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  • Keeping up with the net operating loss rules

    June 2020
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 488

    Abstract: When a trade or business’s deductible expenses exceed its income, a net operating loss (NOL) generally occurs. The rules applying to NOLs have changed and changed again. This article reviews how they’ve been revised, including most recently under the CARES Act.

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  • Tax Tips – Yes, home equity loan interest may still be deductible

    September / October 2018
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 488

    Abstract: These brief tips explain that home equity loan interest may still be deductible post–Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), detail two changes the TCJA made to business losses, and discuss whether a qualified personal residence trust is still relevant today.

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  • Helping an adult child buy a home

    February 2015
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 488

    Abstract: Economic and tax considerations make right now a good time for parents (and grandparents) who are willing and able to help their adult children buy a home. This article looks particularly at the 0% capital gains rate and low federal interest rates as factors that might influence the decision.

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  • Back to Basics — Inventory method differences

    Year End 2012
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 488

    Abstract: Inventory is one of a lender’s biggest sources of collateral. But there are significant differences in the ways borrowers report inventory. This article reviews the differences between two common inventory reporting methods: first-in, first-out (FIFO) and last-in, first-out (LIFO). Over time the choice becomes material, especially in an inflationary environment. If two customers use different inventory accounting methods, they might ultimately have the same bottom line but not both deserve the same credit line.

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  • Ask the Advisor — Is structured financing right for me?

    May / June 2012
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 488

    Abstract: Even in the tight credit market, many developers continue to seek financing in the form of debt and equity. But in some circumstances, it may be possible to combine different offerings from commercial capital markets, thus maximizing leverage and minimizing cash equity requirements. This article examines the benefits of structured financing, along with some critical considerations.

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  • Tax Tips – Don’t skimp on S corporation salaries – Now’s the time for giving – Consider a charitable IRA rollover

    May / June 2011
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 488

    Abstract: This issue’s “Tax Tips” discusses why it’s important that S corporations establish and document reasonable salaries for shareholder-employees; why it may be best to make large gifts now to take advantage of the current high tax exemption; and why those 70½ or older should consider a charitable IRA rollover.

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  • Gain financial flexibility with a savings plan

    November / December 2011
    Newsletter: Planning for Prosperity / Wealth Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 488

    Abstract: A person who’s achieved some measure of earning power might be inclined to think that saving will somehow take care of itself. That would be a mistake. There’s no telling when an unexpected turn of events, such as a job loss or an extended illness, could quickly empty one’s bank account. Consequently, the smartest strategy is to begin saving as much as possible, as early as possible. This article offers tips for getting started early.

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  • 4 profit killers to keep away from your bottom line

    March / April 2009
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 488

    Abstract: From unnecessary delays to insufficient communication, profit killers lurk throughout the construction business. They’re usually not hard to spot once one starts looking — and in today’s market, contractors really ought to be looking. This article warns of four profit killers that construction business owners need to keep away from their bottom lines.

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  • Be the top dog: Use search engine optimization

    June / July 2008
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 488

    Abstract: In today’s plugged-in business world, your customers have a plethora of Internet-based information search tools—commonly known as search engines—at their fingertips to quickly locate products and services. The return on investment in your company’s Web site depends largely on how quickly prospects can locate your site when using these tools. This article offers some tips on how to get your URL listed higher on search engine result pages.

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