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ACA and Employers, IP Pin Tool, Spanish Resources for Financial Literacy and more

by micpa | Jul 26, 2016   ()

ACA and Employers: How Seasonal Workers Affect Your Workforce Size
For purposes of the Affordable Care Act, an employer’s size is determined by the number of its employees. Employer benefits, opportunities and requirements are dependent upon the employer’s size and the applicable rules. If an employer has at least 50 full-time employees, including full-time equivalent employees, on average during the prior year, the employer is an Applicable Large Employer for the current calendar year.  However, there is an exception for seasonal workers. READ MORE

“Get an IP PIN” Tool Is Back on IRS.gov
The IRS returned the “Get an IP PIN” tool to the IRS.gov website with a stronger authentication process to help protect taxpayers. READ MORE

5 Skills to Improve Efficiency At Not-For-Profits
Financial professionals face ever-changing business and regulatory challenges that necessitate a wider range of competencies. A blogpost in AICPA Insights says reviewing best practices for not-for-profit leaders is key. READ MORE

Spanish Language Resources Now Available on 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy
There is a growing need to provide financial literacy resources to Americans in the language they best understand. With this in mind, the AICPA's 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy program launched a new consumer Spanish-language resource center. More resources will be added over the coming months.

Can Court-Appointed Receivers Sue for Breach of Fiduciary Duty?
Does Michigan law empower court-appointed receivers to sue on behalf of a company against the company’s former directors and officers for breach of fiduciary duty? According to a recent court case, the answer is “yes,” says attorney Doug Toering in an article distributed to the State Bar of Michigan Business Law Section. READ MORE

Teachers Get Improved Classroom Expense Deduction
The above-the-line deduction that teachers can claim for classroom expenditures was recently made permanent, adjusted for inflation and expanded. The Journal of Accountancy takes a look at the new rules and how to take advantage of them. READ MORE

GAO: Six Years After Dodd-Frank, Oversight of Financial Services Industry Still Needs Streamlining
On the 6th anniversary of the signing of the Dodd-Frank Act, the Government Accountability Office says the law accomplished some things worth celebrating, but it didn’t do much to simplify oversight of the U.S. financial system. READ MORE

New CGMA Briefing – Business Analytics and Decision Making: The Human Dimension
Learn how best practices in decision making are shifting towards a more insight-driven process in this new CGMA briefing, Business analytics and decision making: The human dimension. The briefing describes the personal skills and competencies one must possess to be recognized as credible leaders, and provides guidance to help drive decision making with insight rather than intuition.

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