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  • 24 States Increase Minimum Wage in 2020

    The start of 2020 also means a new round of minimum wage increases across the country. While the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour and it hasn’t changed in more than a decade, states continue to adjust their minimum wage to help America’s lowest earners keep up with the cost of living. On January […] Read more

  • How the SECURE Act May Change Your Mind About Offering an Employee Retirement Plan

    In late December 2019, President Trump signed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act. The act is designed to increase access to tax-advantaged accounts for more Americans and keep older Americans from outliving their retirement assets. One of the biggest steps the SECURE Act takes is to incentivize small businesses to offer […] Read more

  • Cuts to SNAP Benefits Strike in 2020

    You may have heard that there will be significant changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in 2020, but sometimes the details of those changes are hard to figure out. The good news, if there can be any, is that these changes don’t go into effect until April 1, 2020, so if you’re one […] Read more

  • Why Hiring an Ex-Felon Might Be the Right Move in 2020

    With the national unemployment rate at a low, the employee pool may look like it is getting sparse. However, that may be because you’re not looking in the right employee pool. 2020 should be the year you consider hiring ex-felons. For many employers, it’s tough to think about trusting an ex-felon as someone who will […] Read more

  • 10 Things Small Business Owners Can Do to Get a Head Start on Taxes

    It’s hard to think about taxes when the deadline is so far away but now may be the best time to get to work on them. Late December and early January tend to be slow months for small businesses, which is why they’re a great time to get a jump on work that will pop […] Read more

  • Holiday Charitable Giving Advice for Small Businesses

    As 2019 draws to a close, many companies are looking for ways to give back to their communities and maybe get a little tax advantage in return. But there are some things you should consider before you decide how much you’re going to donate and who you’re donating to. Choosing the right charity The first […] Read more

  • How to Celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    December 3, 2019, was International Day of Persons with Disabilities and it’s a good time to recognize your employees with disabilities and share with the rest of your team why disability does not define a person. What is International Day of Persons with Disabilities? International Day of Persons with Disabilities was proclaimed in 1992 by […] Read more

  • Why Hiring Veterans is Better for Your Business

    Transitioning out of the military and into the workforce can be tough for veterans. They find themselves confronted with a working world that does not understand the immeasurable skills and expertise that they bring to a business. It’s a hurdle that many veterans face as they leave the military and begin to focus on a […] Read more

  • Why You Need a Professional to Help You Claim Tax Credits

    The U.S. Treasury recently issued a report that said that millions of dollars of tax credits have been issued to people who had no right to claim them. The report found that about 7 percent of the taxpayers claiming the Alternative Motor Vehicle Tax Credit, were not filing a claim for qualified electric vehicles. We […] Read more

  • What to Do if Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Comes to Your Business

    With the current political climate, many small business owners are concerned that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will pay a visit to their business. Despite their best efforts, small business owners can’t always know what goes on behind the scenes with every employee. Plus, these are co-workers and in many cases friends. Why Would ICE […] Read more

  • Celebrating National Disability Awareness Month

    October is National Disability Awareness Month and it offers the perfect excuse to once again highlight the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). For many businesses, the WOTC is the easiest tax credit for them to achieve. Basically, the federal government is offering you an incentive for hiring from specific groups like veterans, persons with disabilities […] Read more

  • Translating Military Experience to the Civilian Job Market

    When you leave the military, it’s sometimes difficult to figure out how the experiences that you had during your service relate to the civilian job market. It’s tough to explain to someone that retiring as a Master Sergeant in the Army you have proved that you had the work ethic, the ability to lead, and […] Read more

  • What You Need to Know About the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

    Here at the Tax Credit Group, we spend a lot of time talking about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, also known as the WOTC, and what it does. We talk about it so much that it often gets ingrained in our speech and we sometimes forget that other people don’t know what it is or […] Read more

  • Top 5 Job Categories for Veterans

    Once their years of service are over, many veterans are still young enough to enter the workforce, and start a second career. But figuring out what that second career is can be tough. Here are five jobs categories that have plenty of opportunities for veterans Operations Manager According to the site GI Jobs, Military Friendly […] Read more

  • Why 2019 is the Year to Harness the Sun

    There are plenty of tax credits out there for businesses, but if there’s one that you want to take advantage of in 2019, it’s the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC). That’s because the credit is at its peak this year and in 2020 it’s going to drop. What is the Solar Investment Tax Credit? In […] Read more

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