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2023 Payroll Update

Social Security & Medicare Tax As of January 1, 2023, the maximum amount of annual earnings subject to the Social Security increases to $160,200 (from $147,000 in 2022). There is no limit on the amount of earnings subject to the Medicare tax. The maximum Social Security tax to be deducted from an employee’s compensation during 2023 will be $9,932.40 (6.2% x $160,200).

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Significant Retirement and Tax Changes in the Secure 2.0 Act of 2022

The SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022 (“Secure 2.0”) was passed on December 29, 2022 and focuses primarily on enhancing retirement plan incentives for individual taxpayers. Let’s review some key provisions of the bill and how they could impact you and your business.

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A Texas-Sized Fraud: Bookkeeper Embezzles $29M from Texas Family

Barbara Chalmers, 74, pleaded guilty in December 2022 to an embezzlement scheme of at least $29 million over the past decade. Ms. Chalmers was the bookkeeper for a charitable foundation and multiple companies run by the family of Jim Collins, a prominent Dallas businessman and former congressman. The family operates Collins American Capital Corp., International Family Investors LTD and the James M. Collins Foundation. Let’s look at how she did it and the red flags that were missed along the way.

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What Accounting Staff Need to Know About the New Lease Standard

The new lease accounting standard, Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 842, is out in full force and there are numerous rules, adjustments and transitions accounting departments need to be made aware of—stat.

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5 Tips Contractors Should Know for Work in Process

A work in process (WIP) schedule is one of the most important financial tools for a contractor—and it may be underutilized. Not only does a WIP schedule give a construction company and project stakeholders insight into a project’s financial performance, but it can help keep a company on track with a project currently in progress. To ensure your construction company fully leverages WIP’s capabilities, we’ll dive into some basics regarding WIP along with five key tips that will help keep your WIP schedules in good order.

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15 Questions Accounting Staff Members Are Asking About the New Lease Standard

If there’s one thing for certain, accounting staff members at businesses and nonprofits have more than a few questions about the new lease standard that’s about to take effect. Implementing the biggest new accounting rule to come our way in decades is no walk in the park. That’s why we’re answering 15 frequently asked questions about the new lease standard.  

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