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A Change in Rental Housing Laws for Columbia

The Rental Housing Regulations Ordinance went into effect on July 1, 2016. This ordinance, which, requires owners of residential rental property in the City of Columbia to obtain a permit for each individual rental unit within 90 days. By October 1, 2016 all rental properties must have a valid rental permit for each individual ...

New Corporate & Partnership Filing Deadlines: Mark Your Calendars

The IRS released new tax deadlines for Corporations and Partnerships beginning with 2016 tax returns that will be filed in 2017 as follows: Partnerships (calendar year) deadline Partnership tax returns will now be due on March 15th each year. You will have a six month extension period until September 15. You will need to have [&hel...

Key Tax Developments, Quarter 1

This year continues to be a busy one in the financial world. We know that keeping up with changes in taxes can be intimidating, so we’ve done the work for you. Here are some of the most important tax changes that have occurred in the last three months: · The PATH Act, or the Protecting [&hel...

Required Overtime Pay for Certain Employees

A decision made by the Department of Labor this week could have a big impact on more than 4.2 million workers. The Final Rule, which will go into effect December 1, 2016, will require salaried employees making less than $47,476 annually (or $913 per week) to be paid overtime wages. The biggest changes you will [&hel...

2015 PATH Act for Businesses

The recently enacted Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (2015 PATH Act) revived and extended several tax stimulus provisions that previously were set to sunset in 2014. Some of these provisions are now permanent and others are extended two or five years, which is positive news for many businesses! The permanent and ...

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