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Vocabulary and Success

Published 01/06/2021

“Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood.” William Penn   The average native English speaking person has a vocabulary of 20,000 words. The average college graduate has about 40,000 words in their lexicon. If taken as a whole, the average person in the U.S. has between 20,000 and 35,000 words at their disposal. Even with all these words available, 95% of common speech and media usage only encompasses 3000 words. Of all the words that come out of our mouths, 95% of them come from...

Help is on the way!

Published 12/28/2020

Help is on the way but cities and towns are left out   The good news is that the relief package has been signed. The bad news is that it falls short of what is needed and does not provide aid to cities and towns. The long range ramifications of this shortcoming are of course yet to be realized, but will leave local and state authorities scrambling for ways to either raise additional revenue or cut services. Most likely both. The small business community, which is already heavily taxed and reliant on local services will be particularly hard hit by whatever steps will...

Happy Holidays!

Published 12/24/2020

The ASN offices will close Dec. 24 at 3:00 pm and re-open Dec. 28.   We will close at 3:00 pm on Dec. 31 and re-open on Jan. 4, 2021!     Have a safe and healthy holiday takes on a whole need meaning this year. ASN is proud to have helped our clients and friends weather the storm that was 2020 and we are looking forward to partnering with you for a resurgent 2021!

Your Tax Preparer MUST Read This!

Published 12/21/2020

Claiming Payroll Tax Credits for Paid Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Published by Akerman LLP - S. Montaye Sigmon   The paid leave requirements under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) will end on December 31, but employers should take steps now to claim the associated tax credits for any required leave they provided to their employees.   In March, Congress passed the FFCRA, which generally requires employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide up to 80 hours of paid sick leave and up to 12 weeks (up to 10 paid weeks) of family and medical leave to employees who...

Snow Day!

Published 12/17/2020

THE ASN OFFICES ARE CLOSED TODAY, DEC. 17, BUT ALL OUR RECRUITERS ARE STILL ON THE JOB - REMOTELY   CONTACT US VIA EMAIL AND WE'LL GET IT DONE!   Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into, the mind. Samuel Taylor Coleridge