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An Annual Check-Up for Your Business

We all know we are supposed to have an annual check-up with our doctor to prevent health problems and catch issues early. Of course, whether we do it is another topic. An annual check-up can do the same thing for the financial health of your business and can be simple and straightforward when you know what to do. Evaluate these areas of your business to start your year off right.

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The Pros and Cons of Buying and Leasing Company Cars

Choosing the best option between leasing and buying a company car for your employee means considering tax implications and predicting the use of the car. Careful planning including consideration of when the car will be replaced and how consistent travel will be will help you reach the best decision for your company. Learn more:

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What Our Clients Say About the CK Way

We survey our clients each year using an internationally recognized third-party system, Net Promoter Score (NPS) method. Our most recent score of 79 indicates many of our clients rate their satisfaction and likelihood to recommend Cray, Kaiser to others at 9 or 10 on a scale of 10! This ranks us with the likes of customer service leaders such as Apple (66) and Amazon.com (60).

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Don’t Be Late! New Filing Deadline for W2s

2016 W2 Forms must be filed with the Social Security Administration (SSA) by January 31, a month earlier than in past years. The deadline to mail W2s to employees remains January 31. The date was accelerated as an attempt to reduce fraud.

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Urgent Update: Department of Labor Overtime Pay Ruling Blocked

The last few months we have been keeping you in the loop about the Department of Labor’s updated policy on overtime pay. You may have seen in the news last week that a federal judge in Texas has blocked this ruling. With the change currently in limbo, you are not required to make any changes to your overtime policy before December 1st.

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How Might the Election Results Affect My Taxes?

Now that the 2016 presidential election has officially come to an end, many taxpayers want to know which of President-elect Trump’s proposed changes are likely to pass into law. Cray, Kaiser is confident that taxes will not increase with this administration. They will likely decrease, which means that tax planning for the 2016 year end and looking ahead to 2017 is more critical than ever.

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What’s Your Story? The Tale Your P & L Tells About Your Business

Every month your accountant creates a profit and loss statement (P & L) for your business and reviews any pertinent information with you. If you are like most business owners, you look at the net income and maybe a few other numbers and file it away. But if that is all you do, you are missing many of the important stories your P & L tells.

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