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Retail sales slow in March as inflation takes a toll

Retail sales slow in March as inflation takes a toll

March's retail sales added substantial downside risks to our forecast for economic growth that will most likely dip below 1% in the first quarter.
Inflation marches higher, hitting 8.5% compared to a year ago

Inflation marches higher, hitting 8.5% compared to a year ago

Long ago and far away, it was once taught that inflation has long and variable lags. That still probably applies when setting policy, managing a portfolio or…
IRS releases 2022 limits for depreciation deductions for autos

IRS releases 2022 limits for depreciation deductions for autos

The IRS recently released Rev. Proc. 2022-17, providing the 2022 limits on depreciation for passenger automobiles under section 280F.
FOMC minutes: Fed prepares to shift its policy normalization into a higher gear

FOMC minutes: Fed prepares to shift its policy normalization into a higher gear

The Federal Reserve is preparing to launch the next phase of its policy normalization by drawing down its balance sheet as soon as May.
Protecting Your Company From Ransomware

Protecting Your Company From Ransomware

Ransomware is a significant threat for business owners of any size, and the damages can be catastrophic. This video will explain what ransomware is and provide seven tips on protecting you and your company.
The risk of disrupted agricultural exports

The risk of disrupted agricultural exports

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine takes a mounting human and economic toll, it also has the potential to threaten the food supply for millions of people who depend on agricultural commodities from those two countries.
What is limiting U.S. oil production?

What is limiting U.S. oil production?

As the pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine have disrupted global energy markets, oil production in the United States has lagged the steep price increase.
How Cryptocurrency Transactions Are Taxed

How Cryptocurrency Transactions Are Taxed

As use of cryptocurrency has been growing, many users aren't aware of the tax rules and regulations that govern cryptocurrency transactions. In this video, we'll explain how and when cryptocurrencies are taxed, as well as how to report transactions to the IRS.
Executive Order provides path to regulation of digital assets

Executive Order provides path to regulation of digital assets

Executive Order provides an outline for next steps related to guidance and regulation in the digital asset space.
How insurers can brace for inflation impact

How insurers can brace for inflation impact

Inflation is likely to increase the cost of claims for auto physical damage, property and catastrophe lines of business for years to come.
Inflation and the middle market

Inflation and the middle market

The economic growth and emboldened labor market of the past year require a different policy response than the previous two business cycles.
There Is Still Time To Make an IRA Contribution for 2021

There Is Still Time To Make an IRA Contribution for 2021

A great way to reduce taxable income while saving for the future is by contributing to an Individual Retirement Account. Learn about IRAs including the deadline to contribute, limits and tax deductibility.
The Benefits of Hiring an Outsourced CFO

The Benefits of Hiring an Outsourced CFO

When it comes to running any organization, proper financial management is critical. One of the most important decisions you'll make is if and when to hire a Chief Financial Officer. While many organizations may not be ready for a full-time CFO, they may significantly benefit from hiring an outsourced CFO.
Business connecting lease parties not qualified under section 1202

Business connecting lease parties not qualified under section 1202

IRS: Website that connects lessors to lessees is a “brokerage service,” shareholder not eligible for section 1202 capital gain exclusion.
Smile! New IRS identity verification process requires a selfie

Smile! New IRS identity verification process requires a selfie

The IRS is tackling identity theft by using ID.me verification technology to guard access to online services.