October 20, 2012
The Department of Labor announced today that employers in several states including Kentucky, Florida, North Carolina will pay an additional $42 per employee in FUTA tax in 2013. Indiana employers have it even worse and will pay $63 per employee in additional tax.
This “extra” tax is imposed on each employee to help the federal government recoup on unpaid loans from the corresponding state unemployment funds. (This is almost certainly a quieter way for the state government to raise taxes further on the employers in our states).
Unfortunately, cyber scammers never take a vacation. In fact, the IRS has issued a warning of a surge in fraudulent emails that bait potential phishing victims with fake tax transcripts. Links within these emails lead recipients to documents containing the well-known malware, Emotet.
The holidays can be overwhelming. You only have so many hours in a day, your gift list is long, and your budget may be tight. A bit of up-front planning and prioritizing can help save you time and money. Here are a few ideas to help you minimize the hustle and bustle, stay on budget, and find more peace this holiday season.
Instilling a thankful frame of mind among your staff makes for a gratifying work place. Consider a few suggestions for developing an atmosphere of thankfulness to get into the spirit of the holiday season.