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  • Section 125 cafeteria plans – Take note of recent IRS changes

    April / May 2015
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 438

    Abstract: Those who offer employees health care coverage under a Section 125 cafeteria plan should be aware that the IRS has made some recent changes. New rules now expand an employee’s ability to revoke coverage during the plan year. The rules are intended to make it easier for them to adjust coverage to better meet their needs. This article delves into the changes.

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  • Wage increases: Look before you leap

    Winter 2015
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 438

    Abstract: A recent Gallup poll shows that roughly three-quarters of Americans support a minimum wage increase. Factories and warehouses tend to employ a large number of entry-level and low-wage workers. For manufacturers who may be considering a wage increase for their hourly workers, this article looks at some important questions to factor into the decision. It addresses wage competitiveness and the up-front and hidden costs of an increase.

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  • Demystifying LTL freight classification

    Fall 2014
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 438

    Abstract: The National Motor Freight Classification® (NMFC®) system can be overwhelming. But manufacturers that understand how carriers classify freight can find creative ways to lower their costs for less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments. This article describes the factors that affect freight rates and offers ways to qualify for lower, less expensive freight classes.

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  • The Contractor’s Corner – Is it really time to upgrade our accounting software?

    Summer 2014
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 438

    Abstract: Technology is tricky. Much of today’s software is engineered so well that it will perform adequately for years. But technology is also getting better all the time. And contractors who aren’t getting as much out of their financial data as their competitors are could be at a disadvantage. On the other hand, if a construction company doesn’t need any major accounting process changes, it probably doesn’t need a major accounting software change either. This issue’s “Contractor’s Corner” discusses some of the considerations involved in this decision.

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  • Construction Success Story – New security system brings peace of mind

    May / June 2014
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 438

    Abstract: This issue’s “Construction Success Story” looks at the case of a family roofing company that had been in one place for over 50 years but hadn’t upgraded its security as the local crime rate increased. That changed when the owner arrived one day to find that a van had been broken into and tools stolen. Hoping to prevent even more serious theft, the owner consulted his financial advisor. Together, they formulated a budget and solicited bids for a new security system, eventually finding just the right one for the construction company.

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  • Requirements for criminal copyright violations clarified

    April / May 2014
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 438

    Abstract: Not surprisingly, the level of guilt necessary to prove a criminal copyright violation is higher than that needed to establish civil liability for copyright infringement. But to precisely what lengths must the government go to secure a conviction? Some clarification was provided last fall in a case in which a plaintiff, having been sentenced for counterfeiting CDs and DVDs, argued to an appeals court that the district court had improperly instructed the jury on the meaning of the terms “willfulness” and “knowledge” under the relevant statutes. This article describes why the appellate court agreed, concluding that the instructions weren’t harmless errors. U.S. v. Liu, No. 10-10613, Oct. 1, 2013 (9th Cir.)

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  • Tax ramifications of owning a second home

    April 2012
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 438

    Abstract: Regardless of whether one uses a second home for personal or for investment purposes, planning for its tax implications will enable ownership of the property in the most tax-efficient way possible — or, if the purchase is somewhat tax driven, maximization of the allowable deductions the property generates. A second home can fall into one of three categories for tax purposes, depending on how it is used: personal residence, vacation home, or rental property. This article discusses the tax ramifications of each.

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  • The Contractor’s Corner – What’s wrong with my project forecasts?

    Fall 2011
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 438

    Abstract: This issue’s “Contractor’s Corner” takes a look at the case of a contractor who frequently finds that project managers’ forecasts end up being way off the mark. As a result, the company either has to work twice as hard to get the job back in line with the estimate or simply lose money. The article shows how to improve forecasting accuracy by knowing what information to track and how to track it.

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  • How to make outgoing referrals pay off

    Fall 2011
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 438

    Abstract: Most attorneys give little consideration to their outgoing business referrals — and that’s a mistake. Properly managed, outgoing referrals can contribute to a law firm’s bottom line by generating referral fees, reciprocal referrals and satisfied clients. This article talks about how to treat referrals as a critical business development strategy.

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  • 6 updated exemptions for permissible copyright circumvention

    Year End 2010
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 438

    Abstract: The Librarian of Congress recently released an updated list of exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The DMCA generally prohibits the circumvention of access-control technologies used by copyright owners to protect their works. But the exemptions allow users of certain types of works to circumvent such controls to make noninfringing uses of such works. This article describes the six exemptions from this year’s updated list.

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  • Newsbits – Fasb actions carry impact

    Fall 2009
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 438

    Abstract: This issue’s “Newsbits” concentrates on just one topic: three recent actions by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) that could affect a nonprofit’s financial statement preparation this year and beyond.

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  • Reasons to lend to plastics manufacturers

    March / April 2008
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 438

    Abstract: In the wake of the layoffs, equipment write-offs, liquidations and consolidations earlier this decade, domestic plastics manufacturing may seem lackluster. But opportunities await lenders who select plastics prospects wisely.

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