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  • Resilience and Agility Means Moving to the Cloud

    Those who successfully navigate the first wave of a business disruption understand the value of being agile in the face of extreme disruption. Click image or title to examine the benefits of moving to a cloud-based environment.

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  • Meet Team Anthony Brunson P.A.

    At Anthony Brunson P.A. we are a diverse, unified team committed to the utmost professionalism, delivery of impeccable services and the right resources to maximize benefits. Click image or title to learn more about one of our team members. 

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  • Are You Ready To Retire Early?

    The economic havoc wreaked by the pandemic, including the shuttering of many businesses and the damage to many sectors, may have you wondering whether it's time to retire. Click image or title for a closer look at how to retire sooner rather than later.

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  • Paid Sick and Family Leave: The Tax Rules

    More and more jurisdictions are mandating paid sick and family leave, and many companies offer it even if it's not required. But the tax rules can be complex. You need to make sure you're in compliance when offering this popular benefit. Click image or title to learn more. 

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  • What Retirement Plans Must Report

    Once you offer retirement plans, you'll have reporting and disclosure requirements — reports and forms that the IRS and the Department of Labor want to receive. Click the image or title to see how your obligations depend on the type of plan.

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  • What To Know About the New Lease Accounting Standard

    The effective date for private companies to comply with Accounting Standards Codification 842 is on the horizon. The new standard clarifies definitions and businesses will need to make sure they're familiar with the terms. Click the image or title to make sure you're familiar with the basics.

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  • What To Know About Nonprofits and Restricted Funds

    Restricted funds provide reassurance to donors that their contributions are used the way they want them to be used. Special rules may apply. For an introduction to dealing with these kinds of donations, click image or title

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  • Work from Home Tax Forms: How to Store Them, How to File Them and How to Reduce Your Liability

    The freedom and flexibility of working from home can be intoxicating, especially with the current COVID-19 situation which has grounded many in their homes. However, there is an unwelcome hangover as well. Click image or title to learn more.

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  • Welcome to the Anthony Brunson P.A. Newsletter

    Welcome to our firm's free bi-weekly e-newsletter! The current unprecedented business landscape brings with it a lot of changes, and a lot of questions. We look forward to providing you with relevant, timely, educational and actionable information and resources for you and your organization to succeed. Click image or title to learn more. 

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  • Bankruptcy FAQ for Individuals

    Filing for bankruptcy is a difficult and draining process. People often feel ashamed, scared, or confused. If you find yourself with no other options, bankruptcy can be a good way to clear out old debts, change financial patterns, and most importantly get a fresh start. Click image or title to learn more.

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  • Steps to PPP Loan Forgiveness

    According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the PPP 'loan will be fully forgiven if the funds are used for payroll costs, interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities (due to likely high subscription, at least 60% of the forgiven amount must have been used for payroll).' What steps can you take to maximize loan forgiveness? Click image or title to learn more. 

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  • Post-Pandemic: Time for a Career Change

    How has the pandemic hit your career possibilities? Depending on your situation and the state of your industry, it might be time for a major change. Click image or title to learn more. 

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  • How Workers Can Return

    Some jobs cannot be done from home on a long-term basis, so businesses may gradually bring employees back to offices. We have tips on how best to do this to protect everyone's well-being as the pandemic subsides. Click image or title to learn more. 

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  • Anthony Brunson P.A joins IR Global

    ABPA is going global! Click image or title to learn more. 

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  • Child Tax Credit - The Internal Revenue Service adds Address Change Capability

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on Friday, August 20, 2021 updated the Child Tax Credit  online portal.  This will allow families receiving child tax credit payments to quickly and easily update their mailing address.  This change is particularly important to those families receiving their child tax credit through paper checks. Click the image or title to learn more about this feature.

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  • What is a Levy? IRS and Other Asset Levies Explained

    Falling behind on your debts is never a fun place to be. It’s less fun when a levy is placed on your assets. In this article, we take a look at what an IRS levy is, why it happens, and what you can do about it. Click image or title to learn more. 

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  • What Exactly Is a "Tax Year"?

    Tax years are based on annual accounting periods in which you keep records and report income and expenses. A tax year may not be a calendar year. Click through to discover the myriad annual accounting periods you may or may not adopt.

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  • Inclusion and Diversity: Ageism in the Workplace

    It is essential to address issues of inclusion and diversity in the workplace. Ageism often is overlooked, but it has as great an impact on workplace culture as race and gender. Click the image or title to learn more about the benefits of understanding and addressing ageism.

