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  • Playing the name game with a DBA

    May / June 2020
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 554

    Abstract: For a variety of reasons, contractors often need to retool their branding to better represent their services or reach new customers. Sometimes the best way to do this is to operate all or part of your business under a new name. This article explores the purposes and legal requirements of a “doing business as” filing.

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  • New rules make 401(k) hardship withdrawals easier

    March / April 2019
    Newsletter: Planning for Prosperity / Wealth Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 554

    Abstract: Many 401(k) plans permit hardship withdrawals, and the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 relaxed some of the rules surrounding these withdrawals. But as this article argues, even if it’s easier to access retirement savings in a pinch, doing so comes at a steep price. Besides taxes and penalties, account holders can lose the benefits of tax-deferred growth.

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  • Surveilling new EU privacy rules – Data protection regulations include U.S. nonprofits

    Winter 2019
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 554

    Abstract: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) revises the standards for privacy rights, information security and compliance in the EU. But because the GDPR applies to all organizations — inside and outside the EU — that access or process data about persons in Europe, unsuspecting U.S. organizations could fall under these requirements. This article spotlights the regulation’s scope, its primary requirements, and its interpretation of individual rights.

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  • Take a look at the domestic production activities deduction

    February 2018
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 554

    Abstract: The domestic production activities deduction provides a tax break for certain “domestic production activities.” Unfortunately, many businesses tend to overlook it because they believe the tax break applies only to a few industries. This article points out that the deduction remains available to a wide range of businesses for the 2017 tax year and delves into some industry-specific details. A sidebar discusses IRS guidance on the W-2 wage limitation to taxpayers with a short taxable year as it applies to the domestic production activities deduction.

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  • Construction Success Story – General contractor takes a look at telematics

    July / August 2016
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 554

    Abstract: This issue’s “Construction Success Story” features a general contractor whose profitability was suffering because of mechanical breakdowns and high fuel costs. While at a construction equipment trade show, he learned of “telematics” — technology that transmits data from machine parts to a central database. He asked his CPA whether telematics might be worth his time and money.

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  • Joint costs: The right way to allocate

    Winter 2016
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 554

    Abstract: With so much attention these days paid to fundraising ratios, many nonprofits feel pressure to minimize their fundraising expenses. This makes allocating joint costs — costs associated with activities that have both fundraising and other functions — appealing. But before an organization takes that step, it must become familiar with some frequently misunderstood accounting rules.

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  • Does the ACA’s individual mandate affect you?

    January / February 2014
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 554

    Abstract: Recently, the IRS finalized regulations that provide guidance on the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) individual mandate and outline nine classes of people who are exempt from the penalty. This article discusses what is required of individuals and who may be exempt. It also notes the requirements to be eligible for a hardship exemption.

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  • Collaborative expense reviews pay off

    Fall 2013
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 554

    Abstract: As the market revs up, it’s important to resist the temptation to splurge. Dealers should spend as if they were still operating in a recession. To get a better handle on cost containment, they should consider incorporating collaborative expense reviews into their weekly management meetings. This article explains how collaboration can foster more disciplined spending.

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  • Cash management strategies for a secure retirement

    September 2012
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 554

    Abstract: How much does it take to live comfortably during retirement? Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all answer; everyone has different goals and objectives. However, this article lists some ideas to help build that retirement nest egg, including forced savings, allocating less to other parts of one’s financial plan, and using a reverse mortgage.

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  • Did employee’s cooperation lead to employer’s retaliation?

    July / August 2009
    Newsletter: Employment Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 554

    Abstract: One of the stated purposes of Title VII is to protect workers from employment retaliation. But does its protection extend to employees who are fired after they cooperate with an employer’s discrimination investigation — even though they themselves didn’t initially complain of the discrimination at issue? This was the question in one case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Crawford v. Metro. Gov’t of Nashville & Davidson County, 129 S. Ct. 846 (U.S. 2009)

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