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Top 10 Regulatory Issues For Small Businesses in 2015

With the New Year now in full swing, small business owners are focused on implementing their strategic plans for 2015. An important component of those plans should include monitoring potential regulatory changes and understanding how they may impact the small business landscape.

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Top 10 Regulatory Issues For Small Businesses in 2015

  1. 1. The Top Ten Regulatory Issues For Small Businesses
  2. 2. http://bit.ly/top-10-2015 TOP TEN REGULATORY ISSUES TO BE AWARE OF IN 2015 Banking Developments # 10 WHY IT MATTERS With the surge in use of mobile payment applications such as Apple Pay™, businesses will also see the parallel move toward increased payment security and mobile payment acceptance. READ MORE
  3. 3. http://bit.ly/top-10-2015 TOP TEN REGULATORY ISSUES TO BE AWARE OF IN 2015 FUTA Credit Reduction # 9 WHY IT MATTERS Some states continue to have outstanding federal unemployment loans in 2015. Employers in these states will continue to have their FUTA credit amount reduced as a way to pay back the outstanding debt. READ MORE
  4. 4. http://bit.ly/top-10-2015 TOP TEN REGULATORY ISSUES TO BE AWARE OF IN 2015 Retirement # 8 WHY IT MATTERS There are a number of developments coming, or currently under consideration, which may impact small business owners who currently offer a retirement plan to their employees, or are thinking about offering one. READ MORE
  5. 5. http://bit.ly/top-10-2015 TOP TEN REGULATORY ISSUES TO BE AWARE OF IN 2015 Privacy # 7 WHY IT MATTERS After some have called 2014 “The Year of the Data Breach,” there is a greater likelihood that in the upcoming 2015 legislative session, Congress will look to pass baseline cybersecurity legislation. READ MORE
  6. 6. http://bit.ly/top-10-2015 TOP TEN REGULATORY ISSUES TO BE AWARE OF IN 2015 Employment- Related Legislation # 6 WHY IT MATTERS Employers will need to remain diligent in their efforts to comply with new legislation in their jurisdictions this year. The trend of local and state governments passing minimum wage increases is expected to continue. READ MORE
  7. 7. http://bit.ly/top-10-2015 TOP TEN REGULATORY ISSUES TO BE AWARE OF IN 2015 Overtime Regulations # 5 WHY IT MATTERS The U.S. Department of Labor is expected to release proposed guidelines in the first quarter of the year to modernize and streamline the existing overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. READ MORE
  8. 8. http://bit.ly/top-10-2015 TOP TEN REGULATORY ISSUES TO BE AWARE OF IN 2015 Immigration Reform # 4 WHY IT MATTERS Employers will need to continue to monitor changes to the immigration system that may impact their internal hiring and staffing procedures, particularly in terms of Form I-9 procedures and work authorization documentation. READ MORE
  9. 9. http://bit.ly/top-10-2015 TOP TEN REGULATORY ISSUES TO BE AWARE OF IN 2015 Taxation of Online Sales # 3 WHY IT MATTERS Because of the amount of tax revenue at stake, businesses should expect legislation similar to the Marketplace Fairness Act, which stalled in 2014, to be resurrected this year. READ MORE
  10. 10. http://bit.ly/top-10-2015 TOP TEN REGULATORY ISSUES TO BE AWARE OF IN 2015 Affordable Care Act # 2 WHY IT MATTERS The New Year brings new responsibilities for businesses defined as Applicable Large Employers in the Employer Shared Responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act, as well as new opportunities for applicable smaller businesses. READ MORE
  11. 11. http://bit.ly/top-10-2015 TOP TEN REGULATORY ISSUES TO BE AWARE OF IN 2015 Tax Reform and Tax Extenders # 1 WHY IT MATTERS On December 19, 2014, President Obama signed the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 into law. Approximately 50 tax breaks, known as “tax extenders,” were retroactively expanded through December 31, 2014. READ MORE
  12. 12. http://www.paychex.com/articles For more helpful tips to advance the long-term success of your business, visit: The foregoing is provided for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be tax or legal advice. Consult your licensed attorney, accountant, or other tax professional to discuss your particular facts, circumstances, and how these opportunities might apply to your business.

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