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  • Don't Forget the Introverts on Your Team: They May Be More Valuable Than You Think

    Introverts often have the traits your team needs even though they shy away from the spotlight. Company leaders should take the time to reassess the leadership potential of the introverts on their teams. Click image or title to find out how to get the most out of your team.

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  • Special Tricks for Entering Data Across Rows in Excel

    Where does your cursor go next? It seems like a small thing, but when you're entering data across rows, rather than columns, it can be maddening. Click image or title, for some quick tricks to simplify data entry.

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  • Employee Retention Tax Credit Gets a Boost

    The employee retention tax credit is one of the more popular relief items businesses have taken advantage of, and recent legislation has made it even more attractive. Click through to see whether the ERC is something you should look into.

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  • Meet Team Anthony Brunson P.A.

    Meet the lady 'behind the scenes', who helps us navigate around all things ABPA.  It's not an overstatement to say some of us are at a loss without her insights and knowledge on many things. To learn more about one of our most important team members, Click image or title. 

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  • Meet Team Anthony Brunson P.A.

    Hardworking, driven, adventurous and easy going. The true epitome of a team player! Meet this member of Anthony Brunson, P.A.

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  • S Corporations and PPP Loan Forgiveness

    S corporations are passthrough entities created for tax purposes. However, their status raises some problems around how the relief packages passed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are taxed. Click the image or title for a review of the key provisions that apply to this special situation.

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  • FLSA Mistakes To Avoid

    Most employers must adhere to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) but the FLSA can be complex — and mistakes are common and costly. Click the image or title for a quick list of common FLSA errors you should avoid.

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  • Getting Started Juicing: Picking Great Produce

    The best fruits and vegetables for juice making are the ones you like best. For tips on produce and flavorings to buy and try, Click image or title. 

     

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  • Key Questions To Help You Prepare for a GSA Assessment

    Working with the General Services Administration  (GSA) can be rewarding, but there are a lot of possible pitfalls. The smart company knows how to work around these. Click the image or title for some tips on keeping your work on track with GSA terms and conditions.

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  • IRS Turbocharges the Employee Retention Tax Credit

    Last year the government created an employee retention tax credit to keep employees on their payroll. Recent tweaks have made it even more attractive. Click the image or title to learn more and to see if it's something your business should take advantage of.

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  • Executive Order Targets Noncompete Agreements

    President Biden has taken aim at noncompete agreements in the workplace. Click the image or title to learn what that means for ordinary workers and why the White House is making noncompete agreements its priority.

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  • Post Pandemic Dress Guidance

    Workplace style during the pandemic took a dramatic shift to casual attire. Was this a one-time change or was it permanent? Click the image or title to see whether office dress codes will return to pre-pandemic button-downs and slacks.

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  • Taxation of Cryptocurrency and Non-fungible Tokens (NFTs) : New Rules Coming

    Cryptocurrency is not a fad. It is here to stay. That is clear from the proposed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which includes provisions about how cryptocurrency is taxed. Click image or title to see what may be on the horizon.

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  • What Is the Innocent Spouse Rule?

    Want to seek relief from penalties that resulted from your spouse's underpayment of tax? Click image or title to learn how you can protect yourself.

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  • Should You Pay an Employee Who Resigns With Two Weeks' Notice?

    When an employee hands in their two-week notice of resignation, it triggers payroll questions, including whether the employee should be paid at all. What are the rules and best practices for this situation? Click image or title for information to help you create a policy.

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  • Tax Items To Check as the Year Winds Up

    The fourth quarter is a good time to take stock of your tax situation and ask yourself the important questions: Do you need any adjustments to your withholding? What 2021 changes will affect you when you prepare your taxes? Click image or title for an end-of-year tax review.

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  • EEOC Provides Updated Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccine Policies

    If you require or encourage your employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine, you should know about the EEOC's updated guidance. Click image or title make sure your company stays safe and compliant.

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  • Tribute to a Strategic Partner

    Allow me  to share with you the 50th Anniversary of Watson Rice, one of the nation’s oldest minority-owned CPA firms. I salute local partner,  Ronald Thompkins, CPA, a professional mentor, government specialist, recognized contributor to the Community and the Profession.  Our Firms have enjoyed a seven-year working relationship, which hopefully blossoms into a greater service organization. Congratulations  Ron and Watson Rice!  Click image or title to learn more. 

