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Talking Tax: The horse business

Q: My husband has always wanted to have horses so recently we purchased a six-acre property that we will be moving to shortly. My husband is now talking about making horses a business even though he is not going to ...

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Protect your domain name from cybersquatters (access required)

Some years ago, when unscrupulous third parties registered domain names confusingly similar to Albertsons, Inc.’s trade name and primary trademark in bad faith, the grocery giant took action resulting in orders from an international arbitration panel directing the transfer of ...

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Income tax credit for business pushes the job creation button (access required)

Idaho’s new Reimbursement Incentive Act has been in effect for just over a month and already has resulted in more businesses considering Idaho for potential expansion projects. The program creates a tax credit for businesses with a qualifying project that ...

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Economic growth means demand for workspace

The impact of new Tax Reimbursement Incentive on commercial real estate could be greater than many realize. First, let’s look at the TRI itself. As of July 1, companies that bring to Idaho new value-added jobs may be eligible for ...

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Stop worrying about market crashes

A thunderstorm parked over Rexburg a few weeks ago and dropped two inches of rain in less than an hour—almost 15 percent of our annual rainfall with one storm. Flooding ensued. Basements were inundated with water. Canals overflowed. Streets became ...

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Can you overcome fear of public speaking? Y.E.S.

“Churchill wrote his own speeches. When a leader does that, he becomes emotionally invested with his utterances … If Churchill had had a speech writer in 1940, Britain would be speaking German today.”  Former presidential speechwriter James C. Hume You’re ...

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Be aware of what’s on OSHA’s radar

An unfortunate side effect of the improved economy and rise in work has been a noted increase in fatality and injury rates in the construction industry, according to David Michaels with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. As a result, ...

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Talking Tax: Capital gains on retirement money

Q: I recently retired and need to take my retirement money out of my employer’s ESOP. I assume if I don’t put this into another retirement account that it will all be taxable to me. But some of my employer’s ...

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Cultivate a culture of continuous improvement (access required)

Anyone who has attempted to generate a culture of continuous improvement will tell you: It’s really, really hard. It’s so hard, in fact, 97 percent of companies that attempt to instill such a culture give up within three years.Why so ...

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