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  • Taking distributions from your traditional IRA

    August 2020
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 404

    Abstract: If you’re like many people, you’ve worked hard to accumulate a nest egg in your traditional IRA. Knowing the finer points of the distribution rules is critical — particularly as some of these rules have temporarily changed under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This article covers the latest details.

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  • Own a pass-through entity? Beware the Ides of March

    February 2020
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 404

    Abstract: “Beware the Ides of March.” Shakespeare’s words don’t apply just to Julius Caesar; they also apply to owners of pass-through entities such as calendar-year partnerships and certain S corporations and limited liability companies. Why? Because the Ides, March 15, is the federal income tax filing deadline for such entities. This article explains the details.

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  • Newsbits – ALS Association continues to reap benefits of Ice Bucket Challenge

    Winter 2017
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 404

    Abstract: This issue’s “Newsbits” reports on how the ALS Association is continuing to reap benefits from its “Ice Bucket Challenge” and how legacy not-for-profits are going digital to attract Millennial donors. It also describes how a fitness app is leveraging the Pokémon GO craze and reveals some results of a survey on nonprofit hiring challenges.

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  • Funding a college education? Don’t forget the 529

    September 2016
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 404

    Abstract: When 529 plans first hit the scene, circa 1996, they were big news. Nowadays, they’re a common part of the college-funding landscape. This article serves as an informative reminder of both the benefits and risks of these arrangements.

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  • Should your firm offer on-site child care?

    Fall 2014
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 404

    Abstract: Child-care issues are disproportionately responsible for late arrivals, unscheduled time off, distracted workers and high turnover. But does the cost of operating on-site child care outweigh the benefits? Not necessarily. This article explains that, in addition to savings related to reduced absenteeism and turnover, tax breaks may be available.

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  • FINRA issues FAQs about public offering review process

    Year End 2013
    Newsletter: Public Company Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 404

    Abstract: Among other things, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) reviews the underwriting arrangements for all public offerings to ensure that the underwriter’s compensation is fair and reasonable. To demystify what can be a confusing process, FINRA recently published a set of answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about public offering reviews. This article looks at some of the highlights.

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  • Newsbits – Who gives big gifts?

    Fall 2013
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 404

    Abstract: This issue’s “Newsbits” looks at a study indicating that donations of $1 million or more come mostly from local donors. It also discusses a new rule from the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF) addressing the proper accounting for services received from personnel of an affiliate for which the affiliate doesn’t seek compensation. Also discussed is a new website from an organization that’s dedicated to preserving the tax deduction for those who give to charities.

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  • Recent accounting developments affecting public companies

    April / May 2012
    Newsletter: Public Company Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 404

    Abstract: Keeping up with changing accounting standards is critical to every public company’s well-being. This article summarizes two recent developments: 1) the SEC’s “condorsement” (convergence and endorsement) alternative to requiring U.S. companies to adopt International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS); and 2) recent FASB/IASB progress on developing uniform revenue recognition standards.

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  • Estate Planning Red Flag — You and your spouse have similar trusts

    January / February 2012
    Newsletter: Estate Planner

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

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    Abstract: If a couple have similar irrevocable trusts for each other’s benefit, they could be subject to the “reciprocal trust” doctrine. It prohibits tax avoidance through trusts that 1) are interrelated, and 2) place both grantors in the same economic position as if they’d each created trusts naming themselves as life beneficiaries. This article explains that reciprocal trusts can be undone by the IRS; to avoid this, it’s important to vary factors related to each trust, such as the trust assets or terms, trustees, beneficiaries, or creation dates.

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  • Tax savings begin in your home office

    Winter 2012
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 404

    Abstract: The home office deduction is an important tax break associated with self-employment. But not all home offices qualify. And many self-employed individuals don’t know which expenses they’re allowed to write off — and which ones might raise red flags. This article lists three conditions to qualify for the deduction and what expenses are eligible.

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  • Tax Tips – No more paper payroll tax deposits – Defined value gifts limit tax exposure – Check out charities before you donate

    January / February 2011
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 404

    Abstract: This issue’s “Tax Tips” section addresses the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS), and why businesses using paper coupons to submit federal payroll tax deposits must now switch to it. It also shows how defined value gifts can limit tax exposure, and states the importance of donors being sure that charities are in good standing with the IRS.

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  • BANKWire – Bankers on overdraft fees

    Summer 2010
    Newsletter: Community Banking Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 404

    Abstract: This new feature offers news briefs concerning matters that are important to community bankers. In this issue, we take a look at overdraft fees; an extension of the FDIC’s Transaction Account Guarantee program; new federal guidance regarding management of funding and liquidity risks; overtime pay for mortgage loan officers; and modernization of the Uniform Bank Performance Report.

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  • Dealer Digest

    May / June 2010
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 404

    Abstract: This issue’s “Dealer Digest” offers suggestions for moving used-car inventory; looks at truck donations to Haiti; shows trends in leasing and repossessions; and illustrates negative tax consequences of early retirement distributions.

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  • Underwriters Group v. Clear Creek Independent School District – Phony performance bond costs contractor plenty

    July / August 2008
    Newsletter: Construction Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 404

    Abstract: In this issue’s CLB Quickcase, we look at a recent Texas case in which a contractor’s attempt to save a few thousand dollars in bond premiums ended up costing it much, much more.

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  • Leading lean means walking the walk

    Winter 2008
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 404

    Abstract: Manufacturers who wish to adopt lean manufacturing principles must demonstrate to their employees the value of lean strategies. The road to excellence in lean manufacturing can be never-ending, but excelling in lean leadership can make it less bumpy. This article explores lean leadership actions.

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