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Table of Content

  1. Work Opportunity Tax Credit Provides Help to Employers
  2. FASB Proposes Last-Minute Changes to Lease Accounting Rules
  3. Employee Retention Credit: Over but Not Done
  4. 2022 Q4 Tax Calendar: Key Deadlines for Businesses and Other Employers
  5. SEC Chair Gensler Warns About Conflicts of Interest
  6. What Local Transportation Costs Can Your Business Deduct?
  7. Income Tax Considerations for Student-Athletes
  8. Employers: In 2023, the social Security Wage Base is Going Up.
  9. What's New at Machen McChesney

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Provides Help to Employers


In today’s tough job market and economy, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) may help employers. Many business owners are hiring and should be aware that the WOTC is available to employers that hire workers from targeted groups who face significant barriers to employment. The credit is worth as much as $2,400 for each eligible employee ($4,800, $5,600, and $9,600 for certain veterans and $9,000 for “long-term family assistance recipients”). It’s generally limited to eligible employees who begin work for the employer before January 1, 2026. Continue reading.

FASB Proposes Last-Minute Changes to Lease Accounting Rules


Accounting Standards Codification Topic 842, Leases, requires organizations to report the full magnitude of their long-term lease obligations on their balance sheets — a historic first. For private companies and nonprofits, the changes take effect this year. Public entities adopted the rules in 2019. While the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) conducts its post-implementation review of the new-and-improved lease standard, the guidance is concurrently being adopted by private organizations. Continue reading.

Employee Retention Credit: Over but Not Done

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The federal government's Employee Retention Credit proved to be a lifeline for many businesses and their employees. The eligibility rules were complex and changed over time, as noted in an extensive IRS chart. Not all owners may have been able to figure out whether they were eligible; however, the IRS is giving them a break: Even though the program has ended, employers are still able to file for tax relief retroactively. Continue reading. 

2022 Q4 Tax Calendar: Key Deadlines for Businesses and Other Employers

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Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the fourth quarter of 2022. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply to you. Contact us to ensure you’re meeting all applicable deadlines and to learn more about the filing requirements. Continue reading   

SEC Chair Gensler Warns About Conflicts of Interest

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Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler spoke during a recent webcast to commemorate the 20-year anniversary of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Gensler recommended that the SEC take a “fresh look” at its rules on the issue of auditor conflicts of interest. He also asked the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) to add auditor independence standards to its 2023 agenda. Continue reading

What Local Transportation Costs Can Your Business Deduct?

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You and your small business are likely to incur a variety of local transportation costs each year. There are various tax implications for these expenses. Continue reading. 

Income Tax Considerations for Student-Athletes

Sports -1354174074-1Student-athletes can now enter into name, image and likeness (NIL) contracts for compensation. NIL contracts have major federal and state tax implications, including income tax responsibilities, state nexus, and reporting obligations. How should athletes and their advisors navigate compensation issues related to NIL contracts so that there are no tax surprises? We share valuable insight on the game-changing issues related to NILs. Continue reading.

Employers: In 2023, the Social Security Wage Base Is Going Up.

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The Social Security Administration recently announced that the wage base for computing Social Security tax will increase to $160,200 for 2023 (up from $147,000 for 2022). Wages and self-employment income above this threshold aren’t subject to Social Security tax. Continue reading.

What's New at Machen McChesney?

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Sponsorships, new hires, announcements
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