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  • Lease accounting standard – Get ready! Deadlines are fast approaching

    July / August 2018
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 453

    Abstract: Deadlines for adopting the new lease accounting standard (ASU No. 2016-02) that was issued two years ago are quickly approaching. If a dealership is publicly held, it must adopt the new standard by December 15, 2018, if its fiscal year begins after this date. If a dealership is nonpublic, it has an extra year to adopt the new standard — until December 15, 2019, if its fiscal year begins after this date. This article spotlights the requirements and its possible impact.

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  • Hiring a CFO or controller

    July / August 2018
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 593

    Abstract: When, and if, it seems time to add a financial executive — a CFO or controller — to a dealership’s staff, management will need to determine if the dealership can afford one and what that person might bring to the game. This article provides financial thresholds to consider when making the decision, and discusses CFO and controller responsibilities.

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  • Tax credit could prompt more paid family and medical leave

    July / August 2018
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 627

    Abstract: The TCJA introduces a new tax credit for businesses that voluntarily offer paid family and medical leave to their employees ― a tax break that could make it more affordable for dealerships to provide this employee benefit to their workers. This article explains how to qualify for the credit and its potential financial value to a dealership.

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  • Insurance: Do you have adequate coverage?

    July / August 2018
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 843

    Abstract: Auto dealerships are legally required to carry certain types of insurance to operate in most states. This article can help a dealership sort through the three main types of insurance for them: garage liability, physical damage and workers’ compensation. A sidebar on the co-insurance penalty provides some insight into that punitive measure.

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  • Lease accounting standard – Get ready! Deadlines are fast approaching

    Summer 2018
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 453

    Abstract: Deadlines for adopting the new lease accounting standard (ASU No. 2016-02) that was issued two years ago are quickly approaching. If a dealership is publicly held, it must adopt the new standard by December 15, 2018, if its fiscal year begins after this date. If a dealership is nonpublic, it has an extra year to adopt the new standard — until December 15, 2019, if its fiscal year begins after this date. This article spotlights the requirements and its possible impact.

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  • Hiring a CFO or controller

    Summer 2018
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 593

    Abstract: When, and if, it seems time to add a financial executive — a CFO or controller — to a dealership’s staff, management will need to determine if the dealership can afford one and what that person might bring to the game. This article provides financial thresholds to consider when making the decision, and discusses CFO and controller responsibilities.

    Read More

  • Tax credit could prompt more paid family and medical leave

    Summer 2018
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 627

    Abstract: The TCJA introduces a new tax credit for businesses that voluntarily offer paid family and medical leave to their employees ― a tax break that could make it more affordable for dealerships to provide this employee benefit to their workers. This article explains how to qualify for the credit and its potential financial value to a dealership.

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  • Insurance: Do you have adequate coverage?

    Summer 2018
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 843

    Abstract: Auto dealerships are legally required to carry certain types of insurance to operate in most states. This article can help a dealership sort through the three main types of insurance for them: garage liability, physical damage and workers’ compensation. A sidebar on the co-insurance penalty provides some insight into that punitive measure.

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  • Shrinking employee turnover

    May / June 2018
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 429

    Abstract: Dealerships have experienced some of the highest employee turnover rates of any industry. According to the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), the average tenure of dealership employees is only 2.4 years. For salespeople, however, this figure drops to a scant 18 months. This article highlights the results of poor retention and provides some tips for improving the problem, including investing in training and rethinking commission-driven pay plans.

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  • 3 ways to strengthen your store’s overall performance

    May / June 2018
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 705

    Abstract: Ask dealership owners whether they’d like to strengthen their business’s overall performance and you’ll likely get a resounding, “Yes, of course!” But not all factors that affect performance are under the dealer’s direct control. This article focuses on controllable goals that help bolster dealership performance: bolstering customer loyalty, boosting employee satisfaction and conducting business and strategic planning.

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  • Outside assistance – Which kind of financial statement will do?

    May / June 2018
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 613

    Abstract: Depending on a dealership’s objectives, when it comes to financial statements its CPA can prepare a financial compilation, review its financial statements or perform an audit. Which route the organization chooses to take relies heavily on its reasons for having a CPA examine its financial statements in the first place. This article discusses three types of financial statement work: compilations, reviews and audits.

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  • Pass-through entities – Can you benefit from this new tax break?

    May / June 2018
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 759

    Abstract: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law in December 2017, contains many provisions benefiting auto dealerships, including a valuable deduction for those structured as pass-through entities. This article explains this complex tax break. A sidebar provides the new, generally lower individual tax rates that apply to pass-through income.

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  • Take time to plan your dealership’s future

    Spring 2018
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 654

    Abstract: Strategic planning is key to a business’s long-term viability. But amidst the grind of daily operations, many dealership owners can’t or don’t take the time to do it. This article spotlights some specific ways to engage in strategic planning that can help drive ongoing success, including targeting the competition, surveying vehicle stock and performing a business analysis.

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  • Could this be your exit strategy? Employee stock ownership plans have their pros and cons

    Spring 2018
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 643

    Abstract: ESOPs can be an effective succession planning vehicle for dealership owners who want to pass their business on to employees, instead of selling on the open market. This article explores the potential benefits and drawbacks of these arrangements.

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  • Technology – Using tablets to gain a competitive edge

    Spring 2018
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 448

    Abstract: In today’s environment, auto dealerships should use technology to maximize their competitive advantage. The increasing use of tablets is a good example of how some dealerships are reducing paperwork and enhancing customer satisfaction through available electronic tools. This article includes a discussion of the possible uses of tablets on the sales floor and in the F&I and service departments.

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  • How will the new tax law affect fringe benefits?

    Spring 2018
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 760

    Abstract: Less-publicized elements of the TCJA that could have a consequential impact on dealerships include the tax treatment of employee fringe benefits. This article explains provisions that limit meal and entertainment deductions, repeal the transportation benefits deduction and curb achievement award deductions. A new family and medical leave credit also is discussed. A sidebar highlights changes that affect moving expenses and onsite gyms.

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