Moving from Outlook to Gmail

  • July 21, 2017

Those who are accustomed to Outlook’s robust features may be a little grumpy when switching to Gmail. Here are some noteworthy points and coping strategies.

Focus on constructive dividends

  • July 19, 2017

Although dividends paid by C corporations are taxable to the extent of the company’s earnings and profits (a tax term of art), they generally are eligible for...

Face tax reality for fantasy sports

  • July 14, 2017

Fantasy sports is sweeping the nation. It can range from casual leagues just for fun to heavy betting for high stakes. Strategy: Learn the tax consequences. If you...

Word properties: Built-in fill-ins

  • July 03, 2017

If you create letters, reports, contracts, memoranda or other documents that are very similar except for some key information, you may be able to save yourself some time.

Capture tax rewards for ISOs

  • June 21, 2017

Do you own incentive stock options (ISOs) issued by your company? They can provide big tax benefits if you’re careful.

View deductions for skybox rentals

  • June 06, 2017

Have you finally made it big in the business world? You might enjoy your success by buying skybox seats for your favorite local sports team. Unfortunately, however, the...

5 tips: How to rein in expense account fraud

  • May 24, 2017

The typical organization loses 5% of its revenues to fraud each year, and 16.6% of fraud losses trace back to expense account schemes, according to a report by the...

Do you still need a bypass trust?

  • April 10, 2017

Recent changes have eroded some of the estate tax benefits of bypass trusts. And, if President Trump gets his way, the federal estate tax could be completely repealed.

IRS rolls out new gambling regs

  • February 27, 2017

Do you enjoy wagering at casinos and participating in other games of chance? The IRS requires you to pay tax on your fair share of winnings as reported by the...

6 guidelines to protect your trade secrets

  • February 10, 2017

In a hot economy, it’s more important than ever to have an ironclad confidentiality agreement to make sure your intellectual property doesn’t walk out the...

Value of a password manager

  • January 17, 2017

Remembering which password goes with which app can be confusing and frustrating—unless you have a password manager.

Take tax shortcut for business travel

  • December 06, 2016

The tax rules for substantiating business travel expenses are a major hassle, but there’s a way that employers can reduce some of the strain.

PowerPoint potpourri

  • October 21, 2016

Screen clipping Q. When I use Screen Clipping, I’m not always fast enough to click on what I want to clip. Is there any way to slow it down? A. This...