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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.
How private foundations can avoid accusations of self-dealing
Private foundations that violate conflict-of-interest rules risk costly taxes and even loss of their tax-exempt status. That’s why you need to know what types of transactions are off-limits and which stakeholders are prohibited from participating in them.
Why nonprofits might want to revisit the Donor Bill of Rights
Trust and respect are critical components of a nonprofit/donor relationship. The 10 best practices detailed in the Donor Bill of Rights can help your organization communicate its commitment to these values.
When it comes to revenue, nonprofits need to think like auditors
If you want to make the best-informed decisions about your nonprofit’s future, rigorously review your revenue figures. Revenue data can enhance activities from budget development to goal setting. Learn more.
Why the “kiddie tax” is more dangerous than ever
If you’re considering making a gift of income-producing or appreciated assets to a minor or a college student, beware of the big, bad kiddie tax. It’s fiercer under the TCJA.
3 traditional midyear tax planning strategies for individuals that hold up post-TCJA
Tax planning might not be something you want to think about during the summer months. But midyear planning is important, especially this year. Here are three strategies to consider.
Kemper Security Tips: Cybercrime Pulls In a Million Bucks a Minute [INFOGRAPHIC]
More than a million dollars is lost every minute to cybercrime. New research shows that despite businesses spending roughly $171K every minute on cybersecurity, $1.1M is lost to cybercrime.
What you can deduct when volunteering
Assuming a charity is qualified, you may be able to deduct some of the out-of-pocket costs you incur when volunteering for the organization. But the rules are complex.
Fraud prevention is a cost small businesses can’t forgo
An effective fraud-prevention program doesn’t have to break your small business’s budget. For example, background checks are relatively inexpensive but worth their weight in gold. Here are more tips.
Skimming: Stealing a little off the top
Not surprisingly, stealing cash receipts (skimming) is a particularly popular scheme with crooked employees. Unfortunately, skimming can be hard to detect. But there are ways to minimize losses.