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  • Taxable and Nontaxable Employee Benefits

    Offering the right employee benefits can help employers attract and retain employees. Before deciding to offer a benefit to the workforce, however, it is important to understand the difference between taxable and nontaxable benefits. Click Title or Image, for an overview of how benefits are taxed.

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  • Tax Items To Check as the Year Winds Up

    The fourth quarter is a good time to take stock of your tax situation and ask yourself the important questions: Do you need any adjustments to your withholding? What 2021 changes will affect you when you prepare your taxes? Click Title or Image, for an end-of-year tax review.

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  • 2021 Tax Tips: A Look at the Future

    A lot may happen in the coming months to change the tax situation — or everything may remain the same. For a summary of proposed tax changes targeting businesses and high net worth individuals to see how the scenario may play out, Click Title or Image. 

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  • The Financial Planning Process

    A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.  Its never too early nor too late to take action.  Given all that’s occurred over the last 18 months, what better time to take that first step to secure your financial future? Take the time to determine your current financial situation. Take the time to development financial goals. Take the time to convert those goals into a financial action plan. Implement a financial action plan to secure your financial health. ABPA has the expertise and team to assist you with your best investment , YOU! Click Title or Image to learn more. 

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  • We are thankful!

    There is always something to be thankful for, and we at Anthony Brunson P.A. have many reasons to be thankful this season. Click Title or Image to learn more.

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  • Closed for the Holiday

    As we take time to gather with family and friends to give thanks, Click Title or Image, for our Thanksgiving Holiday Office Hours! 

     

     

     

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  • Conflicts of Interest in Nonprofits

    When an employee at a nonprofit has another job or relationship that might affect his or her work, that employee is said to have a conflict of interest. It's a risk every nonprofit runs. Click Title or Image, to learn about the types of conflicts of interest and how to address them.

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  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. It became special as our family made time each year to come together and strengthen the bond among our Clan. Especially being the growing boy I am, since childhood, the endless buffet of food was heavenly. Click Title or Image for more.

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  • Anthony Brunson P.A. Tax Strategies and Savings Seminar

    Sign up for the upcoming Tax Strategies and Savings Seminar with Anthony Brunson P.A. and its financial and estate planning partner on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. Click title or image to learn more and to register. 

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  • DOL Issues New Recommended FMLA Forms

    New guidelines streamline the forms and procedures for the Family and Medical Leave Act. The law hasn't changed, but new guidance modifies the application process. For an introduction to the new FMLA process, click title or image.

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  • Major Changes Come to Kiddie Tax

    The SECURE Act repealed a Tax Cuts and Jobs Act change in the Kiddie Tax and is effective in 2020 and beyond. Click title or image for the complex details on the current and retroactive changes to this often-misunderstood tax.

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  • What Does Cloud Computing Mean to Your Business?

    Did you move to the cloud recently or are you considering moving to the cloud? Click title or image to learn how to determine the overall impact for your business.

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  • Meet Team Anthony Brunson P.A.

    A modern day Viking, volunteer and new dad! This ABPA Associate has a passion to serve. Click image or title to learn more. 

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  • Helpful Tech Apps for Working at Home

    You can find scores of programs to aid in working at home. Below are a few that we thought are especially helpful and that might not be familiar. Click title or image to get a sense of all the help that may be available for you online.

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  • Know About the Unemployment Tax

    If you have employees, you must report and pay unemployment taxes to the IRS — and the devil is in the details. Click title or image for the rules of how to set aside amounts for the tax and report it on Form 940.

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  • Tips to Improve Company Morale

    Every manager knows that low morale drags down your company’s productivity, but morale-boosting policies can easily backfire. Click the image or title to learn how to improve morale the right way.

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  • Reporting Requirements for Health Care Providers Under CARES

    A new Department of Health and Human Services ruling forces some health care providers that received more than $750,000 in CARES Act funding to undergo either a financial audit or a "single audit." Click the image or title to learn more about the  reporting requirements..

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  • When Is It Time To Refinance a Home?

    You can refinance a home to save money or make it easier to pay your monthly bills. But it can be tricky to figure out when a refi makes sense. Click through for details that will help you make the right financing decision.

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  • Guide to Preparing for an Audit of Your Nonprofit

    Whether your nonprofit is required to have an independent audit or you are conducting an audit for some other reason, preparing for an audit requires a lot of work. Click the image or title to learn how to ensure that it goes as smoothly as possible.

