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April 12, 2013
To ward off the common everyday aches and pains, why do many of us pluck Advil off the shelves rather than the store brand Ibuprofen? Why do we refer to all facial tissue, regardless of brand name, as Kleenex? It’s the “brand” of course.  The same principles clearly apply when examining why someone chooses one job offer over another.

April 10, 2013
Do you stress about being on the receiving end of an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audit? Do you agonize over the accuracy of your tax return? Do you wonder why the IRS would choose to audit your return over others? Worry no more. In this post, the second installment of our audit series, I’m going to detail some common red flags that often trigger an IRS audit.

April 4, 2013
Our March Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) has been released and the findings show a significant 1.25 percent increase during the month, following a slight increase of .20 percent in small business hiring in February. In contrast, ADP’s March jobs survey illustrated that the private sector added just 158,000 jobs, which was the smallest since October 2012 and considerably less than analysts’ estimates of 200,000 jobs.

March 29, 2013
We’re kicking off a timely series on Internal Revenue Service audits with this post on the IRS’s recently released 2012 Data Book.This annual report, which details the IRS’s activities for the year, is full of interesting tidbits. For example, between Oct.

March 26, 2013
Congratulations to Cathy Shoenfeld, CFO of Eldorado Artesian Springs, Inc., winner of the 2013 National Behind the Numbers -- The Secret Lives of CFOs contest sponsored by CBIZ!Cathy beat out 26 CFOs nationwide and nine other CFO finalists to win a custom iPad, a plaque for her office, and other cool perks -- with her photo earning more than 156 votes.

March 20, 2013
In keeping with the ongoing march toward Affordable Care Act compliance in 2014, I wanted to share that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has recently issued several important pieces of guidance, including final standards related to essential health benefits, actuarial value, and accreditation.

March 11, 2013
The “Behind the Numbers -- The Secret Lives of CFOs” contest has been narrowed down to the top 10 finalists.Whoever has the most votes on March 15 will win an iPad with the other finalists receiving an iPod Shuffle for making it in to the top 10.We had some very interesting, diverse CFOs enter.

March 8, 2013
Can we really believe what we are hearing -- progressive companies such as Yahoo and Best Buy are backing off of liberal telecommuting policies?  Both companies have issued statements on the policy changes, including the below: “This isn’t a broad industry view on working from home.

March 7, 2013
Our February Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) has been released and the findings show a .20 percent increase during the month, following a decrease of 2.37 percent in small business hiring in January. In comparison, ADP’s February jobs survey demonstrated that the private sector added 198,000 jobs, exceeding analysts’ estimates of 170,000 jobs, but falling short of January’s tally, which was revised upward to 215,000 added jobs.

March 5, 2013
In a recent post I introduced our 2013 Business Tax Planning Supplement and provided an overview of why businesses can proceed with their planning with a degree of certainty for the first time in a decade. I wanted to include a follow-up post to highlight several of the informative tax charts included in the supplement.

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