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  • Uncovering hidden assets and income in divorce cases

    May / June 2017
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 437

    Abstract: In divorce cases, spouses may have an incentive to hide assets and income to minimize support payments or skew marital asset distributions. This article discusses some ways spouses may attempt to conceal their wealth and techniques financial experts use to uncover it.

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  • Relying on management’s estimates of expected cash flow

    September / October 2016
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 437

    Abstract: Often, business valuations are based on estimates of expected cash flow, but it’s important to evaluate whether these estimates seem reasonable. This article explains the role that cash flow estimates play in valuing a business and the difference between forecasts and projections.

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  • Renting property to your business could backfire on your tax liability

    September / October 2016
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 437

    Abstract: If a taxpayer owns both property and a business, it just makes sense to lease the property to the business, right? Not always. This article highlights how this approach could bring on some dire tax consequences.

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  • News for Nonprofits – Private colleges fail on financial health

    August / September 2016
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 437

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” reports on private colleges that provide federal money for financial aid but have failed to meet DOE financial responsibility standards; some of the latest states to experiment with social impact bonds; and the status of the FASB project on financial statements.

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  • In the News – Partnership audits in a nutshell

    August / September 2016
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 437

    Abstract: Lenders may be indirectly affected by new rules for IRS audits of partnerships and LLCs, which are treated as partnerships for tax purposes. This article provides a brief summary of how the rules have recently changed and when they go into effect.

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  • Contractor’s Toolbox – Is your tool reimbursement plan accountable?

    Fall 2014
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 437

    Abstract: When employees are permitted or required to purchase their own small tools and are then reimbursed for the expense — and the arrangement qualifies as an “accountable plan” under IRS rules — both employer and employees can gain valuable tax benefits. These plans are relatively easy and inexpensive to establish; this article describes the requirements.

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  • How excess earnings fits into an appraiser’s toolkit

    May / June 2014
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 437

    Abstract: Critics of the excess earnings method call it subjective, ambiguous and outdated. Yet the method remains a viable tool, especially when valuing small professional practices for divorce purposes. Because of its perceived simplicity, the excess earnings method can also serve as a meaningful sanity check for other methods. This article explains how it works.

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  • The Contractor’s Corner – How can I trim plan distribution costs?

    Fall 2013
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 437

    Abstract: This issue’s “Contractor’s Corner” looks at a contractor who’s concerned about the large amounts of money it takes to distribute building plans — not only the hard cost of the initial printing, but also the expense of revising the plans, overnighting specs to project participants and using a courier service during the job itself. The answer lies in “reprographics” —the practice of reproducing both physical and digital content via means such as scanning, photography, xerography and digital printing.

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  • 6 tips for conjuring service customer loyalty

    July / August 2013
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 437

    Abstract: Although it might take more know-how and creativity to instill customer loyalty nowadays than it did in days gone by, this golden commodity is still obtainable. This article offers six ways to conjure up loyalty among service department patrons. They include appointing someone to track and improve customer loyalty, enhancing the dealership’s waiting area, and following up on customer feedback.

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  • Expanded Medicare taxes may take a bite out of your 2013 income

    June / July 2013
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 437

    Abstract: The 2010 health care act includes some significant tax provisions, the most notable of which impose expanded Medicare taxes on higher-income taxpayers. This article takes a look at the additional 0.9% Medicare tax on FICA wages and self-employment income, along with the 3.8% Medicare contribution tax on some or all net investment income.

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  • Newsbits – Study examines political leanings and donor behavior

    Spring 2013
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 437

    Abstract: This issue’s “Newsbits” discusses one study that examines the effects of political leanings on donor behavior, and another that reveals a significant drop in multiyear grants to charities. It also takes note of Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2012-05, which addresses the diversity of nonprofit practices for classifying cash receipts from the sale of certain donated financial assets (including securities) in their statement of cash flows.

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  • DuPont factors weigh heavily in banking dispute

    October / November 2011
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 437

    Abstract: When evaluating the likelihood of confusion between two trademarks, courts often apply the 13 so-called “DuPont factors.” But there’s been some disagreement about whether these various factors should all weigh equally or if certain ones should hold greater relevancy based on the circumstances of the case in question. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit brought some clarity to the matter in a case involving similar names between two banks. Citigroup Inc. v. Capital City Bank Group, Inc., No. 2010-1369, March 28, 2011 (Fed. Cir.)

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  • Down for the count – Detecting inventory fraud

    Winter 2011
    Newsletter: Expert / Valuation & Litigation Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 437

    Abstract: Like any type of employee scam, inventory fraud can lead to losses that can go undetected for long stretches of time. Many companies are particularly vulnerable to such fraud, though, because of risks that are inherent in the way they do business. This article describes three common fraud techniques, and explains what’s involved in a fraud investigation.

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  • Get your employees involved in accident prevention

    January / February 2011
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 437

    Abstract: Accidents and injuries lead not only to detrimental medical and morale consequences, but also to financial and, often, legal ones. Naturally, there are a variety of ways to encourage safety. But few of them are likely to be effective without one key ingredient: the participation of employees. This article discusses how to train and supervise employees and to make sure subcontractors are on board.

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  • Dealer Digest

    November / December 2010
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 437

    Abstract: This issue’s “Dealer Digest” highlights the likelihood that the IRS will further delay scrutiny of Uniform Capitalization (UNICAP) issues; a car safety checklist that dealers can use to attract customers concerned about their kids’ safety; and a couple of tax breaks available under the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act.

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  • Parlaying the power of paralegals

    Fall 2010
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 437

    Abstract: Sometimes, attorneys undermine firm profitability by doing work that’s better left to paralegals and creating a ripple effect of staff members performing tasks for which they’re overqualified. To prevent such problems, it’s important to use paralegals effectively. This article shows why it’s important to recognize what work paralegals should do and what they shouldn’t, and how to fully integrate them as members of the legal staff.

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