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  • Double-edged sword – Don’t become a victim of credit card fraud

    August / September 2020
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 456

    Abstract: Taking a few simple steps can help cut the risk that credit cards will be used without permission and lessen the likelihood of liability for any charges unauthorized users make. This article discusses situations in which individuals might be held liable for fraudulent use of their cards and lists five ways they can lower their risk. It also points out that it’s important not to be lulled into a false sense of security by the ease and convenience of credit and debit cards, because there’s always risk of theft and fraud.

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  • Construction Success Story – Contractor ponders the ROI of wearable technology

    November / December 2019
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 456

    Abstract: This issue’s “Construction Success Story” features a contractor who specializes in building and renovating medical facilities. Recently, he began considering a purchase of “wearable tech” — data-gathering items that can be affixed to construction workers’ clothing. Before spending any money, however, he visited his financial advisor to discuss return on investment.

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  • Tax law change draws attention to owners’ compensation

    November / December 2018
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 456

    Abstract: Historically, the issue of reasonable owners’ compensation has arisen in a variety of business valuation and tax contexts. Now, under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, reasonable compensation issues may come into play when pass-through entities take the new deduction for qualified business income (QBI). This article explains various scenarios where the issue of reasonable compensation is relevant and how financial experts can help a business quantify and support what’s reasonable.

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  • Should you change your business — or transform it?

    Fall 2017
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 456

    Abstract: As its market and technological needs evolve, every company needs to change. At some point in the existence of many companies, the organization needs to go beyond change to transformation. This article examines the difference between the two concepts and how to go about transforming with care.

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  • Contractor’s Toolbox – Working out of state? Don’t leave home without a license

    Spring 2015
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

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    Abstract: In today’s competitive environment, an increasing number of contractors are looking for business opportunities that cross state borders. This article warns that contractors considering this strategy should start planning as early as possible to give themselves plenty of lead time to comply with out-of-state licensing requirements.

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  • Forging productive relationships with your part-time physicians

    Spring 2013
    Newsletter: Vital Signs

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 456

    Abstract: Many larger practices have added part-timers to their physician rosters and been pleased with the results. The trend has picked up in smaller practices, where the addition of part-timers can also be mutually beneficial — as long as both parties understand the terms and responsibilities of these employment arrangements. This article notes some of the issues that practices need to address.

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  • When trademark and patent injunction standards collide

    Year End 2011
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 456

    Abstract: This article looks at a recent trademark dispute in which preliminary injunction standards for trademark cases collided with those for patent cases. The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit holds an important lesson for those seeking injunctions.

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  • Final whistleblower rules – SEC addresses internal reporting concerns

    October / November 2011
    Newsletter: Public Company Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 456

    Abstract: One of the more controversial provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) was to provide significant cash incentives to whistleblowers who report suspected financial misconduct directly to the SEC, instead of reporting it internally. Some critics have worried that it encourages employees to bypass their employer’s internal compliance and reporting systems. This article discusses how the SEC’s recently finalized whistleblower rules have addressed some of these concerns.

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  • Tax Tips – Good news for gift card sellers- Watch out for audit red flags – Know the facts before you invest in municipal bonds

    September / October 2011
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

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    Abstract: This issue’s “Tax Tips” discusses IRS rulings regarding deferral of gift-card income; “red flags” that may trigger an IRS audit; and why municipal bonds touted as “tax-free” might not necessarily be so — and why, even if they are, it’s important to calculate the taxable equivalent yield to determine whether it’s a good deal.

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  • Moneylines: News Briefs for Businesses and Individuals

    Year End 2008
    Newsletter: Trendlines

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

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    Abstract: This section offers four news briefs about: 1) how health care costs for employers are not exactly dropping but may be improving, 2) a recent clarification by the IRS regarding the tax treatment of dependents of divorced or separated parents, 3) results of a recent survey indicating that electronic payments bolster the accounts payable process, and 4) a recent report indicating that, despite the uncertain economy, many companies still intend to grant merit raises next year

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