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Archive for February, 2014

IRS Offers Videos to Help Taxpayers Preparing to File in 2014

The IRS has a number of instructional YouTube videos to help individuals prepare their taxes for the upcoming filing season. In addition, the IRS has short and informative YouTube videos on a number of tax-related. Specific videos that taxpayers may view to help them get ready over the coming weeks include: • Do-It-Yourself Free Tax […]

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Payroll and Employment Related Audits

Audits by the federal Department of Labor and the IRS (these two agencies signed a memorandum of understanding in 2011 to work together in misclassification audits. Since that time federal audits in this area have been on the rise) and/or state employment development departments can arise for a number of reasons. Increasingly we are seeing […]

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Posted in: Employment Law, News

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Call for Keeping the Charitable Tax Deduction

In the midst of the current discussions in Washington on how to bring about meaningful, comprehensive tax reform is the discussion on whether to eliminate current policy that allows individuals to take a charitable tax deduction for contributions made to qualified nonprofit organizations. The stakes are enormous. According to Giving USA (>http://www.givingusa.org/), in 2012 it […]

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Contraception Mandate and Religious Organizations

A contraceptive mandate is a state or federal regulation or law that requires health insurers or employers (including religious organizations) that provide their employees with health insurance (including employers who self-insure for health insurance), to include contraception in their health insurance plans. Relying on the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine, which concluded that birth […]

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