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March 9th, 2020 • Blog

Besides Tax Returns, What ELSE Can MH Do For You?

When most people think of accountants, their mind (typically) will go directly to the thought of tax returns. But our accountants at Melanson Heath are here to do more, and be more, than just that. Although we have a number of specialties, this article will explore the offerings of our...
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February 10th, 2020 • Blog

How to Have a Difficult Conversation with an Employee

Most of us do not like conflict and are challenged in having difficult conversations with our employees. Handling difficult conversations is a learned skill. The key to the conversation is planning and preparation. Perhaps you need to have the conversation because of a specific incident or there are ongoing concerns. Focusing...
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January 16th, 2020 • Blog

Retirement Plan Changes and Updates

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act of 2019 was recently included in the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (HR 1865). This Act was signed by the President on December 20, 2019. The SECURE Act addresses several retirement plan changes and updates, many of which are effective...
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January 3rd, 2020 • Blog

Employee vs. Independent Contractor in New Hampshire

If you are an employer in New Hampshire, you must report wages to New Hampshire Employment Security (NHES). The exception would be for independent contractors or subcontractors working for you who are self-employed. There is an ABC test that addresses questions about what employment is exempt from coverage under New...
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December 12th, 2019 • Blog

SafeSend Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does this switch to SafeSend mean for me? You will no longer receive a paper copy of your Income Tax Return; everything will now be electronic. Businesses (C-Corp, S-Corp, Partnerships, Estate/Trusts) will still be processed as they have been in the past for now. Can I access my return any time? Yes,...
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December 5th, 2019 • Blog

Overview of Business Valuation

If you or your clients own closely held businesses, you might often wonder what that business is worth. There are many reasons for wanting to understand the value, and oftentimes the value will depend on the purpose of the valuation. Let’s look at some of the key concepts related to...
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