Category Corporations


Important Notice to All Employers: Obamacare Has Begun!

If your business has employees, there is a critical change in the law that affects you in a massive way… and it kicks in on October 1, 2013. Notices are due to all employees. Here’s what you need to know. Keep in mind that virtually all employers are subject to this notice requirement. Further, employers must provide …


Note To Service Industry: IRS Says Service Charges Are Not Tips!

The IRS has recently released an updated tax rule that differentiates between tips, which are voluntary payments to service personnel such as waiters, waitresses, bartenders, valet staff, etc. and service charges, such as those automatically applied to bills by restaurants for groups of certain sizes. Beginning January 2014, the IRS will treat any automatic gratuity as …


IRS Offers Affordable Insurance Safe Harbor Under Affordable Care Act

Under the Affordable Care Act, a company with fifty or more employees must provide them with affordable health insurance, meaning the employee’s share of the premium cannot exceed 9.5% of the employee’s household income. Although that may seem relatively cut-and-dry, putting it into action will be challenging to say the least.  One of the biggest …


Healthcare Reprieve for Small Businesses

For years now one of the biggest fears with the Affordable Care Act has been that people might see delays in service due to higher volumes of patients.  Instead we are seeing a much more welcome delay: a delay in the implementation of penalties for businesses who don’t comply.  The Obama administration has given a …


What Amazon Learned About Nexus

It is no secret that states are hurting for money.  At the same time we are seeing an increase in the amount of interstate commerce that can be accomplished without ever setting foot in a state.  From online colleges to direct seller websites to nationally known contractors, businesses are taking mobility to new levels.  The …


AICPA Goes To Washington

I have returned from several days with the AICPA in Washington, DC where we were able to meet with members of Congress and propose some timely changes to the tax code.  Every year, members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) travel to Washington, DC to bring ideas of how to make our …


FICPA Honors GunnChamberlain Partner

The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants has awarded Marshall Gunn, Jr. with the Outstanding Discussion Leader certificate for 2012.  Mr. Gunn received the award for his work with the FICPA in presenting Continuing Professional Education courses for other CPAs in Florida.  The award is based on evaluation scores from the CPE participants. It is …


Florida Corporate Annual Reports Are Due!

April 15th has come and gone, but there are still some very important deadlines to be aware of.  The next one is the deadline for your Florida Corporate Annual Report.  While the deadline may vary depending on your state, Florida’s must be done by May 1st.  The penalty for not timely filing your Corporate Annual …


Tax Season Officially Begins

On January 30, the IRS officially opened tax season and began accepting many e-filed returns.  Not all returns can be e-filed at this point, though.  Returns with education credits and energy credits are just some of the many returns that will have to wait until mid-February or even March before they can be accepted.  Additionally, …


IRS Opens Tax Filing Season For Many

As of January 30th, the IRS has started the 2012 tax filing season, opening up e-filing for many filers.  However, many forms are not yet finalized so be sure to check with your tax accountant to see if your return can be filed yet.  The reason for the delay is the last minute tax changes …

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