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IRS issues employer mandate details

The IRS yesterday (December 28, 2012) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the employer requirements under the Affordable Care Act (Internal Revenue Code §4980H), many of which will take effect on January 1, 2014. The mandate will require “applicable large employers” to either offer


Are Your Profits Walking Out the Door?

Fraud today is big business. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners estimates that worldwide fraud loss could total as much as $3.5 trillion or roughly the combined gross national product of England and Australia. Fraud does not discriminate: it’s a crime that is just as


Amendment to Stop Micro-Unions Fails in Committee

Yesterday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) proposed three amendments to the 2013 Labor / Health and Human Services appropriations bill that would overturn recent National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decisions involving union elections.  Most notably, one amendment would have prohibited NLRB from using funds to enforce


Prudent Planning Helps to Minimize State Tax Liabilities

Editor’s Note:  Here’s a must read article as your franchise increasingly appears in the cross hairs of states seeking new sources of income tax revenue.  Look for the complete article in Franchising World’s August magazine. By Hugh W. Goodwin The United States Supreme Court’s decision