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  • Newsbits – “Checkbook philanthropy” breeds donor dissatisfaction

    Spring 2015
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 429

    Abstract: In this issue, “Newsbits” discusses a report that uncovers dissatisfaction among millionaires who donate to charities and why that is; findings of an annual compensation survey showing that executives of large nonprofits and foundations are starting to see bigger raises; and a new tool that assigns dollar values to social projects.

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  • Tax Tips – IRS announces transition rule for IRA rollovers

    March / April 2015
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 429

    Abstract: This issue’s “Tax Tips” discusses a new transition rule for IRA rollovers; whether government settlement payments are deductible; and why so-called “skinny” plans may not be the shelter from the Affordable Care Act’s “minimum essential health coverage” requirement that some employers hope.

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  • Transfer pricing: Is global tax reporting on the horizon?

    February / March 2015
    Newsletter: Public Company Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 429

    Abstract: If international governments have their way, multinational corporations will soon be required to provide tax information to all of the jurisdictions in which they operate on a single report. Recently, the OECD and the G20 countries issued their proposed Guidance on Transfer Pricing Documentation and Country-by-Country Reporting, part of an effort to constrain global tax avoidance. This article explains what specifically would be required of companies that operate in two or more countries.

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  • How the SEC is tackling financial fraud

    Year End 2014
    Newsletter: Public Company Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 429

    Abstract: As the number of investigations into financial crisis cases continues to wane, the SEC is refocusing its efforts and resources into public company financial fraud. The SEC formed a Financial Reporting and Audit Task Force in 2013, and enforcement activity in this area has picked up recently. This article describes several actions the SEC has taken.

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  • How visual analytics can help detect fraud

    November / December 2014
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 429

    Abstract: Accumulating large amounts of information is easier and faster than ever, but analyzing that information remains a challenge. Visual analytics — also known as data visualization — can be a powerful tool for making sense of large amounts of data and presenting that information to a judge or jury. This brief article outlines how visual analytics works and how it can help users identify hidden trends, patterns, relationships and anomalies.

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  • Dealer Digest – IRS to zero in on pass-through entities

    March / April 2014
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 429

    Abstract: In this issue, “Dealer Digest” notes that the IRS plans to devote more resources to auditing pass-through entities, which include S corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies (LLCs). It also explains that most dealerships won’t qualify for Affordable Care Act small-business tax credits or be able to reap their maximum benefits, and warns that manufacturers might be unable to ramp up their production capacity to meet the anticipated higher demand.

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  • Ask the Advisor – When should I update my leases?

    March / April 2014
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 429

    Abstract: With the day-to-day activity involved in property management, it’s not surprising that commercial landlords often pay little attention to the terms of their long-term leases unless problems arise or renewal is on the horizon. But this article looks at other circumstances that might make it advisable to review and update leases: for example, a change in lenders or the tenant mix, or new developments in certain areas of the law.

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  • Why you still need a credit shelter trust

    February / March 2014
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 429

    Abstract: Some married couples may be thinking that, with estate tax exemption portability between spouses now permanent, they no longer need credit shelter trusts. But for many well-to-do couples, that’s not the case: Credit shelter trusts can offer substantial benefits that exemption portability doesn’t. This article explains how.

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  • Contractor’s Toolbox – SBA offers bond guarantees for small contractors

    Winter 2014
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 429

    Abstract: Small construction companies that are struggling to obtain surety bonds should consider taking advantage of the U.S. Small Business Administration Surety Bond Guarantee Program. This article explains who qualifies, what the benefits are, and how to apply.

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  • Should you cut the F&I department?

    Fall 2013
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 429

    Abstract: Some dealers may have tried to lower overhead and customer wait times by eliminating the finance and insurance (F&I) department. But not every dealer should make such a radical move. It’s important to carefully weigh the pros and cons before cutting F&I. As this article explains, one option is to merge the sales and F&I departments, creating a one-stop shopping experience. But training salespeople in specific F&I-related tasks would become essential.

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  • Practice Notes – Are you ready for “play or pay” under the health care act?

    Summer 2013
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 429

    Abstract: Beginning on Jan. 1, 2014, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires large employers to offer comprehensive and affordable health care coverage to employees and their dependents or risk a penalty. This article discusses what a “large” employer is and the degree of coverage that’s necessary to avoid penalties.

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  • Newsbits – Lack of capital hinders expansion

    Summer 2013
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 429

    Abstract: This issue’s “Newsbits” looks at a report that studies how nonprofits view scaling (that is, growing programs to a larger scale), along with another report that encourages Congress to require the IRS to make Form 990 data “open” — available to all free of charge in a standard format, published without proprietary conditions and available online as a bulk download. It also discusses a Web app that automatically donates fractions of a cent to charity each time someone opens a new tab.

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  • Keeping up with your life insurance needs

    Fall 2011
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 429

    Abstract: The appropriate life insurance coverage tends to change throughout one’s lifetime. What’s suitable for a young adult will likely not provide adequate protection later on. So it’s important to keep up on the amount and type of coverage that’s necessary. This article examines the kinds of coverage that are appropriate in different situations, and explains the difference between term and permanent life insurance.

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  • 3 areas of fraud-proofing to focus on

    Winter 2011
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 429

    Abstract: As the economy continues to challenge everyone, the motivation for some employees to steal isn’t hard to understand. One way to divide and potentially conquer fraudsters is to focus on the three primary areas where fraud typically can occur: in the office, during banking transactions, and on the job site. This article offers tips.

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  • How does your bank gauge loan quality?

    Winter 2011
    Newsletter: Community Banking Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 429

    Abstract: The real estate and financial crisis highlights the need for lender quality control (QC) programs. Recognizing this risk, Fannie Mae recently beefed up its QC policies, and Freddie Mac may follow suit. Banks that sell loans to the secondary market are required to have a QC program. But even those that don’t should consider following Fannie Mae’s guidelines to help ensure the quality of their loans. This article looks at the new requirements.

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  • Ask the Advisor – How can I hold on to overleveraged properties until the market picks up?

    May / June 2010
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 429

    Abstract: Many owners and investors are juggling unprofitable projects and properties that are saddled with debt that exceeds their value. They may want to hold on to the real estate because of its potential long-term value but find that refinancing isn’t a realistic option. Other options, however, are available. These include restructuring debt, raising capital and partnering with one’s lender. In some instances, immediate foreclosure and bankruptcy might be the best option.

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