Insights: Construction

For best results, start your strategic planning early

September 11, 2019

Time flies when you’re having fun — and running a business. Although it’s probably too early to start chilling a bottle of bubbly for New Year’s Eve, it’s certainly not too early for business owners to start doing some strategic planning for next year. Here are some ways to get started. Begin with your financials…

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It’s a good time to buy business equipment and other depreciable property

July 25, 2019

There’s good news about the Section 179 depreciation deduction for business property. The election has long provided a tax windfall to businesses, enabling them to claim immediate deductions for qualified assets, instead of taking depreciation deductions over time. And it was increased and expanded by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Even better, the…

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Accounting Method Alternatives for the Construction Contractor

June 26, 2019

Generally, a contractor’s chart of accounts for their accounting system is significantly different than other businesses and is oriented towards the method of accounting selected by the contractor. This article will explain some of the differences and why they are important. Two of the differences explored below are: Completed contract vs. Percentage of Completion Cash…

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Getting wise to the rise of “smart” buildings

February 7, 2019

Nowadays, data drives everything — including the very buildings in which companies operate. If your business is considering upgrading its current facility, or moving to or constructing a new one, it’s important to be aware of “smart” buildings. A smart building is one equipped with a variety of sensors that gather and track information about…

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New Lease Standard – How It Affects Construction Contractors

January 28, 2019

Chris Lambert, CPA, CGMA, CCIFP Does your company lease any of its vehicles or equipment? If so, and you follow U.S Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to prepare your financial statements, some important changes are about to go into effect. In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued its long-awaited update revising the…

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6 last-minute tax moves for your business

December 18, 2018

Tax planning is a year-round activity, but there are still some year-end strategies you can use to lower your 2018 tax bill. Here are six last-minute tax moves business owners should consider: Postpone invoices. If your business uses the cash method of accounting, and it would benefit from deferring income to next year, wait until…

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Preparing to Implement the New Revenue Recognition Standard?

November 29, 2018

By: Chris Lambert, CPA, CGMA, CCIFP and  Danny R. Shobe, CPA, CCIFP In our last article we addressed the new Revenue Recognition standard effective for reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017 for public companies and reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2018 for private companies. We discussed the 5-step process for implementing the new…

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Implementation of the New Revenue Recognition Standard

October 24, 2018

Author: Chris Lamber, CPA, CGMA, CCIFP and  Danny R. Shobe, CPA, CCIFP In May 2014, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2014-09 known as the “New Revenue Recognition Standard”, with the purpose of making revenue recognition more comparable and consistent between industries and entities by recognizing revenues in a manner that reflects when goods…

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Construction Tax Reform Overview

July 31, 2018

By: Chris Lambert, CPA, CGMA, CCIFP, Bruce Lawson, CPA, PFS, and Danny Shobe, CPA, CGMA, CCIFP The recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has altered the tax landscape for many businesses. The changes are extensive, and this letter provides a high-level overview of some of the highlights to keep you informed. Due to…

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