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  • Bridging the gap between budgeting and risk management

    At many companies, a wide gap exists between the budgeting process and risk management. Failing to consider major threats could leave you vulnerable to high-impact hits to your budget if one or more of these dangers materialize.

  • Parental priorities: How to choose a guardian for your child

    If you have minor children, arguably the most important estate planning decision you need to make is choosing a guardian for them should the unthinkable occur. If you haven’t yet made this decision, formalize your choice as soon as possible.

  • How to protect your nonprofit’s credit cards from misuse

    A hypothetical not-for-profit staffer named Britney had maxed out her personal credit cards. So when her car needed repairs, she reached for her employer’s card. She reasoned that she would come up with the money to pay the bill before her boss ever saw a statement.

  • The tax implications if your business engages in environmental cleanup

    If your company faces the need to “remediate” or clean up environmental contamination, the money you spend can be deductible on your tax return as ordinary and necessary business expenses.

  • Managing company credit cards in QuickBooks

    QuickBooks provides an efficient and effective way to manage and reconcile your business credit cards. There are different ways to record your credit card transactions however the method outlined is preferred and will help to:

  • Close-up on pushdown accounting for M&As

    Change-in-control events — like merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions — don’t happen every day. If you’re currently in the market to merge with or buy a business, you might not be aware of updated financial reporting guidance that took effect in November 2014.

  • Flex plan: In an unpredictable estate planning environment, flexibility is key

    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) made only one change to the federal gift and estate tax regime, but it was a big one. It more than doubled the combined gift and estate tax exemption, as well as the generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax exemption. This change is only temporary, however.

  • Accounting for contributions and grants is now easier

    Accounting for contributions and grants has often proven complicated for not-for-profits, especially when they come with donor-imposed conditions. But 2018 guidance from the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) provided some much-needed clarification of earlier instructions.

  • Using your 401(k) plan to save this year and next

    You can reduce taxes and save for retirement by contributing to a tax-advantaged retirement plan. If your employer offers a 401(k) or Roth 401(k) plan, contributing to it is a tax-wise way to build a nest egg.

  • GAAP vs. tax-basis: Which is right for your business?

    Most businesses report financial performance using U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). But the income-tax-basis format can save time and money for some private companies.

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