One of the most important questions you face when changing jobs is what to do with the money in your 401(k) because making the wrong move could cost you thousands of dollars or more in taxes and lower returns.Continue reading
Category Archives: Employee Benefits
Small Business Taxpayers: The Year in Review
As we approach the end of the year, it’s time for business owners to review your business finances. In this post, we highlight the most crucial tax changes you need to know for 2021.
Worker Classification: Employee vs. Contractor
If you hire someone for a long-term, full-time project or a series of projects that are likely to last for an extended period, you must pay special attention to the difference between independent contractors and employees.
The Internal Revenue Service and state regulators scrutinize the distinction between employees and independent contractors because many business owners try to categorize as many of their workers as possible as independent contractors rather than as employees.
What Is a Designated Roth Account?
Many 401(k) plans allow taxpayers to make Roth contributions as long as the plan has a designated Roth account. Your plan may also allow you to transfer amounts to the designated Roth account in the plan or borrow money.
Check with your employer to find out if your 401(k), 403(b) or 457 governmental plan has a designated Roth account and whether it allows in-plan Roth rollovers or loans.
Retirement Plan Options For Small Businesses
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses employ half of all private-sector employees in the United States. However, a majority of small businesses do not offer their workers retirement savings benefits.
If you’re like many other small business owners in the United States, you may be considering the various retirement plan options available for your company.
Employee Relocation: What Happens to Your Home?
Employees and small business owners often have questions about what to do with an employee’s home–and what the tax consequences might be–when they move to a new job location. Here are some answers: Continue reading
Small Business: Understanding Payroll Expenses
Federal law requires most employers to withhold federal taxes from their employees’ wages. Whether you’re a small business owner who is just starting or one who has been in business for a while–and ready to hire an employee or two–here is what you should know about withholding, reporting, and paying employment taxes. Continue reading
Changing Jobs? Don’t Forget About Your 401(K)
One of the most important questions you face when changing job is what to do with the money in your 401(k) because making the wrong move could cost you thousands of dollars or more in taxes and lower returns. Continue reading
10 Smart Tax Tips for Small Businesses in 2021
To run a successful small business, there are a few tax tips every owner should know to help save money and minimize their tax liability. Here are our top ten tips: Continue reading
Employer Tax Credit Extended for Payroll Workers
The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020, enacted December 27, 2020, made several changes to employee retention tax credits. These tax credits were previously made available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The most notable change was the modification of the Employee Retention Credit (ERC). Several of the changes apply only to 2021, while others apply to both 2020 and 2021. As such, employers can take advantage of the newly-extended employee retention credit, designed to make it easier for businesses that choose to keep their employees on the payroll–despite challenges posed by COVID-19. Continue reading