Articles From Lumsden McCormick
Posted by Cheryl A. Jankowski on January 20, 2020
On December 20, President Trump signed into law the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act. Here are some changes that are most likely to affect individuals, including some that aren't related to retirement savings.
Posted by Kristin Re’ on January 17, 2020
The “gig economy” has opened plenty of new opportunities for employers and workers. However, leasing employees isn't completely worry-free. Depending on how you manage worker leasing relationships, you may still have certain responsibilities.
Posted by Bryan Staniszewski on January 17, 2020
The SECURE Act is landmark legislation that affects the rules for creating and maintaining workplace retirement plans for all employers (including for-profit and tax-exempt employers of all sizes). Whether you currently offer your employees a retirement plan (or are planning to do so), you should consider how these new rules may affect your current retirement plan (or your decision to create a new one).
Posted by Cheryl A. Jankowski on January 16, 2020
The SECURE Act has received a lot of publicity due to the provisions affecting inherited individual retirement accounts (IRAs). However, that’s not the only notable change of interest to individuals.
Posted by Cathleen Karpik on January 16, 2020
Under a little-noticed provision buried deep in the Taxpayer First Act, tax-exempt organizations will be required to file certain information returns and related forms electronically. Your not-for-profit organization should be prepared for this change that goes into effect for tax years beginning after July 1, 2019.
Posted by Stephanie Wilkinson on January 16, 2020
What is the “regular rate of pay” for a nonexempt employee? The answer is needed when calculating hourly overtime wages, which must exceed base wages by 50%. New regulations from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that take effect January 15 update the definition of “regular rate of pay” to guide your overtime pay calculations.
Posted by Angela Miles on January 16, 2020
A recent spending package signed into law by President Trump on December 20 retroactively resurrects and/or extends several key tax breaks through 2020. It also provides tax relief for victims of federally declared disasters. Here are ten breaks that can benefit eligible individuals.
Posted by Michē Needham on January 14, 2020
Residential real estate values have fully recovered in many areas, and rental rates are strong. To take advantage of this favorable situation, consider buying a new residence and converting your current home into a rental property that you can sell later for a higher price. This strategy can be a tax-savvy move, but it's not right for everyone.