Archive for August, 2010

How does your state get its tax revenue?

Monday, August 30th, 2010

If you’ve ever wondered what types of tax revenue make up your state government’s budget, the Tax Foundation recently compiled a breakdown of state use of property tax, sales tax, personal income tax and licenses and other taxes. The results are based on newly-released Census data.

Our home state of Ohio, for example, ranks tenth in the nation for its reliance on personal income tax,  which makes up 30 percent of its total revenue.  Other taxes include general sales tax at 20 percent, selective sales tax at 11 percent, corporate income tax at 1.9 percent and licenses and other taxes at 7.5 percent.

Click here to view the detailed report.

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Are Research and Development Tax Credits Dead?

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Although R & D tax credits expired at the end of last year, Congress has made a few attempts to continue them by passing an extenders bill. So far, those attempts have not been successful, but most tax experts believe R&D credit will be passed and that Congress will make the tax breaks available for 2010.

Click here to learn more about R&D credits and how they can help your business.

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Could Your Company Benefit by Hiring Unemployed Workers?

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

The U.S. Department of the Treasury estimates that, between February and May, businesses hired 4.5 million workers who had previously been unemployed for eight weeks or longer. As a result, those businesses are eligible to receive part of up to $8.5 billion in tax exemptions and credits through the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act, known as the HIRE Act. (more…)

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Can medical residents and their employers get FICA refunds?

Friday, August 20th, 2010

If you were a medical resident between the late 1990s and 2005, the IRS may owe you a FICA tax refund. The same is true for medical colleges and teaching hospitals that employed residents during this time.

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How Does the Wall Street Reform Act Impact Me and My Business?

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

When President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law last month, the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government enacted the most sweeping changes in financial reform legislation since the 1930s. The new law will impact both businesses and individuals. Below are a few of the highlights. (more…)

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