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  • Defined-value gifts – Plan carefully to avoid unpleasant tax surprises

    March / April 2021
    Newsletter: Estate Planner

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 546

    Abstract: Many people are considering making substantial gifts to the younger generation to take advantage of the current exemption while it lasts. Often, these gifts consist of hard-to-value assets, which can be risky. Making a defined-value gift may help avoid unexpected tax liabilities. This article explains what a defined-value gift is and details why precise language is necessary for the gift to pass muster with the IRS.

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  • Is a dedicated sales team the answer to this economy?

    Winter 2021
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 546

    Abstract: The practice of law is almost always stressful, but current conditions make this period and the near future more anxiety-producing than ever. Firms are balancing the COVID-19 pandemic, economic uncertainty and ongoing pressure to bring in new business. This article discusses why this has led some to follow the lead of other professional services and create dedicated teams of sales professionals to help lighten the load.

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  • Walk the talk: Prioritizing company core values

    Winter 2020
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 546

    Abstract: A contractor’s core values, or business principles, should be more than a superficial exercise in platitudes. When a construction business establishes a set of values, that company is proclaiming what they stand for and how they do business. This article explains why values are important and what to do with them once you’ve chosen a few.

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  • Walk the talk: Prioritizing company core values

    January / February 2020
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 546

    Abstract: A contractor’s core values, or business principles, should be more than a superficial exercise in platitudes. When a construction business establishes a set of values, that company is proclaiming what they stand for and how they do business. This article explains why values are important and what to do with them once you’ve chosen a few.

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  • Using your financial statements to recalibrate your estimates

    Fall 2017
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 546

    Abstract: Offering a fair price for quality workmanship lies at the heart of every contractor’s long-term success. Finding this critical balance begins with the estimating process. Over time, however, even the soundest approach to generating estimates can require recalibration. This article discusses how contractors can use their financial statements to assess the accuracy of their estimating process.

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  • ABLE accounts benefit disabled family members

    October / November 2017
    Newsletter: Insight on Estate Planning

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 546

    Abstract: For families with disabled loved ones who are potentially eligible for means-tested government benefits such as Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income, estate planning can be a challenge. One potential tool is to open a Section 529A account (also known as an ABLE account). This article details how an ABLE account works and compares it to a special needs trust.

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  • Don’t let capital losses get you down

    December 2016
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 546

    Abstract: No one wishes to lose money on an investment. But, if it happens, the investor may at least be able to lower his or her tax bill. This article explains how capital losses can save tax, looks into the wash sale rule and offers some potential coping strategies. A sidebar looks at special considerations related to mutual funds.

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  • Good eats, tax breaks: Deducting employee meal costs

    February 2016
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 546

    Abstract: One thing about human resources — they need to eat. Just about every employer encounters situations in which it needs to provide meals to its employees. This article discusses the latest tax rules for deducting these costs. A sidebar looks at the advantages and tax impact of establishing an employee cafeteria.

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  • Don’t underestimate the impact of state estate taxes

    November / December 2014
    Newsletter: Estate Planner

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 546

    Abstract: With the federal gift and estate tax exemption currently topping $5 million, fewer people have to worry about implementing strategies to reduce federal estate tax liability. However, it’s unwise to forget to plan for state estate taxes. This article details how tax rates and exemptions vary from state to state and offers planning techniques to offset state estate taxes.

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  • The new estate tax regime – Greater wealth-transfer opportunities now available

    July / August 2011
    Newsletter: Planning for Prosperity / Wealth Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 546

    Abstract: With the passage of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act late last year, the estate tax law is set through 2012. But if Congress doesn’t take additional action, the estate tax will revert to levels prescribed by pre-2001 tax law beginning in 2013. Still, even with this uncertainty, the next two years offer an ability to transfer greater amounts of wealth out of one’s estate, thus lowering liability. This article discusses the increase in the gift and estate tax exemptions and the “portability” of the latter for married couples.

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  • Keep emotions in check when making investment decisions

    January / February 2011
    Newsletter: Planning for Prosperity / Wealth Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 546

    Abstract: Deciding what to do with investments during tough times can be difficult, and emotions sometimes get in the way of making sound choices. But this article looks at ways to maintain objectivity, such as taking advantage of automatic investment plans, developing an individualized wealth management plan, and diversifying one’s portfolio.

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  • Renovations gone wrong can lead to costly litigation

    November / December 2008
    Newsletter: Construction Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 546

    Abstract: No construction project is a sure thing. But renovation jobs bring distinctive challenges in that existing components or conditions of the structure may prevent the project from proceeding exactly as planned. And when those challenges turn to legal disputes, the ramifications can be unexpected — and costly. This article examines a case that shows just how costly.

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  • New rules require new methods for M&A accounting

    Summer 2008
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 546

    Abstract: In their first major joint undertaking, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) collaborated to create merger financial reporting standards applicable not only to the United States, but worldwide. This article explores Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) Nos. 141R and 160.

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