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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Excess Business Losses

February 14th, 2018|

As we continue our analysis of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), we will address a provision that has not been widely reported, but could have an immediate impact in 2018 to certain [...]

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Focus on Impact for Real Estate

February 13th, 2018|

This is the first in a five-part series that highlights the segments of the newly enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and how it impacts the real estate industry. We will focus on the [...]

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Itemized Deductions

February 8th, 2018|

As we continue our analysis of the TCJA, this week’s newsletter will focus on some of the more important individual tax changes, specifically those pertaining to itemized deductions. Every deduction indicated on Schedule A [...]

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Simplification or Complication?

February 5th, 2018|

By: Mike Shepherd Is the recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act a simplification or complication? The short answer is yes. But how can it be both simplification and complication you ask? Congress works in mysterious [...]

2018 Business Risks and Opportunities Within the Mining Industry

January 29th, 2018|

Here are the key risks and opportunities for 2018: Technological Modernization Investment in mining technology has lagged behind the technological advancements of other sectors. These advancements range from automated production and data analysis [...]

Many Medicaid Recipients Must Now Work to Receive Coverage

January 28th, 2018|

As of January 12, 2018, Kentucky became the first state to require many of its Medicaid recipients to work in order to receive coverage. This new provision is effective beginning in July 2018. The [...]

Elizabeth Woodward Named Vice Chair of Blue Grass Airport Board

January 25th, 2018|

Elizabeth Woodward, Director of Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support, was recently named Vice Chair and Treasurer of the Blue Grass Airport Board of Directors. She has served on the board for three years, serving as [...]

Increase and Modification of Child Tax Credit

January 25th, 2018|

There were some changes made to the child tax credit rules in the new tax bill. The amount of the credit was increased, the adjusted gross income phase-outs were increased, a new non-child dependent tax [...]

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Depreciation-Related Provisions

January 18th, 2018|

In our second installment on the new tax law, we will focus on depreciation-related provisions. Many of you may have previously benefited from bonus depreciation and Section 179 expensing — tax incentives that have [...]

2018 Manufacturing Risks and Opportunities

January 16th, 2018|

Here are the key risks and opportunities for 2018: Attracting and Retaining a Quality Workforce Productivity challenges exist when a manufacturer can’t retain a consistent workforce. Manufacturing companies today have a hard time [...]

Electric Co-Operatives Forge Ahead

January 16th, 2018|

Here are the key risks and opportunities for 2018: Cybersecurity and Big Data Co-operatives can be proactive by implementing effective controls to prevent and detect cyber-crime. A successful cybersecurity campaign includes educating employees of [...]

Third Party Vendor Management Programs

January 11th, 2018|

Does your company rely on multiple third party vendors to achieve maximum efficiency in its day-to-day operations? How would you rate your company's diligence in accepting and monitoring your third party vendors? Dean Dorton [...]

You’ll Need to Comply With ASU 2016-14 Soon

January 11th, 2018|

During 2018 (December 31 year-ends) and 2019 (all other year-ends), nonprofit entities will need to comply with Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-14, Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958): Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities, and [...]

Update: Meltdown and Spectre

January 11th, 2018|

In an article released earlier this week, we highlighted the recent Meltown and Spectre threats. Much news has circulated in the last two days as security updates have been released, including information regarding possible [...]

2018 National Manufacturing Outlook and Insights

January 11th, 2018|

Results from Leading Edge Alliance's annual manufacturing outlook survey are in, and they indicate that manufacturers have increased optimism, are planning for potential, and seizing opportunity in 2018. More than 450 manufacturing executives participated [...]