Manufacturer

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  • Expanded depreciation deductions – How can you benefit from tax reform?

    Spring 2018
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 828

    Abstract: In December 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This is the most comprehensive tax reform package in over three decades, and it will have a major tax impact on manufacturers and distributors in 2018. This article covers some expanded tax breaks for depreciation of capital expenditures. A sidebar explains the limitations that apply to luxury passenger vehicles.

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  • Smart factories and blockchain: How to stay on the cutting edge of technology

    Winter 2018
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 430

    Abstract: Just-in-time production, continuous improvement initiatives and other classic business management tools won’t be enough to stay competitive in a technology-driven marketplace. This article explains two types of emerging technologies — smart factories and blockchain — that are expected to revolutionize the manufacturing industry in the 21st century.

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  • Understanding “nexus” – Know the risks and rewards of operating across state lines

    Winter 2018
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 641

    Abstract: Manufacturers and distributors that operate across state lines may be subject to tax in more than one state. This article explains the concept of “nexus,” along with the advent of “market-based sourcing” in some states that may apply to companies with service or licensing revenues. By conducting a nexus study, your company can get a clearer picture of the effects of operating in various states, allowing you to make smarter expansion plans.

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  • What are the limits on fringe benefits for pass-through entity owners?

    Winter 2018
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 618

    Abstract: S corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies (LLCs) that are treated as partnerships for tax purposes qualify for “pass-through” taxation. This treatment generally offers an advantage over C corporations, except when it comes to fringe benefits provided to owners. This article explains how fringe benefits for pass-through entity owners may be treated differently from those provided for regular employees and C corporation shareholder-employees.

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  • Are your prices too high, too low or just right?

    Winter 2018
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 831

    Abstract: Manufacturers tend to use product pricing models that focus on direct production costs. This article explains why this simplified approach to pricing products may compromise market share over the long run and how market leaders factor market research and overhead costs into their pricing strategies. A sidebar compares low-cost vs. differentiation marketing strategies.

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  • Understanding and reducing cyberrisks

    Fall 2017
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 447

    Abstract: Data breaches can cause safety issues, negative publicity, lost productivity, and compromised personal and corporate data. This article explains the cost of data breach and outlines ways to help prevent attacks from inside and outside an organization.

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  • Loan or lease – What’s the smartest way to finance new asset purchases?

    Fall 2017
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 584

    Abstract: Manufacturers that need to expand their facilities or update equipment may be weighing the pros and cons of financing vs. leasing. This article explains tax, financial and practical considerations to help business owners make informed decisions.

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  • Family businesses: How to survive a “divorce”

    Fall 2017
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 665

    Abstract: Many successful small manufacturing businesses are run by families. Unfortunately, family members sometimes disagree and decide to part ways. This article discusses valuation methods and common adjustments that apply when dividing marital estates and buying out dissenting shareholders from the family business.

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  • Tax issues to consider when investing in training and recruiting

    Fall 2017
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 798

    Abstract: Many manufacturers are concerned about the lack of skilled workers. This article explains some cost-effective training and recruiting solutions. A sidebar discusses the state, federal and practical guidance for paying interns.

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  • E-Verify helps confirm employment eligibility

    Summer 2017
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 414

    Abstract: Federal law requires employers to verify employment status using Form I-9. But dishonest workers sometimes use fake or stolen IDs to get hired. The E-Verify system helps employers comply with the law. This article explains how E-Verify works and why the requirements for using it might change in the future.

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  • Close-up on forensic accounting investigations

    Summer 2017
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 690

    Abstract: If an employee is suspected of stealing assets or cooking the books, it may be time for a forensic accounting investigation. This article discusses how business owners can handle fraud suspicions to minimize disruptions, preserve evidence and mitigate losses.

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  • Human vs. robot – Carefully weigh the pros and cons of automation

    Summer 2017
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 595

    Abstract: Manufacturers and distributors face rising costs of labor and benefits, burdensome government regulations and a shortage of skilled workers. Investing in automated equipment may seem like a smart alternative to relying on people. But automation can sometimes be more expensive and time-consuming than management expects. This article presents the pros and cons and explains why it’s important to crunch the numbers before automating.

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  • Deducting travel and entertainment expenses with confidence

    Summer 2017
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 840

    Abstract: When owners, managers and salespeople attend trade shows, call on customers and evaluate suppliers, they may incur travel and entertainment expenses. This article explains how manufacturers and distributors can legitimately deduct and properly substantiate them to ward off unwanted IRS attention. A sidebar discusses the importance of keeping business expenses separate from personal expenses.

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  • How to reduce waste

    Spring 2017
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 430

    Abstract: Scrap materials sometimes pile up on the shop floor, leading to safety issues and cleanup costs. But waste extends beyond trash in a manufacturing context. This article explores the concept of waste and provides creative solutions for reducing it with preventive maintenance, routine physical inspections and effective quality control.

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  • Combining liquidity and efficiency metrics – Cash conversion cycle can be a useful management tool

    Spring 2017
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 525

    Abstract: The cash conversion cycle is a financial metric that evaluates the time it takes your company to convert raw materials to cash collected from customers. This article tells how it’s calculated and what it means.

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  • Spotlight on the research credit

    Spring 2017
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 658

    Abstract: After being continually renewed since the 1980s, the research credit was finally made permanent under the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act. This change allows manufacturers to plan (with certainty) for their R&D expenditures. And it’s expected to survive any tax reform legislation that will pass in 2017. This article provides an overview of the current rules on how to claim credits for R&D spending, including how the break has been expanded for certain small manufacturers.

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