Obtaining an Employer Identification Number (EIN) is essential for sole proprietorships, corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies. In some cases, there may be reasons for obtaining a new EIN for your business.
Effective January 1, 2023, Arizona’s minimum wage increased from $12.80 to $13.85. According to the Industrial Commission of Arizona, the $1.05 increase in minimum wage is based on the increase in inflation between August 2021 and August 2022, as published in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index.
How do you think about the people who work for your company? You are on the right track if you believe they are valuable individuals who contribute to your success. A company’s intangible assets, including human capital and culture, comprise more than half of a company’s market value on average.
Maintaining accurate records, keeping track of your company’s finances, bookkeeping, taxes, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and financial reporting takes a lot of time. This may be the right time to get help with these important tasks.
Whether your business brings in $50,000 a year or $50 million, it needs an effective bill-paying system. Here are useful tips on building and managing an efficient accounts payable process.
Tax years are based on annual accounting periods where you keep records and report income and expenses. A tax year may not be a calendar year. Discover the annual accounting periods you may or may not adopt.
Collaboration with your Arizona accounting firm should be part of your process when making business decisions. Your accounting firm should listen and help you make strategic moves to grow your company. Perhaps, you have heard your accountants refer to themselves as a crossing guard directing traffic, hoping everyone makes it across safe and sound.
January 31 is a significant date for businesses to perform certain tasks and start preparing for their tax filings. Businesses should keep in mind that state taxing authorities have their own set of due dates. It is never too early to work with your accounting and payroll staff to make sure your end-of-year reporting is accurate and timely.
In May 2021, the Department of Labor (DOL) withdrew a rule clarifying the standard for employees versus independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act. According to SHRM, the withdrawn rule would have applied a more-limited economic-reality test.
The adverse economic impact of COVID-19 has bolstered employers’ interest in supplemental unemployment benefits (SUB) plans. which is an employer-sponsored benefit that provides severance pay to employees who involuntarily lose their jobs such as through layoff, reduction in force, or plant closing.
As a result of COVID-19, the economy has taken a tremendous hit and many Arizona manufacturers are feeling an impact. Some manufacturers have pivoted to meet customer demand, and more may be able to do so if they can take advantage of technology and increased access to market trends.
Your financial statements can tell you what is happening in your business today and expectations for the future. Knowing how to interpret financial reports gives you insight into your business.
Governor Ducey declared most Arizona counties, including Maricopa, a disaster area. This means business owners can apply for low-interest loans online through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Application Portal.