Spousal Health Coverage

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Should you offer spousal health care coverage? As an employer looking to control and manage the costs of benefits and costs, there are many ideas to consider. One in particular is whether and how to offer health care insurance to their employees’ spouses. The Affordable Care Act doesn’t require spousal coverage. It only requires coverage for […]

Consolidate accounts and simplify your financial life

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  If you’ve accumulated many bank, investment and other financial accounts over the years, you might consider consolidating some of them. Having multiple accounts requires you to spend more time tracking and reconciling financial activities and can make it harder to keep a handle on how much you have and whether your money is being […]

Deducting education expenses for employees

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Deducting education expense — good for employer and employee! Training is one of the most sought after benefits of those entering the workplace. While most employee training, most employee training occurs in-house, as an alternative, area colleges and trade schools may be a great source of education in professional development. If you reimburse employees for […]

Now’s the time to start thinking about “bunching” — miscellaneous itemized deductions, that is

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  Many expenses that may qualify as miscellaneous itemized deductions are deductible only to the extent they exceed, in aggregate, 2% of your adjusted gross income (AGI). Bunching these expenses into a single year may allow you to exceed this “floor.” So now is a good time to add up your potential deductions to date […]

Some Lean Manufacturing principles to count on….

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  Lean companies make their products as efficiently as possible, using the least possible staff time, equipment and working capital. Originally imported from Japan in the 1980s, lean manufacturing continues to play a key role in every successful U.S. manufacturer. Increased global competition and declining operating margins make these four lean manufacturing fundamentals especially important […]

Take care of a loved one who has special needs with an SNT

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Special needs trusts (SNTs), also called “supplemental needs trusts,” benefit children or other family members with a disability that requires extended-term care or that prevents them from being able to support themselves. This trust type can provide peace of mind that your loved one’s quality of life will be enhanced while not disqualifying him or […]

Combining business and vacation travel: What can you deduct?

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If you go on a business trip within the United States and tack on some vacation days, you can deduct some of your expenses. But exactly what can you write off? Transportation expenses Transportation costs to and from the location of your business activity are 100% deductible as long as the primary reason for the […]