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Weathering tax storms in uncertain waters can be smooth sailing if businesses plan ahead

Dan Phelps, a CPA and partner with Bowman & Company in Stockton, reviews tax preparation documents for a client.

The new year has arrived and with it the looming and dreaded deadline to file taxes. Businesses have a few scant months to get their taxes sent off.

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Business celebrates 100 years of helping consumers overcome bad credit

Linda Guinn, president and CEO of CB Merchant Services in Stockton, is celebrating 100 years of the non-for-profit’s operation.

STOCKTON — A century ago, CB Merchant Services began as a debt collection agency, known then as the Stockton Merchants Association.

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Online portal created for state’s trademark application filing

Thanks to the work of the California Secretary of State’s office, the California Department of Technology and a platform from ThinkSmart, LLC, businesses can now file trademark applications online instead of by mail or in person.

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Use these tips to attract, retain customers

Whether you own a corporation or manage a small business, you need to understand marketing psychology.

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Healthcare reform and Employer Shared Responsibility Rules

The Internal Revenue Service has begun sending letters to employers who owe a penalty under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) §4980H Employer Shared Responsibility Rules for benefits provided in 2015.

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Introducing the California Business and Industrial Alliance

As reported in this column back in March 2015, California’s Private Attorney General Act (“PAGA”) provides an avenue for employees to enforce their rights under the Labor Code. Since that time, the number of PAGA lawsuits has dramatically increased.

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2018 tax reform laws have arrived; here’s what to expect

by Jason Harrel and Darren J. Pluth
Calone and Harrel Law Group, LLP

The Senate and House of Representatives have passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”), and it was signed into law by President Trump.

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