What is Artificial Intelligence?

By Gabby Howard | June 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

And why are we hearing so much more about it now? Artificial Intelligence (AI) is BIG. In fact, it will soon be the biggest thing since the Internet itself. But what is it, exactly? The simplest explanation is that it’s our ever-improving ability to make digital technology – computers – approximate the functionality and capability…

How to Create a Crisis Management & Response Plan

By Gabby Howard | May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

How to Create A Crisis Management & Response Plan Creating a crisis management response plan is something most organizations don’t want to think about. Numerous studies also confirm that only about half of all organizations have any kind of crisis plan in place. Make sure your company is prepared. If your company is one of…

The Importance of Employee Recognition for Business Performance

By Gabby Howard | May 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Importance of Employee Recognition for Business Performance Did you know that organizations with formal recognition programs have 31% less voluntary turnover than organizations that don’t have any program at all? And they’re 12X more likely to have strong business outcomes. Do you know what motivates employees, the benefits (and costs) of employee recognition, and…

Impact of Tax Reform on HR

By Gabby Howard | May 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

What Should Employers and HR Professionals Know About Tax Reform? On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—the most substantial reform of the U.S. tax code in over 30 years. This new law, which went into effect on January 1, carries significant changes to both individual and business…

Top HR Trends 2018

By Gabby Howard | May 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

The world of Human Resources is constantly evolving, and each new year ushers in new laws and trends that impact the workplace. For employers and HR professionals, it is crucial to keep abreast of these changes and understand how they affect an organization’s ability to build and manage a successful workforce. Several trends defined HR…

Changing Performance Reviews? Focus on these Core Concepts.

By Gabby Howard | May 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Performance reviews are dead, or so we have been told. The data shows a shrinking support for the traditional method: only 15% of companies have not adjusted their annual performance management process and do not plan to. But the data from our Performance Management, Culture, and Business Results study shed a different light on the…

TAX REFORM: More Jobs | Fairer taxes | Bigger Paychecks

By Loni Woodley | October 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

President Trump has laid out four principles for tax reform: First, make the tax code simple, fair and easy to understand. Second, give American workers a pay raise by allowing them to keep more of their hard-earned paychecks. Third, make America the jobs magnet of the world by leveling the playing field for American businesses…

Trump Proposes the Most Sweeping Tax Overhaul in Decades

By Loni Woodley | October 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

President Trump on Wednesday began an ambitious push to slash taxes and salvage what remains of his embattled legislative agenda in Congress this year, proposing a politically challenging array of tax cuts for individuals and businesses that would constitute the most sweeping changes to the federal tax code in decades. Read the full NY Times…

Equifax Data Breach – Please Read and Share

By Loni Woodley | October 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

By now you have probably heard about one of the largest data breaches in US history – the Equifax data breach. If you have a credit report, there is a good chance that you are one of the 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal information was exposed. As a client of ATLAS CPAs &…

Colorado Regulations on Electronic Documents and Record Retention

By Loni Woodley | October 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

  Electronic Documents and Record Retention A frequent question that we receive from clients with Colorado businesses is what are the federal and Colorado rules related to record retention and electronic document storage and retrieval? Federal law states that all taxpayers subject to income tax must keep books and records that are sufficient to establish…