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Last-minute tax planning: the new tax bill

peter robbins

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has been passed by Congress and President Trump should be signing the bill into law by the end of the week. Merry Christmas! The new tax bill is hundreds of pages long and while ...

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Blockchain will safeguard the future (access required)

Jim Marasco Web

Many people still haven’t heard of blockchain. However, it’s likely you’ll come in contact with it in the very near future or be helped by its capabilities. Many experts in the field of finance and accounting are starting to preach ...

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Reinventing retail: trends to watch in 2018 (access required)


This has been a tumultuous year for brick-and-mortar retail. A wave of bankruptcies and store closures has underscored the fast pace of change in the retail industry – and the cost of failing to keep up. But retail is hardly ...

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With stadium proposal, the clock is ticking

Teya Vitu commentary copy

What gets lost in the proposed downtown Boise stadium chatter is that professional soccer is the driver for the entire project. It’s a stadium first, surrounded by offices, commercial space and apartments. Stadium opponents want the city to take more ...

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Establish order to keep each project on a path to success (access required)

Christian Steinbrecher

Executing projects successfully requires good schedules. They’re developed by identifying the resources and sequencing necessary. They’ll encourage “what-if” conversations about contingent events. But all too often this effort is not given the attention that it deserves. It is given lip ...

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Planning a company holiday party? Here’s how to keep it harassment-free (access required)


The shenanigans that occur at office holiday parties are often the subject of movie plots, memes and inside jokes among co-workers. In today’s culture, however, these shenanigans can serve as the basis for a claim of sexual harassment or other ...

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Demystifying the medical bill


You know how a medical visit these days tends to result in a welter of confusing bills and mysterious charges? Well, Kent Ivanoff used to get those bills, too. When the former Capital One executive moved back to his home ...

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Idaho’s newcomers are reinforcing its political makeup, not changing it


Idaho’s new arrivals hail from many different corners of the country, but the highest numbers are coming from nearby Western states such as California and Washington.  While there are many economic implications of this growth, there may also be political ...

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2017 year-end tax planning for individuals (access required)


Year-end 2017 is shaping up as an important deadline to have tax strategies in place to take advantage of certain opportunities before they sunset along with the close of the tax year on Dec. 31, 2017. A major challenge this ...

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At Life’s Kitchen graduation: ‘I did it’


Jasper Burchard had been out of school and at home, unemployed, for two years when she started taking the bus from Caldwell to Life’s Kitchen in Boise for a food service training program. On Nov. 13, she stood up at ...

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