2020

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  • Nonphysician providers could enhance your practice

    Fall 2020
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 619

    Abstract: In these volatile economic times, adding staff to a medical practice may be counter-intuitive. But hiring one or more nonphysician providers (NPPs) may help round out the staff, helping the practice respond more effectively to changing needs. This article points out that NPPs can fill a niche and provide high-quality services to patients while relieving pressure on the physicians.

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  • Lessening the financial impact of the pandemic

    Fall 2020
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 785

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has had, and will continue to have, a large economic impact. Many physician practices have experienced a reduction in patient volume as patients have lost jobs and no longer have insurance. Even those who still have insurance may be reluctant to have elective procedures performed. This article suggests some steps medical practices can take to mitigate the effects of the economic slowdown, including appointing a patient care coordinator and leveraging telehealth. A sidebar discusses the possibility of shoring up finances by having some staff members juggle roles or outsourcing some duties.

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  • Temporary allowance of NOL carrybacks creates refund opportunity

    Fall 2020
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 326

    Abstract: For businesses that experience losses this year, a provision of the CARES Act may deliver a welcome cash flow boost. The act temporarily lifts restrictions on NOL carrybacks. This allows businesses to offset losses against income earned in previous years and claim a tax refund.

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  • Want to trade? In a down economy, bartering might be worth considering

    Fall 2020
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 528

    Abstract: Businesses sometimes find trading an item or a service to be beneficial. And bartering, or exchange, websites have gained sophistication over the years. A company can exchange almost anything without money changing hands, an avenue that might be appealing during the current economic downturn. This article discusses the two main bartering options: bartering directly with another business or turning to an exchange company that streamlines the process.

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  • 3 year-end tax planning tips

    Fall 2020
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 589

    Abstract: The year 2020 has been a tumultuous one, and an unusual one for taxpayers. As the year draws to a close, year-end tax planning may be more important than ever before. This article presents three tax strategies to consider: making substantial gifts to family members, donating to charity and doing a Roth conversion.

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  • The CARES Act provides some retirement plan flexibility

    Fall 2020
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 991

    Abstract: Many Americans plan carefully to save enough money for a comfortable retirement. But events outside of your control can affect your retirement plans. For example, economic hardship might force some savers to withdraw funds from their retirement nest eggs this year. The CARES Act, signed into law in March, may provide some relief to such individuals. A sidebar notes that it also provides relief for student loan borrowers and homeowners.

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  • NOL carrybacks: Look at the big picture

    Fall 2020
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 355

    Abstract: To help manufacturers and other businesses improve their cash flow, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides a temporary five-year carryback for net operating losses (NOLs). Under the act, businesses with NOLs in 2018, 2019 or 2020 may carry those losses back up to five years, offset them against taxable income in those years, and claim a refund. This short article reminds companies to look at their overall tax picture and consider how NOLs interact with two other tax areas: consolidated group considerations and the business interest deduction election.

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  • Creating a business plan in uncertain times

    Fall 2020
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 661

    Abstract: With the economy in a state of flux because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many manufacturers may need additional financial assistance. A business plan that accurately reflects a business is something every company — manufacturing or not — should have. This article discusses the importance of, and the steps in creating or updating, a business plan to provide company growth expectations and strategies.

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  • Is remote selling the new normal? Tips to make the most of your sales program

    Fall 2020
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 708

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on the way people interact and do business. And it’s likely that a number of the changes made to adapt to a social-distancing environment will become permanent. Even before this crisis, there was a definite trend toward digital interactions, and many experts believe that our experiences during the pandemic will accelerate this trend. This article reviews some tips to make the most of a remote sales program.

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  • Diversity in manufacturing offers many benefits

    Fall 2020
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 794

    Abstract: As the U.S. population becomes more diverse, many manufacturers are adapting their workforces to reflect that diversity. And while diversity for its own sake is a laudable goal, a diverse workforce can also pay off in the form of improved business performance. This article reviews the benefits of a diverse workforce, and some best practices companies can implement. A short sidebar reviews workplace safety in the COVID-19 age.

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  • Budgeting for baby

    October / November 2020
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 583

    Abstract: According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the cost of raising a baby to age 18 can top $230,000, after factoring in generally higher housing costs, health care and other expenses — but before including college costs. In light of these facts, this article suggests several steps that will help bolster a family’s financial stability, including obtaining the right kinds of insurance and reviewing tax breaks for dependent care.

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  • Timing is everything – Take advantage of temporary rule changes in your year-end tax planning

    October / November 2020
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 450

    Abstract: It’s the time of year when businesses often consider income-tax-minimizing strategies such as deferring revenue and accelerating expenses. But the COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting economic downturn and the upcoming election put a different spin on this year’s tax planning. This article offers some tactics worth considering now, such as writing off bad debt. In addition, the article notes that the CARES Act extends additional tax relief that could reduce liability.

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  • What are the pros and cons of the new QIP depreciation breaks?

    October / November 2020
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 760

    Abstract: One tax benefit of the CARES Act is that it allows real property owners to depreciate real estate qualified improvement property (QIP) faster than before. This article points out that the rule change was made in response to an earlier drafting error in the 2017 TCJA. Under the CARES Act, QIP is now included in the Internal Revenue Code’s definition of 15-year property, so it can be depreciated over 15 years for federal income tax purposes. The article explains the possible benefits and drawbacks of the new QIP depreciation tax breaks.

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  • Year-end tax planning tips for individuals – 2020 presents challenges and opportunities

    October / November 2020
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 908

    Abstract: COVID-19’s impact is being felt across the financial spectrum, from lower interest rates, slashed dividends and reduced incomes to unpredictable stock market swings. At this volatile time, it’s important for individuals to be aware of some potential strategies for reducing their income tax liability before the end of the year. These include charitable giving and converting pretax traditional IRAs to after-tax Roth IRAs. A sidebar discusses strategies related to gift and estate taxes.

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  • COMPLIANCE ALERT

    October / November 2020
    Newsletter: Employee Benefits Update

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 146

    Abstract: This feature lists a few key tax reporting deadlines for October and November.

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  • IRS issues additional CARES Act guidance

    October / November 2020
    Newsletter: Employee Benefits Update

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 434

    Abstract: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act eliminates penalties and provides opportunities for tax minimization for participants who take preretirement distributions and plan loans to alleviate financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This brief article reviews some of the guidance issued by the IRS to help plan sponsors properly handle these plan distributions and loans. Source: IRS Notice 2020-50

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