The New Sales Tax Landscape

Economic nexus is an encompassing term for how a state determines a connection between itself and a taxpayer, enabling them to impose a tax. Over the course of the last year, the guidelines of economic nexus have rapidly expanded in terms of where and how states can...

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New Hire Reporting: Are You In Compliance?

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) is a federal law that requires employers to report specific information on new hires and rehired employees to the state. Generally, all new employees and rehires who are required...

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DHL&S’s Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

DHL&S’s Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive once again donates boxes of food and Stop & Shop gift cards to BHCare, a nonprofit agency that provides behavioral health, prevention and domestic violence services that improve the lives and health of individuals,...

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How to Handle Disagreements with the IRS

You're stuck in a tax audit. After an IRS examiner receives your documentation and makes a decision regarding proposed changes to your return, there are several options available as follows: You can sign the letter stating that you agree with the proposed changes. If...

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Employee Overpayment Can Lead to Problems

You may have overpaid an employee because someone entered the wrong information into the system. Or maybe the employee or his or her supervisor submitted inaccurate data. Either way, this type of error is usually easily fixable. You do have to follow certain...

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What to Do with An Inherited Mortgage

The right of inheritance applies to all property, including properties with mortgages attached to them. If you inherit a mortgaged property, a number of questions and concerns may pop up, including whether the mortgage can be assumed. You'll probably wonder how to...

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Payroll Cards: Know the Full Story

Employees who do not have a relationship with a financial institution are typically referred to as "unbanked," which prevents them from being paid by direct deposit. As a solution, some employers offer payroll cards. What is a payroll card? A payroll card is a...

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6 Key Facts About Excise Taxes

Excise taxes are paid when purchases are made on specific goods or activities, such as wagering or highway usage by trucks. The producers or merchants pay the tax and typically include the additional tax in the price to the end consumer. Governments levy excise taxes...

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Child and Dependent Care Credit

You may be wondering whether the money you spent on a day care center, a babysitter, summer camp or other provider to care for your qualifying child under age 13 or a disabled dependent of any age can earn you tax credits. The child and dependent care credit provides...

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