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3 last-minute tips that may help trim your tax bill

November 27, 2019

If you’re starting to fret about your 2019 tax bill, there’s good news — you may still have time to reduce your liability. Three strategies are available that may help you cut your taxes before year-end, including: 1. Accelerate deductions/defer income. Certain tax deductions are claimed for the year of payment, such as the mortgage interest…

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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…

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What lenders look for in a succession plan

November 22, 2019

Business owners are urged to create succession plans for the good of their families and their employees. But there’s someone else who holds a key interest in the longevity of your company: Your lender. If you want to maintain a clear path to acquiring the working capital your business may need after you’ve stepped down,…

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Year Ending 2019 ACA Reporting Reminder

November 19, 2019

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. The ACA requires certain employers report to the IRS annually regarding the health care coverage they offer to full-time employees. While the Individual Mandate was effectively repealed as of January…

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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…

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2019 Tax Planning Guide

November 12, 2019

Click here to download our 2019 Tax Planning Guide!

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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…

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Small businesses: Stay clear of a severe payroll tax penalty

November 3, 2019

One of the most laborious tasks for small businesses is managing payroll. But it’s critical that you not only withhold the right amount of taxes from employees’ paychecks but also that you pay them over to the federal government on time. If you willfully fail to do so, you could personally be hit with the…

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What is your taxpayer filing status?

October 31, 2019

For tax purposes, December 31 means more than New Year’s Eve celebrations. It affects the filing status box that will be checked on your tax return for the year. When you file your return, you do so with one of five filing statuses, which depend in part on whether you’re married or unmarried on December…

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Setting up a Health Savings Account for your small business

October 16, 2019

Given the escalating cost of employee health care benefits, your business may be interested in providing some of these benefits through an employer-sponsored Health Savings Account (HSA). For eligible individuals, HSAs offer a tax-advantaged way to set aside funds (or have their employers do so) to meet future medical needs. Here are the key tax…

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