The IRS released a Revenue Procedure today to change the application fee for Form 1023-EZ, Streamlined Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The application fee will be lowered from $400 to $275, effective … Read more
The deadline for employers to mail out IRS forms W-2 and 1099 to employees or contractors is January 31st.
Form W-2 is used to report a employee’s wages and tax withholdings. Employers are required to keep a copy of the … Read more
I recently was a guest on The Power of Part Time TV, an online show dedicated to entrepreneurs with a “side hustle”. The side hustle is very common, as even I was once a part-time entrepreneur. A lot of … Read more
The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue recently made changes to the procedures for updating company information. Businesses that are registered through the e-Tides system are now able to update company information online instead of having to file the paper forms REV-854 … Read more
The Pennsylvania Bureau of Corporations is now offering expedited processing services for businesses starting January 6, 2014. Three levels of service are available:One-hour service (received by 4PM ET) – $1,000 plus filing fee Three-hour service (received by 2PM ET)… Read more
This week we have a special client spotlight on Marilyn Walker of Synergize!, a consulting company that helps other companies hire and retain better employees. Synergize! is located in Lancaster, PA and has built better teams of employees for … Read more
Here are my top motivational reads for the week:
“Need a Job, Invent It” – New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman
Health insurance is an area of concern for just about all small business owners. Business owners are facing the rising costs of insuring themselves and their employees. What the future holds under the Affordable Care Act is uncertain.
Find out … Read more
The Pennsylvania Department of State has issued a scam warning for solicitations of annual minutes fees. The company responsible for these solicitations, Pennsylvania Corporate Compliance Company, is mailing out official looking notices to Pennsylvania businesses. These notices, titled “Annual … Read more
In my previous post, I explained 5 insidious myths surrounding Pennsylvania fictitious names. My position is that fictitious names are rarely the best option for small businesses. In certain cases however, registering a PA fictitious name is justified. The … Read more