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Sale of rented home may be taxable (access required)

Q: A couple years ago my husband and I bought a new home. Because the real estate market was so depressed, we rented our old house. Now we have an offer to sell the house. We are concerned we will ...

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Navigating the fog of health care reform

Last month, a group of employers asked me to talk them through what they need to think about when communicating to employees about health care reform. Members of the Employers Health Coalition of Idaho are a thoughtful group who want ...

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In-field job search expenses may be deductible (access required)

Q: I have become increasingly dissatisfied with my current position at my company and am considering looking for a new job. Is any of the money I will need to pay to conduct my job search deductible on my tax ...

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Dependent eligibility audits can cut excess costs

With the rising cost of health care, more organizations are looking for ways to reduce benefit costs. One important option to find hidden savings is to audit health care plans to look for family members (dependents) of your employees who ...

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Nicole Sirak Irwin elected treasurer at Whitney Foundation

Nicole Sirak Irwin, the executive director of Family Advocates, was recently elected treasurer to the Whitney Foundation’s Board of Directors. Located in Fresno, Calif., the Whitney Foundation helps fund educational, health and housing projects that bring about positive changes in ...

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Tax rule lets employers encourage education for employees (access required)

Q: We have two employees who would like to pursue their masters of business administration and another who has asked if we would help out with some additional training. As an employer we would like to help them achieve their ...

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Communication is key to organizational success

Increasing business is the top priority of companies, whether large or small. Just as important, but often overlooked, is preparing a workforce for that growth. As smaller companies increase in workforce size, they face issues aligning their teams to their ...

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Withholding rules may induce headaches (access required)

Q: One of the partners in our real estate partnership just moved to Utah. I understand we may now be required to withhold taxes on her share of the partnership income before we distribute money to her. I really don’t ...

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