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Obama/DOL 2016 Overtime Rule Dead

By Jill Scheetz, PHR, SHRM-CP Remember that work you put into verifying the exempt status of your workers and minimum salary requirements back in late 2015 and early 2016? Well, that was all for naught…kind of.   On August 31, 2017, a federal judge in Texas granted a summary judgment to numerous business groups that had challenged [...]

By |2017-09-19T08:19:33+00:00September 19th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Obama/DOL 2016 Overtime Rule Dead

Support Your Community & Reduce Your PA Taxes

By Luke Wischnowski, CPA As a business owner or employee of a business in Pennsylvania, you have the opportunity to redirect your state tax liability to an educational organization of your choice. The Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit ("EITC") program allows businesses to receive a tax credit for charitable contributions made to a qualifying educational [...]

By |2017-09-19T08:18:31+00:00September 19th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Support Your Community & Reduce Your PA Taxes

Ted Landis voted “Best of Bucks”

In the Intelligencer's annual "Best of Bucks" poll, our own Ted Landis was voted "Best Accountant / CPA". Congratulations Ted!

By |2017-07-24T12:24:49+00:00July 24th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Ted Landis voted “Best of Bucks”

Do You Have A Will? And, If So, Is It Up To Date?

If you're anything like me, by now you have broken all of your New Year's resolutions. Actually, if you're like me, you've stopped making any New Year's resolutions (can't stand the failure rate). But please don't fret, there is still plenty of 2016 left for you to redeem yourself. You still have time to review, [...]

By |2016-09-27T09:50:18+00:00September 27th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Do You Have A Will? And, If So, Is It Up To Date?

Ransomware: Could Your Data Be Held Hostage?

If you are browsing the web precariously, opening mysterious emails, or downloading suspicious files, you might pay the price…literally. Ransomware is a malicious type of software that once loaded on your computer, encrypts your data and holds it hostage until the ransom fee is paid. It's quite simple, really. You sit down at your computer [...]

By |2016-09-27T09:46:14+00:00September 27th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Ransomware: Could Your Data Be Held Hostage?

Yes, a Benefits Plan Audit Could Happen to You

Many business owners worry about an income tax audit. But, if you sponsor an employee benefits plan, the IRS could audit it as well. Here are some common questions that plan administrators and sponsors might ask about plan audits. Where's the bull's-eye? The IRS targets plans in one of four ways: As part of a [...]

By |2016-03-10T08:21:27+00:00March 10th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Yes, a Benefits Plan Audit Could Happen to You

Take a Shot at a SWOT Analysis

Many business owners have used strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analyses to frame their strategic planning. If you’re looking to map out your company’s next big move, now might be a good time to take a shot at it yourself. Think about your customers A SWOT analysis starts by spotlighting internal strengths and weaknesses [...]

By |2016-03-07T09:42:16+00:00March 7th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Take a Shot at a SWOT Analysis

Your Accounting Software Should be a Many-Splendored Thing

You’ve probably heard the song, “Love is a many-splendored thing.” Well, your company’s accounting software should be, too. That is, you’ve got to make sure your system does all of the big and little things necessary to efficiently and accurately track your financials. It’s not only about revenue Annual revenue doesn’t always dictate what software [...]

By |2016-02-24T12:00:17+00:00February 24th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Your Accounting Software Should be a Many-Splendored Thing

5 Ways to Cut Costs and Improve Cash Flow

When business owners start to feel the choking effect of a slow cash flow, they often blame their customers. “Why aren’t we getting paid on time?!” But it’s important to remember that cash flow is affected by a variety of elements. For example: Operating expenses and overhead can have a significant impact. Here are five [...]

By |2016-02-17T12:50:50+00:00February 17th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Cut Costs and Improve Cash Flow

Is It Time To Get Accountable With Your Employees’ Expenses?

Many companies start out, and get pretty far down the road, using the “per diem” approach when reimbursing employees for lodging, meals and incidental expenses. Doing so involves the use of either IRS tables or a simplified high-low method to reimburse workers up to specified limits. The per diem approach is relatively simple and doesn’t [...]

By |2016-02-10T13:45:43+00:00February 10th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Is It Time To Get Accountable With Your Employees’ Expenses?