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  • Broward CARES Act - ABPA Webinar

    Through the Coronavirus Relief Fund, the CARES Act provides for payments to State, Local, and Tribal governments navigating the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. Anthony Brunson P.A. is assisting Broward County municipalities to secure funds.  Click image or link to learn more. 

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  • Can Employers Mandate Vaccinations?

    Vaccinations may be the key to jump-starting the economy, but not everyone is convinced. What can a company do if employees refuse to get vaccinated? Click image or title for an introduction to this thorny legal issue.

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  • Don't Get Over Your Head in Investing

    Too many stories have appeared in the news about naive investors who lose their savings because of overreliance on tools that make Wall Street look safe and easy. Click image or title for some thoughts on being careful. 

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  • What Nonprofits Need To Know About Form 990

    Each year, most nonprofits must file IRS Form 990 — a dozen pages requiring a detailed accounting of financial operations. Click the image or title for an introduction to the complexities of this form to make sure you stay in compliance.

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  • What Makes a Successful Bonus Program?

    Bonuses are one of the best ways to motivate employees. But to actually work, a bonus program must be thoughtfully designed. Click through to learn about characteristics of an effective program.

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  • What a Will Should NOT Do

    We are often urged, with good reason, to make a will to help put our lives in order. It’s a responsible and worthwhile thing to do — but not the only thing. Click through to learn when a will is not the best route.  

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  • Do You Have a Hobby or a Business?

    Have a hobby that's also a source of income? The line between business and hobby can be a thin one, and the rules are complex. Click through for some insights that will help you make sure that you're in compliance and that you're not missing any allowable deductions.

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  • Business Deductions: A Quick Review

    Business expenses are the cost of carrying on a trade or business. Sometimes, the IRS gives you a tax break for your expenses. Click through for an introduction to the complex world of business tax deductions.

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  • Aid Package Signed Into Law

    The much discussed and debated relief package has been signed into law. As it's over 5,000 pages, it's full of provisions whose details are still being reviewed. For a basic outline of what taxpayers can expect, click image or title. 

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  • The 10-Point Leadership Checklist

    Becoming a good leader is a process, but it’s not mysterious. You can become a leader in this new year by focusing on a few key traits. Click image or title and get started! 

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  • Head of Household Filing: Who Is Eligible?

    When filing each year, taxpayers have to figure out what their filing status is. The head of household status is typically the most advantageous—is it right for you? Click image or title to find out the qualifications.

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  • The Future of Notarization

    When it comes to signing financial and legal papers, you often have to go through the tedious process of finding a notary — and the pandemic has made that even more difficult. Notarization is changing. Click image or title to learn more

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  • Tax Scams: The Pandemic Edition

    With all the things that are changing in 2020, there is one constant you can count on: Tax scams are still with us. What do you need to watch out for as scammers find ways to incorporate the pandemic into their schemes?  Click image or title to learn more. 

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  • IRS Updates Form 941 To Reflect COVID-19 Tax Credits

    Are you required to offer paid leave for COVID-19 reasons? Were you forced to suspend your business operations, or did sales drop sharply? If so, you may claim tax credits on IRS Form 941. Make sure you don't miss out!  Click image or title to learn more.

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  • The Pomodoro Technique: Rethinking Time Management

    With so many people working at home instead of in a 9-5 office setting, we're seeing a new focus on time management. The Pomodoro Technique makes it easier to accomplish more while working less. Click image or title to learn more.

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  • How to Address Ergonomic Needs

    Employees are working at home. And even as companies prepare to slowly reopen, they may need to rearrange workspaces for health reasons.  Click image or title to learn how to maintain ergonomic safety in every situation.

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  • The Percentage-Withholding Method: How It Works

    The calculations surrounding withholding can get very complicated, and the redesigned Form W-4 added additional wrinkles.  For a look at the bracket vs. percentage methods, and how the math plays out, click image or title. 

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  • Meet Anthony Brunson, CPA

    It's time to meet the brains behind the operation, Anthony “Tony” Brunson, CEO of Anthony Brunson P.A. Click image or title to learn more. 

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  • A Quick Introduction to Trusts

    In these difficult times, families should think about how a trust could help them. They are more affordable than many realize, and they have scores of uses for a variety of situations. Click image or title for a basic primer on how trusts may be able to help you.

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  • Disaster Relief Payments: A Simple Way To Help Employees

    There's an underrated benefit flying under the radar as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on — and it comes in the form of tax-free disaster relief payments. Click image or title for insight into this simple, tax-advantaged program.

