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  • The CARES Act creates charitable tax incentives

    August / September 2020
    Newsletter: Insight on Estate Planning

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 643

    Abstract: Many individuals incorporate charitable giving into their estate plans, providing assistance to their favorite charities while preserving sufficient assets for their heirs. Typically, the charitable donations are structured to maximize the tax benefits on the books. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act increases those tax incentives. This article details how taxpayers can realize tax savings from charitable donations under the CARES Act.

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  • Highlights of the USMCA for manufacturers

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 643

    Abstract: One of the biggest issues manufacturers have faced in recent years is trade uncertainty. And with the continuing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, trade stability is even more sought after. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) relieves some uncertainty by updating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The agreement will take effect as soon as each country has taken certain steps to implement it. This article reviews some key changes that will soon affect manufacturers.

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  • How portfolio pricing can increase your profitability

    Spring 2020
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 643

    Abstract: While hourly billing has been the mainstay of legal billing, it’s not the only option. Clients are looking for cost-effective alternatives from all their business providers, including legal services. One alternative is portfolio pricing. This article covers it and why firms should consider it.

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  • Investing in home renovation – Will yours pay off?

    February / March 2020
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 643

    Abstract: The potential resale value of, say, a kitchen or bath redo often is one consideration when deciding how to allocate a renovation budget. This article discusses some renovation projects that typically return most of their investment, such as garage door replacements and manufactured stone veneers. The article points out that ensuring that basic plumbing, roofing and other systems are in good working order also is critical in attracting buyers. And it offers some tips for gaining the most from a remodeling project.

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  • How to handle collections — and boost cash flow

    Spring 2019
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 643

    Abstract: For most law firms, it’s a familiar pattern: While some clients remit promptly, others drag their feet, and regrettably, some may not pay at all. Because attorneys generally can’t withdraw representation based solely on a client’s failure to timely pay an invoice, firms must have a system in place that improves collections. This article highlights why doing so will have a positive effect on the firm’s cash flow.

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  • Quality counts in M&A due diligence – Consider both quantitative and qualitative assessments

    July / August 2019
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 643

    Abstract: In mergers and acquisitions, the target company’s financial statements provide the numbers to support the selling price. But those quantitative results may not be sustainable. This article explains how quality of earnings (QOE) reports may help buyers, sellers and investors identify trends that may provide value-building opportunities — or threaten a company’s future performance.

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  • Quality counts in M&A due diligence – Consider both quantitative and qualitative assessments

    July / August 2019
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 643

    Abstract: In mergers and acquisitions, the target company’s financial statements provide the numbers to support the selling price. But those quantitative results may not be sustainable. This article explains how quality of earnings (QOE) reports may help buyers, sellers and investors identify trends that may provide value-building opportunities — or threaten a company’s future performance.

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  • Keeping your organization financially steady

    Summer 2019
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 643

    Abstract: A key fiduciary duty of a nonprofit’s board of directors is to oversee and monitor the organization’s financial health. Some financial matters may jump out at board members, such as the loss of a major funder or a successful fundraising event. This article highlights other financial factors that are less apparent.

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  • Critical tax issues for business owners in divorce

    May / June 2019
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 643

    Abstract: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) made sweeping changes to the tax law that must be considered when business owners file for divorce. This article explains how attorneys and clients may need to modify their mindset during settlement talks.

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  • Don’t wait to purchase business interruption insurance

    January / February 2019
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 643

    Abstract: It’s important for real estate businesses to have adequate insurance coverage. And you can’t just cover the property itself. Natural disasters, as well as utility failures, may render properties temporarily or permanently unusable. This article discusses how business interruption (BI) insurance can help when businesses are unable to generate their usual income.

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  • Following the fundamentals of employee retention

    Winter 2019
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 643

    Abstract: On a nationwide basis, construction businesses face a great challenge in hiring and retaining skilled workers. This means that, if a contractor currently has good people on board, he or she needs to keep them. This article reviews some employee retention fundamentals, including competitive compensation and regular feedback.

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  • After tax reform, does it pay to itemize?

    Winter 2019
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 643

    Abstract: The choice to take the standard deduction or itemize your deductions is now more complicated under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. By nearly doubling the standard deduction and limiting itemized deductions, the act reduces or eliminates the benefits of itemizing for many people. This article reviews the most significant changes for tax year 2018 and discusses some tax strategies under the new law.

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  • Could this be your exit strategy? Employee stock ownership plans have their pros and cons

    Spring 2018
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 643

    Abstract: ESOPs can be an effective succession planning vehicle for dealership owners who want to pass their business on to employees, instead of selling on the open market. This article explores the potential benefits and drawbacks of these arrangements.

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  • Joint expenses – Allocating program and fundraising costs

    February / March 2018
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 643

    Abstract: In recent years watchdog groups, the media and others have tightened the screws to make sure nonprofits are spending more money on core programs and less on administration and fundraising. Thus, nonprofits have an incentive to report that they’re doing just that. But there’s something nonprofits must keep in mind: Accounting rules require that the full cost of any activity with a fundraising component be shown as a fundraising expense, unless certain criteria are met. This article explains that distinction.

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  • High-income earners can benefit from Roth IRAs

    July / August 2017
    Newsletter: Planning for Prosperity / Wealth Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 643

    Abstract: Income restrictions typically limit the ability of high-income earners to contribute to Roth IRAs. But as this article examines, several strategies make it possible to get around such restrictions. These include participation in an employer-sponsored 401(k) or other qualified retirement plan that permits Roth contributions and use of a “backdoor” Roth IRA.

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  • Management assessment – 360-degree reviews reveal the big picture

    November / December 2016
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 643

    Abstract: Dealerships should consider using a “360-degree review” once a year when evaluating their managers to get a better perspective of their performance. This article explains the crafting of a feedback survey, linking management goals to a dealership’s financial outcomes, and realizing the importance of guaranteed confidentiality throughout the process.

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