What It Is Like To Be A Superhero

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Like so many kids, I grew up wanting to be a superhero. So when I had the opportunity to become a D.K. Arndt superhero, I did not hesitate. Being T.P Man has brought me great pride and honor. Saving someone in distress from E Val Iris is what you got to see. Throwing pens with speed and accuracy may be …

5 Pains of Doing Your Own Payroll

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The concept of calculating, preparing, then reporting your company’s payroll can be a daunting task. While there are several reasons to consider outsourcing your payroll, let us explore 5 pains of doing your own payroll: Knowledge: By no means does this mean you are incapable of understanding payroll, but the fact is payroll can be complex in calculation. In addition, …

Multi Factor Authentication, Pain or Protection?

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I am sure you are wondering what the heck is Multifactor Authentication?! How am I supposed to know if it is a pain or protection? Multifactor Authentication is a tool you would use to validate your identity when accessing cloud-based resources. Examples of a cloud-based resource would be your online banking, or even your Amazon account. Use of Multifactor Authentication …

D.K. ARNDT, P.C. HIRES LORRAINE CHRISTIANSON AS STAFF ACCOUNTANT

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“We are pleased to announce the hiring of Lorraine Christianson,” said Dave Arndt, owner of D.K. Arndt, P.C.  “We are excited about the potential growth opportunity her addition creates for the residents of North Iowa.” Lorraine is a 2017 graduate of Winona State University where her interest in small business success inspired her to seek a degree in accounting and …

2017 Standard Mileage Rates for Business, Medical and Moving Announced

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The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2017 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2017, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be: 53.5 cents per mile for business miles driven, …

Overtime Rules Have Been Delayed

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A Texas federal court judge has issued a preliminary injunction, delaying the DOL’s changes to the FLSA overtime exemption rule. And while many may welcome the news, the reality is it creates a huge mess for employers. Granted, you could argue the rule changes themselves created a mess for employers. But for the most part, employers have adapted to them …

Be Aware of New Tax Filing Due Dates

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Starting in 2017, there are several new dues dates for various tax filings.  Most of these changes were passed by Congress in 2015, but there is always a grace period to allow the IRS and taxpayers to get ready.  Here is a listing the major changes: ·         Form 1099s and W2s are now due by January 31.  Under old law, the …

New Accelerated Filing Deadlines for W-2 and 1099-MISC for 2016

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Beginning with the 2016 tax year, the due dates for filing Forms W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, and W-3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements, have been moved up from the last day of February to January 31, 2017. In addition, Form 1099-MISC is now due to the IRS by January 31, 2017 when a business is reporting nonemployee compensation …

D.K. Arndt of Lake Mills merges into Forest City

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D.K. Arndt, P.C. has merged the Lake Mills office into the operations of the D.K. Arndt, P.C. Forest City location on October 1, 2016. The decision is a result of new government regulations, and the ability to improve efficiencies in services provided to you.  D.K. Arndt’s goal is to provide you with seamless transition as we continue to provide you with …