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  • Know How To File Interest and Dividends

    Do you have interests and dividends? Then you'll need to learn about Schedule B, which helps compute the income tax due on these. For an introduction to the types of interest subject to federal income tax, click image or title to learn more.

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  • Pensions and Taxes: Know the Score

    The traditional defined-benefit pension plan may not be as common as it was, but some individuals still have one, and they need to know the tax situation. For an introduction to the complex world of pensions and taxes, click image or title. 

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  • 5 Best Practices for Online Video Meetings

    Although many employers used videoconferencing before the pandemic, in recent months, its use has soared. Still, many users are confused about how best to use it. Click image or title for tips on hosting successful video meetings.

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  • Short-Term Investing Options

    In these confusing times, you may want to keep some money set aside and not make an immediate long-term commitment. Fortunately, you have a range of choices. Here are some unique ways to earn money in the short term. Click image or title to learn more.

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  • What Is a Supplemental Unemployment Benefits Plan?

    The adverse economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic has bolstered employers' interest in supplemental unemployment benefits plans, which are designed for certain discharged workers. Click image or title for an intro to a little-known benefit.

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  • Reporting FFCRA-Qualified Leave on Form W-2

    Are you required by federal law to offer paid leave because of the coronavirus pandemic? If so, you must report the payments on the recipient's Form W-2 or in a separate statement. Click image or link for reporting details.

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  • Final Rule: Employers Can Truncate SSNs on Employees' Form W-2

    The federal government has taken many steps to combat identity theft. One of those measures is a recent final rule allowing employers to mask Social Security numbers on Form W-2. Click through to find out what this means.

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  • Effective Communication in Difficult Times

    More than ever, in a rapidly changing business environment where telework is the new norm, effective communication is a skill every leader should have. Click through for three strategies to enhance communication at work.

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  • How Are Trusts Taxed?

    Trusts are subject to taxation, but not in the same way businesses and individuals are. They have their own special rules, and both grantors and beneficiaries need to be aware of them. Here's an introduction to trusts and taxation. Click image or title to learn more. 

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  • How To Retool: An Overview

    Recent months have forced decisions and adjustments on small businesses. Companies of all kinds are working through new ways of doing business. For some examples and tips that may help you with your company,  Click image or title. 

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  • Business Interest Expense: The New Rules

    The IRS has issued final regulations about deductions for business interest expense under the TCJA.  See how the agency tackles the definition of interest and learn about exceptions that may apply to you. Click image or title to learn more. 

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  • 6 Tips for Handling Virtual Layoffs

    It's never pleasant when layoffs become a necessity, and now the pandemic has turned the process virtual. Conducting layoffs through online meetings is the new norm. Click through for six ways to navigate layoffs in the virtual sphere.

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  • Changing Culture to Manage Future Disruptions

    Companies that are structured to be resilient and agile are more likely to succeed through disruptions such as the current pandemic — and any future disruptions. To learn how to operate under an agile model, Click image or title.  

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  • Filing Responsibilities With Income or Loss From Business

    In these uncertain times, many taxpayers who normally were on staff have turned part time or full time to the "gig economy." This means they have to file Schedule C as part of their tax return. Click title or image for an introduction to the tax requirements.

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  • How To Raise and Maintain a Credit Score

    More than ever, in today's tumultuous world, it is important to maintain a good credit score, even while economic difficulties make it tough. Click through to learn how to build and maintain healthy credit habits in good times and bad.

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  • What Exactly Is 'Right-Sizing'?

    Right-sizing sounds a lot like downsizing, but there is a surprising difference. To learn what it means, and how it may apply to your company, Click image or title. 

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  • The SEP-IRA: Just Right for Small Businesses

    Traditional pensions plans and 401(k)'s may not be appropriate for small businesses and the self-employed. However, that doesn't mean there are no other options. Click through to learn about the powerful and adaptable SEP-IRA.

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  • Filing Taxes for the Deceased

    Tax responsibilities don't end with death. Indeed, it's an important part of the executor's job to file the deceased person's state and federal final income tax returns for the year of death. Click through to address specific tax filing responsibilities.

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  • Things You'd Want to Save in a Fire

    There are many items in your life that are so vital that it would be a total catastrophe if they were damaged or lost—from family heirlooms to important papers. For some precautionary steps to protect them from fire, click image or title. 

