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Just a reminder to those who have not yet filed their 2016 tax return that April 18, 2017 is the due date to either file your return and pay any taxes owed, or file for the automatic six-month extension and pay the tax you estimate to be due.  The due date is normally April 15, but the 15th falls on a weekend and the next business day, April 17, is Emancipation Day, a legal holiday in Washington D.C., so the due date in 2017 is April 18.

Starting a new business is one of life's most exciting adventures. However, in order to build a successful company you need to start turning a profit as soon as possible. In the beginning of any business, expenses are unavoidable, but you can increase your profits by minimizing these expenses as much as possible. Here are eight tips you can use to save money while building your startup company.

As an owner-operator in the trucking industry, your tax situation is unique. You benefit from special allowances for meals, are allowed very large write-offs for tractors and other equipment, must pay additional taxes and permit costs, and may have special reporting requirements in addition to your tax returns. The following is an overview of the tax issues that may apply to owner-operators.

If your 2016 federal return has already been filed and you are due a refund, you can check the status of your refund online.

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare), a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA) is treated as a group health plan, and as such, it has to meet all of the ACA’s market-reform requirements, which is not possible for the typical HRA.


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