Here is a look at how the new revenue recognition standard could affect large companies such as Amazon, Starbucks and Nordstrom. One major change many retailers could feel involves the treatment of the unused portion of gift cards.
Events that adversely affect a person's retirement plan, such as job loss, sickness or divorce, are nearly inevitable during working life, according to a report from the National Endowment for Financial Education. This article outlines six steps people can take to minimize the impact, such as aiming for a fully funded 401(k) account.
With more Americans living and working abroad, a big challenge for tax practitioners is getting those clients the biggest foreign tax credit. Here's how qualified dividends can complicate that task and what can be done.
10 Tips for Getting Paid Faster You work hard for your clients—why not present them with a quick and convenient way to pay for your services? CPACharge provides your firm with a simple, secure solution for accepting online credit card and eCheck payments from clients. Ready to get paid faster?
Unlimited vacation sounds good, but employees are often anxious about actually using it. One small startup figured out how to improve the creativity and happiness of employees by forcing them to take a vacation week at regular intervals.
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Ending subsidies to health insurers would mean many customers would see premiums that are 20% higher, according to the Congressional Budget Office. President Donald Trump has described the payments as a bailout for insurers, and the administration has been deciding month to month whether to continue them.
Retail sales in the US jumped 0.6% in July, the biggest one-month gain since December. Consumers' discretionary spending and motor vehicle purchases drove the trend, suggesting the economy may be picking up momentum.
China once again owns more US government debt than any other foreign country. China's holdings of US bonds, notes and bills rose to $1.15 trillion in June, according to the US Treasury Department, putting Japan in second place with $1.09 trillion.
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