Time to Re-Think Traditional Tax Strategies?

We have already seen major tax changes this year, and more are almost certainly coming. Through all of the changes to date, the 2010 federal income tax environment is still quite favorable. However, we may not be able to say that for 2011 and beyond. Therefore, tax planning actions taken

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Encouraging Signs for Local Distributors

Local wholesale distributors fought the recession in part by scaling back benefits for their employees, and they fought well enough that many of them are poised to add talent in the near future.   Those were two of the most interesting themes that developed this spring when Barnes Dennig and USI

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New Law Requires More 1099s

The recent healthcare act includes a passage that will significantly increase the number of Forms 1099-MISC businesses must file, thereby significantly increasing the amount of data collection and paperwork required for those businesses. Section 9006 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act modifies Section 6041 of the tax code

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Three Tools for Growth

The principles of Lean Manufacturing can streamline an operation. Six Sigma is a valuable tool for improving the quality of a product. Theory of Constraints can help establish consistency and efficiency throughout an organization. Utilized on their own, each can help a manufacturer cut costs. Utilized together, they can lead

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