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At your own risk: The pitfalls of DIY estate planning
Do-it-yourself (DIY) projects often fail because a person doesn’t have the proper tools. DIY estate planning is no different. Without expert knowledge of estate law and tax rules, you may create a plan that won’t fulfill your wishes.
Protect your peace of mind with a trust protector
Do you need a trust protector? Maybe. Appointing a trust protector can add a checks and balances system to your estate plan. But it isn’t without pitfalls.
Employers: Pay close attention to your retirement plan’s expenses and fee
Offering a retirement plan is a competitive necessity for many employers. If you’re one of them, keep an eye out for unreasonable expenses and excessive fees, as these can draw scrutiny from the DOL.
Upskilling: The next frontier in employee training
Every employer trains new hires. But why should the learning stop there? “Upskilling” helps employees stay curious, up to speed and engaged by offering a variety of additional learning opportunities.
QuickBooks 2019 Feature Spotlight: Transfer Credits
With QuickBooks 2019, you can now transfer credits from one customer job to another in just a few clicks.
HSA + HDHP can be a winning health benefits formula
Looking for the right equation that adds up to an affordable, effective means of offering health care benefits to your employees? Let’s crunch the numbers behind the HSA + HDHP model.
6 ways to get more value from an IT consultant
There’s nothing wrong with expecting an IT consultant to be a knowledgeable, hard-working problem solver. But, to get the most from the arrangement, your business will have to put in some effort, too.
Beware of unexpected tax liabilities under new accounting and tax rules!
Coming soon: Thanks to a lesser-known TCJA provision and a new accounting rule, some businesses will receive an unpleasant surprise next tax filing season. Don’t let your business be blindsided.
Business deductions for meal, vehicle and travel expenses: Document, document, document
Business meal, vehicle and travel expense deductions can be a hot button for the IRS. Is your business properly documenting them?
Close-up on the new QBI deduction’s wage limit
The TCJA’s new deduction for owners of pass-through entities can be 20% of qualified business income. But a wage-based limit applies if an owner’s taxable income exceeds certain levels. Find out how the limit wor
What's New in QuickBooks 2019
Kemper's QuickBooks experts are here to help guide you through some of the exciting new features introduced in QuickBooks Desktop Pro, Premier, Accountant, and Enterprise 2019.
How to avoid getting hit with payroll tax penalties
Small-business owners can face a harsh penalty if payroll taxes aren’t remitted to the federal government. Learn about your obligations and whether you could be personally liable.