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The Employer Tax Retention Tax Credit: Four Things Every Business Needs to Know

The Employer Tax Retention Tax Credit: Four Things Every Business Needs to Know

The Employer Tax Retention Tax Credit: Four Things Every Business Needs to Know

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Posted on April 3, 2023, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance.

The Employer Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) was introduced in 2020 as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES). ERTC was designed to incentivize employers whose revenues or operations were adversely impacted by the pandemic to retain … Read more

New Pennsylvania Annual Report Filing Requirement Impacts Most Organizations

New Pennsylvania Annual Report Filing Requirement Impacts Most Organizations

New Pennsylvania Annual Report Filing Requirement Impacts Most Organizations

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Posted on March 9, 2023, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance, Industry News.

Beginning January 2025, business entities registered in Pennsylvania must file an annual report with the Pennsylvania Department of State Bureau of Corporations. The change went into effect on January 2, 2023, with the passage of 2022 Act 122.

This … Read more

The Highlights Of Business Insurance For Multi-State Organizations

The Highlights Of Business Insurance For Multi-State Organizations

The Highlights Of Business Insurance For Multi-State Organizations

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Posted on October 4, 2022, by Mary Duggan Hoeprich in Business Compliance.

As your business continues to grow, so too will its risks. Take the time now to ensure your business insurance fundamentals are strong, so that when your business is ready for the next step, it won’t miss a beat.

What… Read more

Best Practices for Managing Individual Licenses

Best Practices for Managing Individual Licenses

Best Practices for Managing Individual Licenses

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Posted on September 14, 2022, by Harbor Compliance in Business Compliance.

Because of the technical knowledge required and the component of public safety involved, firms that provide architecture, engineering, construction, and adjacent services are among the most highly regulated in the country. The primary objective of licensing boards is to ensure … Read more

State Agencies Experience Ongoing Filing Delays

State Agencies Experience Ongoing Filing Delays

State Agencies Experience Ongoing Filing Delays

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State agencies are continuing to experience significant delays in filing processing times.

Burdened by the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including limited in-person staff, secretary of state offices have struggled to maintain pre-pandemic turnaround times.

Here is a list … Read more

California Temporarily Waives Filing Fees for Corporations, LLCs, Nonprofits, and Others

California Temporarily Waives Filing Fees for Corporations, LLCs, Nonprofits, and Others

California Temporarily Waives Filing Fees for Corporations, LLCs, Nonprofits, and Others

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The California Secretary of State has announced a temporary waiver of filing fees for many new corporations, LLCs, nonprofits, and other organizations. The stated purpose of the waiver is “to encourage business growth in California.” The recent enactment of California’s Read more

When Should I Register a Trademark?

When Should I Register a Trademark?

When Should I Register a Trademark?

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Posted on June 23, 2022, by Jimmy McNamara in Business Compliance.

A common question for entrepreneurs and small businesses is, “When should I register a trademark?”

Let’s look at 5 key points to consider. 

1. First, you should register for a federal trademark when you want to protect the GOOD WILL… Read more

What Triggers a New License Application?

What Triggers a New License Application?

What Triggers a New License Application?

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Posted on June 10, 2022, by Harbor Compliance in Business Compliance.

As your business grows, you may find that you need to make changes that impact your licensing. For example, you may move to a new office, prompting an address change, or you may experience changes in officers or directors. To … Read more

The Differences Between State Licenses and Local Permits

The Differences Between State Licenses and Local Permits

The Differences Between State Licenses and Local Permits

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Posted on May 10, 2022, by Laura Worker in Business Compliance.

If you own or operate an architecture company or an engineering firm, you are likely aware of your state’s licensing requirements. However, certain jobs and services you perform may be subject to additional permitting requirements. 

The primary difference between licenses … Read more

The Importance of Continuing Education for Professional Engineers

The Importance of Continuing Education for Professional Engineers

The Importance of Continuing Education for Professional Engineers

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Posted on April 12, 2022, by Laura Worker in Business Compliance.

Professional engineers are responsible for obtaining continuing education credits, also referred to as professional development hours (PDH), to maintain their licenses. Continuing education ensures firms and their employees are expanding and improving their engineering skills and cultivating new and industry-relevant … Read more