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Avoiding Spammers, Phishermen, and Hackers

Is it just me, or have the evil-doers of email gotten more clever? It used to be just those easily ignored messages from Nigeria or Viagra ads that found their way into my inbox, but lately it has gotten harder to tell the real messages from the fake ones. Learn the essential steps to avoid falling victim.

California Competes Tax Credit Could Benefit Your Business

There's a new income tax credit that California business owners, or those planning to locate in California, might want to consider. The California Competes Tax Credit is available to busineses looking to hire new employees or expand their capital improvements and invest in new property within the state. The Governer's Office of Business and Economic Development, GO-Biz, is set to allocate up to $30 million in credits for the 2013/14 fiscal year, with credits climbing to $200 million by the 2015/16 fiscal year.

Tax Implications of the President's 2015 Budget Proposal

On March 4th, 2014, President Obama released his proposed budget for the 2015 fiscal year. The proposal included numerous tax benefits for both individuals and businesses. However, there are other provisions of the proposal that reduce or eliminate other benefits or alter previously “permanent” tax credits, deductions, or deferrals.

Payroll and 1099 Information Letter

The year is coming to an end, and we want to provide information regarding changes for 2014. The attached 1099 information worksheet is for your use in preparing 1099 forms, or for you to provide us with the information so that we are able to prepare these forms on your behalf. Enclosed is a summary sheet for your use as a quick reference guide.

Understanding Free Cash Flow: The Story Behind the Numbers

An old adage posits that the best things in life are free, and the same holds true for a simple business metric called free cash flow (“FCF”). Savvy business owners pay close attention to free cash flow for a number of reasons. It signals a company's ability to pay off debt, make distributions, buy back stock and facilitate capacity expansion - all important undertakings from an owner's perspective.
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