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Valuation Expertise is key to Succession Planning

Valuation Expertise is key to Succession Planning

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What can a valuation expert do for your succession plan? Most business owners spend a lifetime building their business. And when it comes to succession, they face the difficult decision of whether to sell, dissolve or transfer the business to family members (or a nonfamily successor). Many complicated issues are…

Strategic Planning for Small Business

Strategic Planning for Small Business

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Envision your advisory board before you form it Strategic Planning is crucial to every small business.  Many companies reach a point in their development where they could benefit from an advisory board. It’s all too easy in today’s complex business world to get caught up in an “echo chamber” of…

January 2017 Major Tax Deadlines

January 2017 Major Tax Deadlines

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Major Tax Deadlines for January 31, 2017 Employers must provide 2016 W-2 statements to employees. Employers must send W-2 copies to the Social Security Administration. Payers must provide 2016 Form 1099s to payees. (Brokers have until February 15 to provide Form 1099-B and consolidated statements to customers.) Payers who report…

Deduction Income vs Sales Tax

Deduction Income vs Sales Tax

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Deduction for state and local sales tax benefits some, but not all, taxpayers The break allowing taxpayers to take an itemized deduction for state and local sales taxes in lieu of state and local income taxes was made “permanent” a little over a year ago. This break can be valuable…

File Taxes Early To Prevent Identity Theft

File Taxes Early To Prevent Identity Theft

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Help prevent tax identity theft by filing early If you’re like many Americans, you might not start thinking about filing your tax return until close to this year’s April 18 deadline. You might even want to file for an extension so you don’t have to send your return to the…

2017 New Year Tax Planning Newsletter

2017 New Year Tax Planning Newsletter

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New Year 2017 Tax Planning Newsletter It’s time to call Wilke & Associates, Pittsburgh’s leading CPA Firm for 2017 New Year Tax Planning! As 2017 Tax Planning begins, the following issues should be considered: Tax reform is a strong possibility. Individual, business, and estate tax rules are under consideration. The…

FLSA Overtime Rule Blocked

FLSA Overtime Rule Blocked

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Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rule blocked by Texas District Court The U.S. District Court Judge, Judge Amos Mazzant in the Eastern District of Texas granted the nationwide preliminary injunction, saying the Department of Labor’s rule exceeds the authority the agency was delegated by Congress. As a result of the…

Repatriation for US Multinational Companies

Repatriation for US Multinational Companies

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A proposal by the U.S. government for another repatriation holiday (similar to 2004) that enables qualified U.S. companies to take a dividends received deduction (85% in 2004) for eligible dividends received from foreign subsidiaries. Without the proposed holiday, U.S. companies would continue to be discouraged in bringing back to the…

Minimal Annual Salary Effective December 1

Minimal Annual Salary Effective December 1

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Minimum annual salary level of  some of your employees may be $47,476 effective DECEMBER 1st 2016. This applies to employees employed as bona fide executive, administrative, professional and outside sales employees. Will you be in compliance? According to the WHD Small Entity Compliance Guide to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s…

Deductions Documentation and Expenses

Deductions Documentation and Expenses

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Documentation is the key to business expense deductions If you have incomplete or missing records and get audited by the IRS, your business will likely lose out on valuable deductions. Here are two recent U.S. Tax Court cases that help illustrate the rules for documenting deductions. Case 1: Insufficient records…

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