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7.6.21

Are Scholarships Taxable?

Many young adults are heading off or back to college in the fall. It’s particularly exciting this year because of high hopes that, thanks to…

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7.6.21

Family Businesses Must Beware of Fraud

Family businesses make up a huge percentage of companies in the United States and produce much of the country’s gross domestic product. Generally defined as…

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7.6.21

Curtailing Tax Surprises With Cryptocurrency

As investing in Bitcoin, Dogecoin and other cryptocurrencies becomes increasingly popular, investors need to understand the potential tax ramifications. Unlike traditional currency, the IRS views…

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7.6.21

10 Facts About the Pass-Through Deduction for Qualified Business Income

  Many owners of sole proprietorships, partnerships, S corporations and some trusts and estates may be eligible for a qualified business income (QBI) deduction. The…

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6.30.21

Tackling Volunteer Liability Issues

During the pandemic, your not-for-profit may have been forced to operate without your dedicated volunteers. It has probably come as a great relief to welcome…

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6.28.21

Connecting Your Succession Plan to Your Estate Plan

For any business owner, contractors included, putting together a succession plan may seem like an overwhelming task. Often, among the most difficult things to conceptualize…

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6.28.21

Eligible Businesses: Claim the Employee Retention Tax Credit

The Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) is a valuable tax break that was extended and modified by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), enacted in…

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6.25.21

Is Your Buy-Sell Agreement Up to Date?

A buy-sell agreement is a critical tool for owners of closely held construction companies. It ensures an orderly ownership and management transition when an owner…

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6.24.21

Vetting Subcontractors Is More Important Than Ever

General contractors now face two primary challenges: 1) recover from project shutdowns and slowdowns caused by the pandemic, and 2) capitalize on what could be…

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6.22.21

The Evolution of ERP to Today’s Modern Business Systems

For many manufacturing companies in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system promised greater efficiency and effectiveness…