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  • News for Nonprofits – Nonprofit using mobile app for life-saving work

    Year End 2016
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 434

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” reports on nonprofits using mobile apps for mission-driven work and how researchers have found that friendly-looking CEOs fare better among their constituents. It also addresses the new overtime rules and the minister’s housing exclusion, which is facing a court challenge.

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  • In the News – Are your borrowers securely disposing of equipment?

    April / May 2016
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 434

    Abstract: Borrowers need to upgrade equipment to stay productive and competitive. But when they retire these assets, weak disposal protocol could lead to data security breaches and environmental liabilities. This article explains how lenders can help borrowers prevent yesterday’s assets from becoming tomorrow’s liabilities.

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  • Court finds yoga-related copyright claim to be a stretch

    April / May 2016
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 434

    Abstract: This article summarizes Ninth Circuit case Bikram’s Yoga College of India, L.P. v. Evolation Yoga, LLC, in which the plaintiff sought copyright infringement damages for a sequence of yoga poses. However, the court decided against the plaintiff, finding that, while a work itself may be protected, the ideas, systems and similar content it holds are not.

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  • Newsbits – DOL issues guidance on independent contractors

    Winter 2016
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 434

    Abstract: This issue’s “Newsbits” highlights new DOL guidance on independent contractors and spotlights proposed overtime rules that could hike employee costs. The feature also covers IRS plans to release electronically filed Forms 990 and a study showing that public charities make more mistakes in their financial statements than do for-profits.

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  • Discovery and mobile devices: Have a plan

    September / October 2015
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 434

    Abstract: Electronically stored information (ESI) discovery is complex, and mobile devices present unique challenges. In particular, bring-your-own-device policies, which allow employees to use their personal devices for work, raise issues of privacy and control. This brief article points out several helpful steps for addressing mobile device ESI early in the litigation process.

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  • Tax Tips – Investors: Have your cake and eat it too

    May / June 2015
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 434

    Abstract: This issue’s “Tax Tips” examines what to look out for when selling a poor-performing security to “harvest” the loss and offset it against capital gains. It also discusses how an ABLE plan can assist disabled family members, and notes eligibility requirements for the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit.

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  • Construction Success Story – Improving job-site logistics puts project on fast track

    March/April 2015
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 434

    Abstract: This issue’s “Construction Success Story” features a concrete subcontractor who noticed that he was repeatedly falling behind schedule on his projects. His financial advisor suggested that he re-examine his job-site logistical practices to see whether he could find more streamlined ways of working. She also urged him to research the principles of efficient job-site management. Following her advice, the subcontractor saw big improvements over the ensuing six months.

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  • What is the external auditor’s responsibility for cybersecurity?

    October / November 2014
    Newsletter: Public Company Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 434

    Abstract: Earlier this year, the Center for Audit Quality issued an alert regarding the external auditor’s responsibilities with respect to cybersecurity matters. The alert points out that, “given the focus on a narrower slice of a company’s overall IT platform,” a financial statement and the internal control over financial reporting (ICFR) audit in accordance with professional standards likely wouldn’t include areas addressing a cybersecurity breach. This article concludes that, as cyber threats become increasingly common, it’s critical for public companies to understand the scope of the external auditor’s responsibilities in this area and to develop a cybersecurity program that fills in the gaps.

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  • Try these four 21st century marketing tactics

    Fall 2014
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 434

    Abstract: In today’s always-on, wired world, having a digital marketing strategy has become practically essential. This strategy should focus on attracting new customers by showcasing inventory to buyers who are shopping online, as well as building long-term relationships with existing customers so as to remain top-of-mind when they search for their next vehicles. This article discusses four marketing tactics to consider, involving search engine optimization, e-newsletters, mobile apps and social media.

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  • Back to Basics – FAQs about the Red Flags Rule

    April / May 2014
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 434

    Abstract: Nine million Americans will have their identities stolen this year, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). But the FTC’s Red Flags Rule aims to reduce the risk of identity theft. Some commercial lenders mistakenly presume the rule doesn’t apply unless they make personal loans. But it actually does apply to many small business lenders — and their business borrowers. This article answers a few FAQs about the rule, including who’s required to follow it and how to comply.

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  • Avoiding penalties on IRA withdrawals before age 59½

    May 2014
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 434

    Abstract: IRA owners can withdraw money from their account at any time and for any reason because the owner is in total control of this account. But most withdrawals from traditional IRAs will be at least partially taxable, and the taxable portion of a withdrawal made before age 59½ will be subject to a 10% penalty tax (or as high as 25% on early withdrawals from a SIMPLE IRA). There can even be a 10% penalty tax assessed on a nontaxable portion of some early withdrawals from Roth IRAs. However, this article notes that there are some ways to avoid the penalty tax.

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  • Tax Tips – Get on the fast track

    March / April 2014
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 434

    Abstract: This issue’s “Tax Tips” notes that the IRS has expanded its Fast Track Settlement (FTS) program to small businesses and self-employed individuals. Also, in a Revenue Ruling, the agency has applied the “rescission doctrine” in ruling that a seller need not recognize taxable gain if the transaction is rescinded during the same tax year as the original sale and the parties are returned to their original positions. Meanwhile, the Tax Court has addressed the issue of who claims the manufacturers’ deduction if a business contracts with third parties to perform qualified production activities.

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  • Recent developments clarify tax treatment of same-sex marriages

    Winter 2014
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 434

    Abstract: The U.S. Supreme Court’s historic decision in United States v. Windsor coupled with the release of IRS Revenue Ruling 2013-17 has clarified the federal tax treatment of same-sex marriages. This article notes that same-sex married couples are now subject to the same federal tax rules, benefits and risks to which opposite-sex marriages have been subject for decades. It also explains the federal tax status of same-sex couples who are married in a state that recognizes such marriages and move to a state that doesn’t.

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  • 403(b) plans – IRS establishes preapproved plan program

    October / November 2013
    Newsletter: Employee Benefits Update

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 434

    Abstract: A 403(b) plan is a retirement plan for employees of public schools and certain tax-exempt organizations. The IRS issued final 403(b) regulations in 2007, but until earlier this year it didn’t have a program for plan sponsors to obtain opinion and advisory letters determining whether a plan satisfies the regulations. This article summarizes IRS Revenue Procedure 2013-22, establishing a new program for preapproved 403(b) plans.

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  • Case dismissed: “ibooks” mark isn’t protected

    October / November 2013
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 434

    Abstract: After Apple announced it would be offering e-reader software called “iBooks,” a small publisher of an imprint labeled “ibooks” sued. But, as this article explains, the district court held that the plaintiff had failed to present sufficient evidence to show that its mark was entitled to trademark protection or was likely to suffer from reverse confusion with the “iBooks” mark.

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  • The 3 stages of homeownership (and their tax breaks)

    Summer 2013
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 434

    Abstract: A home is the single most valuable asset in many people’s possession. So it’s important to always remain aware of the tax impact of homeownership. The good news is that, at each of the three general stages of owning a home, an important tax break is available. This article describes mortgage interest deductions, energy-related incentives and the home sale exclusion.

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