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IRS form 8949: Capital gains tax form takes data from form 1099-B

To ensure that taxpayers pay the correct amount of capital gains tax, the 2012 tax season will see the unveiling of a new IRS form 8949, which will be used by individuals to report capital gains and losses on their … Continue reading

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IRS form 5884: Work Opportunity Tax Credit a win-win for employers

Employers will find a win-win situation when they qualify for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. The tax credit is available to employers who hire qualified applicants—such as veterans—who face barriers to employment. Employers must file IRS form 5884 to apply … Continue reading

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IRS forms: Form 1099-K and form 1099-MISC instructions still confusing taxpayers

Every January, businesses must report payments of income such as dividends, interest and non-employee compensation with IRS form 1099. The 2012 tax filing season is the first year that businesses must file a form 1099-K. The addition of a new … Continue reading

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Employee relations: An engaged workforce through effective employee retention strategies

With economic improvement, employers are concerned about employee engagement and employee retention. Understanding these topics and their corollary relationship will help organizations to hire and retain a qualified work force.

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How can online research surveys best utilize social media marketing?

It’s said that the customer is always right. So it stands to reason that businesses want to know all they can about what their customers are thinking. This is where online research surveys and social media marketing come into play. … Continue reading

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Career advancement opportunities: The business mentor as career builder

Unlike previous generations who worked in one field for many years, today’s career path is filled with twists, turns, and round-abouts. Whether you are at the beginning of your career or your aim is to take your career path to … Continue reading

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How to give a speech with these public speaking tips and tricks

Public speaking can be downright frightening, but if you live long enough, chances are that you will be asked to speak to a group. Learn how to give a speech that will engage the audience. Giving a great speech is … Continue reading

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What are QR codes?

After hearing all the buzz, you may have wondered, “What are QR Codes?” These are the next generation of print barcodes and are proving to be a powerful marketing tool. With QR Codes a company can engage a potential customer … Continue reading

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Company employee reviews: Setting performance goals that measure up

Company employee reviews can be a stressful time of year, but setting performance goals is a necessary evil if you want your accomplishments to be noticed and if you want to be compensated for them at the end of the … Continue reading

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A perfect pairing: Social media for small business

Cost effective marketing with limited time and budget can be challenging—that’s why small business and social media makes perfect sense, especially during precarious economic times. With little to no cost up front, social media for small business provides the perfect … Continue reading

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