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October Newsletter

Walsh Accounting is celebrating fall by reconnecting with family and friends and enjoying fall fun like tailgates, hayrides and pumpkin cookies!
It’s hard to believe in 3 short months that we will be moving into a New Year! October is a great time to start planning for the new year. What is your revenue goal? What is your profit goal? How will you measure your progress? Once you have established your goals for next year, it’s important to create a budget to support your plan. We are here to help! Reach out to your Walsh Account Manager if you need assistance with budgeting for next year.
Together, let’s celebrate the change of seasons!

Employee Retention Credit

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This credit didn’t get as much attention as the Paycheck Protection Program when both were passed as part of COVID-19 relief, and it may be curtailed early as a mechanism to fund infrastructure bills being proposed. This credit allows employers to receive a refundable credit of up to $7,000 per quarter for 2021, or up to a total of $28,000 …
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Cybersecurity

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To avoid phishing attacks by clicking on bad links in emails, a commonly advised strategy is to hover the over the link to check on the destination before clicking on that link. However, a recent spate of phishing attacks has targeted Office 365 customers by leading victims to a fake login page where Office 365 credentials are stolen. Bad actors …
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You might not have an assigned desk anymore. Here’s how to handle it

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Hybrid work schedules mean that fewer desks are occupied on a continuous basis, so many companies are expanding their use of unassigned seating, also known as “hot desking” or “hoteling.” This article from CNN Business has tips for employees working in this situation. For example, because you may be carrying everything you need with you, you may need a small …
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The Great Reassessment

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In the U.S. there are currently 10 million job openings and 8.4 million unemployed seeking work. Business owners can’t find enough people, so stores and restaurants are short-staffed. These are all symptoms of a massive shift in employment that has been called “The Great Resignation,” but which appears to be more of a reassessment of work and a mismatch between …
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Some Local Flair

Pocono Biking–Enjoy a scenic bike ride on the D&L Trail through the beautiful Lehigh River Gorge. A great way to experience the fall foliage.
Thrill seekers beware! Here are a few places to get your heart racing and your voices screaming.
Sleepy Hollow Haunted Acres offers a safe outdoor option.
The Valley of Fear is known for the original haunted hayride.
The Bates Motel is one of America’s most entertaining haunted attractions.
This 11 day film festival runs from October 21st-31st showing the best independent and foreign films. Philadelphia Film Festival

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