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QuickBooks Scam

January 25th, 2017|

It’s no secret that scammers are continuously looking for new ways to reinvent common scams, especially when it comes to phishing emails. Phishing emails are meant to look real, but trick you into clicking [...]

Business Buy-Sell Agreements

January 24th, 2017|

This is the time of year when many business owners are planning for the new year, evaluating last year’s performance and goal setting. Many will prepare a budget or business plan, review their year-end financial [...]

The Investment Interest Expense Deduction: Less Beneficial Than You Might Think

January 24th, 2017|

Investment interest — interest on debt used to buy assets held for investment, such as margin debt used to buy securities — generally is deductible for both regular tax and alternative minimum tax purposes. But [...]

Deduction for State and Local Sales Tax Benefits Some, But Not All, Taxpayers

January 19th, 2017|

The break allowing taxpayers to take an itemized deduction for state and local sales taxes in lieu of state and local income taxes was made “permanent” a little over a year ago. This break can [...]

Have You Responded to the DOE’s Warnings About Cybersecurity?

January 19th, 2017|

The United States Department of Education (DOE) has sent friendly notices for two years in a row reminding colleges and universities of their requirement to comply with the strict guidelines for protecting student financial [...]

What Healthcare Changes and Implications Should We Expect Under Trump?

January 17th, 2017|

As expected, much of Presidential debate involved healthcare issues and, specifically, Trump’s wish to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But what will be the effect of repealing the ACA? Rand Corp reports that [...]

Help Prevent Tax Identity Theft by Filing Early

January 12th, 2017|

If you’re like many Americans, you might not start thinking about filing your tax return until close to this year’s April 18 deadline. You might even want to file for an extension so you don’t [...]

Team Member Spotlight: Mike McCreary

January 11th, 2017|

Service Group: Accounting & Financial Outsourcing and Tax Years with Dean Dorton: 9 Years in Accounting Industry: 22 Favorite thing about Dean Dorton: My favorite things are the people (both clients and staff) and the relationships I have [...]

Employee vs. Contractor

January 10th, 2017|

Third party relationships have become more important as companies look to leverage outside expertise. As relationships evolve, management needs to keep a close eye to determine if the third party contractor has become [...]

2017 Q1 Tax Calendar: Key Deadlines for Businesses and Other Employers

January 9th, 2017|

Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the first quarter of 2017. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply [...]

Forecasts and Projections

January 5th, 2017|

The use of prospective financial statements continues to grow as companies require their use to obtain financing and raise capital. Now more than ever, sophisticated investors and bankers want to know what “will” rather [...]

Despite Industry Headwinds, U.S. Manufacturers are Optimistic, Expecting Revenue Growth in 2017

January 4th, 2017|

According to Leading Edge Alliance National Manufacturing Outlook Survey We are excited to release the results from the 2017 Leading Edge Alliance (LEA Global) National Manufacturing Outlook Survey. With more than 250 [...]

Why Making Annual Exclusion Gifts Before Year End Can Still Be a Good Idea

December 30th, 2016|

A tried-and-true estate planning strategy is to make tax-free gifts to loved ones during life, because it reduces potential estate tax at death. There are many ways to make tax-free gifts, but one of the [...]

Few Changes to Retirement Plan Contribution Limits for 2017

December 29th, 2016|

Retirement plan contribution limits are indexed for inflation, but with inflation remaining low, most of the limits remain unchanged for 2017. The only limit that has increased from the 2016 level is for contributions to [...]

IRS Extends 1095-C and 1095-B Deadline

December 27th, 2016|

In November, the IRS extended the deadline for employers to furnish Forms 1095-C and/or 1095-B to employees and covered individuals. The forms, which are required under the Affordable Care Act’s employer reporting mandate, are [...]