Hobby Versus Business

Nine factors are looked at in distinguishing between a hobby and a business activity. They are: 1. How you execute the activity 2. Your level of expertise 3. How much time and effort you put into the activity 4. The amount of occasional profits, if any 5. Whether or not you think the assets used…

Tackle Kids Cancer

On June 2, 2016 RotenbergMeril came together as a team to Tackle Kids Cancer at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford NJ.  We were one of about 30 teams who raised in the neighborhood of $15,000.00. As you can see by the photos a great time was had by all while contributing to a worthy cause.…

Federal Student Tax Scam

The IRS has issued a warning to taxpayers about bogus phone calls from people impersonating agency employees who demand payment for a non-existent tax that is referred to as the “Federal Student Tax.” (IR 2016-81) While the filing deadline has passed, scammers continue to use varied strategies to trick people, IRS said, adding that, in this…

Small Business Health Care Tax Credit Facts:

The maximum credit is 50 percent of premiums paid for small business employers and 35 percent of premiums paid for small tax-exempt employers. To be eligible for the credit, you must pay premiums on behalf of employees enrolled in a qualified health plan offered through a Small Business Health Options Program Marketplace, or qualify for…

Memorial Day Facts

Memorial Day Facts: Memorial Day originally honored military personnel who died in the Civil War (1861-1865). Roughly 620,000 Americans died in the Civil War — making it the deadliest war in American history. About 644,000 Americans have died in all other conflicts combined.

The history of accounting

The history of accounting is thousands of years old and can be traced to ancient civilizations. The early development of accounting dates back to ancient Mesopotamia, and is closely related to developments in writing, counting and money; there is also evidence for early forms of bookkeeping in ancient Iran, and early auditing systems by the ancient Egyptians and Babylonians. By the time of the Emperor Augustus, the Roman government had access to…