January / February

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  • ASC 842 may affect your dealership’s ability to obtain financing

    January / February 2022
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 411

    Abstract: After several delays, including a postponement in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline for applying a new lease accounting standard adopted by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) nearly six years ago is finally here. This article explains how the new standard may affect dealerships.

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  • Flipping the script – Meet inventory challenges by buying cars from consumers

    January / February 2022
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 524

    Abstract: One effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the automobile industry has been a severe shortage of used car inventory on dealers’ lots. This, in turn, has impacted the used vehicle market, resulting in soaring used car prices. This article discusses a new digital platform that enables consumers to sell vehicles to participating dealerships looking to replenish their inventories and mentions the possibility that other players could launch similar platforms to help meet used-car inventory challenges.

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  • How can you protect dealership assets with a trust?

    January / February 2022
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 666

    Abstract: Dealerships that have managed to survive, and even thrive, through these volatile economic times certainly will want to take advantage of any strategies that can help them protect the assets they’ve managed to acquire. This article offers some potential financial strategies to ensure assets can withstand challenges.

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  • 5 ways to boost employee retention and improve financial performance

    January / February 2022
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 822

    Abstract: Automobile dealerships have historically experienced high levels of employee turnover. But the employee turnover problem for dealerships is being exacerbated in the current economic environment, with many businesses having a hard time staying fully staffed. This article suggests some ways dealerships can hire and retain good employees, including re-examining the compensation structure and offering training and advancement opportunities. A sidebar breaks down the cost of turnover.

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  • Tax Tips – Watch out for tax scams

    January / February 2022
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 436

    Abstract: These brief tips detail specific tax scams to be on the lookout for; explain the benefits of an ABLE account; and discuss recent Multistate Tax Commission guidance on the Interstate Income Act.

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  • Employer-provided child care credit helps businesses help their workers

    January / February 2022
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 536

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a significant increase in the number of employees working from home. Given the convenience of remote work, especially for parents of young children, employers of in-person workers are under increasing pressure to provide child care. Fortunately, the tax code provides an incentive, in the form of the Section 45F employer-provided child care credit. This article details the qualification for the Sec. 45F credit.

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  • Wealth protection – How to shield assets from creditors’ claims

    January / February 2022
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 632

    Abstract: Generally, most people concentrate their asset-protection efforts on insulating their personal wealth from frivolous lawsuits or other claims. But if a significant portion of a person’s wealth is invested in a business, it’s equally important to protect its assets from unreasonable or excessive creditor claims. This article examines several asset-protection strategies available for a wide range of assets.

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  • Got crypto? Beware of tax surprises when dealing with cryptocurrencies

    January / February 2022
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 987

    Abstract: In recent years, interest in cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, has exploded. Once viewed as a novelty, these currencies are increasingly entering the mainstream as an investment or an alternative currency. For those who’ve jumped on the cryptocurrency bandwagon, it’s important to understand the tax implications. This article explains potential tax liabilities when using cryptocurrency. A brief sidebar details the tax reporting requirements.

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  • Survey says: It’s time for a digital transformation strategy

    January / February 2022
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 433

    Abstract: A recent industry report found that 96% of contractors across the globe have a digital transformation strategy in place. Essentially, this means they’re transforming their businesses into “digital enterprises.” This article examines some key results from the report and discusses the importance of wise investment in integrated digital tools.

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  • 9 common insurance policies for contractors

    January / February 2022
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 531

    Abstract: Construction companies need insurance, but what kind? The answer depends on many factors, including the size and structure of the business and industry-specific hazards. To help contractors assess what they have and what they might need, this article reviews nine common insurance policies for construction businesses.

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  • Look into licensing before bidding out of state

    January / February 2022
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 661

    Abstract: Construction companies that work near one or more state borders may eventually want or need to bid on out-of-state projects. Before they start figuring out how to get workers, equipment and supplies to the jobsite, contractors need to look into licensing. This article explores the requirements, process and paperwork involved.

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  • Construction accounting – The finer points of a classified balance sheet

    January / February 2022
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 951

    Abstract: Clear, accurate and properly created financial statements are critical for construction companies. Contractors can help themselves and their financial-statement users by creating a classified balance sheet. This article explores important accounting concepts related to classified balance sheets. A sidebar points out what sureties look for in a contractor’s financial statements.

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  • In re Kinser Group LLC – Incorrect assumptions undermine hotel appraisal

    January / February 2022
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 439

    Abstract: In this federal bankruptcy case, the court found two hotel appraisals to be fundamentally flawed. This article summarizes the reasons, including the appraiser’s failure to review the reorganization plan and his incorrect assumption that the hotels would be sold rather than retained and operated. In re Kinser Group LLC, No. 2:20-bk-09355-DPC (Bankr. Ct. Ariz. Dec. 18, 2020).

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  • How valuation experts adjust their analyses for fraud

    January / February 2022
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 625

    Abstract: Forensic accounting investigations aren’t within the typical scope of a business valuation. But fraud can drain a company of assets and adversely impact its value. This article explains how business valuation experts factor fraud risks into their analyses.

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  • To discount or not to discount? Court rules no DLOM for 100% interest in dental practice

    January / February 2022
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 852

    Abstract: The application of valuation discounts can be a major source of contention in a legal action. This article summarizes a recent ruling by the Indiana Court of Appeals that upheld a lower court’s rejection of a discount for lack of marketability on a controlling interest in a divorce action. Conversely, a sidebar highlights a shareholder buyout case in which the Missouri Supreme Court allowed discounts for lack of marketability and control based on the unique facts of the case. Kakollu v. Vadlamudi, No. 21A-DC-96 (Ind. App. July 26, 2021). Robinson v. Langenbach, No. SC97940 (Mo. May 12, 2020).

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  • 3 fraud prevention tips for small businesses

    January / February 2022
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 576

    Abstract: Fraud prevention efforts reduce opportunities for employees to steal assets from their employers and for managers to intentionally misstate their companies’ financial results. Preventive measures don’t necessarily need to be expensive to be effective. This article explains three cost-effective ways small business owners can help reduce their fraud risks.

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