November / December

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  • Tapping retirement savings — but only as a last resort

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Planning for Prosperity / Wealth Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 412

    Abstract: One of the CARES Act provisions allows eligible individuals to withdraw up to $100,000 from IRAs and 401(k)s without triggering the 10% early withdrawal penalty. This short article provides details and warns about potential pitfalls.

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  • Are business loans between family members a good idea?

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Planning for Prosperity / Wealth Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 571

    Abstract: In this challenging environment, business owners may be eyeing family members as a source of capital. But if family loans aren’t structured properly, owners could invite IRS scrutiny and harm the company’s ability to access capital in the future. This article weighs the pros and cons of family loans.

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  • Wealth transfer strategies – Strike while interest rates are low

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Planning for Prosperity / Wealth Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 893

    Abstract: Today’s low interest rates create attractive opportunities to transfer wealth to younger generations in a tax-advantaged way. This article describes several general transfer strategies using trusts such as GRATS and CLATs, as well as interfamily loans. A sidebar explains why business owners might want to consider selling to an intentionally defective grantor trust.

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  • Year-end tax planning for challenging times

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Planning for Prosperity / Wealth Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 587

    Abstract: Time is running out for those seeking to reduce 2020 taxes. This article suggests converting a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA, skipping required minimum distributions (if possible) and selling real estate in installments. It also explains how to harvest capital losses and gains.

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  • Take advantage of the lease return surge

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 329

    Abstract: During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, many motorists who were leasing vehicles got their lease terms extended. Now, as those extensions expire, millions of vehicles are coming off lease. Dealerships can take advantage of this situation by being proactive in renewing lease customers or converting them to buyers — this article offers strategies for accomplishing just that.

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  • On the road to recovery: 5 ways to boost revenue

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 616

    Abstract: Dealerships that have suffered declining auto sales during the COVID-19 pandemic might be looking for ways to recover revenue and generate cash flow. This articles offers five suggestions for recouping lost sales.

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  • Strategic planning – “For tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it”

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 679

    Abstract: Strategic planning is key to an auto dealership’s long-term viability. This article spotlights a few areas for dealer-owners to focus on as they create a plan that factors in the uncertainty of the COVID-19 crisis.

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  • How COVID-19 is affecting auditing and financial reporting

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 873

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has affected virtually every area of business for most auto dealers. Since it began in the spring, questions have arisen about the crisis’s impact on auditing and financial reporting. A list of frequently asked questions (FAQs), compiled by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), helps answer some of those questions. This article is a summary of that discourse; it highlights disclosing risks and uncertainties and evaluating subsequent events. A sidebar spotlights the AICPA’s FAQ coverage of going concern disclosure requirements.

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  • Is it time to automate equipment warranty tracking?

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 429

    Abstract: Staying on top of equipment warranty requirements and expiration dates is an important task in the construction business. Yet contractors who maintain multiple vehicles and pieces of equipment often struggle to track their various warranties, missing out on valuable savings. This article discusses the concept of automating the process with advanced software.

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  • 6 factors to evaluate before bidding on an infrastructure project

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 555

    Abstract: As of this writing, the construction industry continues to await passage of a federal infrastructure bill. Some states, however, have been pushing ahead with initiatives of their own. This article explores six factors that construction companies should evaluate before bidding on a public infrastructure project.

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  • Heading off construction disputes at the pass

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 653

    Abstract: In the Old West, the best way to catch a bunch of outlaws hightailing it out of town with their rucksacks full of loot was to head them off at the pass. A common culprit of “loot” disappearing from the bank accounts of many construction companies is disputes with project owners. This article explains some ways contractors can take a page from the cowboys of old and head off owner disputes at the pass.

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  • Construction accounting today – FASB addresses contract revenue recognition

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 921

    Abstract: This article discusses recent guidance issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board. The guidance seeks to help businesses, including construction companies, comply with the latest version of Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606). A sidebar notifies readers of an extended effective date for ASU No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842).

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  • County of Maricopa v. Office Depot Inc. – Is that expert report final — or a draft?

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 441

    Abstract: The question of whether an expert’s report is a draft, and therefore not subject to discovery, is a hot topic in some courts, both federal and state. This article summarizes a recent federal district court case that demonstrates the stakes involved when making this determination. County of Maricopa v. Office Depot Inc., No. 14-01372 (D. Ariz. Oct. 9, 2019)

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  • Owners’ compensation: Determining what’s reasonable

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 519

    Abstract: At year end, it’s common for business owners to reflect on the year’s performance and decide whether they’ve been fairly compensated for their efforts. This article highlights some important issues for clients to consider before deciding to whether pay themselves a holiday bonus or make a special distribution to help cover their personal tax obligations from earnings from a pass-through business.

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  • Spotlight on fraud in the nonprofit sector

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 676

    Abstract: Times of crisis bring out the best — and worst — in people. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s critical for not-for-profit organizations to remain diligent in their efforts to combat fraud. This article identifies steps that not-for-profit clients can take to minimize fraud risks and help fulfill their mission.

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  • Family matters – Are cash advances gifts or loans for tax purposes?

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 872

    Abstract: When friends and family members are struggling to make ends meet — like during the COVID-19 crisis — loved ones may give or lend money to help. However, it’s important to understand whether a client’s transfers will be classified as gifts or loans for tax purposes. This article summarizes a recent U.S. Tax Court case that highlights how the determination is made and how changes in circumstances may lead to different classifications for subsequent transfers. A sidebar highlights a gift tax case where value was determined by the transfer document, not the donor’s intent. Estate of Bolles v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2020-71 (Tax Ct. June 1, 2020) Nelson v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2020-81 (Tax Ct. June 10, 2020)

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