The kids are back in school, summer vacations are a fading memory and the fall elections are moving ever closer.
For a moment, let’s turn our attention to tax planning. I know, it’s not December and you have other things to do. Humor me.
You could reduce your taxes and will certainly reduce surprises at filing time. Continue Reading Are you properly prepared for the new tax environment?
It’s hard to imagine anyone in Colorado touting rookie Gov. Bill Ritter as vice presidential timber. Yet 2,000 miles away, locked in the surrealism of the Beltway, Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson has done just that.
Oblivious to Ritter’s indecisiveness on fulfilling major campaign promises, Gerson thinks Ritter stands out because he is “authentically pro-life.”
Come again? Continue Reading Ritter’s vice-presidential prospects: slim and none
Businesses — both large and small — are sitting atop a potential time bomb by failing to bring their records management programs into compliance with recent rules governing the discovery of electronically stored information, commonly known as ESI.
That’s the disturbing conclusion reached in two new reports issued by the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at the University of Denver. Continue Reading E-discovery poses e-normous risks for businesses
If approved, a pending initiative on this November’s city ballot could impact the residents of our community much more than you may realize. I’d like to provide our customers with more facts about the potential consequences of this initiative before you decide. Continue Reading Initiative could have far-reaching consequences for water supplyContinue reading …
Spring has already passed, so you might have lost the urge to do any sort of “spring cleaning.” Or maybe you’re in the mood to get files and paperwork organized and purged, but aren’t sure about what you can get rid of. Continue Reading Record retention: Is it time for a little office clean up?Continue reading …
Between 1956 and 1991, Colorado motorists willingly paid “temporary” hikes in the federal gasoline tax knowing that the money was being used to build the 42,000 mile interstate highway system. During 1991, Congress declared the highway system completed — but the tax lived on and on, growing bigger and bigger. Continue Reading It’s time to end Uncle Sam’s gas tax shell gameContinue reading …
It’s staggering to think that as we march toward a seventh year at war, Iraq (let alone Afghanistan) is hardly an issue on the campaign trail. Of course, nobody has forgotten about the war. But there’s been no substantive debate about it, either. Continue Reading Bush’s war policy: The top campaign non-issue?Continue reading …
The fact that our economy is going through a down period is being talked about through every media outlet and probably most conferences or round tables that you attend.
As a business manager or owner, you know that having loyal and satisfied clients and customers is a large part of your success. However, it’s no longer enough just to satisfy them. The quality of your revenue is as important as its quantity, and loyal customers represent quality revenue. Continue Reading Client Advisory Boards: How can you better serve your clients?
Many of you sitting here reading this article are subject to federal workplace laws and, as a result, you should be concerned about the ruling in CBOCS West Inc. v. Humphries, a case handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court last month.
In Humphries, the court ruled that employees may pursue retaliation claims under Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866. Continue Reading Employers and Section 1981 lawsuits — new cause for concern
With all the crazy lawsuits that we hear about these days, have you ever wondered whether you have done all that you possibly can to protect the assets that you have accumulated?
That is when it is time to consider asset protection planning, which is the implementation of legal techniques to protect the assets of individuals and business entities from civil money judgments. Continue Reading Are your assets protected?