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1. IRS changes course with 2018 mileage rate: What's different this year?
The IRS just issued the standard mileage rates for 2018, and the latest figures are a departure from what HR pros are probably used to seeing from the feds. After several years of decreasing the rates, the IRS is bumping up the mileage rates for 2018. This year, the standard mileage rate increased to 54.5 cents for each mile driven for business purposes, an increase of one cent from 2017’s amount. In addition to the standard rate, the feds bumped the mileage rate for medical or moving purposes by a cent as well. For 2018, the medical or...
Origional Story Date :1/4/2018
News | HR - HR Morning
Human Resources | Taxes
2. Will Cryptocurrency Change the Freelance Marketplace Landscape?
If you do any type of online marketing or content creation, you’ve likely hired freelance writers or designers through one of the many online marketplaces. The benefit of using such marketplaces is that they serve as a middleman between clients and freelancers. As new payment methods and currencies come into play, these online marketplaces will need to adapt. We saw this same process many years ago when credit cards were no longer the preferred payment method and PayPal quickly became the online transaction method of...
Origional Story Date :1/3/2018
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Human Resources | Freelancing
3. Why you should be investing more time and money in recruiting
There’s no doubt that talented employees are the backbone of any company. But a lot of businesses don’t seem to make having experienced recruiters a top priority. Evil HR Lady Suzanne Lucas breaks down why companies are making a mistake by not having their top talent find new top talent. Entry-level recruiters Lucas notes that many recruiter job postings seek entry-level candidates. These beginner positions also come with a lower salary (typically $12-$16 an hour). The problem with hiring inexperienced recruiters is that they can’t...
Origional Story Date :1/3/2018
Editorial | HR - HR Morning
Human Resources | Operations | Personnel | Inbound | Recruiting
4. Feather your IRA nest egg
If you’re looking to cut your 2017 tax bill, you may still be able to do it, even though the tax year is over. Depending on the situation, you or someone else in your family - like a recently-graduated son or daughter - can still contribute to a traditional lRA and deduct all or part of the contribution. Consider this unique idea if you may have trouble coming up with the cash for this year’s contribution. Strategy: File your ’17 return early and use a tax refund for the IRA contribution. The IRS says this is perfectly acceptable as long as you...
Origional Story Date :1/3/2018
HowTo | HR - Business Management Daily
Human Resources | Operations | Personnel | Benefits | Retirement & Pension | Taxes
5. Tax Overhaul Draws New Boundaries Around International Business
The newly passed tax legislation significantly alters the landscape for international business. The final Republican tax cut bill moves the U.S. from a so-called "global taxation regime" to a territorial taxation regime in which profits earned by U.S. companies abroad are exempt from U.S. taxes, subject to anti-abuse rules and a new base erosion anti-abuse tax (BEAT) on certain income. As part of this transition, the U.S. government will allow deemed repatriation of currently deferred foreign profits at a rate of 15.5 percent for...
Origional Story Date :1/3/2018
Research | HR - Baker Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, and Berkowitz, PC
Human Resources | International | Taxes
6. Technology for traveling abroad
Traveling overseas can make it more difficult to find familiar services and get around your destination compared with a U.S. business trip. If you or your boss travel frequently, there are some good travel apps and technology that are especially useful for overseas trips. Lisa Iannucci, writing at Travel Pulse, suggests these technology enhancements to make travel easier. U.S. Mobile Passport. This is a free app from the U.S. government that lets you scan your passport before leaving home. People with the app can use shorter lines at...
Origional Story Date :1/3/2018
Research | HR - Business Management Daily
Human Resources | Travel
7. Best Payroll Service for Micro Businesses
After conducting extensive research and analysis, we recommend OnPay as our 2018 pick for the best online payroll service for very small businesses. We chose OnPay from the dozens of payroll services we considered. To understand how we selected our top picks, you can find our methodology and a comprehensive list of online payroll services on our best picks page. Why OnPay?...
Origional Story Date :1/3/2018
Editorial | HR - Business News Daily
Human Resources | Operations | Finance | Payroll
8. Senate Passes Antitrust Whistleblower Anti-Retaliation Legislation
On November 15, the Senate passed the "Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act of 2017," S. 807. legislation by unanimous consent. The legislation, introduced in April of 2017 by co-sponsors Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), makes it unlawful for an employer to "discharge, demote, suspend, threaten, harass, or in any other matter discriminate against" an employee who reports any potential criminal antitrust activity by his or her employer to the federal government. The legislation also provides that an...
Origional Story Date :1/2/2018
News | HR - Baker Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, and Berkowitz, PC
Human Resources | Laws & Regulations