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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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  • Leases and contract revenue – Get ready to roll out the new accounting standards

    Spring 2017
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 845

    Abstract: Major accounting rule changes for leases and revenue recognition are expected to have significant impacts on how manufacturers and distributors report their financial results. This article explains what’s changing and when, as well as how the updates will affect financial statements. A sidebar lists five steps companies need to take to recognize revenue from customer contracts under the updated guidance.

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  • Valuation basics – What you need to know before transferring ownership

    Winter 2017
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 681

    Abstract: A business valuation is important when deciding whether to transfer ownership to the next generation — or to sell the business to a third party and give the next generation the sales proceeds (or alternative investments purchased from those proceeds). This article describes business valuation methods and the current state of the M&A market.

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  • Use management letters to improve your business

    Winter 2017
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 435

    Abstract: Audited financial statements typically come with a surprise bonus that business owners might not be aware of: the management letter. This article describes what’s required to be reported in the management letter, how a company can use it and the types of comments a CPA may voluntarily opt to report to demonstrate his or her commitment to the client’s success.

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  • Waste not, want not – Audit warehouse operations for inefficiencies

    Winter 2017
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 568

    Abstract: Management can never be too busy to review how warehouses are laid out and how employees move around the space. Small adjustments can make a big difference in the bottom line. This article offers three steps toward more efficient warehouse management.

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  • Compensation packages: Finding the right fit

    Winter 2017
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 884

    Abstract: Many manufacturers are struggling with attracting and retaining skilled workers and complying with government regulations, such as the Department of Labor’s overtime regulations and the shared-responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act. This article reveals surprising statistics about health insurance coverage by small businesses. It also provides compelling reasons to buck the trend to not offer health coverage and offers creative alternatives for controlling labor costs. A sidebar highlights the benefits of hiring veterans, including a temporary tax break.

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  • Cyberrisks mount – Preventive measures for manufacturers

    Fall 2016
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 438

    Abstract: Cyberattacks are on the rise. Manufacturers who rely on automation, robotics and connected networks are especially vulnerable. This article discusses how much cyberattacks typically cost and what one can do to minimize risks and potential losses.

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  • Spotlight on fraud in the manufacturing industry

    Fall 2016
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 600

    Abstract: The ACFE has published its 2016 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse. This article discusses how much fraud typically costs, the most common scams in the manufacturing industry and cost-effective ways to combat fraud to reduce losses and detect wrongdoing faster.

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  • Understanding tax issues related to shareholder loans

    Fall 2016
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 622

    Abstract: Owners occasionally borrow funds from their businesses. If the company has extra cash on hand, a shareholder loan can be a convenient and low-cost option. This article explains the importance of treating these transactions as bona fide loans and charging an “adequate” rate of interest. It also provides a list of factors the IRS considers when evaluating advances to shareholders.

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