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  • 09.29.2014 - Record Retention Guide
    Our record retention schedule provides length of time guidelines for storing and maintaining specific files, documents or information.
  • 06.25.2014 - Get Your Sales & Use Tax IQ
    Dealerships must comply with an excess of regulations. Compliance can at times seem daunting and the financial risk of noncompliance with some matters may be trivial. However, one of the biggest risks facing Connecticut auto dealers is a sales tax audit. There are numerous sales tax issues involved in operating an automobile dealership that are often not known or long since forgotten about. Recent audits by the Department of Revenue Service have resulted in significant tax assessments, interest and penalties for Connecticut Dealers. If faced with an audit, how would your dealership do? Don’t wait for a DRS audit, take our sales & use tax IQ test to find out!
  • 02.10.2014 - 2013 Automotive Industry Guidelines
    The 2013 Automotive Industry Guidelines contains guideline information for domestic, import and highline dealers on areas ranging from sales to gross productivity to expense control.
  • 01.17.2014 - 2014 Pocket Tax Guide
    Download our 2014 pocket tax guide for current tax information on business tax, estate and gift tax, capital gains, mileage rates and more!
  • 12.06.2013 - 2013 Guide to Valuation: Personal Use of Employer-Provided Vehicles and Other Select Taxable Fringe Benefits
    The 2013 Guide to Valuation includes some useful information, including current automobile mileage rates, FICA limits on wages, valuation methods and other taxable fringe benefits.
  • 11.14.2013 - Retirement Plan Comparison - 2014
    Includes comparisons for Simple IRA, 401(k), SEP, Profit Sharing and Money Purchase Pension plans for both eligible employers and participants.
  • 11.13.2013 - Employee Benefit Plans Selected Maximum Dollar Limits 2014
    The IRS has issued the following employee benefit plan limits for 2013.
  • 08.13.2013 - 2013 Online Tax Planning Guide
    Our online tax planning guide for 2013 has tax planning information for individuals, investors and businesses.
  • 02.04.2013 - Income and Payroll Guide for Taxable Fringe Benefits
    This guide provides information on taxable fringe benefits, payroll deductions and other compensation for 2012-2013.
  • 11.12.2012 - Economic Disaster Response Information Guide
    Within the last year, our region has experienced roof-collapsing snowfalls, tornados, earthquakes, hurricanes and nor'easters. Can plagues and locust infestations be far behind? These natural events can have a significant impact on your business and when they do, you may want to consider the following...
  • 05.23.2012 - Auto Industry Trend Analysis
    The Auto Industry Trend Analysis contains information from 2005 - 2011 for domestic auto dealers. Topics range from merchandising and staffing to gross productivity and expense control.
  • 10.06.2011 - Meals and Entertainment Guide
    The IRS allows deductions on certain business meal and entertainment expenses for clients, charitable organizations and employees, with some expenses qualifying for a higher deduction than others. We’ve put this simple guide together outlining the most common types of meal and entertainment expenses, their corresponding rate of deduction and whether or not they need to be reported to the federal government.

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