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Some resources that may be of help to you and your business

Posted by on September 21st, 2017

The Collier County Office of Business & Economic Development and FGCU’s Small Business Development Center have set up a Business Recovery Center at the Naples Accelerator, 3510 Kraft Road, Suite 200. The location is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 239-252-8990 or 850-989-3489. Businesses can also email […]

Recent Breach Highlights the Vulnerability of Your Personal Data

Posted by on September 21st, 2017

Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies, recently reported a massive data breach. Are you among the 143 million U.S. consumers whose personal information was hacked? Here’s how to find out — and how to help protect yourself against future breaches. What Went Wrong? On July 29, Equifax discovered that, starting in […]

IRS Relaxes Retirement Plan Rules to Hurricane IRMA Victims

Posted by on September 21st, 2017

The IRS announced that employer-sponsored retirement plans (such as 401(k)s) can make loans and hardship distributions to Hurricane Irma victims and their families. Participants in 401(k) plans, employees of public schools and tax-exempt organizations with 403(b) tax-sheltered annuities, as well as state and local government employees with 457(b) deferred-compensation plans may be eligible to take […]

Help from the IRS for Hurricane Irma Victims

Posted by on September 21st, 2017

Hurricane Irma has left many victims in parts of Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other areas unable to fulfill their tax responsibilities and perform some key tax-related responsibilities. In response, the IRS is offering Hurricane Irma victims extra time to complete these tasks. Affected individuals now have until January 31, 2018, to file certain […]

The stretch IRA: A simple yet powerful estate planning tool

Posted by on August 3rd, 2017

The IRA’s value as a retirement planning tool is well known: IRA assets compound on a tax-deferred (or, in the case of a Roth IRA, tax-free) basis, which can help build a more substantial nest egg. But if you don’t need an IRA to fund your retirement, you can use it as an estate planning […]