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  • Charitable giving in a time of crisis

    July 2020
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 399

    Abstract: The sudden and severe impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has generated an intense need for charitable action. This article outlines tax incentives under the CARES Act for charitable giving and suggests some careful steps to take before donating.

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  • The 2019 gift tax return deadline is almost here, too

    March 2020
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 399

    Abstract: Most people have April 15 “tattooed on the brain” as the deadline for filing their federal income tax returns. What many forget is that the gift tax return deadline is on the very same date. This article explains the filing requirements and why some taxpayers should consider filing even if they don’t have to.

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  • Business owners: Brush up on bonus depreciation

    March 2018
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 399

    Abstract: Business owners who go shopping for company assets this year should brush up on the enhanced bonus depreciation tax breaks created under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed late last year. This article explains how the rules differ under previous tax law and the new one.

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  • Environmental due diligence can preempt costly liability

    March / April 2017
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 399

    Abstract: Investors who buy property with environmental issues may be liable — even if they weren’t responsible for the presence of contaminants. To best protect themselves, investors should be sure to include environmental review as part of their due diligence. This article summarizes the process.

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  • Why flip real estate when you can exchange it?

    February 2016
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 399

    Abstract: Those who own real estate for investment purposes may focus on flipping it when an adequate gain has been reached. But there’s another option: exchanging it under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code. This article explains how such “like-kind” exchanges work, warning also of the complex rules and potential risks.

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  • Tax Tips – Reporting capital gains is easier than it used to be

    July / August 2015
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 399

    Abstract: This edition of “Tax Tips” covers reporting capital gains, finding estate tax relief for family businesses and the ins and outs of cost segregation studies.

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  • News for Nonprofits – Nonprofits: The Rocky Balboa of the U.S. economy?

    June / July 2015
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 399

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” explores some of the possible reasons behind the survival of many nonprofits during the last recession, including a resistance to outsourcing and automation and a willingness to take advantage of new technologies that lower operating expenses. Results of an employment practices survey — about recruitment efforts, in particular — also are briefly reported.

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  • News for Nonprofits – Washington Post study targets fraud disclosures

    April / May 2014
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 399

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” discusses a Washington Post report on the extent of reported fraud among not-for-profits; mixed feelings among foundation CEOs regarding how their organizations are meeting their goals and carrying out their missions; and an increase in the spending threshold for compliance audits of nonprofit organizations that spend federal awards.

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  • Year end mutual fund purchases

    December 2013
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 399

    Abstract: Many taxpayers make adjustments to their investment portfolio near year end to take profits, to recognize tax losses, to reallocate their assets, and for various other reasons. When making purchases of mutual funds near year end, however, it’s important to be wary of actually purchasing a tax liability. This article explains why the timing of a share purchase in a particular fund can affect one’s tax liability. To avoid this, it’s advisable to check with the mutual fund company to determine the status and nature of any forthcoming dividends when purchasing equity mutual funds late in the year.

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  • News for Nonprofits – Study: Major flaws impair fundraising

    June / July 2013
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 399

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” notes a study that shows deep problems at many nonprofits regarding fundraising, but that suggests “calls to action.” “News for Nonprofits” also looks at IRS attempts to determine if nonprofits reporting substantial gross unrelated business income (UBI) for the last three years also are reporting income tax due for those years. And it discusses the production of marketing videos for nonprofits that is offered by the Giving Library, a research tool for matching foundation grantmakers and individual donors with organizations.

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  • Market Niche Insider – Plastic makes perfect – Plastic molders with discipline beat the odds

    June / July 2010
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 399

    Abstract: There’s no margin for error in plastics production. Productivity is higher than ever, but a variety of factors continue to threaten profits. Strong manufacturers not only exercise discipline in their approach to pricing, but have a formal long-term survival strategy. It may be necessary to steer borrowers who lack discipline and focus to an outside professional for a wake-up call.

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  • Construction Law Quickcase: LandCoast Insulation v. Patent Construction Systems – When rental agreement becomes construction contract

    January / February 2010
    Newsletter: Construction Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 399

    Abstract: Despite the fact that some of these rental transactions may run to six or seven figures over the duration of a contract, they may be documented by only a boilerplate one- or two-page “purchase order” or “rental agreement.” But the shortness of the paper and the terse heading don’t necessarily preclude a court from construing such a document as a construction contract.

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  • Estate planning – Are valuation discounts in danger?

    May / June 2009
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 399

    Abstract: Concerned about potential abuses of valuation discounts, the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) has proposed certain reforms that would limit the ability of families to take advantage of these discounts for transfer tax purposes under certain circumstances. This article explains one bill in Congress that would incorporate some of the JCT’s recommendations.

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