Earlybird registration for Bennett/Porter’s Connections 2018 Conference ends on April 8. After that, prices go up. Register before then, and, for only $99.00 per person, you’ll have access to a full day of educational content, technology experts, and colleagues that you can exchange ideas with to benefit your business. Here is just some of the content that you can expect to experience when you attend:
Topics: connections 2018
As commerce grows increasingly virtual, lawmakers are adapting legislation to help maximize tax revenue in their states. But with all the changes, it's all accounting and finance professionals can do to keep up. Wakefield Research investigated why sales and use tax compliance is so complex and difficult to get right, and the results are contained in this free, downloadable report.
Since the release of Sage 100 version 2018 last October, Bennett/Porter has allowed time for Sage to release the first Product Update – as well as time to familiarize ourselves with the new version – before upgrading clients to 2018. We are pleased to announce that we are ready to begin scheduling for upgrading Sage 100 to 2018.
In mid-January we released a blog asking if the new tax tables mean more money for people's paychecks. In that post, we reported that The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was passed by the federal government in December, resulted in changes including increased standard deductions, removal of personal exemptions, increased child tax credit, and revisions to tax rates and income brackets effective for 2018. We also let you know that the IRS was working on updating the income tax withholding calculator and the Form W-4.
Bennett/Porter’s Connections 2018 Conference is just over two months away on May 9, and planning is well underway for this thoroughly educational and fun event. Have you registered yet? If not, here’s just a taste of what you might be missing...
Topics: connections 2018
Are you a Microsoft Windows user who has recently been experiencing difficulty with the responsiveness of your mouse or keyboard and wondering what’s going on? Our IT Support team has received numerous calls for help this week with these very Windows input device issues. The problem applies to desktops, laptops, and other consoles running Windows 7, 8, and 10. So what is happening?
Topics: Windows Automatic Updates
Employee benefits are typically an employer’s second largest expense after payroll. They are also a critical tool for attracting and retaining top talent. The Bureau of Labor Statistics issued a very interesting News Release: Employer Costs For Employee Compensation – September 2017. The study estimates that employee benefits make up 31.7% of an employee’s total compensation, on average.
In 2017, we here at Bennett/Porter took a year off from hosting our annual Connections conference to focus on expanding our software and service offerings. This year we return with and we invite you and your colleagues to join us.
"Why do I need Long Term Care Insurance? I already have health insurance!"
This is a common response when people are asked if they have considered Long Term Care Insurance (LTCI). What people don't realize is that their health insurance will typically not cover long-term care needs in a nursing home, assisted-living facility, or in one's own home. Another common misperception is that it's just the elderly population that has these needs. Unfortunately, this is not true, as young people also experience accidents as well as chronic and debilitating illnesses, all of which can create a need for long-term care.
Because Oregon has no sales tax, many businesses that we work with don't have to concern themselves with compliance in that particular area. But as you might have learned about from reading our recent free whitepaper on sales tax changes arriving in 2018, cross-state sales tax compliance is a growing issue for growing companies. You want to be as certain as you can that your day to day activities aren't provoking unseen tax obligations. Here's an on-demand webinar to further your awareness of taxes.