This year the Nebraska Legislature ended the controversial common levy of the Learning Community. For several years, the school districts of Sarpy and Douglas Counties essentially shared $0.95 of a total $1.05 of tax levy. Many school districts cried foul and felt they were paying for other school districts while struggling with their own budgeting […]
Here’s the scenario: you started a small business that has grown leaps and bounds. You want to reward and retain employees, so you start beefing up their benefits. You start a 401(k) or other defined contribution plan (“pension plan”). The provider or advisor provides you with a wide variety of different mutual funds with varying […]
As a business owner your ultimate goal is to be profitable year-in and year-out. Part of ongoing operational strategy is to reduce, minimize and even eliminate tax burden through planning and strategic tactics. Even though you work through the year guided by expert advice, there’s still time to make a review of your tax picture […]
Family businesses are part of the rich heritage of our nation and are key to a positive economy. These companies are the backbone of our country and have the ability to absorb market swings much better than large companies, which is a good stabilizer.
There are currently three bills before the Nebraska Legislature which aim to adjust the common levy of the Learning Community. The intent is to increase equity among school districts of varying income levels with a levy that provides shared services. Sarpy County communities are very supportive of the overall intent of the Learning Community as […]
After six years of the economy being in the tank, it’s exciting to see it begin to roll again. However, now there’s a new trend developing that, if it continues, will certainly have a long-term detrimental effect on our economy and the way we live.
Real estate is a plentiful commodity in our state. Many of us who live in Sarpy County drive by farm fields and wide open spaces daily. In this environment of undeveloped land and friendly neighbors, most citizens are unaware of the concept of adverse possession – a situation by which someone can legally take possession, […]
It seems that every day, there is a development in the emerging world of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), which Congress enacted and President Obama signed into law in 2010. The ACA, in part, requires employers of 50 or more full-time employees to provide health care coverage to their employees or pay a penalty.
It’s a pretty safe bet that, when every couple shares that first wedded kiss, they love that other person more than anything else. The moment is perfect. The day is perfect. Life is perfect. You eat, you dance, and you hop in the limo to ride off into the sweet unending bliss of marriage. For […]