Author: Joseph Popp
Feb 3, 2022
Remote Workforce Trend Complicates Payroll Withholding
Paying employees is complicated and getting more complex every day, particularly now that we have entered the age of the remote worker.
Oct 20, 2020
Episode 255: Under Pressure: States Turn To Businesses To Bridge The Revenue Gap
States nationwide are looking at a budget deficit. Find out how they are considering making up their revenue gap.
Apr 16, 2020
What Is Life After Coronavirus? State & Local Tax: First Wave Response & Second Wave Predictions
Rea's state and local tax director breaks down the state government's response to the COVID-19 crisis and lets business owners know what they should be on the lookout for.
Jan 7, 2020
Episode 216: State & Local Tax Surprises That Hurt Business Value
If you’re a business owner, you probably have some thoughts about someday leaving your business and embarking on retirement. However, as you contemplate which exit plan route is right for you, there are some pretty major considerations to be aware of that could ultimately hurt the overall value of your business. Joe Popp, principal and … Continued
May 6, 2019
episode 182 – state taxation overkill
State taxes continue to raise head scratching questions with the focus on the sales tax. Listen to (or watch) this episode of unsuitable on Rea Radio to hear Joe Popp, Rea's state and local tax aficionado, discuss how business can protect themselves from the state's new taxation initiative.
Nov 15, 2018
Webinar | Your State And Local Tax Questions Answered
Do you have any fears about expanding into other state taxing jurisdictions? If so, don't be alarmed! Consider this webinar to be kind of like a night light that will help you keep the state auditors away.
Jul 23, 2018
episode 143 – extreme nexus: south dakota v. wayfair
Listen to Joe Popp discuss the South Dakota v. Wayfair case and how businesses will be effected by the landmark ruling on this episode of unsuitable on Rea Radio.
Jun 21, 2018
Supreme Court Issues South Dakota vs. Wayfair Decision
If you've heard the phrase "physical presence" in the past with regard to nexus in a state and local tax context, it's time to brush up on your facts.
Jun 11, 2018
episode 137 – what the wayfair?! how wayfair v. south dakota will influence the way businesses approach sales tax
Valuable insights and opinions about the state and local tax landscape in the U.S. and how businesses will be affected by the ruling of South Dakota v. Wayfair.
Mar 5, 2018
Amazon Is Now Disclosing Third-Party Seller Information To States
States continue to develop legislation and policies to ensure online retailers pay their fair share of sales and use tax and Amazon is helping provide data.
Feb 19, 2018
episode 121: the state tax response to federal tax reform
The year of SALT - state and local tax, that is. Discover the good, the bad and the salty ...
Dec 12, 2017
Northeast Ohio 1095C Services
Are You Covered When It Comes To The Affordable Care Act? Many people hoped the ACA would simply disappear or change drastically. Not only has that not happened, the IRS has started to impose penalties. It’s best to be prepared instead of ignoring the issues. Keep scrolling to fill out the form below to download … Continued
Nov 10, 2017
Reading Between The Lines
Is it just me, or does anyone else feel caught in a holding pattern when it comes to taxes? The year is almost over, next year’s tax season will be upon us before we know it, and we’re all still wondering how tax changes will impact us. While I don’t have a crystal ball to … Continued
Nov 3, 2017
Employers, Employees Brace For Health Insurance Changes
While legislative efforts to modify the ACA haven’t produced many changes, the executive branch’s efforts to impact this mix of federal programs has driven significant changes to health insurance.
Aug 28, 2017
All Ohioans Will Have Access To Health Insurance In 2018
Thanks to a small handful of providers and a few government agencies, it looks like all Ohioans will have access to health insurance in 2018. Read on to learn more.
Mar 27, 2017
episode 74 – a healthcare bill deferred
On this episode of unsuitable on Rea Radio, we’re checking in on healthcare changes with returning guest Joe Popp, JD, LLM, a senior manager and Rea’s resident ACA expert. The House was supposed to vote on the proposed healthcare legislation Friday, March 24 (after this podcast recorded). Instead, the bill was pulled from the floor … Continued
Jan 11, 2017
New Law Gives Small Employers Another Healthcare Option
While Americans celebrated the month of December in full holiday mode, Congress worked on a last minute gift. Discover why the 21st Century Cures Act is good for small employers.
