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Is Your Small Business Ready For the New Minimum Wage?

Dec 29, 2020 5:13:44 PM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business payroll, small business operations

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If you haven't heard yet, the Minnesota minimum wage has increased, and so has the national minimum wage for government contractors. If your company currently employs Minnesota workers at minimum wage or utilizes federal contractors at minimum wage, are you ready to make any necessary changes to reflect the increase?

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A Coughing Fit: When to Send an Employee Home

Dec 21, 2020 2:21:31 PM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business operations

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In the year 2020, a cough has taken on a new meaning. By now, you have likely coughed in front of somebody and received a wide-eyed look.

As an employer, what should you do if one of your employees experiences a coughing fit? On top of the CDC guidelines, of course, you must consider the circumstances, your employees, your customers, and your business.

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End of Year: Minimizing Computer Security Issues

Dec 7, 2020 12:24:36 PM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business operations

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Brian Paulson, the owner of CSI Accounting & Payroll, has put together some end-of-year planning tips.

He writes, "Everything we do is focused on the core belief that we succeed in life by helping others succeed. This letter is one complimentary piece of our intense planning and research effort throughout the year to help in your success. Feel free to share it with anyone you know who could benefit."

This section covers computer security issues. You don't want to take any threats to your business with you into next year!

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act - What We Know So Far

Mar 20, 2020 2:22:58 PM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business taxes, small business payroll, small business operations

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed into law on March 18, 2020.

In the coming days and weeks, federal regulatory agencies, including the Department of Labor (DOL) and Health and Human Services (HHS), will provide guidance on how to execute or implement the new requirements. In the meantime, employers and advisors must rely on a good faith interpretation of the act’s text.

We are sharing everything we know below and will not be able to answer follow up questions about the act until agency guidance has been released, which will take some time. We will update the HR Support Center when we have more information, and we encourage you to check there.

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What Minnesota’s New Wage Theft Law Means for Your Business

Jul 24, 2019 9:11:00 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business payroll, small business operations

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A new piece of legislation by Minnesota lawmakers puts unprecedented pressure on businesses to make sure that they’re providing accurate documentation of employee wages. As of Monday, July 1st, 2019 employers are required to provide employees notice at the start of their job laying out wage or salary amount and the benefits available. Employers must also provide additional information in their pay stubs and include allowances taken out for lodging, food, and other incidentals.

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How the New Amendment to Minneapolis SST Work Laws Will Affect Your Business (Even if You Don’t Live Here)

Jul 22, 2019 12:33:46 PM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business payroll, small business operations

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A recent change in Minneapolis work law could affect your business -- even if your headquarters, facilities, or office(s) are not located inside the city.

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How to Have Less Stress & More Time

Jul 16, 2019 9:27:00 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business accounting, small business operations

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It’s a beautiful thing to run your own business, but that doesn’t mean it's always easy.  

We know it feels good to build something from the ground up with your own two hands, but what does that look like in practice? Sometimes it's fun, but it oftentimes means a lot of stress and always means a lot of hard work.

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The Best Defense is a Good Offense: Getting the Jump on Next Year's Taxes

Jul 9, 2019 10:11:00 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business taxes, small business accounting, small business operations

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Taxes are an ever-changing landscape, and with the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act finally taking effect this year, there’s actually never been a better time to find an accountant that you can trust.

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Taxes 103: Employee Expenses That Are No Longer Deductible

Jul 2, 2019 9:12:00 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business taxes, small business operations

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The Tax Cut and Jobs Act really changed how deductions work. It's important to know how much those changes will affect you and your business. Here's another way taxes have changed recently:

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Taxes 102: Entertainment Deductions

Jun 25, 2019 9:47:00 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business taxes, small business bookkeeping, small business operations

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The Tax Cut and Jobs Act really changed how deductions work. It's important to know how much those changes will affect you and your business. Here's another way taxes have changed recently:

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