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  • The new tax law: How will it affect individual taxpayers?

    February / March 2018
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 784

    Abstract: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was signed into law on December 22, 2017, contains some dramatic changes to the rules for individual taxpayers. Among other things, it drops or modifies many popular deductions and exclusions in favor of larger standard deductions. It also retains some unpopular taxes that had been on the chopping block. This article explains some of the provisions that will be most significant for individual taxpayers. A sidebar discusses the alternative minimum tax and estate tax.

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  • 4 ways to improve profitability

    Spring 2016
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 784

    Abstract: Although economic conditions are beyond any law firm’s control, plenty of factors that drive or impede profitability aren’t. This article focuses on four ways to boost profitability: manage billing, receivables and payables better; cross-sell services; increase specialization; and reduce the number of clients to focus on the most profitable ones. A sidebar discusses creative ideas for cutting costs, such as adopting alternative staffing arrangements.

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  • IRS eases pain for correcting certain plan administration errors

    February / March 2016
    Newsletter: Employee Benefits Update

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 784

    Abstract: The IRS acknowledges that retirement plan administrators aren’t infallible, and provides correction for certain administrative errors. Most recently, it reduced certain penalties and extended certain deadlines for fixing specified mistakes. This article reviews the recent updates as to how the IRS and DOL will handle certain plan errors. A sidebar lists conditions under which the IRS will forgo imposing a penalty for failing to process participant 401(k) plan deferrals.

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  • Your retirement income strategy – Conventional wisdom on withdrawals isn’t always right

    November / December 2015
    Newsletter: Planning for Prosperity / Wealth Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 784

    Abstract: For many retirement savers, developing an income strategy in retirement is an afterthought — putting them at risk of losing a significant chunk of their savings to taxes. This article explains why conventional wisdom regarding retirement withdrawals isn’t always correct and suggests alternative strategies that reflect individual needs. A sidebar talks about maximizing the wealth that will be transferred to heirs.

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  • Using insurance to manage your nonprofit’s risk

    Spring 2014
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 784

    Abstract: Insurance can’t protect a nonprofit from every contingency, but it’s critical to protecting the people, property, funds and support the organization depends on. Many kinds of insurance coverage are available to nonprofits, but it’s unlikely an organization needs all of them. This article looks at the different kinds of insurance available and what they offer, with a sidebar specifically discussing directors and officers insurance.

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  • American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

    March 2013
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 784

    Abstract: The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 provides relief for most taxpayers, but will increase the tax bill for high-income folks. The Act includes, among other items, permanent extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for most taxpayers; revised tax rates on ordinary and capital gains income for high-income individuals; modification of the estate tax; a permanent fix of the AMT for individual taxpayers; limits on deductions and exemptions of high-income individuals; and numerous retroactively reinstated and extended tax breaks for individuals and businesses. This article discusses several of the Act’s provisions impacting individual taxpayers.

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  • The “pay-if-paid” clause – Know what you’re dealing with

    Winter 2012
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 784

    Abstract: In recent years, increasing numbers of owner bankruptcies and insolvencies have brought pay-if-paid (PIP) clauses into the spotlight. These clauses — which shift the risk of owner nonpayment from general contractors to subcontractors — are controversial. But they’re common in construction contracts, so it’s important to understand their impact. This article discusses the enforceability of PIP clauses and their impact on surety bonds. A sidebar explains the distinction between a PIP clause and a pay-when-paid (PWP) clause.

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  • Maximizing recovery from a fidelity insurance policy

    March / April 2011
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 784

    Abstract: Some companies may have fidelity insurance to protect themselves from fraud losses. Unfortunately, owning this type of policy doesn’t guarantee claim acceptance: Claimants must follow strict procedures, and claims often are contested. This article explains how fraud experts can help companies build stronger claims. Solid proof-of-loss documentation is essential and claimants must provide specific information, which is outlined in the article’s sidebar.

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  • Business tax credits are now more powerful

    February / March 2011
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 784

    Abstract: It’s particularly critical this year for small businesses to look at general business credits, because changes to the credit carryback rules under the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (SBJA) can benefit those that are eligible. This article explains the definition of “eligible small businesses,” the different types of credits involved, and how to use them. A sidebar discusses increases in the Section 179 expensing limit.

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  • Turning a critical eye … 7 questions to ask about an appraisal report

    Winter 2009
    Newsletter: Valuation Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 784

    Abstract: The content and format of business valuation reports may differ somewhat depending on appraiser preferences, firm protocol and the requirements of any professional organizations to which the appraiser belongs. But many of the underlying analyses and explanations are similar. This article suggests seven questions to ask that can help ensure an appraiser has covered all the bases.

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