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Archive for May 2016

Hiring For the Summer? Know the ACA Rules

Know the ACA Rules Before Hiring This Summer

If you’re an employer, what you have to do to comply with Affordable Care Act (ACA) rules depends on the size of your workforce. When you have 50 or more full-time employees – a total that can include seasonal workers – you have to deal with additional reporting and coverage requirements known as the “employer…

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Manage Your Tax Refund with Direct Deposit

Tax Refund

Will you be receiving a tax refund this year? If so, you have the opportunity to make some smart financial choices – and best of all, you can make them painlessly. Here’s how: Direct deposit your refund. That way, all or part of your tax refund will automatically be deposited via electronic transfer system into…

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Time To Come Clean on Prior Year Tax Returns

Prior Year Tax Returns

Failing to file tax returns on time doesn’t necessarily make you a criminal, but the penalty for procrastinating can be punishing. What’s the price you’ll pay? The IRS can assess a failure to file penalty, which is usually 5% of your unpaid taxes per month, up to a maximum penalty of 25%. In addition, there…

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Deter Identity Theft with Fraud Alerts and Security Freezes

Fraud Alert

If a fraudster steals your identity, you may find yourself embarking on an unpleasant journey to recover your good name and pilfered finances. Fortunately, tools are available to prevent and minimize potential losses. Here are two options to consider if you suspect your personal data has landed in the wrong hands. Fraud alert. Say you…

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