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  • Seniors: Medicare premiums could lower your tax bill

    Spring 2020
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 431

    Abstract: Americans who are 65 and older qualify for basic Medicare insurance, but they may need to pay additional premiums to get the level of coverage they desire. The premiums can be expensive, especially for married couples who must pay separately for each spouse. As this article explains, however, the premiums might help lower your tax bill.

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  • News for Nonprofits

    April / May 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 431

    Abstract: This issue’s News for Nonprofits highlights Congress’s end to UBIT on transportation benefits, a new charity rating site called ImpactMatters, and the sale of the .org registry.

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  • Tax Tips – Bonus depreciation for passenger automobiles

    September / October 2019
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 431

    Abstract: These brief tips explain bonus depreciation for automobiles; explore the tax implications of using a trust; and note the benefits of donating stock to charity.

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  • Should your company conduct a cybersecurity assessment?

    Summer 2019
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 431

    Abstract: Contractors are particularly vulnerable to hackers and other threats because of the mobile nature of their businesses. A cybersecurity assessment or audit can help ensure that a construction company is taking the proper steps to protect sensitive information. This article reviews some of the threats out there today and explains the benefits of an assessment.

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  • 4 questions for loan applicants on the brink of a social media meltdown

    Year End 2018
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 431

    Abstract: It’s relatively easy for a small business to find itself in the crosshairs of a social media misstep. Everyone seems to have a smartphone and uses it to instantly share positive (and negative) customer experiences on social media sites. Likewise, a company’s marketing department might post images, videos and ads using the company’s social media accounts — and some posts may inadvertently elicit a negative response from customers and other stakeholders, thus reducing sales. This brief article offers four questions to help lenders ascertain whether to fund the resulting short-term cash crunch.

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  • BANK Wire

    Spring 2016
    Newsletter: Community Banking Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 431

    Abstract: This issue’s “BANK Wire” reports on updated FASB guidance on classifying and measuring financial instruments, reasons why a bank needs a “bring your own device” (BYOD) policy for personal mobile devices and what such a policy should include, and the Federal Reserve’s recent comments on the low interest rate trend. It also announces a new and useful fact sheet on construction loan disclosures from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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  • Construction Success Story – Contractor tired of being stonewalled on final payments

    November / December 2015
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 431

    Abstract: In this issue’s “Construction Success Story,” we meet a masonry contractor who was finding it difficult, if not impossible, to collect the last payment of what he was owed. He asked his financial advisor for some suggestions on how to break this troubling trend. Right off the bat, the advisor had three ideas: 1) Craft his contracts, 2) be absolutely clear, and 3) document everything.

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  • Back to basics – Review statements of limiting conditions for weaknesses

    March / April 2015
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 431

    Abstract: Most valuators attach statements of limiting conditions to the end of their written reports. Similar to financial statement footnotes required under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, these appendices are worth reading, especially when one is reviewing the opposing expert’s report. This article notes some of the potential weaknesses or incomplete analyses that could discredit a valuator on the stand.

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  • Newsbits – A-133 audit threshold raised for small nonprofits

    Summer 2014
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 431

    Abstract: In this issue, “Newsbits” takes a look at Office of Management and Budget rules that reduce the burden on smaller nonprofits by increasing the threshold that triggers compliance audits. It also discusses a study showing that most organizations have room for improvement with online fundraising, and notes an online tool that provides free and open access to data on nearly 82,000 independent, corporate, community and grantmaking operating foundations.

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  • Dealer Digest – Boomers regain top spot as new car buyers

    November / December 2013
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 431

    Abstract: This issue’s “Dealer Digest” cites a study indicating that the oldest baby boomers have replaced younger consumers as the U.S. demographic group most likely to buy a new vehicle. It also looks at the Financial Reporting Framework for Small- and Medium-Sized Entities — a new financial reporting option that could ease the process for privately held, owner-managed dealerships not required to follow Generally Accepting Accounting Principles.

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  • Proving lost profits for an unestablished business

    March / April 2013
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 431

    Abstract: In damages cases, lost profits for an established business are computed by analyzing the company’s historical earnings and cash flow to predict future performance. But what about a startup or a business without a track record to work from? Today, most courts allow such businesses to recover lost profits if they can be proven with “reasonable certainty.” This article explains how that’s determined.

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  • Contractor’s Toolbox – Read the fine print in insurance policies

    Summer 2012
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 431

    Abstract: It’s common for an owner to require the general contractor to name the owner as an “additional insured” under the general contractor’s commercial general liability (CGL) policy. Likewise, a general contractor typically requires subcontractors to name it as an additional insured under their CGL policies. But contractors who haven’t read the fine print of the insurance policy might not know that they may or may not be covered as an additional insured to the extent they expect. This article explains what they should look for.

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  • Dealer Digest

    March / April 2012
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 431

    Abstract: This issue’s “Dealer Digest” notes that forecasts of higher sales in 2012 might warrant an increased advertising budget. It also discusses the increasing attention of auto dealerships to mobile applications and social media.

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  • Contractor’s Toolbox – 3% withholding on government contracts comes under fire

    Fall 2011
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 431

    Abstract: A controversial tax provision is scheduled to take effect in a little over a year, and it could have a huge impact on contractors’ cash flow. The provision requires most government entities to withhold 3% of payments for goods and services. However, a number of business groups oppose the new requirement and, as of this writing, several proposals are pending in Congress to repeal it. The article explains the rationale for the requirement and the arguments for repeal.

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  • Ask the Advisor – Should I use an FLP to transfer real estate to my heirs?

    May / June 2011
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 431

    Abstract: Recent tax law changes have prompted many owners to reassess their plans for transferring real estate and other assets to their heirs. One vehicle worth considering is the family limited partnership (FLP). It can help owners limit gift and estate taxes related to asset transfers, while still retaining some control over the property. This article examines the advantages and pitfalls of an FLP.

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  • Ask the Advisor – Q. Do I need a corporate development team?

    August / September 2010
    Newsletter: Merger & Acquisition Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 431

    Abstract: Many companies are assembling “corporate development teams” to devise and implement strategies for growing their business — particularly through mergers and acquisitions. This article explains how to staff a team, what its responsibilities should be, and how its role differs from that of an M&A deal team.

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