Insights: Financial Institutions

Checking in on Your Accounts Payable Processes

June 15, 2022

Accounts payable is a critical area of concern for every business. However, as a back-office function, it doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. Once in place, accounts payable processes tend to get taken for granted. Following are some tips and best practices for improving your company’s approach. Be strategic Too often, businesses take a…

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Standard Mileage Rates Increase

June 13, 2022

As gas prices continue to soar, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced on June 9 an increase in the optional standard mileage rate for the final six months of 2022. Starting July 1 through December 31, 2022, the standard mileage rate for the business use of employees’ vehicles will increase four cents from 58.5 cents…

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CECL is Finally Here – What to Know as We Approach Implementation

June 1, 2022

  By Kelly Shafer, CPA The effective date for the current expected credit loss (CECL) standard is fast approaching for all financial institutions that have not yet implemented. While most of us have been holding out hope for yet another extension, in November the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) all but guaranteed that CECL will…

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Tighten Up Billing and Collections to Mitigate Economic Uncertainties

May 11, 2022

While many economic indicators remain strong, the U.S. economy is still giving business owners plenty to think about. The nation’s gross domestic product unexpectedly contracted in the first quarter of 2022. Rising inflation is on everyone’s mind. And global supply chain issues persist, spurred on by events such as the COVID-19 lockdowns in China and…

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The Tax Mechanics Involved in the Sale of Trade or Business Property

April 26, 2022

There are many rules that can potentially apply to the sale of business property. Thus, to simplify the discussion, let’s assume that the property you want to sell is land or depreciable property used in your business, and has been held by you for more than a year. (There are different rules for property held…

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Once You File Your Tax Return, Consider These Three Issues

April 14, 2022

The tax filing deadline for 2021 tax returns is April 18 this year. After your 2021 tax return has been successfully filed with the IRS, there may still be some issues to bear in mind. Here are three considerations: 1. You can throw some tax records away now You should hang onto tax records related…

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There Still May Be Time to Cut Your Tax Bill With an IRA

March 10, 2022

If you’re getting ready to file your 2021 tax return, and your tax bill is more than you’d like, there might still be a way to lower it. If you’re eligible, you can make a deductible contribution to a traditional IRA right up until the April 18, 2022, filing date and benefit from the tax…

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2022 Q1 tax calendar: Key deadlines for businesses and other employers

January 5, 2022

Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the first quarter of 2022. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply to you. Contact us to ensure you’re meeting all applicable deadlines and to learn more about the filing requirements. January…

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Navigating Loan Modifications in Response to COVID-19

May 28, 2020

By Kelly Shafer, Member During this unprecedented time, financial institutions may be faced with a growing number of borrowers requiring modifications to their loan terms. With many customers feeling the economic impacts of COVID-19 and struggling to make payments institutions will inevitably experience an increase in the number of troubled debt restructurings (TDRs). The good…

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Contingency Funding Plans: What to Expect from Examiners

January 28, 2020

With liquidity remaining a regulatory hot button, many examiners are taking a harder look at the areas of Contingency Funding Plans (CFPs) and the stress testing of those plans. This article discusses the key elements that go into developing an effective CFP along with some of the more common exam findings in this area. The…

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