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  • Why wait to deduct your purchases? Turbocharge tax deductions with bonus depreciation and Sec. 179

    Summer 2019
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 870

    Abstract: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) creates many saving opportunities for business owners. This article compares and contrasts two especially lucrative breaks for capital-intensive manufacturers: the expanded first-year bonus depreciation deduction and the first-year Section 179 deduction. These breaks provide accelerated deductions for qualifying purchases of property, plant and equipment.

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  • Family and medical leave – Will your program qualify for a federal tax break?

    Spring 2019
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 459

    Abstract: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) introduced a tax credit for certain employers that provide family and medical leave programs in 2018 and 2019. This article explains the rules for qualifying for the credit.

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  • FASB expands VIE exception for private companies

    Spring 2019
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 535

    Abstract: Private manufacturers often set up separate legal entities to hold real estate or operate new business ventures. These entities are typically considered variable interest entities (VIEs) that must be consolidated under current U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). This article explains an updated accounting standard that will soon allow private companies to opt out of the complicated consolidation rules.

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  • Keys to effective BYOD policies

    Spring 2019
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 674

    Abstract: Manufacturers may implement bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies for salespeople who travel, customer service reps who work from home, and managers who use mobile devices to perform business tasks. But allowing access to the company’s systems on an unsecured device presents risks. This article discusses ways to protect your company’s data without violating employees’ privacy rights.

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  • 5 strategies to improve your bottom line

    Spring 2019
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 831

    Abstract: To grow, manufacturers often focus on the top line of their income statement (revenue). But boosting profits is the key to long-term sustainable growth. This article covers five ways to help manufacturers become more profitable, including 1) cutting overhead costs, 2) renegotiating contracts with suppliers, lenders, lessors and insurance companies, 3) upgrading equipment, 4) “upgrading” employees, and 5) revising overly simple (or complex) business structures. A sidebar explains tax-saving opportunities under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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  • Moving your business to the cloud

    Winter 2019
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 449

    Abstract: Cloud computing is the wave of the future. Some manufacturers and distributors haven’t yet moved to the cloud, possibly because their staff resources and IT expertise are limited. Others have moved to the cloud, but they’re dissatisfied with their current service provider. This article highlights the advantages of cloud computing, along with some key considerations to help evaluate prospective cloud computing service providers.

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  • Critical questions to ask about internal controls

    Winter 2019
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 675

    Abstract: The median fraud loss among manufacturers was almost double the median loss for all industries, according to the 2018 Report to the Nations published by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). Internal controls are a company’s first line of defense in preventing and detecting fraudulent activity. This article identifies five questions proactive managers consider when evaluating the strength of their company’s internal controls.

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  • Entity choice: Is it time for a switch?

    Winter 2019
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 573

    Abstract: From a federal income tax perspective, there isn’t one universal business structure that fits all manufacturers. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act introduces new considerations for those who are deciding on the type of entity to use for a business venture. This article compares the pros and cons of operating as a C corporation vs. a pass-through entity, such as a sole proprietorship, partnership, S corporation or limited liability company (LLC).

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  • Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – 4 ways tax reform could benefit U.S. manufacturers

    Winter 2019
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 837

    Abstract: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is long and complicated. Its effects will vary from business to business, depending on each one’s structure and the nature of its operations. This article highlights four major changes that are likely to save taxes for manufacturers starting in 2018: 1) a lower tax rate for C corporations, 2) lower tax rates for individual owners of pass-through entities, 3) changes to the alternative minimum tax (AMT) rules, and 4) expanded first-year Section 179 and bonus depreciation deductions. On the flip side, a sidebar identifies unfavorable TCJA provisions.

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  • Financial restatements – Why can’t management get it right the first time?

    Fall 2018
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 434

    Abstract: Fraud isn’t the only cause for financial restatements. This article highlights restatements caused by unintentional errors or omissions, especially as companies record complex transactions or implement new accounting and tax rules. It identifies error-prone transactions and recent changes that may cause a restatement — and how companies can reduce the risk of restatement.

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  • Deducting travel and entertainment expenses with confidence

    Fall 2018
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 582

    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 the rules for deducting these costs, including how they’ve changed under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).

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  • Employee or independent contractor: Worker classification matters

    Fall 2018
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 659

    Abstract: There’s a fine line between employee and independent contractor. This article provides an overview of this issue and the characteristics that distinguish employees from contractors. This distinction may take on even greater importance under the new tax law.

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  • New tax law limits business interest expense deductions

    Fall 2018
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 859

    Abstract: Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), starting in 2018, manufacturers with more than $25 million in average annual gross receipts will generally be able to deduct less interest expense than they could have deducted under prior law. This article provides details on this new limitation, which is expected to have an adverse effect on some companies in capital-intensive industries. A sidebar illustrates how to calculate interest expense deductions under the new law.

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  • Got operating problems? Employees may have solutions — if you ask for their input

    Summer 2018
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 455

    Abstract: Management doesn’t have all the answers — and may be aware of only a fraction of the problems. Rank-and-file workers can sometimes provide simple but effective solutions. This article shows how practical suggestions from the trenches added up to major improvements for a hypothetical manufacturer and provides guidance on how to implement an incentive program that encourages workers to speak up.

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  • Vendor fraud: Know the warning signs

    Summer 2018
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 659

    Abstract: When fraud strikes, the culprit might be sitting in the purchasing department. This department is particularly vulnerable to fraud because of the volume of transactions it processes and the varying pricing and billing policies that vendors use. This article provides a close-up view of vendor fraud scams and ways manufacturers can lower their risks.

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  • Midyear tax planning – Is it time to switch accounting methods?

    Summer 2018
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 565

    Abstract: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act liberalizes the eligibility requirements for certain accounting methods that are generally easier to use and more flexible. This article highlights a higher gross receipts limit for eligibility to use the cash method, simplified alternatives for reporting inventory, and an exemption from the UNICAP rules. It also explains the pros and cons of the cash and accrual methods.

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