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  • An estate plan benefits you and your family

    May / June 2020
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 558

    Abstract: Quick question: Who needs an estate plan? The answer isn’t only the affluent; it’s everyone. While gift and estate tax liability isn’t an issue for most folks, most families can benefit from a comprehensive plan that divides their wealth, protects their well-being and provides a compass for the future. This article explores how a comprehensive estate plan can benefit your family.

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  • Gig workers, know your tax responsibilities

    March 2020
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 558

    Abstract: Gig workers represent a growing segment of the economy. And no matter what the job or app, they all have one thing in common: taxes. This article explores the distinctive aspects of this type of self-employment. A sidebar points out that gig workers may qualify for certain business expense deductions.

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  • Returnships might fill your talent gap

    Year End 2019
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 558

    Abstract: In today’s tight job market, employers must innovate when it comes to filling their positions. Returnship programs can provide welcome and valuable relief for nonprofits facing hiring challenges. This article explains how returnships work, and the benefits and risks they offer.

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  • Business owners, your bad debts may be deductible

    November 2019
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 558

    Abstract: Business owners who hold a business-related debt that’s become worthless or uncollectible may be able to claim a “bad debt” deduction. But there are a few hoops to jump through and not all debts are eligible. This article examines those hoops. A sidebar touches on the accounting concept of “charge-offs” when it comes to business bad debts.

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  • Should a tax apportionment clause be in your estate plan?

    August / September 2018
    Newsletter: Insight on Estate Planning

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 558

    Abstract: Even though the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act doubled the gift and estate tax exemption to $10 million beginning this year, there are many families that still have to contend with significant federal estate tax liability. Plus, there may be state estate taxes that must be taken into account. If individuals find themselves in this situation, it’s important that they consider a tax apportionment clause in their wills or revocable trusts. This article details how a tax apportionment clause works.

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  • Supreme Court rules on ERISA exemption

    Winter 2018
    Newsletter: Healthcare Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 558

    Abstract: The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a ruling that could free church-affiliated hospitals from the costly burden of complying with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). This article explains the exemption under which some plans for employees of churches or church-affiliated nonprofits — such as hospitals — qualify as “church plans” even though not actually administered by a church. The article adds the caveat that hospitals seeking to take advantage of the church plan exemption to ERISA must be able to establish principal-purpose status for their plans — and the bodies that maintain them. Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton, No. 16-74, U.S.S.C., June 5, 2017

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  • Got nexus? Find out before operating in multiple states

    March 2017
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 558

    Abstract: The term “nexus” refers to a business presence in a given state that’s substantial enough to trigger the state’s tax rules and obligations. This article explores common criteria for nexus and suggests strategic moves to consider. A sidebar looks at a newer approach called “market-based sourcing” that many states are using to tax out-of-state service companies.

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  • Why business entity matters when structuring an M&A deal

    October / November 2016
    Newsletter: Merger & Acquisition Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 558

    Abstract: Buyers and sellers that fail to consider how taxes will affect an M&A deal’s final price may be in for an unpleasant surprise at closing. This article discusses how a business’s structure as a C or an S corporation makes either an asset or a stock sale more beneficial from a tax standpoint.

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  • 5 tips for boosting sales employee retention

    March / April 2016
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

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    Abstract: Retaining a dealership’s sales team can require special effort. This article discusses the importance of striving for a healthy work-life balance, and providing training and development opportunities for staff. Additional tips are offered to keep sales staff on board.

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  • 3 tips to improve development and accounting collaboration

    Summer 2015
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 558

    Abstract: Communication breakdowns between a nonprofit organization’s development and accounting departments can lead to confusion, embarrassment and, worse yet, financial problems. Nonprofits, therefore, must take proactive steps to facilitate collaboration between these two critical functions. This article provides three tips.

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  • Lifesaver or liability? Limiting risk associated with volunteers

    Winter 2015
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 558

    Abstract: For many nonprofits on tight budgets, operating without the assistance of volunteers is out of the question. Unfortunately, nonprofits that direct and benefit from the actions of their unpaid workforce can be held accountable if volunteers are harmed or harm others on the job. This article explores how nonprofits can potentially reduce liability. They’re advised to treat volunteers as potential employees during the recruiting process and provide appropriate supervision, training and policies.

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  • Planting the seeds of tomorrow’s skilled workforce

    Winter 2014
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 558

    Abstract: Last fall, the Associated General Contractors of America released the results of an industry study in which 74% of respondents reported having difficulty locating qualified “craft” workers such as carpenters, equipment operators and technicians. This article notes ways to steer young people toward a construction career, such as supporting or participating in job fairs, mentorships, or even a construction learning academy. It also mentions the recent launch of an online social network specifically designed for skilled construction labor.

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  • Need cash? Borrow it from a foreign subsidiary

    August / September 2013
    Newsletter: Public Company Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

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    Abstract: U.S. companies with foreign subsidiaries generally aren’t subject to tax on the subsidiary’s income until it’s “repatriated.” But what if a company needs a foreign subsidiary’s cash to fund operations, buy back stock or meet other needs? This article describes how it might be possible for a company to tap a subsidiary’s cash without generating a huge tax bill, by borrowing it in the form of short-term loans.

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  • Arbitration matters – Supreme Court decision expresses a key preference

    July / August 2013
    Newsletter: Employment Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

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    Abstract: State law vs. federal law … which has priority? This article discusses a case in which the U.S. Supreme Court overruled a state court’s authority to declare two particular noncompetes null and void, despite the existence of arbitration clauses in the agreements. The Court’s decision is the latest in a series of cases in which it has expressed its preference for resolving cases through arbitration, wherever possible. Nitro-Lift Technologies v. Howard, No. 11-1377, Nov. 26, 2012 (Supreme Court)

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  • Home sale gain exclusion restrictions for second homes

    December 2012
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 558

    Abstract: Many taxpayers bought a second home, such as a vacation home, with the intention of later converting the second home into their principal residence. Under pre-2008 Housing Act law, those taxpayers could have excluded up to $250,000 ($500,000 for certain joint filers) upon a later sale of that former vacation home as long as the ownership and use tests for the exclusion were satisfied. However, the Housing Act changed the method for recognizing post-2008 gain on the sale of a principal residence formerly used as a vacation or second home. This article offers a couple of examples of how it works.

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  • Don’t let unwanted stock get the best of your store

    May / June 2012
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 558

    Abstract: Which new cars sell quickly in a particular market depends on local customers’ demographics and various vehicles’ popularity at the moment. This article suggests a number of ways for a dealership to avoid letting slow-moving vehicles have a negative impact. They include paying attention to customer satisfaction index scores, working with dealers and customers in other locations, and using undesirable vehicles in creative ways.

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