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Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation Touts the Benefits of Outsourced Internal Audit

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) recently released a report which examines outsourcing of internal audit activity. Over 50% of North American companies participating in the survey use third parties to support their internal audit [...]

Extension Means Businesses Can Take Bonus Depreciation on their 2015 Returns…

...But Should They? Bonus depreciation allows businesses to recover the costs of depreciable property more quickly by claiming additional first-year depreciation for qualified assets. The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (the PATH [...]

Are you Starting 2016 in the Right Direction?

The U.S. and international economies are becoming more competitive every day. Many of us are competing for the same workforce; for others it may be the same customer, but we have to ensure that we [...]

File Early to Avoid Tax Identity Theft

If you’re like many Americans, you may not start thinking about filing your tax return until the April 15 deadline (this year, April 18) is just a few weeks — or perhaps even just a [...]

National Convenience Store Industry Metrics

The convenience store ("c-store") industry continues to show positive returns. The decline in fuel prices has allowed higher margin instore items to have a bigger impact on the overall gross profit. Please take a look [...]

By | January 22nd, 2016|Energy & Natural Resources, Uncategorized|

Electric Co-Operative Statistics

As you close out 2015, take a look at the following key electric co-op performance indicators in Kentucky. Dean Dorton analyzed 11 of the larger electric co-op financial statements as provided to the Public Service [...]

By | January 22nd, 2016|Energy & Natural Resources|

Challenging Times for Electric Co-Operatives

Electric co-operatives are unique entities that are part government agency, part agricultural co-operative, and part not-for-profit company that provide electricity to rural areas of the United States. Most co-operatives are solely distributors of energy and [...]

By | January 14th, 2016|Energy & Natural Resources, Uncategorized|

Energy Efficient Tax Incentives

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 was enacted to provide immediate tax savings opportunities for energy efficient improvements. For commercial buildings, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 allows for a tax deduction of up to $1.80 [...]

Risks for the Mining Industry

Risk factors impacting the mining industry during 2016: Production Management Pricing Customer Concentration Declining Capital Sources Regulatory Changes and Political Uncertainty Global Competition Cost Management Modernization Cybersecurity Social Awareness Production Management Maximizing the economic efficiency [...]

By | January 8th, 2016|Energy & Natural Resources|