The Proactive Solutions Blog


The U.S. economy added 298,000 private, non-farm jobs in February, according to the monthly employment report released this morning by payroll-management firm ADP and its partner Moody's Analytics. The seasonally adjusted result is a 14% increase from January's upwardly revised 261,000 jobs, and 16% higher than the previous February, when 255,000 jobs were created.

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Name Mismatch?

If you or a dependent had a name change in 2016, notify the Social Security Administration (SSA) before you file your tax return with the IRS.

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That’s taxable?

Taxable or not taxable? The taxability of income, gifts, or services you receive might surprise you. Read more.

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Investment Diversification with a Tax Focus

You might not be used to thinking of your investments in terms of taxable, tax-deferred, and tax-free. Learn why you might want to. Read more.

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Get to Know Kelly Landwehr

Describe your role at Weber O’Brien: 

I am an Audit Senior Manager. I am responsible for planning and managing audit and assurance services engagements.

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Fees Fees Fees

With the new rules regarding the fiduciary responsibilities of retirement plan trustees, it makes sense to request at least annually a complete detail of your plans administrative, custodial and management fees.

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What to Do if Recruiters Don’t Have Time to Read Your Cover Letter

Here are four alternative ways to stand out.

By Rachel Bitte

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he BUILDER 100/Next 100 is the housing industry's premier list of the largest U.S. home builders. Published by Hanley Wood since 1984, inclusion on the list is highly regarded throughout the industry.

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2017 Section 179 Deduction

In 2017, businesses can expense up to $510,000 of qualified new or used business equipment purchases, with a $2,030,000 annual purchase limit. In addition, new equipment purchased in 2017 may qualify for 50% bonus depreciation. This rate drops to 40% in 2018, so plan your purchasing accordingly.

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Manage Business Insurance Costs

Liability, property, vehicles, directors, officers, employees – you can buy an insurance policy for many of the risks your business faces.

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