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AICPA Engage Flashback: Best Practices in Client Service Opportunities with Jason Deshayes

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Dec 7, 2017 10:15:00 AM

Jason Deshayes (AICPA) delivered a session that was applicable to any business really, not just CPAs. Client service is a prime differentiator especially in smaller local firms. If you’re doing this wrong, you won’t be “doing” very long. Luckily Jason laid out some solid advice to make this easy for you. The session had three main focus points; finding fee increasing opportunities, going from service provider to trusted advisor, and best practices to act on now.

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Topics: accountants, CPA

3 Mistakes Families Make when Hiring Senior Home Care

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Dec 5, 2017 3:47:00 PM

Finding the right in-home care for your loved one is an incredibly important decision. Maybe your loved one needs medication supervision on a regular basis, or maybe they are recovering from a fall or surgery. In-home caregivers can provide non-medical services as well as homemaker tasks, as well as administering medication and helping with bathing and grooming. Finding the right person to care for your loved one means you’ll need to take some time to do your research, including interviewing several people that you feel might be the best match. But, before you set out on your journey of finding a new household employee, here are some mistakes that should be avoided.

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Topics: elder care, senior home care, agency, senior, CPA

AICPA Engage Flashback: Lessons Learned in the Shark Tank with Kevin O’Leary

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Nov 30, 2017 10:15:00 AM

Tuesday morning at Engage 2017 kicked off with a business titan sharing advice to an arena full of people. Kevin O’Leary (Mr. Wonderful on Shark Tank) took the stage and shared with us lessons from his business and personal life. His advice revolved around creating and building successful businesses, something he clearly knows a lot about. This ended up being a theme for the week, focusing on your firm as a business and how to grow it into the future.

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Topics: accountants, agency, CPA

New York Paid Family Leave Act for Nannies

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Nov 22, 2017 3:42:00 PM

New York's comprehensive Paid Family Leave Act becomes effective January 1, 2018.

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Topics: senior care, nanny, agency, CPA

Planning is the Key to Good Meetings

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Nov 22, 2017 10:15:00 AM

“Let’s meet about that” is a popular refrain that echoes regularly through the offices and hallways of organizations everywhere. Often though, said meetings are hastily arranged and largely unproductive. Although emergency “huddles” are sometimes called for, good meetings are well planned. Here are some important points to keep in mind.

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Topics: accountants, CPA

Leveraging an Employee (or Client) Survey

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Nov 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: agency, CPA

A Refresher on the ACA’s Tax Penalty on Individuals without Health Insurance

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Nov 10, 2017 1:00:00 PM

 

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Topics: nanny, agency, CPA

How Small and Household Employers can Offer Health Insurance

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Nov 9, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The Affordable Care Act allows small employers to make health coverage available to their employees through the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP). The 21st Century Cures Act enacted another option as well, the Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Agreement (QSEHRA).

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

Use a Dependent Care Account to Help Pay Nanny or Caregiver Expenses

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Nov 7, 2017 4:07:00 PM

When you first hire your nanny or caregiver, there are a lot of different action items that need to get set into motion. Defining wages, determining hours, setting up legal payroll and writing an employee contract are some of the primary things that need to be settled at the get-go. Investigating how to navigate tax breaks you might have when hiring an in-home employee is another big one. If you’re wondering if you can use your dependent care flexible spending account, here are some of the basic things you should know.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

3 Tools to Help With Nanny Taxes and Employment Compliance

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Oct 12, 2017 9:00:00 AM
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Topics: nanny tax, CPA, employment compliance

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