Insights: Human Resources

Standard Mileage Rates Increase

June 13, 2022

As gas prices continue to soar, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced on June 9 an increase in the optional standard mileage rate for the final six months of 2022. Starting July 1 through December 31, 2022, the standard mileage rate for the business use of employees’ vehicles will increase four cents from 58.5 cents…

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Once You File Your Tax Return, Consider These Three Issues

April 14, 2022

The tax filing deadline for 2021 tax returns is April 18 this year. After your 2021 tax return has been successfully filed with the IRS, there may still be some issues to bear in mind. Here are three considerations: 1. You can throw some tax records away now You should hang onto tax records related…

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Establish a Tax-Favored Retirement Plan

March 21, 2022

If your business doesn’t already have a retirement plan, now might be a good time to take the plunge. Current retirement plan rules allow for significant tax-deductible contributions. For example, if you’re self-employed and set up a SEP-IRA, you can contribute up to 20% of your self-employment earnings, with a maximum contribution of $61,000 for…

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There Still May Be Time to Cut Your Tax Bill With an IRA

March 10, 2022

If you’re getting ready to file your 2021 tax return, and your tax bill is more than you’d like, there might still be a way to lower it. If you’re eligible, you can make a deductible contribution to a traditional IRA right up until the April 18, 2022, filing date and benefit from the tax…

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Would you like to establish a Health Savings Account for your small business?

December 9, 2021

With the increasing cost of employee health care benefits, your business may be interested in providing some of these benefits through an employer-sponsored Health Savings Account (HSA). For eligible individuals, an HSA offers a tax-advantaged way to set aside funds (or have their employers do so) to meet future medical needs. Here are the important…

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Remember to use up your flexible spending accounts

November 16, 2021

Do you have tax-saving flexible spending accounts (FSA) with your employer to help pay for health or dependent care expenses? As the end of 2021 nears, there are some rules and reminders to keep in mind. An account for health expenses A pre-tax contribution of $2,750 to a health FSA is permitted in 2021. This…

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2021 ACA Reporting Reminder

November 9, 2021

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. The ACA requires certain employers to report to the IRS annually regarding the health care coverage they offer to full-time employees. Under Section 6056 of the Internal Revenue Code, an…

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OSHA Issues COVID-19 Workplace Vaccine and Testing Mandate Guidance

November 4, 2021

 On November 6, 2021, a U.S. federal appeals court issued a stay temporarily blocking the president’s new COVID-19 vaccination-or-testing policy, citing “grave statutory and constitutional” issues with the rule. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) regarding the COVID-19 workplace vaccine mandate that is expected to be published…

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HR News You Can Use: Covid-19 Sick Leave

September 8, 2021

With the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, employers should refamiliarize themselves with the Emergency Paid Sick Leave benefits as extended in The American Rescue Plan Act originally passed in March 2021.  While this program is VOLUNTARY for employers, credit is still allowed against applicable employer payroll taxes equal to 100 percent of the qualified sick…

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2021 Q3 Tax Calendar

July 29, 2021

2021 Q3 tax calendar: Key deadlines for businesses and other employers Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the third quarter of 2021. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply to you. Contact us to ensure you’re meeting all…

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