I believe that most certified public accountants expected comprehensive tax reform legislation sometime in 2017. Here we are at the end of the summer with not much hope in sight. We may possibly have a tax rate reduction but this might only apply to corporate rates and not to individual rates. As such, we need to tax plan for the 2017 tax year using the laws and rates that are in place now.
The lesson to learn from the Sunny Co promotion, as well as countless other promotions being offered today, is that with the availability and convenience of social media, also comes numerous opportunities to run afoul of the law.
Nonprofits across Southern Nevada and the nation face numerous challenges in carrying out their missions. This remains true for The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas’ world-class performing arts center, which many might not even realize is a nonprofit.
Becoming financially stable so you can live comfortably in retirement is a goal that many of us spend our entire careers working toward. This is particularly true for small business owners who have spent their working years running a business with the intent to eventually retire. Fortunately, according to a recent Wells Fargo/Gallup survey, 82 percent of small business owners said they are currently saving or investing money toward their retirement, and 76 percent said they think they’ll have enough money to live comfortably in retirement.
Recycling has become a major part of our daily lives with more and more companies making it a staple among their team members, even down to how they do business. We’ve seen here in Southern Nevada some of the ways places are going green like switching to light-emitting diode lights and powering offices with renewable energy. As creative as businesses and individuals can get to be more sustainable, the one aspect of sustainability that has always rang true is good-old recycling.
Starting a business from scratch is hard work. It’s also very expensive. Once a business is up and running, growing that business becomes even more expensive. I have firsthand experience with this, as with passion and dedication I started my own company, See Us Now Staffing.
As the largest and oldest trade organization representing the residential construction industry in Nevada, SNHBA takes a keen interest in proposed legislation that is likely to impact the industry, homeowners, potential homebuyers and the business community in general.
There’s no way around it. Giving feedback is a tricky thing. Even with the best of intentions, wires get crossed, and technology isn’t always a help. There are more ways to experience confusion than ever before. Texts, emails, video calls and even instant messaging apps are part of the problem.
While considerable attention is being given to the millions of foreigners who unlawfully entered the U.S. in the recent past, there are serious flaws in our immigration laws that allow lawful immigration. Some of the flaws include the H1-B and EB-5 visa programs, limited quota placed on professionals holding advanced degrees, and the undue breadth of family-sponsored immigration, all of which could lead to an eventual green card (lawful permanent residency). There is a dire need to reform the U.S. immigration law to fix these and other existing flaws.
Building a business is a lengthy and involved process. Business owners can spend anywhere from months to years conceptualizing, planning, implementing and revising and honing their business ideas, creative processes, products and systems. During this process, which can be expensive, they often hire employees to implement or sell those ideas, processes, products and systems.