Skip to content

Insights: Construction

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

2019 Tax Planning Guide

November 12, 2019

Click here to download our 2019 Tax Planning Guide!

Read More
10_01_18_850817992_sbtb_560x292.jpg

Fraud in the Construction Industry

November 4, 2019

Do you consider your construction company too small to being susceptible to fraud? According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Report to the Nations, 2018 Global Study on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, the median loss per fraud scheme in the construction industry was $227,000. For most companies, a loss of this size can be…

Read More

Accelerate depreciation deductions with a cost segregation study

October 18, 2019

Is your business depreciating over a 30-year period the entire cost of constructing the building that houses your operation? If so, you should consider a cost segregation study. It may allow you to accelerate depreciation deductions on certain items, thereby reducing taxes and boosting cash flow. And under current law, the potential benefits of a…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More
10_01_18_850817992_sbtb_560x292.jpg

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

Receive timely news and updates from our newsletter.