Jan 3, 2017
episode 62 – the carrot & the stick: the careful dismantling of the affordable care act
Wondering what’s in store for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) when a new president takes the oath of office? Joe Popp, JD, LLM, Rea’s resident ACA expert has a few thoughts – but the first step to understanding the future of this landmark legislation is to look beyond your political leanings in search of answers. … Continued
Dec 10, 2015
Make BIG Changes Or Face BIG Fines
If you have more than 50 employees, you are now required to file Form 1095-C with the IRS in early 2016, with forms due to employees by Jan. 31. Are you ready to fulfill this obligation or should you start preparing to pay the penalties for noncompliance? Read on to learn more.
Oct 9, 2015
Episode 5: Don’t Get Burned By Obamacare
How Much Do You Really Know About The Affordable Care Act? The Affordable Care Act – or Obamacare – has ushered in many changes, and the target is always moving. But there are some great resources available to help businesses like yours avoid the steep penalties associated with the ACA. Take a look at the … Continued
Nov 25, 2013
Obamacare is Here — Now What?
It’s been in the headlines for years, and now it’s knocking on our doors. Obamacare has arrived…but not without a myriad of questions. Here is a look at this issue from both a business and individual perspective. Businesses Even though business owners have an extension until 2015 on the pay-or-play provision, now is the time … Continued
Aug 1, 2013
ACA Implementation for Companies Hovering Around the 50 Employee Mark
Recently, President Obama announced a one-year delay to certain aspects of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) business “pay or play” provision and informational reporting requirements. There is still a lot to do – especially if your business is hovering around 50 employees – to understand this new provision, determine how these regulations will impact your … Continued
Aug 1, 2013
10 Tax Planning Tips that Could Impact Your Wallet
Who couldn’t use a few more Benjamins? Proper tax planning can keep them in your pocket and out of Uncle Sam’s. Just as you get accustomed to having a tax benefit, legislators get rid of it. But don’t worry, there’s a new one to take its place. Here are some key tax provisions that expire … Continued
Apr 10, 2013
The Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program
When it comes to Hollywood blockbusters, the sequel rarely lives up to the original. But, this summer, Ohio business owners should prepare for a comeback that’s even better than the original. The Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program is coming back this summer – and this time it’s bringing $30 million in cash to Ohio … Continued
Apr 1, 2013
Obamacare for Dummies
As a business owner, do you ever feel like a lion tamer at feeding time – with everyone and everything biting for your attention? Well, there’s a new mouth to feed, and its name is Obamacare. It’s expensive to provide insurance – and now it’s expensive not to. Health care reform can seem like danger … Continued
Feb 28, 2013
Obamacare Doesn’t Have to be a Dirty Word
Business owners across the country are bracing for the impact of health care reform. Starting in 2014, many businesses will need to provide health insurance or face hefty fines. With the high cost of providing insurance and high fines for not doing so, health care reform can seem like danger at every turn. Do you … Continued
Jan 15, 2013
Healthcare Reform… in Plain English
Healthcare reform has business owners scrambling to keep up. They’re worried about how to comply – and what it’s going to cost them to do so. As a whole, healthcare reform can seem scary, but broken into its smaller parts, it’s much easier to understand. Here’s what’s coming in the next year, and how much … Continued
Feb 29, 2012
If you are an employer with employer-owned life insurance contracts, you are required by the IRS to report information about it on Form 8925. You must include this form with your income tax return. This reporting requirement only applies to contracts issued after August 17, 2006. If you have an applicable contract, you must provide … Continued
Jun 1, 2010
Health Care Reform Passes
President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the House Reconciliation Act. So what’s next and how does it impact your business? Here are some of the key provisions. Coverage or Penalties All individuals not covered by Medicaid or Medicare would be required to obtain healthcare coverage or pay penalties. Employer-provided coverage … Continued
Apr 15, 2009
How Does Coffee Affect Your Credit?
Let’s say you stop and pick up a coffee, on average, four times per week. If that coffee costs $1.50, you’ll spend more than $300 in one year. And if you like those creamy, frothy coffee treats, you could be spending upwards of $725 per year. These little purchases – a coffee here, a movie … Continued