crisis recruiting and hiring

Recruiting in Today’s Environment

August 10, 2020

Important Elements to Keep in Mind During Crisis Recruiting and Hiring  By Chris Lambert, CPA, CGMA, CCIFP Business owners know that from time to time, a crisis will present itself in some form. You can’t really be operational and not have various problems that arise. Thankfully most times, they are easily solved and you can…

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paycheck checkup

Is it time for a paycheck withholding checkup?

August 7, 2020

Were you surprised to discover you owed money on your 2019 tax return? You might want to change your paycheck withholding so that this doesn’t happen next year. If you received a large refund, you also might want to review your withholdings. Receiving a tax refund essentially means you gave the government an interest-free loan.…

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Re-evaluate your company’s competitiveness in a changed economy

July 27, 2020

Just about every business owner’s strategic plans for 2020 look far different now than they did heading into the year. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the economy in profound ways, forcing many companies to recalibrate suddenly and severely. As your business moves forward in this uncertain environment, it’s important to re-evaluate competitiveness. You may have…

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Farm Use Valuation

July 21, 2020

The reporting period for Farm Use Valuation is open until September 1, 2020.  Each year the reporting period runs July 1st through September 1st. Beginning this year, you may file this report electronically or as a paper copy. You might receive a pre-printed copy from your County Assessors’ office if you filed in 2019. Please…

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3 items to consider after filing your taxes

July 15, 2020

The tax filing deadline for 2019 tax returns has been extended until July 15 this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After your 2019 tax return has been successfully filed with the IRS, there may still be some issues to bear in mind. Here are three considerations. 1. Some tax records can now be thrown…

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2020 Tax Deadline Updates

July 14, 2020

The 2020 tax filing season has been like no other, with the IRS taking “unprecedented and drastic” actions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While Taxpayers aim to get their tax returns in the mail on time, the COVID-19 pandemic may result in returns sitting in mail facilities for days. The IRS has announced taxpayers…

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What qualifies as “coronavirus-related distributions” from a retirement plan?

June 24, 2020

As you may have heard, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act allows “qualified” people to take certain “coronavirus-related distributions” from their retirement plans without paying tax. So how do you qualify? In other words, what are coronavirus-related distributions? Early distribution basics In general, if you withdraw money from an IRA or eligible…

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Good financial records are the key to tax deductions and trouble-free IRS audits

June 16, 2020

If you operate a small business, or you’re starting a new one, you probably know you need to keep financial records of your income and expenses. In particular, you should carefully record your expenses in order to claim the full amount of the tax deductions to which you’re entitled. And you want to make sure…

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A Nonworking Spouse Can Still Have an IRA

June 12, 2020

It’s often difficult for married couples to save as much as they need for retirement when one spouse doesn’t work outside the home — perhaps so that spouse can take care of children or elderly parents. In general, an IRA contribution is allowed only if a taxpayer has compensation. However, an exception involves a “spousal”…

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Webinar: PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

June 2, 2020

Thank you for joining us for our June 2nd PPP Webinar. Please find accompanying materials below: Slideshow: PPP Webinar Presentation_6_2_2020 Q&A: PPP webinar Q&A_Final   For more information or questions, contact your local Suttle & Stalnaker office.

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