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  • How businesses can assess risk of worker misclassification

    September 2019
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 407

    Abstract: Classifying a worker as an independent contractor means an employer isn’t obligated to pay many payroll-related taxes. But doing so may also draw IRS scrutiny. This article discusses key factors and proactive measures in following the rules when it comes to independent contractors.

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  • Tax Tips – Helping employees pay down student loan debt

    July / August 2019
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 407

    Abstract: These brief tips explain guidance the IRS provided to one employer regarding paying down employees’ student debt; explore the concept of “upstream” estate planning; and detail overlooked charitable deductions.

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  • Cash is king – The role this often-derided asset plays in your portfolio

    March / April 2019
    Newsletter: Planning for Prosperity / Wealth Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 407

    Abstract: Many investors shy away from cash investments, such as Treasury bills, money market funds, and savings accounts. But cash plays an integral role in a well-diversified portfolio — particularly as interest rates tick up. This article cites several advantages of cash, including diversification, inflation protection and FDIC insurance.

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  • Newsbits – Many nonprofits are poised to grow, but recognize risks

    Spring 2018
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 407

    Abstract: This issue’s “Newsbits” spotlights a study showing that many nonprofits are poised to expand but recognize the risks involved, new features of the IRS’s Form 990-EZ, and fundraising efforts involving gaming that collected large sums of money for hurricane victims.

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  • Study links costly care with fewer malpractice claims

    Spring 2016
    Newsletter: Healthcare Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 407

    Abstract: Many physicians report practicing “defensive medicine” — care provided solely to reduce the threat of malpractice liability — in the United States. Until recently, though, no studies have evaluated whether greater resource use by physicians — whether defensively motivated or not — is actually associated with reduced risk of malpractice claims. This article offers findings from researchers that linked data on nearly 19 million hospital admissions in Florida from 2000 to 2009 to the malpractice history of more than 24,000 physicians in seven specialties.

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  • Is an online freight marketplace right for you?

    Summer 2014
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 407

    Abstract: A new generation of online businesses wants to cut the transportation middleman out of the warehousing and distribution equation. These new marketplaces offer manufacturers and distributors greater convenience and efficiency by directly matching them with freight carriers, cutting down on red tape and lag time. But this article cautions that, without proper research and planning, it might not be possible to achieve the desired cost savings and efficiencies. It discusses how these online marketplaces work and how to avoid potential pitfalls.

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  • Leasing property to a closely held corporation

    May 2014
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 407

    Abstract: Shareholders of closely held C corporations routinely lease real estate, equipment, and other property to their corporate entity. These leases can be held directly by the shareholder or through a separate entity, such as a partnership, LLC, or S corporation. Of course, the corporation could directly purchase the item or lease it from an independent source. But this article describes several advantages that can motivate these leasing arrangements.

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  • Sunny outlook for distributors

    Spring 2014
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 407

    Abstract: The U.S. warehousing and distribution industry is about to get a whole lot faster, bigger and leaner, according to a recent survey by a telecommunications consulting firm. Yet, as this article explains, many distributors might not take full advantage of this trend because they are decidedly low-tech when it comes to inventory management and other day-to-day operations. Even though the survey indicates that many plan to beef up their technology, they are also planning to reduce their employee-training time. But this could be a costly mistake.

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  • BANK Wire – Take an interest in interest rate risk

    Winter 2014
    Newsletter: Community Banking Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 407

    Abstract: This issue’s “BANK Wire” takes a look at a recent Financial Institution Letter in which the FDIC signaled a heightened interest in banks’ interest rate risk management practices. BANK Wire also discusses a lawsuit in which the plaintiff — having declined to implement its bank’s suggested security controls — sued the bank after suffering a fraud loss. It also notes that, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act notwithstanding, regulatory agencies have now declared it generally acceptable to report suspected elder financial abuse to the appropriate authorities.

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  • Tax Tips – Play or pay: Is your business ready?

    July / August 2013
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 407

    Abstract: This issue’s “Tax Tips” looks at IRS substantiation requirements for supporting a charitable deduction, and discusses the simplified home office deduction. It also explains why this year may be a good time to buy qualified small business stock (QSBS).

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  • Dealer Digest – Why do potential customers leave?

    July / August 2011
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 407

    Abstract: This issue’s &ldquoDealer Digest” looks at the real reasons many customers leave a dealership without buying; the recent jump in new vehicle sales; and the IRS’s relaxation of lien-filing practices.

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  • News for Nonprofits – IRS focuses on employment returns, Form 990 topics

    April / May 2011
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 407

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” looks at the IRS’s Exempt Organization (EO) Office’s plans to examine employment tax returns for information nonprofits report on employment issues, and to look at information on Form 990 for insight on how tax-exempt organizations are operating and prioritizing projects. It also looks at four additional requirements that hospitals must meet to qualify as 501(c)(3) charitable organizations, and two Accounting Standards Updates that revise reporting requirements for health care providers and try to provide more consistency in financial statements.

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  • Ask the Advisor – Q: What’s a minority stake deal and why should I consider one?

    Year End 2010
    Newsletter: Merger & Acquisition Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 407

    Abstract: Some companies are having trouble finding appropriate buyers in this uncertain economic environment. One alternative that prospective sellers — or businesses that simply need to raise substantial cash — might want to consider is allowing an individual investor to take a minority stake in the company. This article discusses the circumstances in which such deals might be advantageous.

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  • Managing vendor risk

    Winter 2010
    Newsletter: Community Banking Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 407

    Abstract: Many banks outsource a variety of activities, but that doesn’t mean they can sign the contract and forget about it. Federal regulations require banks to develop and maintain a vendor management program designed to protect customer information. And while these requirements may seem daunting, especially for smaller community banks, a risk-based approach can minimize the burden. There are several steps a bank should take to ensure compliance; an important part of the process is a formal risk assessment.

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  • Form 990: Schedule G changes tracking of fundraising, gaming

    June / July 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 407

    Abstract: With new Form 990 tax requirements taking effect May 15, nonprofits will have to pay greater attention to how they track information for their tax returns. One new schedule will apply to many: Schedule G, “Supplemental Information Regarding Fundraising or Gaming Activities.” This short article explains what a nonprofit needs to do if it earns revenue of $15,000 or more from fundraising activities or events or from gaming activities.

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