Month: May 2013

Are your workers independent contractors or employees?

Do you hire independent contractors to help with business tasks? Are you sure those workers are independent contractors — or should you be treating them as employees? As expanded employer responsibilities take effect under health care laws, correctly answering the…

Identity theft is a major tax scam

Have you gotten a tax bill you weren’t expecting based on income you never received? Has your return been rejected, or your refund delayed? These unanticipated incidents can indicate your tax identity has been stolen. Though it may be small…

Pay attention to mortgage loan processing fees

If you’re planning to apply for a home loan, be sure to scrutinize the processing charges. By law, these costs must be disclosed to consumers. You’ll first see them in a Good Faith Estimate (GFE), a statement of estimated costs…