May / June

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  • ERC: Does your dealership qualify for this valuable tax credit?

    May / June 2021
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 496

    Abstract: Two laws passed in the last six months have included a number of COVID-19-related provisions that could benefit dealerships. Among these are extensions and modifications of several CARES Act provisions, including the Employee Retention Credit (ERC). This article highlights the tax credit’s extended qualification period and other significant changes.

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  • A key lesson learned from the pandemic – Ways to lower your dealership’s cost structure

    May / June 2021
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 506

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic turned the dealership world upside down last spring, and the ramifications are still being felt. With over a year’s experience in the rearview mirror, it’s a good time to discuss a pivotal lesson learned during this precarious time: the importance of lowering the business’s cost structure. This article takes a look at three areas to examine: staff compensation, advertising and inventory.

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  • Thinking through the financial exec hiring decision

    May / June 2021
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 689

    Abstract: Despite the pandemic, many dealerships have seen strong financial results amid bumped-up consumer demand and restored supply chain efficiency. Some have grown to the size where they’re considering stepping up the financial management of their operation by hiring a controller or a CFO. This article describes what a dealer-owner needs to evaluate when making this decision, including revenue thresholds, responsibilities of the positions, compensation and outsourcing options.

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  • Crime fighting – How new technology can help detect occupational fraud

    May / June 2021
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 865

    Abstract: New technologies can more efficiently analyze a dealership’s unstructured data (emails, instant messages and social media posts) as it seeks to uncover occupational fraud. This article explains how natural language processing works and its potential in identifying weaknesses in internal controls and unearthing fraudulent behavior before it’s too late. A short sidebar highlights some eye-popping fraud numbers from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ 2020 Report to the Nations.

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  • Tax Tips – Are you eligible for energy-efficiency tax breaks?

    May / June 2021
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 433

    Abstract: These brief tips explain eligibility requirements for certain energy efficiency tax breaks; detail the benefits of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit; and explore the eligibility of non-itemizer taxpayers who wish to make charitable contributions.

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  • In your own words – A letter of instruction complements a will

    May / June 2021
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 479

    Abstract: A smart estate plan should leave no doubt as to one’s intentions. Writing a letter of instruction can go a long way toward clearly communicating all of one’s thoughts and wishes. This article explains that the letter, unlike a valid will, isn’t legally binding, but can be valuable to surviving family members.

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  • Out with the old? Not so fast when it comes to disposing of tax records

    May / June 2021
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 648

    Abstract: During the COVID-19 pandemic, most people have spent a lot of time at home, inspiring many to clear out some of the clutter in their living spaces. Those who’ve decided to tackle the boxes, bins or drawers full of paper files that have accumulated over the years may be wondering when it’s safe to dispose of tax records. This article offers guidelines as to when it’s safe to shred tax records.

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  • Don’t overlook tax considerations when selling your business

    May / June 2021
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 1024

    Abstract: When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit, economic uncertainty caused many business owners contemplating a sale — as well as many prospective buyers — to put their plans on hold. Now that there’s some light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, interest in buying and selling businesses seems to be picking up. This article explores various tax considerations when selling a business. A sidebar examines potential state tax implications when selling a business.

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  • How to use smart technologies smartly

    May / June 2021
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 402

    Abstract: In response to buyer and tenant expectations, many owners and developers are now regularly incorporating smart technologies in their projects. But buyers and tenants understandably also have expectations regarding cybersecurity measures. This article reminds real estate professionals that while the risks are real, they can be significantly reduced with forethought and vigilance.

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  • Appropriations law addresses PPP forgiveness, tax treatment

    May / June 2021
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 534

    Abstract: The Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA), signed into law in late December 2020, allocated additional funding for forgivable loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) — for both first-time and so-called “second-draw” borrowers who’ve been hit by the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also includes several critical provisions related to loan forgiveness and tax treatment that should be of interest to all PPP borrowers. This article highlights the latest information.

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  • Applying for construction loans today

    May / June 2021
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 639

    Abstract: As the economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, real estate investors and developers may need construction loans. This article provides an overview of the financial and nonfinancial information that lenders will consider as they evaluate loan applications.

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  • 2020 case roundup – How the IRS challenges conservation easement charitable contributions

    May / June 2021
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 834

    Abstract: Conservation easements can provide a useful vehicle for achieving both tax planning and charitable goals. But it’s not unusual for the IRS to question the validity of charitable contribution deductions based on the easements. In three 2020 cases, the IRS argued that deductions weren’t permissible because the easement deeds didn’t protect the conservation purposes in perpetuity, as required by federal tax law. This article summarizes the results. And a brief sidebar reviews the Tax Court evaluation of facade easements.

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  • 4 considerations when assessing your accounting system

    May / June 2021
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 446

    Abstract: It’s more important than ever for construction companies to leverage their accounting software to stay solvent, compliant and competitive. This article offers four points to consider when determining whether an accounting system needs an upgrade: project needs, remote access, integration and vendor support.

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  • The “Construction Manager as Constructor” delivery method

    May / June 2021
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 540

    Abstract: Design-bid-build and design-build are still the two most common project delivery methods in construction. Alternative models, however, are gaining in popularity. This article explores the Construction Manager as Constructor model, which engages the general contractor during the design phase but with some key differences from design-build.

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  • Should you partner up with a PEO?

    May / June 2021
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 667

    Abstract: Most construction companies excel at their stated purpose. Where many struggle is with “other stuff” such as recruiting and hiring, payroll processing, and employee benefits and workers’ compensation. This article explores the benefits and risks of partnering with a professional employer organization to better manage employment-related tasks.

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  • The research credit – Get more from innovation with this tax break

    May / June 2021
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 943

    Abstract: Construction companies may not view themselves as “cutting-edge innovators” in the vein of software developers or medical researchers. But contractors can qualify for the research credit to substantially lower their tax liability. This article explains how the rules define qualified activities and expenses when claiming the credit. A sidebar reminds readers of another valuable tax break: The Employee Retention Credit.

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