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Is your workplace ready for Generation Z? Lately, many demographers and generation-focused marketing experts have been vocal about what they observe in Gen Z, the newest additions to the job applicant pool. With every new generation, there's an element of rebellion against the attitudes, lifestyles and tastes of previous generations. But to a large extent, the differences in generations may have more to do with the world they were raised in. For Gen Z, the two primary formative experiences have been 1) dealing with the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008, and 2) growing up as "digital natives."
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Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the fourth quarter of 2018. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply to you. Contact us to ensure you’re meeting all applicable deadlines and to learn more about the filing requirements.

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Over the years, Congress has established some nice tax breaks for transportation-related employee fringe benefits to encourage taxpayers to be more ecology-minded when commuting to work.
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Not-for-profit organizations that file IRS Form 990 must indicate the number of independent voting members or directors of the governing body. (This is entered on Parts 1 and VI.) The IRS is not the only group interested in these facts. Two other groups also focus on the number of independent directors: state attorneys general and prospective donors. All three groups believe that independent directors are the cornerstone of good governance. In other words, they believe independent directors are less likely to cause the organization to violate prohibitions on private benefit and private inurement.
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There was once a time when a retiring doctor could easily sell a thriving practice to a hospital or practice management company. These days, many practice management firms are out of business and hospitals are more likely to be selling than buying.
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Best practices for containing insurance costs are critical because insurance is one of the biggest costs in the dangerous construction environment.
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Employee performance objectives are sometimes based on output, but that can be the wrong reward system. It encourages quantity over quality and fosters a mindset of letting the little defects slide. That, in turn, can result in increasing customer rejections rates, which can hurt your company's reputation and send customers elsewhere.
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The IRS has finally issued eagerly awaited regulations addressing the new deduction for up to 20% of qualified business income (QBI) from pass-through entities. The QBI deduction was a major piece of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was signed into law last December.
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SIMPLE IRAs are available to businesses with 100 or fewer employees. As the name implies, these plans are simple to set up and administer. And there’s still time to set one up for 2018.
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Giving to charity can provide you with a warm feeling as well as a nice tax break. But you've got to itemize deductions on your tax return. And, like most tax breaks, charitable deductions come with a number of rules you must follow to actually claim the write-off. Here are the details.

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