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New Work Environment – Greg Cargin, Partner, CPA

No different than everyone else, Gardiner + Company has also had to change the way we are accustomed to working, and remaining productive, while adhering to social distancing.  A few years ago, our firm began talking about providing more flexible scheduling and remote working arrangement for our staff.  We weren’t good at it, or ready...

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Standard Mileage Rate – 2020

The standard mileage rate for business use vehicles will experience a small decrease in 2020, down from 58 cents per mile in 2019 to 57.5 cents per mile in 2020. Taxpayers can use the optional standard mileage rate to calculate deductible costs of business use vehicles.

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Is Social Media Activity Putting You at Risk?

Winter can be a busy time for travel. Snowbirds try to escape the cold. Grandparents long to visit loved ones in distant cities. Jetsetters want to ring in the New Year in a memorable locale. Regardless of the season, travel brings photo opportunities that are prime for posting on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media...

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The Importance of an E-Mail Disclaimer

E-mail is ubiquitous in the American workplace and along with its growth comes the risk of lawsuits that can cost your company a bundle. In most cases an employer is held responsible for information contained in corporate e-mail messages. That means a company must take steps to ensure that e-mail communications don’t pose a legal risk....

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Coming Soon: Deadline to Reverse 2016 Roth Conversions

Do you regret converting your traditional IRA into a Roth IRA? Fortunately, a taxpayer-friendly aspect of the Roth conversion rules is that you have until October 15 (adjusted for weekends) of the year following the year of a conversion to reverse it. In other words, the deadline for reversing any 2016 Roth conversions is October 16,...

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