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February 28, 2017/Furniture Insights

February 2017 Furniture Insights

Our 2016 Furniture Insights Survey results are in! December was a good month for many of the participants in our survey of residential furniture manufacturers and distributors. New orders in December were up 11 percent over December 2015.

February 27, 2017/Accounting and Auditing, Tax

Should You Challenge Your Property Tax Value?

2017 is a big valuation year for property taxes in North Carolina, with several Triad counties up for revaluation. There is a window of opportunity for businesses that own real property in the counties mentioned below to appeal their 2017 value and realize potentially significant savings. The optimum time to appeal is within thirty days of receiving your 2017 valuation.

February 23, 2017/Triad Lifestyle

Cosmic Bowling Anyone?

We’ve asked our team members to share their favorite things about the Triad. Zach Palmer on our Business Services team in Lexington shares his favorite place to Cosmic Bowl.

February 15, 2017/Press Release

Smith Leonard 2017 Promotions and New Interns

Smith Leonard PLLC continues growth in talent and resources as they announce promotions and intern hires for 2017. In addition to several recent new hires, the Smith Leonard management group has seen three promotions in the tax department.

February 13, 2017/Press Release, Tax

Smith Leonard Welcomes New Tax Senior Managers

Smith Leonard PLLC announces that Adrienne McKinney, CPA, and Maria Williamson, CPA, have joined their team as a Tax Senior Managers.

February 7, 2017/Tax

IRS Alert: W-2 Phishing Scam Growing

The Internal Revenue Service is warning about the growth of a W-2 email phishing scam in which fraudulent emails are sent to human resources departments seeking information about employees’ tax data. The scam is now targeting schools and other organizations in addition to for-profit companies, according to the IRS.

January 31, 2017/Furniture Insights

January 2017 Furniture Insights

Following a 14 percent increase in new orders in September 2016 versus September 2015, the results of our latest survey of residential furniture manufacturers and distributors fell back in line with expectations based on most conversations we were hearing in October. October 2016 new orders were up 1 percent over October 2015. October 2015 orders were 1 percent higher than 2014. Year-to-date, new orders remained 2 percent higher than the same period a year ago.

January 27, 2017/Tax

New Due Date for W-2, W-3, and 1099 Tax Forms

File Required Tax Forms on Time to Avoid Penalties: There is a new due date of January 31, 2017 for W-2s, W-3s, and Forms 1099-MISC which are being filed to report non-employee compensation in box 7. All other Forms 1099-MISC are due by February 28, 2017.

January 6, 2017/Employee Benefit Plans

Employee Benefit Plan Commentator Winter 2017

The most recent edition of the EBP Commentator discusses key issues including significant proposed revisions for Form 5500, HIPAA audits and your health plan’s readiness, changes to the determination letter program, trends in employee stock ownership plans, new reporting guidance, expanded PBGC missing participant program, increases in certain ERISA civil penalties, and 2016 tax return due date changes and impact on retirement plan contribution dates.

January 6, 2017/Real Estate

Real Estate Construction Monitor Winter 2017

The latest edition of BDO’s Real Estate and Construction Newsletter features key topics including top tax issues impacting the real estate industry, uncertainty after Brexit vote, big data’s impact on REITs, global real estate trends, timeshares and hotels in today’s sharing economy, and the changing lending landscape in private equity.

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