raised questions from regulators about the need for model validation. CECL replaces the incurred loss model and affects the calculation of the allowance for credit losses (ACL). Given the complexity of this calculation, many Financial Institutions (FIs) use…

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What Gifts Are Subject to the Gift Tax

February 28, 2023

By: Layne Blasingim The gift tax is an area of taxation that many taxpayers may not be aware of including the related filing requirements.  Though there is an annual exclusion, gift splitting and a large lifetime exclusion, taxpayers should be aware of the possible gifts that could cause filing requirements and possible tax liabilities.  …

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Are You Using KPIs to Monitor the Health and Well-Being of Your Business?

February 22, 2023

By: Matt Lane When managing a business, it is essential to have benchmarking standards to evaluate the overall health and condition of the operation. The most common method of tracking benchmarks is establishing key performance indicators, also known as KPIs. KPIs are specific and quantifiable representations of benchmarks presented over a period of time. Simply…

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