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  • Why the child tax credit is so valuable

    February 2021
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 560

    Abstract: The federal child tax credit is available to help many taxpayers with children under the age of 17, and there’s a dependent credit for those who are eligible with older children. This article explores the details. A sidebar explains that a qualifying child must have an SSN for parents to claim the tax credit.

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  • 4 reasons why construction companies fail

    March / April 2019
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 560

    Abstract: Most contractors like to stay positive, but it can be productive from a strategic planning perspective to think worst-case scenario: What could cause the demise of one’s construction company? This article discusses four common reasons for construction business failure and how to prevent them.

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  • Charitable IRA rollover eases tax pain of RMDs

    Summer 2018
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 560

    Abstract: One downside of a traditional IRA is that, once seniors reach age 70½, they must begin taking required minimum distributions (RMDs) — and pay taxes on them — whether they need the money or not. But a qualified charitable distribution (QCD), also known as a “charitable IRA rollover,” lets people avoid taxes on up to $100,000 in RMDs. This article highlights the advantages of QCDs over ordinary donations and explains their requirements.

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  • Avoiding pitfalls when estimating lost profits

    March / April 2017
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 560

    Abstract: When calculating lost profits in commercial litigation, it’s critical to understand how costs are treated in the relevant jurisdiction. This article explains variable and fixed costs — and how the deductibility of the latter may vary in different courts. RKR Motors v. Associated Uniform Rental & Linen Supply, 995 So. 2d 588, Fla. App. 3rd Dist., 2008

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  • Pinpointing key issues in licensing agreements

    February / March 2016
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 560

    Abstract: Licensing agreements aren’t only for the largest not-for-profits. With the requisite amount of care (and legal advice), a smaller organization also might be able to both generate revenue and further its mission by improving awareness of its brand. This article discusses the considerations that go into deciding to allow a commercial company to use the nonprofit’s name or trademark in exchange for money.

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  • The net investment income tax – Planning opportunities for small business owners

    January / February 2016
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 560

    Abstract: Those who own an interest in an S corporation, partnership or LLC should review the potential impact of the net investment income tax (NIIT). Why? Because there may be opportunities to reduce or even eliminate the tax. This article discusses how the tax works and offers some handy planning tips.

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  • Addressing adopted children or stepchildren in your estate plan

    October / November 2015
    Newsletter: Insight on Estate Planning

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 560

    Abstract: Families that have children who are adopted, or stepchildren who haven’t been legally adopted, face unique estate planning challenges. Additional consideration must be taken when a family includes an unmarried couple in a long-term relationship and one person has biological or adopted children. As this article explains, unique family situations require using various estate planning strategies to properly address each loved one.

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  • ACH payments: A new front in the fraud wars

    Fall 2015
    Newsletter: Expert / Valuation & Litigation Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 560

    Abstract: This article discusses the increasing incidence of Automated Clearing House (ACH) fraud, which criminals perpetrate by obtaining account numbers and bank routing numbers from consumers and businesses. Readers are warned about phishing attacks and malware and are urged to keep firewall, antivirus and other protective software up to date.

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  • Readiness is the best defense against used vehicle fraud

    Winter 2013
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 560

    Abstract: Many dealers mistakenly think used vehicle scams happen only to other dealerships — until it happens to them. Readiness is the first and best line of defense against fraud. And it starts with knowing what scams are currently in vogue. This article describes some of today’s hottest used vehicle swindles: misrepresented vehicle history and condition, falsified loan requirements and documentation, and excessive administrative fees.

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  • Is your spouse a U.S. citizen? If not, consider using a QDOT

    July / August 2010
    Newsletter: Estate Planner

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 560

    Abstract: The marital deduction allows for the transfer of property, either through lifetime gifts or bequests at death, to a spouse gift- and estate-tax free. But transfers to a spouse who is not a U.S. citizen may trigger immediate tax consequences. Fortunately, couples in this situation can take advantage of the deduction by using a qualified domestic trust (QDOT). This article looks at how QDOTs work and additional rules to be aware of. It also provides insights on how the 2010 estate tax repeal affects estate planning for noncitizen spouses.

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  • Should your company take a second look at telecommuting?

    April / May 2009
    Newsletter: Trendlines

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 560

    Abstract: Some companies have been slow to try their hands at telecommuting arrangements for a variety of reasons. Perhaps they fear the technology challenges, a drop in productivity or the diminished face time with workers. But, as budgets continue to tighten and credit remains, in many cases, difficult to obtain, the cost benefits of telecommuting beckon reconsideration. This article tells why.

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  • Get a new lease on LIFO – Recent IRS pooling method fosters tax advantage

    November / December 2008
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 560

    Abstract: If you didn’t get a chance to use the last-in, first-out (LIFO) single-pool method when accounting for your inventory last year, you might want to make the switch for your dealership’s 2008 tax returns. You might be in for some tax savings.

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  • Export markets: They’re yours for the taking

    Fall 2008
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 560

    Abstract: Developing a successful exporting business begins with a business plan similar to that of any new business undertaking, but with some special areas of emphasis. This article walks you through the process from setting your goals to deciding what products or services you want to offer (and where), and how to reach your target customers. It also offers several ideas for where to get expert advice on the process. (Updated 7/20/12)

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