By Trishna Shah, CPA, Staff Accountant Economist Alan Beaulieu has been forecasting a mild downturn in the U.S. economy in late 2013 and 2014, but he sees opportunity for distributors to profit despite the macroeconomic environment. “Especially in the first half of the year,” he wrote in the December issue
When two local social service agencies merged in 2009 to form LifePoint Solutions, the new organization quickly melded administrations and programs, so staff members could continue to provide necessary – and high-quality – assistance. But when Roger Rosenberger joined the organization a year later, he noticed that the financial
The state of Ohio launched a new voucher program that will reimburse employers for training their current workforce. Gov. John Kasich has trumpeted the program as a way for Ohio companies to compete in an evolving, high-tech economy, and it could be worth up to $500,000 for a
The IRS has expanded the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program to allow more employers to properly reclassify workers as employees and pay a reduced penalty. Even if an employer has never issued a Form 1099 to the misclassified worker, the employer can participate in the program until June 30, 2013.
By Matt Rosen, Manager, and April Mays, Staff Accountant While the overall economy experienced a 42nd consecutive month of growth in November 2012, the manufacturing sector suffered a contraction for the fourth time in the past six months, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s most recent Manufacturing
A note from Senior Tax Accountant Laura Hunter, CPA: As we approach the end of the year, there are certain reporting requirements that you need to be conscious of and pending tax changes that you should prepare for. Key Payroll Changes If you outsource your payroll services, your provider likely