Purchasing Construction Equipment with Cash or Financing: What is the Impact on Your Financial Statements and Tax Returns?
By: Danny Shobe, CPA, CCIFP Having the right equipment to do a job can be highly critical to the success of a construction company. Deciding whether to purchase or rent the necessary equipment is a significant decision all construction company management teams and owners face each year. Once one chooses to purchase equipment, the next…Read More
Recently, the critically acclaimed television show “Succession” aired its final episode. If the series accomplished anything, it was depicting the chaos and uncertainty that can take place if a long-time business owner fails to establish a clearly written and communicated succession plan. While there are many aspects to succession planning, one way to put some clear…Read More
Written by: Kristin Moody, CPA, CFE An accurate Work-In-Process (WIP) schedule is essential for contractors to effectively manage projects, make informed decisions, maintain financial stability, and meet contractual obligations. It provides a comprehensive view of project performance and enables better control over costs, revenues, and overall financial health. Because it is a crucial tool for…Read More
Many businesses use independent contractors to help keep their costs down — especially in these times of staff shortages and inflationary pressures. If you’re among them, be careful that these workers are properly classified for federal tax purposes. If the IRS reclassifies them as employees, it can be an expensive mistake. The question of whether…Read More
Whether you’re operating a new company or an established business, losses can happen. The federal tax code may help soften the blow by allowing businesses to apply losses to offset taxable income in future years, subject to certain limitations. Qualifying for a deduction The net operating loss (NOL) deduction addresses the tax inequities that can…Read More
Businesses that operate in the retail or restaurant spheres have it relatively easy when it comes to collections. They generally take payments right at a point-of-sale terminal and customers go on their merry ways. (These enterprises face many other challenges, of course.) For other types of companies, it’s not so easy. Collections can be particularly challenging…Read More
With concerns about inflation in the news for months now, most business owners are keeping a close eye on costs. Although it can be difficult to control costs related to mission-critical functions such as overhead and materials, you might find some budge room in employee benefits. Many companies have lowered their benefits costs by offering…Read More
As a business owner, you’ll likely need to have your company appraised at some point. An appraisal is essential in the event of a business sale, merger or acquisition. It’s also important when creating or updating a buy-sell agreement or doing estate planning. You can even use a business valuation to help kickstart or support…Read More
Summer is around the corner so you may be thinking about hiring young people at your small business. At the same time, you may have children looking to earn extra spending money. You can save family income and payroll taxes by putting your child on the payroll. It’s a win-win! Here are four tax advantages.…Read More
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