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Cost management: A budget’s best friend

December 29, 2019

If your company comes up over budget year after year, you may want to consider cost management. This is a formalized, systematic review of operations and resources with the stated goal of reducing costs at every level and controlling them going forward. As part of this effort, you’ll answer questions such as: Are we operating…

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It’s time to review your online sales tax obligations

December 26, 2019

In its 2018 decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld South Dakota’s “economic nexus” statute, expanding the power of states to collect sales tax from remote sellers. Today, nearly every state with a sales tax has enacted a similar law, so if your company does business across state lines, it’s a good idea…

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Do you have a side gig? Make sure you understand your tax obligations.

December 16, 2019

The number of people engaged in the “gig” or sharing economy has grown in recent years, according to a 2019 IRS report. And there are tax consequences for the people who perform these jobs, such as providing car rides, renting spare bedrooms, delivering food, walking dogs or providing other services. Basically, if you receive income…

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Important Update to WV Local Sales and Use Tax

December 2, 2019

In WV, local sales tax applies to retail sales made and taxable services provided within the local taxing area (it is destination-based).  The tax applies to the same items to which the West Virginia sales and use tax applies. Currently forty-four West Virginia municipalities impose a local sales tax and that number is growing every year.…

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3 last-minute tips that may help trim your tax bill

November 27, 2019

If you’re starting to fret about your 2019 tax bill, there’s good news — you may still have time to reduce your liability. Three strategies are available that may help you cut your taxes before year-end, including: 1. Accelerate deductions/defer income. Certain tax deductions are claimed for the year of payment, such as the mortgage interest…

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The tax implications if your business engages in environmental cleanup

November 25, 2019

If your company faces the need to “re-mediate” or clean up environmental contamination, the money you spend can be deductible on your tax return as ordinary and necessary business expenses. Of course, you want to claim the maximum immediate income tax benefits possible for the expenses you incur. These expenses may include the actual cleanup…

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What lenders look for in a succession plan

November 22, 2019

Business owners are urged to create succession plans for the good of their families and their employees. But there’s someone else who holds a key interest in the longevity of your company: Your lender. If you want to maintain a clear path to acquiring the working capital your business may need after you’ve stepped down,…

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Year Ending 2019 ACA Reporting Reminder

November 19, 2019

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. The ACA requires certain employers report to the IRS annually regarding the health care coverage they offer to full-time employees. While the Individual Mandate was effectively repealed as of January…

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FASB Delays Effective Date for Accounting Standards

November 15, 2019

In July 2019, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) unanimously approved to propose delaying the effective date for a number of significant accounting standards for private companies and nonprofit organizations. Included in these proposed changes is Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-02, Leases, 2016-13 Credit Losses and 2017-12 Hedging. FASB began considering the delays in response to…

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2019 Tax Planning Guide

November 12, 2019

Click here to download our 2019 Tax Planning Guide!

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