Health

Practice

Mandating Flu Vaccines: What Employers Should Know

Seasonal flu is not only unpleasant, it's expensive. Each flu season, nearly 111 million workdays are lost because of the flu, which represents approximately $7 billion per year in sick days and lost productivity.
Tax

Study: Tax Credits for Obamacare Expected to Average $2,700

Americans who currently purchase their own health insurance through the individual market would receive tax credits averaging nearly $2,700 next year for coverage purchased through new insurance marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Practice

CPA Firm Offering Chair Massage to Relieve Employee Tax Season Stress

Porte Brown LLC is one of the growing number of accounting firms investing in their employees' wellness. The firm is offering weekly chair massage therapy sessions for team members during the busy tax season.
Practice

Florida Firm Leaving Wellness Footprint

Florida-based certified public accounting and consulting firm Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company kicked off the New Year and tax season on a healthy note by launching its new workplace wellness program – the Path to Wellness.
Tax

Supreme Court Upholds Obama Health Care Law

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision this morning (June 28, 2012), upheld President Obama's health care law, declaring the individual mandate constitutional as a tax.
Practice Management

A cautionary tale: Busy season can be life threatening

During the tax season of 1995-1996, Norm Lorch was not feeling well. He had a sore throat, but told himself it would go away. In any case, he did not have time to go to a doctor. Lorch is principal of Owings Mills, Maryland-based Norman J. Lorch, Chartered.
Tax

Making sense of health care reform

The debate just keeps on rolling and it doesn't seem to be cooling down. Here are some of the key components put forth by four of the plans that are under consideration, including the tax effects.