Insights: Construction

Purchasing Construction Equipment with Cash or Financing: What is the Impact on Your Financial Statements and Tax Returns?

September 12, 2023

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…

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Avoid succession drama with a buy-sell agreement

June 9, 2023

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…

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Four Construction WIP Errors to Avoid

June 6, 2023

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…

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If you’re hiring independent contractors, make sure they’re properly handled

May 22, 2023

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…

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Use the tax code to make business losses less painful

May 9, 2023

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…

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6 tried-and-true strategies for improving collections

May 1, 2023

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…

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Businesses, be prepared to champion the advantages of an HSA

April 26, 2023

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…

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5 valuation terms that every business owner should know

April 18, 2023

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…

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The tax advantages of hiring your child this summer

April 12, 2023

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.…

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3 ways your business can uncover cost cuts

March 23, 2023

Every business wants to find them, but they sure don’t make it easy. We’re talking about cost cuts: clear and substantial ways to lower expenses, thereby strengthening cash flow and giving you a better shot at strong profitability.

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