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4 Tasks Every Business Should Close Out the Year With

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Nov 2017

4 Tasks Every Business Should Close Out the Year With

The end of the year is upon us, which means it’s that time again. ‘Tis the season to close your business’ books, get ready for tax filing, and plan for 2018. It’s not going to be as fun as your holiday party or watching the ball drop on New Year’s Eve, but if your accounting team is organized and most of your financials are up-to-date,…

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Trump’s Proposed Tax Reform: What Does it Mean to You?

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Oct 2017

Trump’s Proposed Tax Reform: What Does it Mean to You?

President Trump’s proposed tax plan, which was announced in April and called the “the biggest tax cut” ever by the U.S. National Economic Council Director, would take our country from having one of the highest corporate taxes in the developed world to one of the lowest. Here we lay out some changes focused specifically towards small businesses and individuals. For a full description of the…

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Taking the Good With the Bad: Unemployment and New Home Sales at Record Lows

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Sep 2017

Taking the Good With the Bad: Unemployment and New Home Sales at Record Lows

Unemployment Stats The United States economy and labor market continue their comeback, with the summer’s numbers better than expected. According to July’s report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, May and July’s unemployment rates (4.3 percent) were the lowest since 2001 and 209,000 jobs were added in July alone, about 15 percent more than predicted. Thanks to businesses that have been able to hire, July…

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To Each & Every One of Our Valued Clients…Thank You!

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Apr 2017

To Each & Every One of Our Valued Clients…Thank You!

Another successful tax season has come and gone, and none of it would be possible without your loyalty and continued trust in our services. At Paragon Accounting Group, we never want you to forget how much we value our relationships with each and every one of you as our clients. Strong and reliable partnerships are what businesses are built on. We hope to continue to earn your business…

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Pay Attention To These 2017 W-2 & 1099 Filing Deadlines

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Jan 2017

Pay Attention To These 2017 W-2 & 1099 Filing Deadlines

With a new year, comes new tax laws. The arrival of 2017 comes with different W-2 and 1099 deadlines that are important to you and your business. In the past, employers had to provide employees with their W-2 copies by January 21st. Additionally, employers have had until February 28th to submit paper filings (or March 21st for electronic filings). Beginning with 2016 forms, employers will…

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How Will Assembly Bill 2883 Impact Workers’ Compensation Policies?

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Dec 2016

How Will Assembly Bill 2883 Impact Workers’ Compensation Policies?

Business owners be aware: the passage and signing of Assembly Bill 2883 comes with a lot of changes to workers’ comp. Assembly Bill 2883 (AB 2883) requires that all business workers’ compensation insurance policies will now cover certain officers and directors of private corporations, as well as working members of partnerships and limited liability companies that may have been excluded in the past. Prior to…

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Company Records: How Long Should You Keep Them?

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Nov 2016

Company Records: How Long Should You Keep Them?

Any business’s company records are a crucial part of managing and maintaining a successful company. Not only do they provide detailed hiring practices and compliance with regulations, they ultimately show the amount of taxes a business owes. So, how long should these records be kept? Well, it depends. Take a look at the following types of business records to know just how long you should…

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ITINs: A Chance to Participate in the U.S. Tax System

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Oct 2016

ITINs: A Chance to Participate in the U.S. Tax System

The influx of foreign nationals, non-resident foreign nationals, and immigrants into the United States each year is a demographic phenomenon that has been at the centerpiece of our political and economic discourse for an overwhelmingly large part of our history as a nation. There are a myriad of reasons foreign individuals come to the United States, but for most, the appeal is undeniably the economic…

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Mark Your Calendars: CA Sales Tax Rates Decrease, Effective Jan 1st, 2017

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Sep 2016

Mark Your Calendars: CA Sales Tax Rates Decrease, Effective Jan 1st, 2017

January 1, 2017 – California state sales and use rate will decrease by 0.25% The California State Board of Equalization announced that, as of this date, the 0.25% increase in the statewide sales and use tax will expire. This was approved by voters in 2012 and became effective in 2013. Per prop 30, the statewide rate will drop from 7.5% to 7.25%. While many counties and…

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How Can A 529 Plan Help You Save For College?

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Sep 2016

How Can A 529 Plan Help You Save For College?

First things first, a 529 plan is a state or educational institution savings plan created to help families save for college! Almost every state has an available 529 plan, and they can be used to help with the cost of qualified colleges all over the nation. Not sure if your college qualifies? Take a look at the list of eligible institutions here. So, how do…

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