Do Your Beneficiary Choices Need Updating?

By : December 21, 2011 Comments Off on Do Your Beneficiary Choices Need Updating?

Are your beneficiary designations up to date? Do you even know which accounts have beneficiaries and who you've designated? It's easy to lose track. But it's important to keep them current. Here's why. When you designate a beneficiary for an

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Put Financial Gifts On Your Holiday Shopping List

By : December 13, 2011 Comments Off on Put Financial Gifts On Your Holiday Shopping List

When planning gifts for children on your holiday list, you might want to think beyond the traditional retail offerings. Consider financial gifts that can bestow benefits for many years to come. Some financial gift options you might consider: U.S. savings

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Employee Theft is a Significant Business Problem

By : December 7, 2011 Comments Off on Employee Theft is a Significant Business Problem

Employee theft happens more frequently than you hear or read about. It's believed that only a small percentage of cases of employee dishonesty are reported and prosecuted. Too often, the employee is just dismissed and moves on to steal from

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No More Paper Savings Bonds After 2011

By : November 29, 2011 Comments Off on No More Paper Savings Bonds After 2011

For the past 76 years, investors had the option of buying U.S. savings bonds at a bank or credit union. After December 31, 2011, that will no longer be the case. Savings bonds can then only be purchased electronically through

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Some Meals Are 100% Deductible

By : November 3, 2011 Comments Off on Some Meals Are 100% Deductible

Are you watching what you eat at work? Though that may not seem like a tax question, how you account for meals can affect your business tax return. One reason why: While you can generally only deduct half the cost

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IRS Issues Guidance on Bonus Depreciation

By : October 25, 2011 Comments Off on IRS Issues Guidance on Bonus Depreciation

Under the "Tax Relief Act of 2010," you may be able to write off the entire cost of business property placed in service this year, thanks to 100% "bonus depreciation." Prior to this law, a business was able to claim

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Do You Owe Taxes When You Give A Gift?

By : October 4, 2011 Comments Off on Do You Owe Taxes When You Give A Gift?

Some gifts are big, others are small - and the Internal Revenue Service expects you to report them all....or do they? Gift giving can be an important tax planning strategy. This year, a slowing economy might lead you to help

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