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IRS outsourcing tax collection to private collection agencies

In December 2015, Congress enacted the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act). Contained within the FAST Act was the requirement that the Internal Revenue Service enter into qualified tax collection contracts with private collection agencies (PCAs) for the collection of outstanding inactive tax receivables.

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Be informed about the impacts federal tax reform has on business

Late last year, Congress adopted, and President Trump signed into law sweeping changes to our federal income tax laws. Several changes in the Internal Revenue Code have particular impact for those in the human resources and employment law fields. Those changes are summarized below; however, as always, this column does not substitute for the advice of legal counsel.

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Alternatives to the standard workers’ comp marketplace

The workers’ compensation machine in California is an impressive beast. The standard workers’ comp market is the exclusive remedy for all workplace injuries and indemnity claims (lost wages) for over 500,000 employers. The system responded to nearly 800,000 injured workers in 2015.

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Trinchera named board chair of DSA

STOCKTON—The Board of Directors for the Downtown Stockton Alliance (DSA) recently named Giovanni Trinchera the Chair following the retirement of Mahala Burns.

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Spring Career and Internship Fair registration open

The University of the Pacific Spring Career & Internship Fair is open for registration to those businesses and organizations wishing to host a table.

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Weathering tax storms in uncertain waters can be smooth sailing if businesses plan ahead

Dan Phelps, a CPA and partner with Bowman & Company in Stockton, reviews tax preparation documents for a client.

The new year has arrived and with it the looming and dreaded deadline to file taxes. Businesses have a few scant months to get their taxes sent off.

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Business celebrates 100 years of helping consumers overcome bad credit

Linda Guinn, president and CEO of CB Merchant Services in Stockton, is celebrating 100 years of the non-for-profit’s operation.

STOCKTON — A century ago, CB Merchant Services began as a debt collection agency, known then as the Stockton Merchants Association.

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