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Rescue some tax savings when you suffer a loss


Capital loss. Casualty loss. Gambling loss. Net operating loss. A loss by any name causes a financial setback — something no one likes to think about, much less experience. But if you do suffer a temporary reversal of fortune, tax laws may provide a measure of relief in the form of a refund or lower taxable income. Here are four examples.

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Seven Tax Reminders


1. Circle April 15 on your 2015 calendar. It's the deadline for filing your 2014 individual income tax return, for filing 2014 gift tax returns, for contributions to either a Roth or traditional IRA for 2014, for amending 2011 tax returns, and for paying the first installment of 2015 individual estimated tax.

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Set your salary at a reasonable level


Compensation is a subject that never goes out of style. For owners of subchapter S corporations, the focus is typically on the definition of "reasonable" compensation.

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Avoiding Pregnancy Discrimination Claims


Many laws and regulations affect pregnancy and discrimination, disability, leave and accommodations. With women now comprising 47 percent of the U.S. labor force, at some point your HR department will likely have to determine how they apply to one of your employees.

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Tips for reducing rent and storage costs


For many small businesses, office rent and inventory storage costs are perceived as fixed unalterable, locked up tight, grudgingly tolerated.

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