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4 ways businesses can better control cash flow

From the minute they open their doors, business owners are urged to keep a close eye on cash flow. And for good reason — even companies with booming sales can get into serious trouble if they lack the liquidity to compensate employees and pay their bills. Here are...

SECURE 2.0: Which provisions went into effect in 2024?

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) 2.0 Act was signed into law in December 2022, bringing more than 90 changes to retirement plan and tax laws. Many of its provisions are little known and were written to roll out over several years...

DunlapSLK Volunteers at Feed My Starving Children MobilePack

DunlapSLK team members volunteered to hand pack meals at Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) MobilePack event. On May 20 thirty-six of our team members joined teams of other local volunteers to hand-pack meals at the Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) MobilePack event,...

An overview for employers of the FTC’s new ban on noncompetes

As technology has rapidly evolved, and the value of intellectual property has skyrocketed, so has employers’ use of noncompete agreements. Many different types of organizations have deployed these agreements to prevent employees from taking valuable information and...

Applying for a commercial loan with confidence

Few and far between are businesses that can either launch or grow without an infusion of outside capital. In some cases, that capital comes in the form of a commercial loan from a bank or some other type of lender. If you and your company’s leadership team believe a...

The standard business mileage rate goes up slightly in 2024

The optional standard mileage rate used to calculate the deductible cost of operating an automobile for business went up by 1.5 cents per mile in 2024. The IRS announced that the cents-per-mile rate for the business use of a car, van, pickup or panel truck will be 67...

Strategies to cut your company’s 2023 tax bill

On the tax front, 2023 (as of now) has not seen any major legislation. This means fewer tax changes in 2023 than in years past. As always, there is a potential for that to change before the end of the year. As another year ends with interest rates and markets in flux,...

IRS suspends processing of ERC claims

In the face of a flood of illegitimate claims for the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERC), the IRS has imposed an immediate moratorium through at least the end of 2023 on processing new claims for the credit. The reason the IRS cites for the move is the risk of honest...

What’s in the Fiscal Responsibility Act?

President Biden has signed into law the new debt ceiling agreement that he reached with U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). The Fiscal Responsibility Act (FRA) suspends — as opposed to raising — the debt ceiling until 2025, after the next...

Many tax limits affecting businesses have increased for 2023

An array of tax-related limits that affect businesses are indexed annually, and due to high inflation,many have increased more than usual for 2023. Here are some that may be important to you and yourbusiness. Social Security tax The amount of employees’ earnings that...

3 ways your business can uncover cost cuts

Every business wants to find them, but they sure don’t make it easy. We’re talking about cost cuts: clear and substantial ways to lower expenses, thereby strengthening cash flow and giving you a better shot at strong profitability. Obvious places to slash costs — such...

2023 Tax Calendar

To help you make sure you don’t miss any important 2023 deadlines, we’ve provided this summary of when various tax-related forms, payments and other actions are due. Please review the calendar and let us know if you have any questions about the deadlines or would like...

Businesses: Act now to make the most out of bonus depreciation

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) significantly boosted the potential value of bonus depreciation for taxpayers — but only for a limited duration. The amount of first-year depreciation available as a so-called bonus will begin to drop from 100% after 2022, and...

IRS offers penalty relief for 2019, 2020 tax years

A recently announced federal relief program will provide more than $1.2 billion in tax refunds or credits. Specifically, IRS Notice 2022-36 extends penalty relief to both individuals and businesses who missed the filing deadlines for certain 2019 and/or 2020 tax and...

CHIPS Act poised to boost U.S. businesses

The Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors for America Act (CHIPS Act) was recently signed into law as part of the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022. Among other things, the $52 billion package provides generous tax incentives to increase domestic...

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