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  • Remote control – State sales tax guidelines for remote sellers

    Year End 2019
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 612

    Abstract: As Internet commerce increases, the number of states imposing sales and use tax on remote sellers continues to grow. The actions of many states are a response to the June 2018 U.S. Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, ruling that states may collect sales or use taxes from businesses that lack a physical presence within the state. This article notes that businesses should be aware of these changing state and local tax laws, taking a look at some of the pertinent issues — including determining nexus and the importance of monitoring and compliance.

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  • Don’t wait! Take these last-minute steps now to reduce your 2019 tax bill

    Year End 2019
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 974

    Abstract: As the year draws to a close, there’s still time for individuals to effectively reduce their tax bills. This article offers some useful strategies for year-end tax planning. It also suggests several steps individuals can take, including grouping deductible expenses together and making contributions to employer-sponsored retirement plans, that can help reduce their tax bill. A sidebar explains that it’s important for employees who have Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) to keep tabs on their FSA balances at the end of the year so as to avoid forfeiting money.

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  • Business tax planning – Can you deduct 2020 bonuses this year?

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 426

    Abstract: Businesses may be familiar with the rule that permits them to deduct employee bonuses this year if they pay employees within 2½ months after the end of the tax year. It’s an attractive year-end planning technique that lets a business enjoy a tax deduction this year, while its employees needn’t report the income until next year. It’s important to understand the requirements, however, because these tax benefits aren’t always available. This article provides a quick review.

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  • A valuation may be what your business requires

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 537

    Abstract: With the economy currently healthy, but its future uncertain, many U.S. companies face challenges. Chief among these is financing — which isn’t easy to secure, because lenders imposed tough standards after the last recession and fear another hit. A business valuation conducted by an outside expert can help a dealership present lenders with timely, in-depth financial data. A valuation also will turn up important company-specific information, including an awareness of market conditions and specific risks the dealership faces.

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  • On FIRE: 5 strategies for retiring way early

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 638

    Abstract: A new financial movement is afoot in which some people are striving to retire much sooner than the traditional retirement age of 65. Referred to as FIRE — or Financial Independence, Retire Early — the strategy involves saving for retirement very aggressively, mainly by living a super-frugal lifestyle. In some cases, people are retiring as early as their 30s or 40s by putting FIRE principles into practice. Even if the goal isn’t to retire this early, a person can still learn a few things from the FIRE movement that could help ignite retirement goals.

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  • Investors, make your tax-related moves now

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 839

    Abstract: The investment portfolio is an area that’s ripe for examination when looking for ways to reduce an individual tax bill. Techniques such as harvesting capital losses are highly effective and can be implemented quickly. Investment decisions should never be driven by tax considerations alone. But if buying or selling a security makes financial sense, it pays to take taxes into account when timing investment moves. This article offers several strategies to consider. A sidebar discusses the wash sale rule, which prevents an investor from buying substantially identical securities within 30 days before or after the sale — and techniques to mitigate a related risk.

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  • 9 strategies to ensure prompt payment

    October / November 2019
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 438

    Abstract: Outstanding invoices can play havoc with cash flow. This article offers nine guidelines, such as capturing the terms in writing, negotiating partial payments, and invoicing promptly and accurately, to help businesses get paid more quickly. The article notes that polite assertiveness can help businesses get paid while still maintaining good relationships with customers.

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  • Changing jobs? What to do with your retirement plan

    October / November 2019
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 678

    Abstract: When an individual changes jobs, an important consideration is how to handle any money accumulated in his or her current employer’s retirement plan. Although one option is simply to withdraw the funds, this can be costly. This article suggests several strategies, including leaving the funds where they are or rolling over the funds to an IRA, that will help people changing jobs avoid unfavorable tax consequences and penalties.

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  • Staying one step ahead of capital gains tax

    October / November 2019
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 723

    Abstract: The end of the year is a good time for individuals to revisit tax strategies with an eye toward ensuring they’re taking any and all actions needed to reduce their tax bills. One area to look at is capital gains. This article notes that, while rising value is a good thing, the gains on selling an investment are potentially taxable. It points out that, with proper planning, a taxpayer can reduce capital gains tax liability — and avoid unpleasant surprises.

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  • Top year-end tax-planning tips for businesses

    October / November 2019
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 890

    Abstract: Business owners are still getting used to the massive tax law changes that generally went into effect last year. But it’s still possible to take steps before the end of the year to reduce liability. This article presents some options to consider, such as making capital purchases, establishing a new retirement plan and reviewing entity structure. The article also points out that all of these strategies could affect other aspects of a business’s tax planning, so obtaining professional advice is essential. A sidebar discusses the tax-minimizing strategy of deferring income while accelerating expenses.

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  • Tax calendar

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 273

    Abstract: This calendar notes important tax deadlines for the fourth quarter of 2019.

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  • Mortgage matters: To pay down or not to pay down

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 282

    Abstract: If you’re a homeowner and have some extra cash after paying the monthly bills, should you use it to pay down your mortgage or invest those dollars in the stock market? This brief article expresses some thoughts on this age-old question.

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  • Cost segregation studies can benefit business owners

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 316

    Abstract: Any business owner who’s acquired, constructed or substantially improved a building this year — or even in previous years — should read up on the tax benefits of a cost segregation study. This article explains how undertaking one may lead to accelerated depreciation deductions, which reduce current taxes and boost cash flow.

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  • Is “bunching” medical expenses still feasible in 2019?

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 374

    Abstract: Among the most important impacts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is its increase of the standard deduction. This article explains how the increase has affected the strategy of “bunching” deductible medical expenses into one year to save tax dollars.

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  • Step carefully with loans betwixt a business and its owner

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 541

    Abstract: It’s common for owners of closely held businesses to transfer money into and out of the company. But it’s critical to make such transfers properly or risk unwanted IRS attention. This article explains how and why a transfer should be defined as a loan — not as compensation or a distribution.

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  • To work or not to work – How working affects Social Security and Medicare benefits

    August / September 2019
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 455

    Abstract: It’s important for workers to understand how their jobs may affect their Social Security benefits and Medicare coverage. Every situation is different, but this article looks at how employment may come into play in determining benefit amounts, depending on the situation. The article notes that an accounting professional can help assess the many considerations around working and receiving Social Security benefits or enrolling in Medicare.

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