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  • Tax Tips – Using qualified small business stock to attract investors

    March / April 2021
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 541

    Abstract: These brief tips explain how qualified small business stock can help attract investors; detail proposed IRS regs related to the $10,000 limit on itemized deductions of state and local taxes (SALT); explore how making a “net gift” may reduce gift tax; and explain why hiring your children for your business can save taxes.

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  • Boost cash flow with savvy accounts payable strategies

    Fall 2020
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 541

    Abstract: Managing accounts payable is a critical task for any business, but it’s particularly important for construction companies. As a back-office function, however, payables don’t always get the attention they deserve. This article provides tips and best practices for improving the process, including being strategic and leveraging technology.

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  • Step carefully with loans betwixt a business and its owner

    October 2019
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 541

    Abstract: It’s common for owners of closely held businesses to transfer money into and out of the company. But it’s critical to make such transfers properly or risk unwanted IRS attention. This article explains how and why a transfer should be defined as a loan — not as compensation or a distribution.

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  • Step carefully with loans betwixt a business and its owner

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 541

    Abstract: It’s common for owners of closely held businesses to transfer money into and out of the company. But it’s critical to make such transfers properly or risk unwanted IRS attention. This article explains how and why a transfer should be defined as a loan — not as compensation or a distribution.

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  • Be ready for anything with regular business valuations

    July 2019
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 541

    Abstract: Whether it’s an impending ownership transfer or just a need to learn more about one’s company, every business owner needs to establish reasonable expectations of what a valuation provides. This article answers several insightful questions about the process and goes on to dig deeper into this important management tool.

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  • Be ready for anything with regular business valuations

    Summer 2019
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 541

    Abstract: Whether it’s an impending ownership transfer or just a need to learn more about one’s company, every business owner needs to establish reasonable expectations of what a valuation provides. This article answers several insightful questions about the process and goes on to dig deeper into this important management tool.

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  • Getting to “yes” – Financial keys to securing a commercial loan

    November / December 2017
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 541

    Abstract: Dealerships often use a floor plan to finance their vehicle inventory. But a dealer-owner might need another commercial loan or line of credit for an assortment of reasons — for example, expanding facilities, hiring more employees or buying equipment. This article covers some issues dealers should consider when applying for a loan, including the use of GAAP, financial statements to manufacturers, and other hot spots of interest to a lender.

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  • Proposed tax regs to guide deferred compensation arrangements

    October / November 2017
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 541

    Abstract: The IRS has delivered on its long-promised guidance for nonprofits on deferred compensation arrangements. Among other things, the proposed regulations on so-called Section 457(f) plans clarify, and add to, the types of arrangements exempt from some of the negative tax consequences of deferred compensation plans. This article explains these plans, as well as some new and existing exemptions to their requirements.

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  • Leasing property to your business might trigger undesirable tax consequences

    July 2017
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 541

    Abstract: A business owner who also owns real estate may be tempted to lease that property to the company. Unfortunately, for owners of pass-through entities, doing so may trigger the “self-rental rule” and might lead to negative tax consequences. This article explains the details of the self-rental rule plus a way to avoid triggering it.

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  • Leasing property to your business might trigger undesirable tax consequences

    Summer 2017
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 541

    Abstract: A business owner who also owns real estate may be tempted to lease that property to the company. Unfortunately, for owners of pass-through entities, doing so may trigger the “self-rental rule” and might lead to negative tax consequences. This article explains the details of the self-rental rule plus a way to avoid triggering it.

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  • Predictive coding: The future is now

    January / February 2017
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 541

    Abstract: Increasingly, courts are approving the use of predictive coding, especially in cases involving mountains of electronically stored information. This article helps attorneys understand what predictive coding is and how it can be used in litigation, including its advantages and disadvantages.

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  • Agreed upon procedures – These customized engagements can provide valuable insight

    October / November 2016
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 541

    Abstract: An “agreed upon procedures” (AUP) engagement uses similar procedures to an audit, but on a smaller and limited scale and with no assurance from the CPA. This article uses a hypothetical example to explain how a customized AUP engagement differs from an audit and can be used to identify specific problems that require immediate action.

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  • Are you doing enough to manage risk?

    Fall 2015
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 541

    Abstract: Nonprofits that don’t have comprehensive risk control procedures and strong internal controls aren’t doing enough to prevent financial and other serious losses. This article suggests ways to identify potential risks — including those that are specific to an organization, such as reliance on an annual fundraising event — and ways to avoid or contain them.

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  • Green Lease is ready to roll – Leader certification program launched

    September / October 2014
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 541

    Abstract: The U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Alliance and the Institute for Market Transformation have just launched the “Green Lease Leader” certification program to recognize commercial landlords and brokerage teams that have successfully implemented environmentally friendly leases. This program offers a uniform definition for “Green Lease.” This article describes qualification requirements and the application process.

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  • E-contracts could soon hit critical mass

    March / April 2014
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 541

    Abstract: The adoption of electronic vehicle finance contracts — or “e-contracts,” which have been around since the mid-1990s — might reach critical mass in the near future. This article discusses the benefits of e-contracts, including speedier processing and higher customer satisfaction, but also looks at some of the barriers that have impeded their adoption.

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  • Gifting: It’s no hobby

    Summer 2013
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 541

    Abstract: Everyone who’s built up some wealth needs a well-thought-out gifting strategy — both for estate planning purposes and for minimizing the taxes they and their loved ones could face in the here and now. This article discusses the impact of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 on gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer tax rates and exemptions. It also discusses gift tax exclusions, family limited partnerships and annuity trusts as part of a gifting strategy.

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