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  • Beware of skimming devices!

    Oct 02

    A number of skimming devices have been found in the Madison area over the past several weeks. Thieves place a skimming device over debit card readers such as Automated Teller Machines (“ATM’s”) and gas pumps. The skimming device, combined with a hidden camera, allow thieves to access your debit card account information and personal identification number.

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  • Charitable Contribution Deductions

    Aug 20

    Donations to charity often result in tax benefits for the donor; however there are specific recordkeeping rules that need to be followed to claim the deductions on your tax return. While making donations throughout the year, please consider the following requirements....

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  • Vacation Home Rental Rules to Maximize Tax Benefits

    Aug 11

    If you own a vacation home and rent it out, you need to pay close attention to the vacation home rental rules to maximize your tax benefits and avoid loss of important tax deductions. The tax rules related to rental of a vacation home depend on how it is classified. Vacation homes fall into one of three categories...

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  • Supreme Court Update on Fiduciary Responsibility of 401K Plan Sponsers

    Jul 09

    On May 19th the Supreme Court issued a ruling in Tibble vs. Edison International in favor of employees in a lawsuit against the plan sponsor over fees charged to their 401K plan. If you are the owner of a company which sponsors a 401K plan or a member of management or a human resources department who is a plan trustee, or responsible for administration of your company’s 401K plan, there are several things you should be doing on an ongoing basis to make sure you are fulfilling your fiduciary responsibilities.

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  • ACA Health Insurance Mandate is Here! How does it affect your business?

    Jun 26

    The Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Mandate is finally here. Many businesses are still trying to determine if it applies to them, when it applies to them and how to deal with it. There are also concerns about the reporting and tracking of information for Forms 1094C (for the Company) and 1095C (for each employee). The final rules are summarized here...

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  • PCORI Fee for Self-Insured Health Plans Due 7/31/2015

    Jun 17

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposes a fee on self-insured health plans to fund the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). For self-insured plans ending in January 2014 through September 2014, the fee is $2 per covered life based on the average number of lives covered under the policy or plan. For self-insured plans ending in October 2014 through December 2014, the fee is $2.08 per covered life.

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  • Don’t Lose Revenue Due to Meaningful Use

    Jun 09

    In theory, using your practice’s electronic health record (EHR) in a meaningful way should be a benefit to your providers, employees and patients. In reality, the rules and regulations regarding the Meaningful Use of EHRs and associated incentive programs can be confusing, trigger external audits and result in lost revenue.

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  • IRS Data Theft

    Jun 03

    The IRS announced on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, that cyber criminals stole tax return information from the IRS’s “Get Transcript” application on its website. The IRS reported that 200,000 attempts were made to access data, and that the criminals were successful in gaining access to approximately 100,000 U.S. taxpayer accounts. The stolen data included Social Security information, date of birth, and street address. The “Get Transcript” application has been disabled temporarily so that the IRS can make modifications and strengthen the security of the application.

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  • College Tax Incentives

    May 28

    Are you starting to plan for college? Are you or your child in college now? If you answered yes to either of these questions, there are many tax incentives related to college savings plans and tuition that you should know.

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  • Dentists – Are You Considered a Valid Medicare Provider?

    May 12

    Medicare is making a significant change in its ordering/referring rules that can impact dental providers effective June 1, 2015. In the absence of a National Provider Identifier and proper Medicare enrollment or Opt-out, you will not be considered a valid Medicare provider for the purposes of prescribing, ordering or referring services for Medicare Beneficiaries. This includes Medicare part D prescriptions...

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