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  • Understanding asset depreciation and tax breaks

    April / May 2018
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 887

    Abstract: The cost of business assets with a useful life of more than one year generally can’t be immediately deducted; instead it must be depreciated over a period of years. But tax breaks are available that allow you to accelerate depreciation-related deductions. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law at the end of 2017, significantly enhances some of these breaks. This article provides an overview of these changes. A brief sidebar covers the enhanced deductions for business passenger vehicles.

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  • Today’s medical marketplace – 10 ways to maintain your independence

    Summer 2013
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 887

    Abstract: The traditional physician practice model is increasingly unsustainable, yet most doctors would prefer to practice independently. Many are even contemplating leaving the profession. But there are ways to maintain at least some independence before abandoning ship. This article offers 10 alternative arrangements, such as evolving into a large multispecialty group practice, forming an independent practice association, or practicing in a patient-centered medical home.

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  • Protecting privacy – Meld best practices into your policy and procedures

    February / March 2013
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 887

    Abstract: The protection of an individual’s privacy strikes the core of nonprofits, which collect a significant amount of personal data on clients, donors and other constituents. Safeguarding their privacy starts with the development of a privacy policy and procedures to bring it home. This article discusses how nonprofits can find guidance in the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Generally Accepted Privacy Principles (GAPP). A sidebar discusses three helpful documents that can be found online.

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  • Struggling? Try running your organization like a business

    Summer 2011
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 887

    Abstract: Nonprofits that are struggling and unsure how to move forward should consider adopting some corporate business practices. Though the essential missions of corporate businesses and nonprofits are different, the ways to achieve them often are the same. This article addresses goal-setting, budgeting, executive compensation and transparency. A sidebar explains why goals should be SMART — Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely.

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  • Have you researched the research credit?

    July / August 2011
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 887

    Abstract: In 1981, a tax credit for increasing research activities was introduced. Congress has renewed this “temporary” credit multiple times over the last three decades, and it currently extends through Dec. 31, 2011. The credit isn’t just for scientists or engineers, but is actually available to companies in a wide range of industries. This article explains what activities qualify and how much the credit can be worth. A sidebar notes that last year’s Small Business Jobs Act lifted certain restrictions on claiming the research credit for eligible small businesses.

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