Business briefs, April 2-5
Chamber/Bureau to hold member workshop
The Park City Chamber/Bureau is set to host a workshop for members about social security benefit changes. According to a newsletter, the workshop will give attendees information about when it makes sense to delay receiving social security benefits, how to reduce taxes on benefits and how to incorporate benefits into a retirement plan. The workshop is scheduled for April 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Park City Board of Realtors, 1889 Prospector Ave. Members are asked to RSVP to visitparkcity.com/rsvp. For more information, call the Chamber/Bureau at 435-649-6100.
IRS offers simplified returns for home businesses
Owners of home-based businesses have a simpler method to claim the business deduction for the use of a home. According to a press release from the IRS, home-based businesses in the past were forced to fill out a form with complex calculations, but beginning in 2013, self-employed people can claim the home office deduction on their tax forms. Home businesses owners — of which there are more than 3.4 million in the country — can qualify for up to a $1,500 deduction. For more information, visit irs.gov.
Chamber/Bureau seeks board members
The Park City Chamber/Bureau is looking to fill six seats on its Board of Directors that will be opening this summer. According to a press release, members in good standing are eligible to run for the four-year terms, and those elected will be responsible for attending monthly meetings and representing the Chamber/Bureau’s membership. Those interested in running must submit an application by April 18 at 6 p.m. The nominating committee will select 12 candidates, then the six who get the most votes from members will join the Board. Application forms were recently emailed to members. For more information, contact the Chamber/Bureau at 435-649-6100.
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