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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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. Click image or title to learn more. 

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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