Category Archives: Blog

Part-time and Summer Jobs

Part Time or Seasonal Help Businesses often need to hire workers on a seasonal or part-time basis. For example, some businesses may need seasonal help for sporting events, holidays, and commercial fishing or harvest seasons. Whether you are getting paid or paying someone else, questions often arise over the tax treatment of payments for part-time…

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service.  In observance of the holiday, many people visit cemeteries and memorials, and volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries.  A national moment of remembrance takes place at…

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About the WannaCry Ransomware Virus Attack

  Here, at HR Gear, our systems are protected by McAfee, as well as additional server-side software including Wordfence and Sucuri. We received this message from McAfee, and pass it along to you, so that you can keep your systems, servers, and apps free from attacks, such as the recent WannaCry/WannaCrypt ransomware attack. Message from…

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Small Business Healthcare Deadline

You have just a few days left to enroll through the SHOP Marketplace for small group coverage beginning on June 1. The deadline is Monday, May 15. Visit HealthCare.gov/Small-Business to enroll your small business or non-profit employees today! Already enrolled in coverage but delaying making an appointment with your doctor? Find tips on how to…

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IRS Scams and Spam

Is it really the IRS calling? Many taxpayers have encountered individuals impersonating IRS officials – in person, over the telephone and via email. Don’t get scammed. We want you to understand how and when the IRS contacts taxpayers and help you determine whether a contact you may have received is truly from an IRS employee….

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Bill Prohibits NYC Employers From Inquiring About Salary History

Mayor de Blasio Signs Bill Prohibiting All NYC Employers From Inquiring About Salary History of Job Applicants May 4, 2017 City takes major step toward achieving pay equity for women and people of color NEW YORK—In a milestone achievement in the fight for pay equity, Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed Intro. 1253 prohibiting all…

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New York City Wage Law

Tomorrow, [May 4, 2017] New York City will take a giant step towards closing the wage gap. Mayor Bill de Blasio will sign into law my legislation that prohibits employers from asking any job applicant for their previous salary information. When employers use previous salary information to determine compensation, they perpetuate the gender wage gap…

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Your Taxes

  Filed already? Check out “Where’s My Refund?” on IRS.gov. ‘Where’s My Refund?’ Tool Best Way to Check Tax Refund Status — The IRS reminds taxpayers that while more than 90 percent of federal tax refunds are issued in 21 days or less, some refunds may take longer. See IR-2017-62. Haven’t filed yet? The deadline…

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President Issues EO Pending Repeal of Obamacare

Executive Order Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal President Donald Trump has issued an Executive Order directing members of his administration to take steps that may set the stage for the eventual repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Specifically, the Order states that: 1.  It…

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Latest IRS Tax News

With tax filing season upon us, IRS has released some filing tips and reminds taxpayers to beware of tax scams Avoid the Rush; Use IRS.gov for Quick Answers to Questions IR-2017-30, Feb. 13, 2017 — The IRS reminds taxpayers that the next couple of weeks, especially around Presidents’ Day, marks the busiest time of…

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