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What Are the Tax Plans of the Major Parties’ Presidential Candidates?

As the November 2020 elections approach, you might want to know what the two front-running presidential candidates’ tax plans for the future are. The following is an overview of their positions, as we know and understand them today. However, the political and economic landscapes can and will change, and there is no assurance these plans won’t be revised or that they will have eventual Congressional backing. However, the information may be helpful as you look toward future tax planning.

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VIDEO: A Day in the Life at Cray Kaiser

You may be thinking “They’re just numbers people” but we can assure you, we are people people too. Being part of the CK team means so much more than facts and figures. We show up every day as trusted advisors to our clients and supportive teammates to our colleagues. And those days are also filled with lots of fun! To help show you what we’re all about at Cray Kaiser, we asked three team members to share what a typical day looks like and what it means to work here.

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Cray Kaiser Employee Spotlight: Maria Gordon

In Cray Kaiser’s Employee Spotlight series, we highlight a member of the CK team. We couldn’t be more proud of the team we’ve grown and we’re excited for you to get to know them. This month we’re shining our spotlight on Maria Gordon.

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What Our Clients Say About the CK Way

At Cray Kaiser, we believe the relationships we build with our clients make us more than just an accounting firm. Client satisfaction is our number one goal, which is why we solicit feedback each year via an online survey. Through the use of the Net Promoter Score (NPS) method, we are able to determine if we are providing our clients with long-term value while developing their loyalty.

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Hiring Your Children in the Family Business Can Result in Big Tax Breaks

With jobs at a premium during the COVID-19 pandemic, you might consider hiring your children to help out in your business. Rather than helping to support your children with your after-tax dollars, you can instead hire them and pay them with tax-deductible dollars. Of course, the employment must be legitimate and the pay commensurate with the hours and the job worked.

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Guidance Issued on Deferral of Payroll Taxes

For the period between September 1 and December 31, 2020, employers can opt out of withholding the 6.2% payroll tax that is the employee’s share of Social Security taxes. The deferral is only available to employees that earn less than the equivalent of an annual salary of $104,000. If the employer chooses to defer collection, the taxes would then be due no later than April 30, 2021.

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