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  • How to avoid HIPAA-related data breaches

    Winter 2019
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 471

    Abstract: Data breaches are as prevalent as ever, with news of large-scale breaches popping up on the news nearly every week. Medical practices, though not necessarily a large target like major corporations, are often easy targets, with plenty of rich personal and financial data available. This article focuses on ways for medical practices to avoid HIPAA-related data breaches, including performing a risk analysis of staff and of security procedures, designating a staffer to oversee security, and customizing computer toolbars with antiphishing applications.

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  • Court blocks trademark for sports shop

    February / March 2019
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 471

    Abstract: Registration of a trademark hinges, in part, on whether there is a likelihood of confusion with an earlier application or registration. This article examines a recent case in which a sports specialty shop learned that the trademark it sought for registration was considered likely to be confused with that of a private social club. In re Detroit Athletic Co., No. 17-2361, Sept. 20, 2018, Fed. Cir.

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  • Understanding the ins and outs of defeasance

    January / February 2018
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 471

    Abstract: Prices for commercial real estate are trending up in many parts of the country, and interest rates may soon follow, although at a slower pace. In such an environment, some property owners are starting to think about exiting their loans early through defeasance. This article explains the basics of defeasance.

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  • Tax law update: Hiring an appraiser for your estate

    January / February 2016
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 471

    Abstract: The fine print of recent law extending the Highway Trust Fund requires large estates to report the fair market value of property at the owner’s death. Many estates will need to hire outside appraisers to comply with the requirements of the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015. This article answers FAQs about statements of value, including who’s affected, why the IRS wants appraisals and when the changes go into effect.

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  • Ask the Advisor — Q. How much leverage should I use to finance my acquisition?

    June / July 2012
    Newsletter: Merger & Acquisition Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 471

    Abstract: Bank lenders are beginning to finance business acquisitions again, and with interest rates at record lows, debt financing looks more enticing than ever. However, buyers should be careful about assuming a lot of debt. Heavy leverage can make companies less nimble and more vulnerable to market volatility.

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  • Contractor’s toolbox – 5 tips for avoiding tax audit triggers

    Winter 2008
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 471

    Abstract: Paying income taxes is painful enough without the specter of penalties and interest. But that’s just what you’ll incur if an IRS audit reveals you broke the rules. This article offers five tips (such as reporting all business income and watching business deductions) for avoiding those audit triggers that can tax your construction company in more ways than one. (Updated 5/29/12)

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  • Would you, should you, reuse an appraisal?

    September / October 2010
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 471

    Abstract: A business appraisal provides a snapshot of a company’s value on a specific date and for a specific purpose. Although it may be tempting to reuse old valuations to save time and money, recycled valuations may cause more problems than they solve. This article uses a hypothetical case study to illustrate the potential drawbacks of reusing an old appraisal for a different purpose.

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  • Tax tips – Grab valuation discounts while they last – Study up on 529 plans – Expanded hiring benefit

    May / June 2009
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 471

    Abstract: News items briefly discussed are 529 plans, valuation discounts and an expanded benefit for those hiring unemployed veterans and “disconnected” youth.

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  • News for Nonprofits – New Form 990 requires “Tell All” on compensation

    February / March 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 471

    Abstract: This issue discusses new Form 990 “tell-all” requirements regarding compensation; ideas for going green; and a higher education questionnaire that signals new IRS compliance requirements.

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  • The R&D tax credit – Are you overlooking this tax-saving tool?

    February / March 2009
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 471

    Abstract: Among all the deductions and credits that Uncle Sam has to offer businesses, the research and development (R&D) tax credit is perhaps the most overlooked. This article explains how the credit works and why companies that have proven or attempted technological advances should claim the R&D credit. With Congress extending the credit under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, now’s the time to take advantage of it.

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  • 403(b) plans: What recent changes mean for your nonprofit

    Winter 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 471

    Abstract: New 403(b) plan regulations go into effect for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2009. This article discusses the revisions made by the Department of Labor to the 2009 Form 5500 and how expanded reporting requirements may compel many previously unaudited 403(b) plans to be audited.

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  • Contractor’s Toolbox – New law gets to the HEART of military service

    Winter 2009
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 471

    Abstract: Last summer, in an effort to give military veterans some financial relief, the Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax (HEART) Act of 2008 was signed into law. If your construction company employs workers active in the military, this is an article you shouldn’t ignore. That’s because you may need to make some changes to your accounting procedures as well as your benefits programs for employees who perform qualified military service.

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  • Moneylines: News Briefs for Businesses and Individuals

    June / July 2008
    Newsletter: Trendlines

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 471

    Abstract: This section offers four news briefs about: 1) How the subprime mortgage crisis has made it harder for many small businesses to obtain financing, 2) A recent survey indicating that a slowing economy may not necessarily mean that college graduates will have a hard time finding jobs, 3) How the IRS has boosted a valuable tax break for commuters, and 4) The perhaps disturbing results of a recent study indicating that many Americans are unclear on some fundamental concepts that apply to their personal finances.

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