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  • I Needed to Repay Part of My Compensation; Will I Get a Refund on My Taxes?

    Posted Date May 1, 2023 Posted Time 12:00 pm Published in

    So, you filed and paid all your taxes on the money you earned in 2021. Now, the company you work for finds itself in trouble, and you are forced to pay back part of your compensation. The big question is, will the IRS refund you for the taxes you already paid related to this compensation? While this seems like a bizarre scenario at first glance, it is more common than you might think. Reducing or holding back compensation that hasn’t been earned yet is easy. Simply pay an executive or employee less, or don’t grant the stock option or bonus.... View Article

  • Defining and Understanding Reproduction Costs

    Posted Date May 1, 2023 Posted Time 12:00 pm Published in

    When it comes to businesses looking to mitigate risk, one concept that’s important to explore is reproduction costs. The first step is to distinguish between reproduction and replacement costs. Replacement cost refers to how much it would cost a company to replace an asset that will duplicate the performance of the beginning asset; however, it does not necessarily have to meet the same materials, specifications, etc. Reproduction cost refers to how much it would cost a company to reproduce the asset so that it’s constructed of the same materials, specifications, etc., based on current market prices.   When looking to... View Article

  • Estate Taxes vs. Inheritance Taxes: Understanding the Differences

    Posted Date May 1, 2023 Posted Time 12:00 pm Published in

    Estate and inheritance (“death”) taxes are levied on the transfer of property at death. The difference between an estate tax and an inheritance tax is based on who pays the bill. An estate tax is levied on the estate of the deceased, while an inheritance tax is levied on the heirs of the deceased. That’s the simple explanation. As for execution, there are far more nuances based on the monetary value of a bequest; the status of the beneficiary/(ies); and where you live when you pass away. Federal Estate Tax An estate tax applies to the value of the assets... View Article

  • Financial Tasks to Tackle in the Month of May

    Posted Date May 1, 2023 Posted Time 12:00 pm Published in

    Now that spring is here, it might be a great time to give your finances a fresh look. Here are a few key items to put on your May to-do list. Say Bye-Bye to PMI If you bought your home for less than 20 percent down, there’s a good chance you’ve been paying private mortgage insurance (aka PMI) on your loan, which is usually an extra 1 percent of what you paid. But here’s the good news: the rise in home prices over the past few years has meant one thing — a bump in your home equity. If your... View Article

  • What Is Web 3.0? Understanding The Next Generation of the Internet

    Posted Date May 1, 2023 Posted Time 12:00 pm Published in

    The internet keeps evolving. It started with static web pages in Web 1.0 before evolving to interactive and dynamic content in Web 2.0. A new phase of technology is now introducing Web 3.0, or the third generation of The World Wide Web. Although it is a work in progress, it is necessary to understand the new concept and how it will impact the future of online interactions. What is Web 3.0? Web 3.0 is a term used to describe the next generation of the internet. Industry experts consider it the next big thing in the evolution of the The Web... View Article

  • Shoring Up Services for Veterans, Energy Production and Cybersecurity Risks

    Posted Date May 1, 2023 Posted Time 12:00 pm Published in

    Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on March 13, 2020 (HJ Res 7) – On March 13, 2020, then-President Trump declared a national emergency relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, emergency status has continued until the passage of this resolution. The national emergency status relaxed many healthcare rules, such as training mandates for nursing home aides, easier access to certain prescribed medications (e.g., Adderall, Ritalin, oxycodone, buprenorphine), and utilization of uncredentialed nurse practitioners and physician assistants for hospitalized Medicare patients. The resolution to end emergency status passed in the House on Feb. 1 and Senate on... View Article

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