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  • 7 11th-hour tax strategies for individuals

    Year End 2020
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 444

    Abstract: There’s still time for individuals to cut their 2020 tax bills. This article offers seven last-minute tax strategies to consider at the end of this tumultuous year, including donating to charity, using capital losses to offset capital gains and adjusting income tax withholding. The article notes that more tax strategies may be available, depending on the taxpayer’s specific circumstances.

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  • Weak damages evidence can mean nominal damages

    January / February 2020
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 444

    Abstract: A start-up company lost out on a jury’s $4.35 million lost profits award in a breach of contract action after a federal court found its expert’s “yardstick” analysis faulty. This article explains what happened, why the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld a $1 damages award and how the case may apply to other clients who rely on financial experts to quantify economic damages.

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  • Is bridge financing right for you?

    January / February 2020
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 444

    Abstract: Bridge loans can supply short-term financing before developers and investors cement long-term financing. Their popularity surged during and in the wake of the Great Recession — and that popularity has yet to retreat. For those considering obtaining a bridge loan as part of a new deal or a refinancing, or for on-site improvements, this article discusses the potential pros and cons.

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  • Investing in your business still a powerful year-end tax planning strategy

    October / November 2018
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 444

    Abstract: One of the best strategies for business owners attempting to reduce their tax burden continues to be investing in business assets that will provide large depreciation-related deductions. In fact, as this article points out, such investments could provide larger deductions in 2018 than in 2017, thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. In addition to discussing the potential benefits of bonus depreciation, the article explains how qualifying for Section 179 expensing might be a strategy also worth investigating.

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  • Online and on-site shopping – Integrate the two for the best customer experience

    March / April 2018
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 444

    Abstract: Not surprisingly, most car buyers today begin their shopping experience online. They use the Internet to find vehicles listed for sale, research pricing, compare different models and locate a convenient dealership — which makes careful integration of dealerships’ online and on-site sales activities critical. This article highlights recent findings of a study on car buying. And it discusses how to seamlessly integrate online and on-site shopping and provide potential buyers with a variety of ways to interact with the dealership.

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  • 5 tips for developing banking relationships with CFOs

    Year End 2017
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 444

    Abstract: CFOs are often the decision makers when it comes to picking lenders, accountants and other financial service providers. It’s important for lenders to stand out from the crowd and build connections with CFOs. This brief article offers five tips to help lenders connect with leaders in finance. It notes that CFOs who benefit from their connections with a lender likely will want to do business with the lender’s bank in the future.

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  • The Contractor’s Corner – When will the robots take over our jobsites?

    Fall 2017
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 444

    Abstract: This issue’s “Contractor’s Corner” answers a query about when every construction company owner’s life will be made simple by robots taking over jobsites. The serious truth is that robotics are having a significant impact on the industry. This article explores some of the specific ways this is taking place.

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  • Construction Success Story – Contractor learns to like maintaining his online rep

    September / October 2017
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 444

    Abstract: This issue’s “Construction Success Story” features a residential contractor who has a minimal, and minimally maintained, online presence. After a disgruntled former client posts negative remarks on his Facebook page, the contractor realizes that he needs to step up his Internet marketing game. To get started, he works with his CPA on some commonsense ways to handle the situation without breaking the bank.

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  • News for Nonprofits – Nonprofits running deficits

    June / July 2017
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 444

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” highlights an Urban Institute report revealing both good news and worrisome news about the finances of the nonprofit sector; a “do-it-yourself” fundraising website that’s reporting success in recent campaigns; and efforts in state courts and legislatures to make nonprofits pay property taxes.

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  • 529 plans to the rescue

    June / July 2016
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 444

    Abstract: By the time babies born in 2016 turn 18, the cost of their college educations may top $200,000. That’s if they attend an in-state, four-year public university and the $20,000 the College Board estimates they’d pay today for tuition, room, and board rises at an average of 5% annually. One tool parents can use to save for these costs is a 529 plan. This article describes the advantages of these plans — flexibility is a key one — as well as their downside.

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  • Heads up on increased IRS penalties, new CFPB role

    January / February 2016
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 444

    Abstract: This article explains a provision of the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 that will affect IRS penalties for the 2016 tax year. It also discusses a new regulatory arrangement with the CFPB that is now in effect.

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  • The cost approach: An integral piece of the valuation puzzle

    July / August 2014
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 444

    Abstract: Numerous articles have been written about the nuances of the income and market approaches. But the cost approach can also be a viable valuation technique. The concept underlying the cost (or asset-based) approach is that the value of a business equals the difference between the values of its assets and liabilities. This article offers a closer look at how it works. Richard Scott Starling v. Teresa Ann Morehead Starling (Va. Ct. of Appeals, Record No. 0589-13-3, Sept. 10, 2013)

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  • The Contractor’s Corner – How can I get my technology in order?

    Spring 2014
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 444

    Abstract: In a recent survey of contractors, more than a quarter of respondents reported that they haven’t integrated all of their software. This issue’s “Contractor’s Corner” looks at implementing a companywide strategic IT plan. Doing so involves defining IT objectives and then taking a phased approach to adopting technology — just like a construction project!

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  • The wide world of claims fraud (and how to come out on top)

    Winter 2014
    Newsletter: Expert / Valuation & Litigation Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 444

    Abstract: These days a variety of businesses deal regularly with claims that present the opportunity for fraud, ranging from false health care and other benefits claims to dishonest rebate and warranty claims. But technological advances over the last decade or so have given rise to the emergence of data and predictive analytics — powerful tools for combating fraud when in the right hands. To make the most of such analytics, companies need to take a strategic and integrated approach. This article offers four steps in this process.

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  • Practical Perspectives: Key financial issues for you and your family – Newlyweds learn about married (taxpaying) life

    June / July 2013
    Newsletter: Trendlines

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 444

    Abstract: This issue’s “Practical Perspectives” examines the tax situation of newlyweds “Albert and Cyndi.” The couple initially seemed skeptical about the impact of tying the knot. But only Albert is presently working, and their tax advisor explains how the “marriage penalty” will affect them once both are employed.

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  • How to handle an unsolicited acquisition offer

    Summer 2013
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 444

    Abstract: Although unsolicited acquisition offers are fairly common — and some represent excellent opportunities — caution is warranted. An M&A advisor can help a business determine whether selling now is in its best interest.  This article explains how an advisor determines the value of a business and whether potential buyers have the financing to purchase it.

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