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WHATS IT COST – January 2017

Five years of steady expansion for the construction industry have yielded a labor market and supply and demand for building products that are pushing inflation higher. That’s the conclusion that can be drawn by the recent months’ readings on producer prices and completed costs of construction.

Read full post  |  Posted by on 01.26.17

Keep Up With Wage Laws

While the new federal overtime rules that were scheduled to take effect in 2016 have been put on hold, perhaps permanently, other wage laws are still around, including those that establish minimum pay levels.

Read full post  |  Posted by on 01.11.17

Get to Know Emily Fischbach, Staff Tax Accountant

Describe your role at Weber O’Brien: 

My current role at Weber O’Brien is a Staff Tax Accountant in the BCG department. I prepare corporate and any accompanying state and local tax returns, prepare year-end trial balances, and assist in the year-end tax planning process.

Read full post  |  Posted by on 01.04.17

Update Your Mileage Rate Reimbursements For 2017

If you intend to use your vehicle for business, charitable activities, medical appointments, or moving during 2017, be aware that the optional standard mileage rates for computing the deductible costs have changed.

Read full post  |  Posted by Steven M. Weber on 01.04.17

Do You Need To Revise Your Final Estimated Payment?

The last installment of your 2016 estimated federal income tax is due January 17, 2017.

Read full post  |  Posted by on 01.04.17

Year-End Is Fast Approaching

Consider these planning ideas:

Sell stocks currently held at a loss. You can write off the first $3,000 of those losses as an ordinary loss and the excess capital loss can be used to offset capital gain.

Read full post  |  Posted by James F. Weber on 12.22.16

Happy Holidays From Weber O’Brien!

Read full post  |  Posted by on 12.22.16

2016 Year-End Tax Planning for Individuals

Individual income taxes, whether paid through employer withholding or quarterly estimates, are probably one of your largest annual expenditures. So, just as you would shop around for the best price for food, clothing, or merchandise, you want to consider opportunities to reduce or defer your annual tax obligation. This Tax Letter is intended to assist you in that effort. 

Read full post  |  Posted by on 12.16.16

2016 Year-End Tax Planning for Businesses

The time to consider tax-saving opportunities for your business is before its tax year-end. Some of these opportunities may apply regardless of whether your business is conducted as a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, S corporation, or regular corporation. Other opportunities may apply only to a particular type of business organization. This Tax Letter is organized into sections discussing year-end, and year-round, tax-saving opportunities for:

Read full post  |  Posted by on 12.16.16

Quarterly Nonprofit Newsletter

With year-end fundraising well underway, the nonprofit sector has turned its attention to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in 2017. On the brink of the new year, the latest edition of the Nonprofit Standard discusses how potential tax reforms could impact nonprofit's day-to-day operations and highlights the IRS' Fiscal Year 2017 priorities for tax-exempt organizations. Dive into the full issue for further guidance on the nonprofit financial reporting ASU and a comprehensive examination of foreign income tax considerations for nonprofit employees. 

Read full post  |  Posted by on 12.14.16

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