October 15, 2018
Small business owners in many communities offer downtown trick or treat events. Take advantage of this opportunity to build your business reputation. Involvement in local events goes a long way with both existing and prospective customers—indicating a vested interest in your community. Find creative ways to make your business stand out this trick-or-treat season. We hope the following suggestions will spark fun promotional ideas:
Wishing everyone a safe and happy Halloween!
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The combination of running a business and your life and preparing for tax time can drive some people into a slight panic. But no need to get stressed if you are prepared. Now is the time to start organizing all documents required to file your tax return.
The weekend February 23-25, 2019, presents a tax-saving opportunity for those seeking to prepare for the storms that accompany spring (and summer, and fall) in North Alabama. Before the hail, tornadoes, straight-line wind, microbursts, and other meteorological mayhem commences, Alabama Department of Revenue is holding its seventh annual Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. Items like weather radios, duct tape, tarps, and flashlights are included in this holiday. But also listed are some items that may also prove useful for another season - football season!
In general, meals provided to employees are considered to be income to the employee and must be reported on their W-2. The exception to this is if the meal is provided for the employer's convenience. But what does this actually mean? The IRS recently issued guidance on when these meals are or are not considered income. Like most things related to the IRS, facts and circumstances of each individual case need to considered. However, there are some general guidelines which are summarized below.