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  • What the New PPP Means for Your Business

    The new round of Paycheck Protection Program loans is available to both new and second-time borrowers. Who gets the money? And what are the rules? To see what might be in store for your business, Click image or title. 

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  • Is This Your Situation: Concerned About Cash Flow in the Construction Industry

    Cash flow is an important but oft-forgotten aspect of any business. Its management is especially critical in construction, thanks to large financial outlays. Click image or title, to learn how to get started taking charge of cash flow.

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  • 6 Tips for Handling Virtual Layoffs

    It's never pleasant when layoffs become a necessity, and now the pandemic has turned the process virtual. Conducting layoffs through online meetings is the new norm. Click image or title, for six ways to navigate layoffs in the virtual sphere.

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  • How To Raise and Maintain a Credit Score

    More than ever, in today's tumultuous world, it is important to maintain a good credit score, even while economic difficulties make it tough. To learn how to build and maintain healthy credit habits in good times and bad, Click image or title. 

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  • The 6 Essential Payroll Tax Forms

    Whether you have 10 employees or 1,000, payroll tax forms are a part of your life, so make sure you understand the basics. For an introduction to the most important tax forms, and a summary of how they're used, click image or title. 

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  • Know the Basics of Medicare

    Medicare is a federal insurance program that provides health coverage for older Americans, and its provisions can get quite complicated. Click image or title for an introduction so you understand what you or your loved ones are entitled to.

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  • 5 Ways to Lower Your SUTA Tax Rate

    An employer’s SUTA tax rate is susceptible to fluctuation. If yours is escalating, contrary to popular belief, you actually might be able to reduce it!  For five strategies to curb your SUTA tax rate, Click image or title. 

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  • The Whys and Hows of Medicaid Trusts

    A Medicaid asset protection trust is designed to protect assets from being counted for Medicaid eligibility. There are a lot of provisions, however. Click image or title to understand how it works and whether it might be right for you.

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  • Small Businesses and the ADA

    A pioneering civil rights law, the Americans with Disabilities Act affects businesses of all sizes. But small businesses may not realize all the requirements. Click image or title for a quick review of the act's key provisions.

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  • Meet Team Anthony Brunson P.A.

    Forward-thinking - results-driven - relevant industry experience. These are only some of the words you'd use to describe members of Team Anthony Brunson P.A. Click image or title to learn more about one of our team members. 

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  • Federal Tax Date Postponed to May 17

    The IRS has announced that the federal income tax filing due date, as well as any payments, for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended to May 17. Click image or article to learn how this will work.

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  • Restructuring Debt as a Business Strategy

    The Covid-19 pandemic — like earlier business crises — has forced many businesses to make hard choices regarding their future. Click image or title to learn about restructuring debt and whether that's an option you should consider.

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  • The Future of Technology in Construction

    The Covid-19 pandemic may have given construction companies an impetus to enhance productivity and worker safety. Click image or title to read about three technologies that construction companies should consider.

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  • Tax and Nonprofits: The Strict Requirements

    Tax requirements for nonprofits are stringent, and the penalties for violating them can be heavy. Click image or title to learn how to keep track of all your funding sources — and to keep your tax-exempt status.

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  • Pandemic Fatigue: Tangible Ways to Support Your Workforce

    We have reached the one-year mark since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Having an effective plan to deal with it is key to employee productivity and retention. Click the image or title to see how you may be able to help your workforce.

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  • IRS provides details on April 15 postponement

    The IRS previously announced that the federal filing due date for individuals was extended to May 17. Some other dates—but not all of them—have also been moved. Make sure you are up to date on IRS due dates: Click the image or title to learn more. 

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  • Construction: Classifying Workers

    How do you classify subcontractors? It's a much more complicated question than it seems, and you need to be careful. Click the image or title for advice on how to avoid audits based on the employee versus independent contractor question.

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  • OMB Extends Due Date for Certain Single Audits

    On March 19th, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a memorandum which announced a six-month extension of the due date for certain single audits submitted to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse. See how this impacts your organization. Click the image or title to learn more. 

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  • Technology and Health Care: The Privacy Issue

    Privacy is an overarching concern as medical practices and facilities continue to adopt new technology designed to enhance efficiency and patient outcomes. Click the image or title for steps your practice can take to help ensure cybersecurity.

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  • Converting a Regular 401(k) to a Roth 401(k)

    Many workers don't know that their employers offer a Roth 401(k) option. How can you take advantage of this and what are the benefits? Click the image or title to learn how this type of account works, and whether it might be right for you.

