Audit & Accounting
February 16, 2018

For-profit vs. not-for-profit: Compare and contrast financial reporting goals

As the term suggests, for-profit companies are driven primarily by one goal — to maximize profits for their owners. Nonprofits, on the other hand, are generally motivated by a charitable purpose. Here’s how their respective…
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Tax Reform
December 20, 2017

2017 Tax Reform – Final Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Below is a look at the final tax proposal - The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act The House and Senate recently released the final version of "The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" ("Tax Proposal"), which…
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Tax Reform
November 16, 2017

2017 Tax Reform – How will it affect you?

On November 9, 2017 there was considerable movement on Capitol Hill - the Senate Joint Committee on Taxation released a tax reform plan that will be reviewed by the Senate Finance Committee, and the House…
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Audit & Accounting
June 18, 2018

Which intangibles should private firms report following a merger?

2018 is expected to be a hot year for mergers and acquisitions. But accounting for these transactions under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) can be complicated, especially if the deal involves intangible assets. Fortunately,…
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Tax
June 18, 2018

2018 Q3 tax calendar: Key deadlines for businesses and other employers

Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the second quarter of 2018. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply…
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Tax
June 13, 2018

2 tax law changes that may affect your business’s 401(k) plan

When you think about recent tax law changes and your business, you’re probably thinking about the new 20% pass-through deduction for qualified business income or the enhancements to depreciation-related breaks. Or you may be contemplating…
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Audit & AccountingUncategorized
June 11, 2018

Auditing related-party transactions

Business owners generally prefer to work with entities they know and trust. But related-party transactions can provide opportunities for individuals to act in a manner that’s inconsistent with the interests of shareholders. That’s why auditors…
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Tax
June 6, 2018

What businesses need to know about the tax treatment of bitcoin and other virtual currencies

Over the last several years, virtual currency has become increasingly popular. Bitcoin is the most widely recognized form of virtual currency, also commonly referred to as digital, electronic or crypto currency. While most smaller businesses…
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Tax
June 1, 2018

Can you deduct business travel when it’s combined with a vacation?

At this time of year, a summer vacation is on many people’s minds. If you travel for business, combining a business trip with a vacation to offset some of the cost with a tax deduction…
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Tax
June 1, 2018

Putting your child on your business’s payroll for the summer may make more tax sense than ever

If you own a business and have a child in high school or college, hiring him or her for the summer can provide a multitude of benefits, including tax savings. And hiring your child may…
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Audit & Accounting
May 25, 2018

It’s time for a midyear checkup!

Time flies when you’re busy running a business. But it’s important to occasionally pause and assess interim performance — otherwise you’re likely to be surprised by the year-end results. When reviewing midyear financial reports, however,…
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Audit
May 25, 2018

IRS issues guidance to ease transition to FASB’s new revenue recognition rule

In 2014, a new accounting standard on how to recognize revenue from contracts was issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). Now the IRS is allowing a new automatic change in accounting method for…
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