Labor:




Finding—and Keeping—
Qualified Workers

Labor issues—attracting, motivating and retaining employees and providing them with appropriate benefits—remain an important concern for small and medium-size businesses. In a survey of close to 1,000 business owners employing under 500 employees, 26% said the cost of labor was one of the most significant challenges to the growth and survival of their businesses. For 24%, the lack of qualified workers was also a significant challenge.



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Tax reform complicates year-end tax planning

Get your clients ready for tax season with these year-end tax planning strategies, which address how to make the most of recent tax law changes, such as the new deduction for qualified business income, the higher standard deduction, and the cap on the deductibility of state and local taxes.