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Worker’s Comp Increases 45% in California, Beginning 7/1/2012

Worker’s Comp and payroll taxes take a huge bite out of a contractors profit when working on Public Works construction projects – especially if the contractor is paying the full fringe benefit rate of the prevailing wage to the employee in cash and not to the Union Hall or into bona-fide plans.

Public Works Construction and Prevailing Wage projects require advanced financial planning methods and tools along with an understanding of the ever-changing compliance requirements — so that you can reduce your overhead and get paid on time.

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Deducting the Cost of Lost Equipment from an Employee’s Pay

Can you deduct the cost of lost equipment from your employee’s pay? As a business owner I'm betting that on more than one occasion you have had an employee who has lost his company provided cell phone more than once and you've have to replace it.

Perhaps you want to recover the cost of the phone via a payroll deduction - before you do, read the rest of this article, because the answer depends first on state and federal restrictions and second on how much you want to deduct.

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ASA Seminar Payroll & Tax Strategies for Public Works Contractors

Cash is "KING"! Public Works Construction and Prevailing Wage projects require advanced financial planning methods and tools along with an understanding of the ever-changing compliance requirements -- so that you get paid on time! I'm thrilled to be joining Steve Kuzmack, President of Fringe Benefit Experts for a comprehensive 2 hour - easy to understand seminar for the American Subcontractors Association - San Diego branch, on strategies for lowering labor costs and complying with certified payroll reporting requirements on Federal and/or State funded construction projects - including the impact of the new Compliance Monitoring Unit {CMU} and the required filing of electronic certified payroll reports.
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I've been using and supporting QuickBooks products since the early 1990's. I've worked with thousands of contractors, assisting them with QuickBooks setup, Certified Payroll Reporting requirements, AIA Billing and Weighted-Average Overtime.


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