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  • How to estimate tax payments — and stay in the IRS’s good graces

    July / August 2020
    Newsletter: Planning for Prosperity / Wealth Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 570

    Abstract: If your employer doesn’t automatically withhold income taxes (or you’re self-employed), the IRS expects you make regular, estimated tax payments. This article explains which types of income require estimated payments and outlines two methods of calculating the amount owed.

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  • Should you promote managers internally or hire from outside?

    January / February 2020
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 570

    Abstract: A dealership’s success hinges on hiring a strong general manager and strong department managers for new and used vehicle sales, parts and service, and F&I. There are two main approaches a dealer-owner can take when hiring managers: Bring them in from the outside or promote existing employees into management positions. This article weighs the pros and cons of each option.

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  • Should you promote managers internally or hire from outside?

    Winter 2020
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 570

    Abstract: A dealership’s success hinges on hiring a strong general manager and strong department managers for new and used vehicle sales, parts and service, and F&I. There are two main approaches a dealer-owner can take when hiring managers: Bring them in from the outside or promote existing employees into management positions. This article weighs the pros and cons of each option.

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  • New pass-through deduction creates estate planning opportunities

    July / August 2018
    Newsletter: Estate Planner

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 570

    Abstract: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is best known for slashing income tax rates paid by C corporations and temporarily reducing individual rates. It also created a new 20% deduction for pass-through entities, effective through 2025, to help them compete with lower-taxed corporations. This article explores the estate planning opportunities this deduction has created.

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  • 3 tips for achieving your mission more cost-effectively

    Spring 2018
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 570

    Abstract: Simple initiatives can make a big difference in how efficiently a nonprofit operates and delivers its programs and services. This article offers three ideas: 1) Monitor measures that matter; 2) orient your organization toward outcomes; and 3) engage entrepreneurial experts.

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  • Bombardier Rec. Prods. v. Arctic Cat Inc. – Are draft reports discoverable?

    November / December 2017
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 570

    Abstract: Under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, draft reports, expert notes and other expert-attorney communications generally aren’t subject to discovery. But there are some exceptions. This article summarizes a recent patent infringement case where an expert’s draft report was discoverable because it contained editorial comments from a different expert. It also provides insight on how to protect your expert’s draft reports from discovery. Bombardier Rec. Prods. v. Arctic Cat Inc., Case No. 12-cv-2706 (ADM/LIB), D. Minn., April 19, 2016

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  • Fight fraud with these common managerial accounting tools

    July / August 2017
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 570

    Abstract: When thinking about the ways financial experts can uncover fraud, data analysis and other forensic accounting techniques may come to mind. But this article focuses on how qualified experts also use everyday managerial accounting practices — including budgets, variances and contribution margins — to ferret out fraud.

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  • Application accepted – Court says marks can cover certain software

    June / July 2017
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 570

    Abstract: Does a company that provides software perform a service that supports a service mark? In today’s technology-driven markets, this question is raised with increased frequency. The appeals court decision in In re JobDiva, Inc. provides some guidance. In re JobDiva, Inc., No. 2015-1960, Dec. 12, 2016 (Fed. Cir.)

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  • Smartphones: The next fraud frontier

    September / October 2016
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 570

    Abstract: As smartphones have become a standard part of life for much of the population, they’ve also now become a standard target for hackers and other individuals with fraud-related intent. This article explains some of the risks associated with smartphones and shares some protective measures that users and administrators can take to reduce the odds of damaging attacks.

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  • Why you may need a prenup

    May / June 2016
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 570

    Abstract: If a prospective couple plans to sign a prenuptial agreement, it’s wise to design the agreement with an estate plan in mind. Prenups offer several estate planning benefits — but a poorly planned one can trigger unintended tax consequences or even hinder achievement of estate planning goals. This article discusses certain benefits, such as protection from liability for a spouse’s separate debts and implementation of estate planning strategies.

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  • What to consider about HR outsourcing

    April / May 2016
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 570

    Abstract: This article explores factors nonprofits should keep in mind when considering outsourcing part or all Human Resources work. The benefits, drawbacks and costs, and preparations needed for such a move are discussed. A sidebar suggests questions to ask outsourcing-firm candidates.

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  • Visit your borrowers before year end

    August / September 2015
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 570

    Abstract: Fall is a convenient time of year to pay a visit to borrowers’ facilities. Everyone is back from their summer vacations, and they’re focused on business operations before the start of the hectic holiday season. This article discusses how physical site inspections can create goodwill, generate additional revenue and catch financial distress before year end.

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  • The bottom line – How to account for special events

    Fall 2014
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 570

    Abstract: More and more nonprofits are turning to special events as a major source for generating funds. As if event planning isn’t complicated enough, organizations also must take care to properly present the associated revenues and costs in their financial reporting. Certain amounts related to special events must be reported on financial statements in categories other than fundraising. This article describes three options that nonprofits have for reporting most such events on their Statement of Activities. In any case, proper financial reporting will require careful tracking of an event’s transactions.

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  • It’s only reasonable – 5 factors to help determine reasonable compensation

    November / December 2013
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 570

    Abstract: The question of reasonable compensation is frequently debated in shareholder disputes, divorces and IRS inquiries. Owners’ compensation can vary significantly from company to company based on many factors, such as the owner’s education, licenses, training and salary history; the business’s size; and industry trends. This article explains five factors courts use to determine whether an owner-employee’s compensation is reasonable. Typically, a determination of reasonable compensation is objective, unbiased and based on relevant empirical data.

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  • Heeding the silent alarm – Plan for disaster before it strikes

    Spring 2013
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 570

    Abstract: Although all organizations — nonprofit and for-profit alike — need a continuity or disaster recovery plan, such plans are critical for nonprofits that provide essential human and emergency services. Yet many time- and cash-strapped nonprofits have failed to establish a plan or train employees to follow it. This article advises nonprofits to assess their risks and take steps to minimize them.

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