Congratulations To Our Marketing Director, Elite Magazine’s Ultimate Female Rising Star!

Our very own Maggie-Mae Laufman won Elite Magazine’s Ultimate Ladies In Business Award for 2017, amongst Santa Clarita’s premiere Women In Business! She came home with the title of the Ultimate Female Rising Star, and we are so proud of her accomplishments!

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IRS Releases New Guidance on QSEHRAs

Notice & Other Requirements Clarified The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released guidance further clarifying the rules regulating qualified small employer health reimbursement arrangements (QSEHRAs). QSEHRAs—which are health reimbursement arrangements exemptfrom the Affordable Care Act’s market reforms—may be offered by employers with fewer than 50 full-time equivalent employees that do not offer a group health plan to […]

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IRS Highlights 7 Resources for Small Businesses

Business Owners Have Access to Helpful Tax Resources The Internal Revenue Service is reminding small business owners of the following helpful resources: The Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center contains information for small businesses with assets under $10 million. The IRS Tax Calendar for Businesses and Self-Employed includes monthly tax due dates and actions. Users can subscribe to calendar […]

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California Laws Amend Human Trafficking Posting Requirement

Posting Mandatory for Certain Businesses and Establishments New California laws amend the human trafficking posting requirement that is mandatory for certain businesses and establishments. Highlights of the legislation are presented below. New Legislation The new legislation adds hotels, motels, and bed and breakfast inns (not including personal residences) to the list of establishments required to post the human trafficking notice discussed in […]

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California Enacts ‘Ban the Box’ Law

Law Creates New Procedures Governing Job Application Process California has enacted a “ban the box” law, effective January 1, 2018. Highlights of the law are presented below. Prohibited Employer Actions Employers with 5 or more employees are generally prohibited from: Including on any employment application—before the employer makes a conditional offer of employment to the applicant—any question that seeks the disclosure […]

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IRS Will Not Accept Forms 1040 That Omit Health Coverage Information

  IRS Issues Guidance for Taxpayers on Reporting Health Coverage The IRS has announced that the upcoming 2018 filing season will be the first time that it will not accept electronically filed tax returns until taxpayers report their health care coverage pursuant to the individual shared responsibility provision (“individual mandate”) of the Affordable Care Act. In addition, […]

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California Adds Posting and Sexual Harassment Training Requirements for Certain Employers

Law Effective January 1, 2018 A new law in California adds posting and sexual harassment training requirements for certain employers. Highlights of the law are presented below. New Posting Requirement Under the new law, every employer must post a notice (to be developed by the state) regarding transgender rights in a prominent and accessible location in the workplace. New Sexual Harassment […]

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Team ARIS Welcomes The Way Out Recovery to the Community of Santa Clarita!

Last night, the Santa Clarita Chamber of Commerce, Team ARIS, and many other business owners and residents of Santa Clarita welcomed the Way Out Recovery to the community. “It was a very beautiful event, and it was a very emotional moment for the community of Santa Clarita.” Stated our Marketing Director Maggie-Mae Laufman. Maggie-Mae Laufman, […]

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Important Enrollment Dates for Individual and SHOP Marketplaces Begin in November

Individual Marketplace Open Enrollment Begins Nov. 1, SHOP Enrollment With No Minimum Participation Rate Begins Nov. 15 Individuals and eligible small employers should be aware of two important enrollment dates for the federal Individual Health Insurance Marketplace and Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace. Next month, individuals will begin open enrollment for 2018, and small […]

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IRS Releases 2018 Inflation Adjustments for Various Tax Benefits

Some Tax Benefits Increase Slightly, Others Unchanged The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced a number of inflation-adjusted tax items for 2018, some of which remain unchanged. Among other items, the annual dollar limit on employee contributions to employer-sponsored health flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) increases to $2,650 (up from $2,600). Other Items of Interest Other inflation-adjusted items for […]

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