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Archives: January 2014

Businesses both large and small are researching the idea of expanding or opening businesses in the People’s Republic of China (China) due to the tremendous potential to reach a market of over 1 billion people. Miller Kaplan has established a…

With the well-publicized security breach at major retailer Target recently, identity theft is likely on your mind. And stolen credit isn’t your only risk. In an increasingly common scam, identity thieves use victims’ personal information to file fraudulent tax returns…

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), beginning in 2013, taxpayers with FICA wages over $200,000 per year ($250,000 for joint filers and $125,000 for married filing separately) had to pay an additional 0.9% Medicare tax on the excess earnings. Unlike…

Now that we’re in the new year, it’s time for an estate plan checkup. Why? First, various exclusion, exemption and deduction amounts are adjusted for inflation and can change from year to year, so it’s a good idea to see…

Many valuable tax breaks expired at the end of 2013. But Congress probably will revive at least some of them, likely retroactively to Jan. 1, 2014. The question is exactly which breaks they’ll extend and when they’ll pass the necessary…

As part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, self-insured health plans will be required to pay a transitional reinsurance fee starting at $63 per-year, per covered life or $5.25 per month. This fee is in addition to the…

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