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Tips on Wage Reporting - Tie It All Together

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IRS Tax Calendar
Created on December 18, 2013


Business is underway, and you’ve hired some help. You’ll need to take care of employees by making sure that the right tax forms are complete.

One-on-One Help from the Social Security Administration

W2 Form, Pen, Calculator and MugEmployers who need help with general wage reporting information can call the Social Security Administration’s Employer Reporting Service Center at 800-772-6270. For answers to more technical questions, employer service liaison officers are available around the country by calling 800-772-6270.

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Each year, employers must send Copy A of each employee’s Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, with one Form W-3,Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statement, to the Social Security Administration by the last day of February (or last day of March if they file electronically) to report the wages and taxes of their employees for the previous calendar year.

Complete wage reporting information and all publications needed to meet their wage reporting responsibilities are now online on the Social Security Online website, Employer W-2 Filing Instructions and Information page.

Helping you Compete in the Federal Marketplace

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SBA News
Created on December 18, 2013

The 8(a) Business Development Program - Helping you compete in the federal marketplaceThe U.S. Small Business Administration's 8(a) Business Development Program is designed to help small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the federal marketplace. The 8(a) Program offers executive level business training that helps to keep your small business competitive. Read on to learn about the benefits, the requirements and how to apply. What is the 8(a) Business Development Program?

Thank you and Happy Holidays

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David A. Hinson, National Director
Created on December 10, 2013

David Hinson, National DirectorOne of the real joys of the holiday season is having the opportunity to say thank you. As the year ends and the Agency reflects on all the things we are grateful for, MBDA’s relationship with you, our stakeholders, is especially treasured. Your continued partnership throughout this year has greatly contributed to our success in increasing the growth and global competitiveness of minority-owned businesses.

MBDA is proud to have reached a number of special milestones this year. In particular: we awarded $7.3 million in grants to boost job creation through the funding of seven new MBDA Business Centers; we made a supplemental investment of $625,000 to five existing MBDA Business Centers to better serve minority business communities nationwide; we launched a national webinar series that highlighted the resources of the government in support of international trade, federal contracting, and industry specific initiatives; and, we commemorated a 31-year history of celebrating minority-owned businesses and stakeholders during National Minority Enterprise Week, December 1-7, 2013, as designated by Presidential Proclamation.

New MBDA Business Centers Take Center Stage

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Created on December 10, 2013

St. Louis Mayor Welcomes the Opening of the St. Louis MBDA Business Center

Mayor Francis Slay announced the opening of the St. Louis MBDA Business Center and said the center will increase financing and contract opportunities for minority business enterprises and help foster ties with major corporations.

» Read More: $900,000 Grant Going To Minority Business Enterprises In St. Louis Region

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announce Baltimore Awarded Money to Open MBDA Business Center

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski along with Representatives Elijah Cummings, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) announced that Baltimore was awarded $900,000 to operate a MBDA Business Center.

» Read More: Baltimore awarded $900K grant to establish Minority Business Development Agency Business Center

MBDA Recognizes 2013 National MED Week Award Winners

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Created on December 6, 2013

2013 MED Week AwardeesIn observance of Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week, as proclaimed by President Barrack Obama, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) recognized the 2013 National MED Week Award winners at the U.S. Department of Commerce on Dec. 2.  The 12 winners represented organizations, businesses and individuals who have demonstrated leadership and commitment in advancing the minority business community.  U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presented the awards during the private ceremony. 

“I am pleased to recognize and personally congratulate the 2013 National Minority Enterprise Development Week Award winners,” said Secretary Pritzker. “Helping American businesses grow and create jobs is the key focus of the Commerce Department’s ‘Open for Business Agenda,’ and today’s award recipients are playing a critical role in those efforts by helping minority-owned businesses innovate, expand and thrive.”

Winners were selected for the following awards: Ronald H. Brown Leadership Award; Champions of Minority Business Development; and Minority-Owned Firms. The awards are designed to celebrate and recognize outstanding achievements of minority entrepreneurs based on the challenges the business has overcome, total revenues, total jobs created and the economic impact the business has had on the community. MBDA also recognizes individuals and organizations that have demonstrated leadership and commitment in advancing the minority business community.

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