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  • Employers Get Tax Breaks for Vaccination Leave

    Washington wants everyone to get a COVID-19 shot, so it is giving a refundable tax credit to employers who grant paid time-off to staff to receive—or recover from—a vaccination. Click the image or title to learn about the eligibility rules.

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  • Meet Team Anthony Brunson P.A.

    Forward-thinking - results-driven - relevant industry experience... in this issue meet a member of Team Anthony Brunson P.A. who truly epitomizes these qualities.  Click the image or title to learn more about Audrey A. Robinson.

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  • Pandemic Attitudes and Company Responses

    Retaining loyal customers is different these days. Click the image or title  to read more about how consumers look at products and what your company can do to be more appealing to your target customers/clients.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Applying ASC 606 in Construction

    The Financial Accounting Standard Board's ASC 606 addresses a range of issues related to revenue recognition, and it has particular relevance to the construction industry. Click on image or title for a brief introduction to help you understand how ASC 606 may affect your company.

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  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit Reauthorized Through 2025

    To incentivize employers to hire individuals from underrepresented groups, Congress has extended the Work Opportunity Tax Credit program until the end of 2025. Click the image or title for insight into this important and complex program.

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  • Employee Retention Tax Credit Gets a Boost

    The employee retention tax credit is one of the more popular relief items businesses have taken advantage of, and recent legislation has made it even more attractive. Click the image or title to see whether the ERC is something you should look into.

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  • How To Manage Multicultural Teams

    We keep hearing that it's a global economy, but what does that mean for managers?

    Click the image or title to learn about the problems U.S. companies face and how they can solve them.

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  • DOL Withdraws Independent Contractor Rule

    In January 2021, the Department of Labor issued a rule clarifying the standard for employees versus independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act. It has now withdrawn the rule. Click the title or image for a review of what this means.

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  • What Is Your Financial Personality?

    We have all learned a lot this past year or so, including a lot about ourselves and our level of risk tolerance when it comes to money. Click the image or title for some thoughts on why this is a good time to take a step back and reflect.

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  • What Is the Role of Boards in a Post-Covid World?

    The pandemic has shifted corporate board meetings from in person to virtual, and that may become the new norm. What are the implications? Click the image or title for a brief examination of how board operations, and perceptions, may change.

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  • The Advantages of an ABLE Account and Saver's Credit

    The tax code contains provisions to help people with disabilities and their families save and pay for disability-related expenses, but the rules are complex. Click through for an introduction to make sure you're getting what you're entitled to.

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  • What To Know About Pricing Strategies

    It can be one of the hardest aspects of starting and running a business: deciding how much to charge. You want to be competitive, but you also need to show a profit. Click through to learn how to think strategically about pricing.

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  • Market Research: The Key to Business Decisions

    In business, it is crucial to obtain good data before making major decisions.

    Click image or title for some tips on how to employ market research to better identify marketing strategies.

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  • How to Choose a Guardian for Your Child

    Although no one likes to think about it, an important responsibility of parenthood is making sure your children are provided for if you're not around. Click the image or title for a quick guide to making those crucial plans.

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  • The 10-Point Leadership Checklist

    Becoming a good leader is a process, but it’s not mysterious. You can become a leader by focusing on a few key traits. Click image or title for information about how to get started on being a good leader.

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  • When Should You Take Your Company Public?

    Is the lure of taking your company public becoming irresistible? Maybe it's time, but there's a lot to think about first. Click through to read an introduction to this complex and risky step so you know what you're getting into.

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  • Nonresident Aliens and Tax Returns

    Are you a nonresident alien engaged in a trade or business in the United States? There are some special tax rules for you. Click through to learn about what your responsibilities are and the basics of Form 1040-NR.

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  • Featuring the Gwen Cherry Park Foundation

    It is always important to give back, and that is why at Anthony Brunson P.A. corporate social responsibility is one of our core values.  Not only do we contribute of our time and effort, we are also showcasing as well!!!.  In this issue we are featuring the Gwen Cherry Park Foundation.  Click on the image or title to learn about an organization that is impacting and changing the lives of the children and their families living in Liberty City, Miami.

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  • How To Avoid Out-of-Step Leadership

    The pandemic redefined what it means to be a good leader. It also highlighted three traits shared by poor leaders. Click the image or title to read more.

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  • 5 Pressing Post-Pandemic Health Concerns

    This is a difficult time for businesses trying to navigate the various rules and regulations related to reopening. It seems the rules are changing frequently.

