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Summer Interns visit The BYB

Town of Greenburgh Attorney, Tim Lewis, annually visits The BYB with Summer Interns.

These students are from local colleges and high schools looking to prepare themselves for the next step.

The Summer Interns asked Wiley various questions as he answers to the best of his ability.

The video touches base on interpersonal skills, career paths, and much more.

Watch the video to hear what Wiley has to say…

Dont forget to share the knowledge!

“EEO is the Law” Poster

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that notices of Federal laws prohibiting job discrimination be made available in a location that is accessible to applicants and employees with disabilities that limit mobility.

To print the electronic poster click here!

Read more: https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/poster.cfm

School’s Out! Hire your Kids!

If you are self-employed, one advantage is the ability to employ family members.

This summer save on taxes by employing your child under the age of 18.

Your children are not subject to social security and Medicare taxes if the trade or business is a sole proprietorship or a partnership in which each partner is a parent of the child.

For more information, refer to the “Covered services of a child” section at IRS.gov

BYB Speaker Series: The Bilal Group

The Bilal Group has qualified representatives who are licensed to offer a variety of financial products and services. This seminar is on 403b/401k plans for your employees that can benefit from this service.

The Bilal Group provides an analysis of your current financial situation and helps you:

  1. Identify financial goals and concerns.
  2. Illustrate what is being done to reach your goals and deal with concerns.
  3. Identify gaps, if present, and offer solutions to fill them.

The Bilal group will cover:

  • The importance of saving for retirement years.
  • Saving for retirement in a tax efficient way.
  • Offering a way to employees for retirement saving – with limited resources of the organization.
  • Creating a good relationship with employees by offering this benefit. If you offer a match you can create a goodwill.

Due to limited spacing, we ask that you RSVP [mailto:receptionist@thebyb.com] as soon as possible.

Thank you,

The BYB

Five Facts about the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

IRS.gov | Issue Number:    HCTT-2016-54

If you are a small employer, there is a tax credit that can put money in your pocket. The small business health care tax credit benefits employers that:

  • offer coverage through the small business health options program, also known as the SHOP marketplace
  • have fewer than 25 full-time equivalent employees
  • pay an average wage of less than $50,000 a year
  • pay at least half of employee health insurance premiums

Click the link below to read five facts about this credit:

See the bulletin

1099-Misc

Miscellaneous Income should be reported. Payments for services performed for your trade or business is reflected on form 1099-Misc.

If the following four conditions are met, you must generally report a payment as nonemployee compensation.

1. You made the payment to someone who is not your employee;
2. You made the payment for services in the course of your trade or business (including government agencies and nonprofit organizations);
3. You made the payment to an individual, partnership, estate, or in some cases, a corporation; and
4. You made payments to the payee of at least $600 during the year.

For more information, click the link below to read more!

Reporting Payments to Independent Contractors

Phone Scams! The IRS Does NOT Call!

IRS CALL

A few of our clients have fallen victim to fraudulent phone calls received by scammers impersonating to be Tax Agents.

These callers are calling in attempt to steal your money. They will call with variations of IRS issues and even show up on the caller ID as the IRS. They will either claim that you’re due for a huge refund or you owe the IRS money. They threaten that legal actions are in place and demand immediate payment.

Don’t be fooled! If you receive a phone call, do NOT give out any information and hang up immediately. The IRS does not call, certified mail is the most common form of communication.

For more info, read what the IRS has to say below.

IRS: Phone Scams

 

Avoid a Tax Audit!

Several different things can alert the IRS to issue an audit. Keeping your books and records in order can help to avoid a stressful situation. Making large charitable contributions and failing to report all of your income can trigger an audit.

If you have multiple sources of income it can become hard to keep track of all the income year earned, and the more likely you are to leave out a payment. To avoid missing a 1099 keep track of all work you complete and the agreed payment. Not getting a form is not an excuse for not reporting the income.

Read more by clicking link below:

Things That Could Trigger an IRS Audit

Where’s my Refund??

When the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund, you can see your actual personalized refund date. Even though the IRS issues most refunds in less than 21 days after we receive your tax return, it’s possible your tax return may require additional review and take longer.

Track your Refund Here!

Why is tax day April 18th?

The filing deadline to submit 2015 tax returns is Monday, April 18, 2016, rather than the traditional April 15 date. Washington, D.C., will celebrate Emancipation Day on that Friday, which pushes the deadline to the following Monday for most of the nation. (Due to Patriots Day, the deadline will be Tuesday, April 19, in Maine and Massachusetts.)

 

For More information click link below!

IRS Explains…

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