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The IRS just announced additional relief for Hurricane Irma victims similar to assistance provided to Hurricane Harvey victims. Employer-sponsored retirement plans can now make loans and hardship distributions to victims of Hurricane Irma and members of their families. IRA participants may also be able to receive distributions under liberalized procedures

  Providing a strong package of benefits is a competitive imperative in today’s business world. Like many employers, you’ve probably worked hard to put together a solid menu of offerings to your staff. Unfortunately, many employees don’t perceive the full value of the benefits they receive. Why is this important?

Victims of Hurricane Irma get tax relief. According to the IRS website, FEMA has already declared the U.S. Virgin Islands to be a federal disaster area, and other areas will be added in coming days. That will make eligible victims of Irma able to obtain various forms of tax relief.

  By midyear, most businesses that follow U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) have issued their year-end financial statements. But how many have actually used them to improve their business operations in the future? Producing financial statements is more than a matter of compliance — owners and managers can use

  Bartering might seem like something that happened only in ancient times, but the practice is still common today. And the general definition remains the same: the exchange of goods and services without the exchange of money. Because no cash changes hands in a typical barter transaction, it’s easy to