    Click the image or title to get started on separating the facts from the rumors.

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  • Overhead Costs and Post-Pandemic Planning

    Overhead costs are part of every business's budget, but some are finding that the pandemic is drastically changing their bottom lines.

    Click the image or title for an introduction to balancing your overhead costs against your future business model.

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  • Understanding the Different Kinds of Nonprofit Organizations

    Do you think all nonprofits are the same? Click the image or title to learn about the different kinds, and the different tax regulations that apply.

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  • A Post-COVID-19 Review of OKRs and KPIs

    Metrics of all kinds are more important than ever to businesses. But they need to be relevant to how business works in the post-COVID-19 world. Click the image or title for some insights into what you should be keeping track of.

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  • Hybrid Workplaces Present Unique Challenges

    As employees head back to the office, managers have to decide who comes back now, who comes back later and who might continue to work from home permanently. Click the image or title for thoughts on running a hybrid office.

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  • What's the Tax Deal on IRAs?

    IRAs are tax-favored personal savings accounts that set aside money for retirement. Most people have heard of them, but not everyone knows the tax details. Click through to make sure you understand how the tax advantages work.

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  • Holiday Office Hours

    We're taking a few days off to spend time with our family and friends, and to recharge for the New Year. Click Image or Title, for our Holiday Office Hours! 

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  • Season's Greetings!

    The end of the year brings no greater joy than the opportunity to express to you, season’s greetings and good wishes. Click Image or Title to learn more.

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  • Credits vs. Deductions: What's the Difference?

    Many people think that tax deductions and credits are the same, but they're not. Tax deductions reduce your taxable income, but tax credits reduce your tax bill dollar for dollar. Click through to find out what that means and when it matters.

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  • When Do You Need a Trust?

    Do you need a trust, or is a will enough? Many people think that trusts are just for the very wealthy, but even those with modest incomes may find them useful. Click through to learn whether a trust is right for you.

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  • Advertising Costs: More (and Less) Deductible Than You Realized

    Recent guidance from the IRS highlights the tricky nature of advertising costs. Some peripheral expenses are deductible, in fact, while a few seemingly acceptable ones are not. Click through for the details on advertising deductions.

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  • What To Know Before Signing a Business Lease

    Even in these days of virtual transactions, most businesses still want a place to set up shop. It's essential to find the right premises with the right amenities. Click through for a list of items to consider before signing.

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  • Do You Have a Psychologically Safe Workplace?

    Workplace culture is more important than ever, and after the pandemic, it may be time for a fresh look.

    Click image or title to learn more about how you can have a psychologically safe place of business.

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  • How to Choose a Guardian for Your Child

    Although no one likes to think about it, an important responsibility of parenthood is making sure your children are provided for if you're not around. Click through for a quick guide to making those crucial plans.

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  • How To Snag Your Part of the Attention Economy

    Looking to win the battle for consumer attention? Click through to find out how to captivate customers.

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  • Tax Treatment for Family Members Working in the Family Business

    When you include family members in your business operations, there are tax treatments and employment tax rules that need to be applied. Click through to learn the right way to hire a family member.

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  • How To Be a Manager

    Few people train to be the boss. More often, they're promoted to a management position because they did well in a lower-level job. Soon they find that management requires a completely new set of skills. Click through to read some hard-earned advice on how to be a manager.

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  • 5 Steps for Building Customer Loyalty

    The pandemic changed the retail world, and these changes may be long-term. How can companies adapt and work with customers in new ways? Click the image or title for key tips on building customer loyalty.

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  • The Child Care and Dependent Tax Credit for 2021

    The pandemic profoundly disrupted people's incomes and livelihoods. The federal government responded by approving pandemic relief legislation, including changes to the child care tax credit. Click the image or title for a review of what you may be entitled to.

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  • What to Know About Incorporation and Taxation

    Are you considering incorporating or forming an LLC? What are the practical and financial implications? Click through to learn the advantages of moving beyond a sole proprietorship.

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  • What Is a Life Settlement and How Does It Work?

    A life insurance policy is considered property, and that means it can be sold. This can prove advantageous in difficult circumstances. Click through to discover what life settlements can do and what they can't do.

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  • When To Use a QTIP Trust

    Do you want to provide for a surviving spouse yet maintain control of how your trust's assets are distributed once that spouse dies? The qualified terminable interest property trust may be the tool you need. Click through to learn what a QTIP trust lets you do.

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