Tag: cash

Thoughts on Taxes for 2014

2013 has been a big year for taxes. The “fiscal cliff” deal boosted the top federal income tax rate to 39.6%; “Obamacare” added new taxes on top earners; and dozens of state and local governments raised their taxes, too. Congress will finish 2013 even more divided than it began, which will probably protect us from new taxes next year. […]

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Six Ways to Reward Employees When Cash is Tight.

As small businesses have struggled to survive during the recession, it has been difficult to reward employees with raises and/or bonuses. In fact, many small firms found it necessary to cut employee salaries, perks and benefits in order to survive financially. As we approach the end of 2010, the picture doesn’t appear to be appear to be getting any better. Only a small percentage of small businesses say they’ll be offering salary increases this year. And those who do, plan for the increases to be very small.

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