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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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One Major Tax Law Every Homeowner Should Know About

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Sep 2016

One Major Tax Law Every Homeowner Should Know About

Planning on selling your home? You may qualify for a deduction that every homeowner should know about. The $250,000/$500,000 exclusion is an extremely valuable tax law for homeowners. So, how do you know if you qualify? First, you must own and occupy your house for at least two years before you sell it. This can include condos, apartments, mobile homes, as well as stock-cooperative. If…

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“Brexit”: How Might It Affect The U.S. Economy?

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Aug 2016

“Brexit”: How Might It Affect The U.S. Economy?

The United Kingdom’s “Brexit” from the EU might not actually occur until 2019. Britain’s government said that it has been too “chaotic” to start with what would be a two year long process. On June 23rd, the nation voted to leave the EU, but it is having trouble deciding when would be the best time to activate “Article 50,” which is the clause that will…

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Are Retail Sales Helping or Hurting Your Business?

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Aug 2016

Are Retail Sales Helping or Hurting Your Business?

Retail sales have been losing steam in recent months as Americans cut back on their retail spending, showing a growing moderation in consumption. More data indicated the biggest drop in producer prices recorded in almost a year, amongst decreasing costs for energy goods and services. With consumer spending decreasing and inflation stable, The Federal Reserve will probably keep interest rates where they’re at. July’s retail…

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