Put a number on your midyear performance with the right KPIs

It’s the middle of the calendar year. How are things going? You can answer specifically by choosing and calculating key performance indicators (KPIs). For example, the current ratio indicator helps you assess your cash flow by dividing current assets by current liabilities. But KPIs aren’t limited to widely used ratios. You can make up your…

Hiring this summer? You may qualify for a valuable tax credit

If you hire from certain “targeted groups” and get proper certification, you can claim the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) on your 2019 tax return. You can claim it for eligible workers whose employment begins before January 1, 2020. Targeted groups include qualified veterans, eligible summer youth, the long-term unemployed, ex-felons and certain government assistance…

Employers: Be aware (or beware) of a harsh payroll tax penalty

If payroll taxes withheld from employees’ paychecks aren’t remitted to the IRS, a severe tax penalty can be personally imposed on “responsible” individuals. The IRS can assess a penalty of 100% of the unpaid tax amount on shareholders, owners, directors, officers, employees and others. The Trust Fund Recovery Penalty (or “100% Penalty”) is assessed when…