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  • ABLE accounts help those with disabilities

    November 2020
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 535

    Abstract: Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) accounts are tax-free accounts that can be used for expenses of disabled individuals. They can be created by a disabled person or his or her family members or guardians. This article explains eligibility factors and other pertinent details. A sidebar notes an ABLE account’s impact on Supplemental Security Income.

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  • FASB expands VIE exception for private companies

    Spring 2019
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 535

    Abstract: Private manufacturers often set up separate legal entities to hold real estate or operate new business ventures. These entities are typically considered variable interest entities (VIEs) that must be consolidated under current U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). This article explains an updated accounting standard that will soon allow private companies to opt out of the complicated consolidation rules.

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  • Getting on board with off-site construction

    Winter 2018
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 535

    Abstract: For decades, manufacturers made stuff in a factory while contractors worked on the jobsite. But the line between these two industries is blurring. This article explores the growing trend of off-site construction, a model under which building components or even completed structures are manufactured in a factory and then transported to the job site for installation.

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  • Shifting gears – Be flexible about changing M&A objectives

    Year End 2017
    Newsletter: Merger & Acquisition Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 535

    Abstract: Sometimes a buyer’s acquisition strategy changes during the course of deal negotiations. For example, a transaction initially intended as a full company sale might become a division spinoff or strategic partnership. As this article explains, the key to success when objectives change is for deal parties to keep an open mind.

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  • Why cybersecurity is critical to your deal’s success

    June / July 2017
    Newsletter: Merger & Acquisition Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 535

    Abstract: These days, in addition to performing financial, legal and operational due diligence, business buyers need to scrutinize a potential acquisition’s data and IT networks. To prevent a data hack from affecting a deal’s terms, valuation and integration, the parties need to prioritize cybersecurity. This article covers what buyers and sellers both should do.

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  • The WIP is good: A valuable management tool

    Spring 2017
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 535

    Abstract: To see the road ahead, and any hazards that may be coming up, contractors need to generate regular work-in-progress (WIP) reports for every job. This article names some of the key data points that every WIP report should contain and explores the many benefits of tracking this information.

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  • What kind of insurance does the project need?

    March / April 2017
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 535

    Abstract: Every business requires comprehensive insurance coverage to protect its assets and income. Property owners and developers need to consider more than just general liability, workers’ compensation and business interruption policies, though. This article provides a quick overview of what else may be available and needed.

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  • DAFs bring an investment angle to charitable giving

    Winter 2017
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 535

    Abstract: A DAF is a tax-advantaged investment account administered by a not-for-profit “sponsoring organization.” Anyone planning to make significant charitable donations in the coming year should consider one. This article explains the attributes of these accounts and discusses their valuable tax benefits.

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  • DAFs bring an investment angle to charitable giving

    January 2017
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 535

    Abstract: A DAF is a tax-advantaged investment account administered by a not-for-profit “sponsoring organization.” Anyone planning to make significant charitable donations in the coming year should consider one. This article explains the attributes of these accounts and discusses their valuable tax benefits.

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  • Keeping a close eye on contract allowances

    Fall 2016
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 535

    Abstract: A contract allowance is an estimated dollar amount that allocates funds to a particular job task for which a specific dollar amount couldn’t be arrived at during bidding. Unfortunately, these amounts often lead to conflicts with project owners. This article reviews the concept of contract allowances and discusses some important points for contractors to bear in mind when handling them.

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  • Protect against insider trading charges with a 10b5-1 plan

    August / September 2016
    Newsletter: Public Company Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 535

    Abstract: Defending allegations of insider trading can be a challenge: Under Rule 10b5-1, a securities purchase or sale is deemed to be made “on the basis of” material nonpublic information (MNPI) if the insider is aware of MNPI at the time of the transaction. One of the best ways for insiders to protect themselves against insider trading charges is to establish a 10b5-1 trading plan. This article describes how to design a 10b5-1 plan.

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  • Save time and money with rebuttal reports

    January / February 2016
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 535

    Abstract: A defense attorney will often wait until the plaintiff’s attorney submits a valuation report. Then, the defense hires its own expert to prepare a “rebuttal report,” rather than pay for a separate full-blown valuation report. This strategy can be a cost-effective way to poke holes in the opposing expert’s analyses, but rebuttals are only effective when they’re detailed and accurate. This article explains reasons clients opt for rebuttal reports, the preferred reporting format and the level of detail courts have come to expect from rebuttal experts.

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  • How to disable disability fraud – Predictive analytics and forensic tools are critical

    March/April 2015
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 535

    Abstract: The government isn’t the only organization that needs to worry about disability fraud. Many employers provide private disability insurance policies and self-employed individuals often purchase private disability coverage. Fraud perpetrators can file false claims under any of these types of policies. This article describes techniques that experts have for detecting such fraud.

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  • Fraud prevention starts with a background check

    Winter 2014
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 535

    Abstract: Skipping background checks on prospective employees is like opening the door to fraud. Background checks aren’t foolproof — but they’re capable of revealing many things about potential hires that could eventually affect a business. This article explains how to carry out the process, while a sidebar offers a profile of a typical fraud perpetrator.

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  • Extended energy-related incentives are still available

    May / June 2013
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 535

    Abstract: For contractors, there are a number of energy-related incentives still available under the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 that may save money and perhaps generate some business. This article discusses credits for fuel efficiency, “green” energy production and energy-efficient home improvements.

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  • Boost your bonding capacity with shareholder loans

    Winter 2013
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 535

    Abstract: One strategy that a construction business can use to enhance its financial position and boost its bonding capacity is to have the owners make loans to the company. So long as these “shareholder loans” (which can also be made by entities other than corporations — such as LLCs and partnerships) are subordinated to bond claims, most sureties will treat the proceeds as a capital equivalent in evaluating a company’s bonding capacity. This article discusses the advantages of these loans and the criteria they must meet.

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