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  • Bank Wire – Growing pains: What if your bank’s assets cross the $500 million and $1 billion thresholds?

    Summer 2018
    Newsletter: Community Banking Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 479

    Abstract: This summary of recent developments in banking looks at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Improvement Act rules for banks with assets between $500 million and $1 billion, including the fact that such banks must provide audited comparative financial statements to the relevant federal regulator and comply with stricter auditor independence standards. The article also discusses whether marijuana businesses can provide opportunities for community banks, and lists some red flags for possible disaster-relief fraud.

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  • Partial restoration of lost Social Security benefits

    September 2013
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 479

    Abstract: If one begins receiving Social Security retirement benefits prior to reaching his or her full benefit retirement age, benefits will be reduced when income exceeds a certain threshold ($15,120 in 2013). However, those lost benefits are partially restored upon reaching full retirement age. This is known as the adjustment to the reduction factor. This article offers an example showing how the adjustment works.

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  • The measure of your success: 4 key financial metrics for physicians

    Summer 2012
    Newsletter: Vital Signs

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 479

    Abstract: All financial data are not created equal, and some metrics provide more bang for the buck than others. This article describes four of the most important metrics for monitoring a practice’s financial health: days in receivable outstanding, percentage of receivables over 120 days, net collection rate and denial rate.

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  • Newsbits

    Spring 2012
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 479

    Abstract: This issue’s “Newsbits” describes how such nonprofits as the Salvation Army have begun shifting to digital donations; a new 501(c)(4) called CForward that was recently formed to champion the economic role of nonprofits and to educate and support candidates for political office; and the Celebrity Foundation Directory, featuring detailed descriptions of more than 1,700 foundations started by VIPs in the fields of business, entertainment, politics and sports.

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  • Lending to start-up businesses

    Fall 2011
    Newsletter: Community Banking Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 479

    Abstract: In this down economy, it pays to be more cautious than ever when lending to start-up businesses. This article reviews some of the factors to look for when a potential customer walks in the door — and what to require of the borrower. Specifically, bankers should consider the business’s industry and the entrepreneur’s qualifications and objectivity. Then they should determine what the benchmarks for success will be and ensure that they’ll be getting timely and reliable financial data.

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  • Tax Tips – IRS rethinks position on uncertain tax positions – Maintenance vs. capital improvement: Are you overpaying taxes? – Don’t overlook reinvested dividends

    March / April 2011
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 479

    Abstract: In this issue’s “Tax Tips,” we discuss revised IRS rules that require some companies to report uncertain tax positions (UTPs) on their tax returns using Schedule UTP; why it’s necessary to distinguish between maintenance and capital improvement expenses to save taxes; and the importance of tracking reinvested dividends to avoid paying tax on them twice.

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  • Tax Tips – Failure to maintain W-9s can cost your business – Deduct estate tax on inherited IRA – Don’t overlook reinvested dividends

    November / December 2010
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 479

    Abstract: This issue’s “Tax Tips” section discusses why failing to maintain W-9 forms can be costly for a business; points out the deductibility of estate taxes that can be attributed to assets from an inherited IRA; and shows why it’s important to track reinvested dividends to avoid paying tax on them twice.

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  • What constitutes salary for FLSA overtime rules?

    May / June 2009
    Newsletter: Employment Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 479

    Abstract: That was the question before the Second Circuit when a mortgage underwriter claimed she was entitled to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act even though she was salaried. The Second Circuit held that she was ineligible for overtime pay because the employer never reduced her base salary, and any reductions because of excessive errors or failure to meet productivity targets didn’t affect her base salary. Havey v. Homebound Mortgage Inc., 547 F.3d 158 (2d Cir. 2008)

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