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  • What can the CARES Act’s tax provisions do for your business?

    June / July 2020
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 700

    Abstract: Tax breaks, including many provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, are one set of tools that can help businesses rebuild their financial health after the economic downturn resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This article looks at several provisions designed to aid businesses, including a new refundable credit against payroll tax and increased business interest deductions.

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  • A good fit – Making the right staffing decisions for your practice

    Spring 2018
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 700

    Abstract: For a medical practice to maintain profitability and stay current with the latest value-based services and patient care trends, it needs the support of a qualified and engaged staff. This article lists several principles that can help generate more enlightened management of practice human resources. These include establishing detailed criteria for a position before beginning recruitment and making sure that each licensed person “works at the top of their licenses” — performing the highest-level tasks that he or she is allowed to perform.

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  • Don’t hold on to buried assets – Understand unclaimed property laws

    Spring 2018
    Newsletter: Healthcare Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 700

    Abstract: A hospital or practice may hold unclaimed property that can weigh down its bottom line if not handled appropriately. To take full advantage of all of its assets, the organization needs to understand the laws relating to unclaimed property, such as wages or unpaid credit balances, and the applicable dormancy periods. This article offers an explanation of unclaimed property laws and how a hospital can make the most of its resources and dig out the truth about its unclaimed property.

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  • How reimbursement policies can get employers into hot water

    May / June 2017
    Newsletter: Employment Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 700

    Abstract: Paying employees a per diem to cover meal expenses can raise certain compensation questions that need to be decided in court. This article reviews a Tenth Circuit case, explaining why the court decided that the employer didn’t violate the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to include reimbursement payments in regular rate of pay calculations. Sharp v. CGG Land (U.S.) Inc., No. 15-5113, November 4, 2016 (10th Cir.) Newman v. Advanced Tech. Innovation Corp., No. 13-1132, April 18, 2014 (1st Cir.)

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  • Ready to grow – Valuators can help evaluate internal and external investment alternatives

    September / October 2015
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 700

    Abstract: Now that the economy is picking up, owners and managers may be brainstorming ways to grow the business. This article explains how valuators can provide objective insight into which internal and external growth strategies make the most sense from a financial perspective — rather than relying on gut instinct.

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  • Does a private annuity have a place in your estate plan?

    June / July 2015
    Newsletter: Insight on Estate Planning

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 700

    Abstract: A private annuity can be a powerful strategy for passing assets to heirs in a tax-efficient manner. In a typical private annuity transaction, a parent transfers property to his or her children in exchange for their unsecured promise to make annual payments to the parent for the rest of his or her life. This article examines both the benefits and risks of private annuities.

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  • Dealing with terminated employees’ plan balances

    February / March 2012
    Newsletter: Employee Benefits Update

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 700

    Abstract: When a participant terminates employment with a company and leaves a vested account balance in the plan, several options are available. The terms of the plan document will control the participant’s decision. This article discusses the options available to plan sponsors, including when a plan can “force out” a participant’s balance.

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  • Impairment test makeover — Requirements for testing goodwill are revised

    January / February 2012
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 700

    Abstract: This past September, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) revised the requirements for testing goodwill impairment for public and private entities. Because the new qualitative pretest is optional, managers and directors may wonder if they still need an outside appraiser to gauge impairment. This article reviews the basics of goodwill impairment and lists some particulars of the FASB update. Because the new pretest introduces an element of uncertainty to reporting goodwill and other intangibles, an outside opinion by a valuation professional can provide needed guidance and support.

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  • Wall Street reform makes whistleblower rules critical

    April / May 2011
    Newsletter: Public Company Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 700

    Abstract: The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) makes it easier and more lucrative for whistleblowers to bring retaliation claims against a company, and one provision outlines cash incentives for whistleblowers who report suspected misconduct directly to the SEC. Such changes may expose companies to new risks. This article describes those risks and how companies can minimize them by strengthening their internal whistleblowing procedures.

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  • Long-term care policies offer security … for a price

    Fall 2010
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 700

    Abstract: Medicare and standard health insurance can protect individuals from home-care, nursing-home or other care-related costs while recovering from surgery, an injury, an illness or another health issue. But they don’t cover such care long-term. Those who worry about how they’d afford care beyond those limits without depleting their estate might want to look into long-term care insurance. This article looks at the different kinds of policies, their tax treatment, and why it’s important to become familiar with their terms, conditions and features.

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  • Save or dump? Retention guidelines help determine whether to keep or shred tax records

    May / June 2010
    Newsletter: Planning for Prosperity / Wealth Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 700

    Abstract: How long is it necessary to hold on to tax-related documents? The quick answer is that it depends on the document. Generally, tax-related records should be kept three years after filing a return or, if later, three years after the tax return’s original due date. But in some cases, the statute of limitations extends beyond three years. In fact, some documents should be kept forever — not only for tax purposes, but to back up one’s work history. To avoid storage problems, it’s fine to store tax records electronically, so long as the system that’s used meets IRS standards.

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  • Criticized professor alleges discrimination and retaliation

    March / April 2009
    Newsletter: Employment Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 700

    Abstract: This article explains why the First Circuit decided that offering a buyout to resolve an employment dispute doesn’t constitute direct evidence of age discrimination even if the employee is elderly. Furthermore, the employer had a nondiscriminatory justification for its action. Sabinson v. Trustees of Dartmouth College, 542 F.3d 1 (lst Cir. N.H. 2008)

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  • What factors determine company-specific risk?

    Winter 2009
    Newsletter: Valuation Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 700

    Abstract: Valuation is both art and science. When financial data and empirical research aren’t enough, appraisers typically make subjective assessments to bridge the gap — for example, when quantifying company-specific risk. This article looks at what factors appraisers consider to estimate company-specific risk.

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