January 8, 2014
SOCIAL SECURITY taxable wage limit increases from 2013
limit of $113,700 to $117,000 for 2014. Retirees under
full retirement age can earn up to $15,480 without
401(k) MAXIMUM salary deferral remains at $17,500 for 2014. The catch-up limit for 50 and older also remains unchanged at $5,500.
SIMPLE maximum deferral remains at $12,000 for 2014.
The catch-up limit for 50 and older also remains unchanged at $2,500.
IRA CONTRIBUTION limit remains at $5,500 for 2014
($6,500 for 50 and older).
OTHER KEY NUMBERS:
HSA CONTRIBUTION limit increases for 2014 to $3,300
for individuals and to $6,550 for families.
KIDDIE TAX threshold for 2014 remains at $2,000.
NANNY TAX threshold increases from the 2013 level of
$1,800 to $1,900 for 2014.
AMT EXEMPTIONS for 2014 are $52,800 for singles,
$82,100 for couples, and $41,050 for married couples
ANNUAL GIFT TAX EXCLUSION remains at $14,000.
ESTATE TAX EXEMPTION increases from the 2013 amount of $5,250,000 to $5,340,000 for 2014.
The 2019 small and midsized business (SMB) Cyberthreat Study from Keeper Security reported that nearly two out of three SMB owners do not feel threatened by or are not concerned about cyber attacks. Yet, in the previous year’s study, two out of three business owners reported falling victim to some level of data breach.
We can all get caught up in the day…meetings, calls, texts, emails and the myriad of other workday demands that pile up quickly and can create unwanted stress.
Labor Day is upon us—a popular holiday that is dedicated to the millions of women and men who keep this country going strong. For many, it also means that it’s time to break out the grill for that big end-of-summer celebration. And because most of us aren’t Grill Masters, this is a good time for a refresh on some basic grilling safety tips to keep everyone safe and the party going.