Global Payment Security Education Week

Posted on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 by

Skoda Minotti and the Risk Advisory Services team invites you to join in the free PCI (Payment Card Industry) Awareness eLearning,* program. This is a training awareness initiative to drive greater learning and protection of payment data worldwide. The offer for free PCI Awareness online training runs for one week from October 13 – 20, […]

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Overcharged for Workers’ Comp? First of Many Goings On at the Bureau

Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 by

Last month, it was announced that the final settlement the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) owes to Ohio employers could be as much as $420 million.  This settles a long-standing case that started in 2007 and alleged that the BWC overcharged premiums to Ohio businesses that were not group-rated between 2001 and 2008.  In […]

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Valuable Benefits of Key-Person Insurance for Business Owners

Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2014 by

Practically every business owner will tell you that it takes more than one person to build a profitable business. It’s likely that several “key employees” will contribute to the success of an operation. However, while a business owner may be careful to make sure that he or she is adequately insured, the need to protect […]

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Working on a Better Budget in 2013: Five Steps for a Dynamic Approach

Posted on Monday, November 25, 2013 by

Another year, another time to put together a business budget. However, if your business operation has been struggling the last few years, you might do things a little differently this go-round. In the past, the budget may have hindered managers from doing their jobs and discouraged them from taking risks. This could compromise integrity, distort […]

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Four Year-End Money-Saving Tax Planning Considerations

Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 by

As the end of the 2013 tax year approaches, set aside some time to evaluate your situation. Here are some things to keep in mind as you consider potential year-end tax moves. 1.     The tax landscape has changed for higher-income individuals This year, a new 39.6% federal income tax rate applies if your taxable income […]

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This Kind of Goodwill Donation Isn’t the Write-Off You Want

Posted on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 by

Every year, I make a few trips to my local Goodwill store to donate clothes and household items. One of the benefits of making these donations is a personal tax write-off for the value of the donated items. When business acquisitions occur, another type of goodwill is created — a kind of goodwill that people […]

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Fun Money or Bonafide Business Loss? What you need to know about hobby loss rules

Posted on Sunday, October 27, 2013 by

I have worked with many business owners over the years that are always showing losses on their tax returns, year in and year out. Every time I see these kind of results, I bring up the IRS and the "hobby loss" rules (Section 183 of the IRS Code). The IRS and their flagging systems easily […]

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Skoda Minotti Announces Fall Speaker Series Schedule

Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2013 by

As part of our commitment to delivering on the promise of providing transformational business solutions, Skoda Minotti announces its fall Speaker Series and Aurum Wealth Management events for professionals and interested members of the community. Our events feature experts-in-the-field covering current and trending financial topics affecting businesses and employees.  Each session is presented free of charge […]

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Tax Provisions Set To Expire December 31, 2013

Posted on Monday, September 9, 2013 by

Many tax cuts were permanently extended when The American Taxpayer Relief Act was signed into law this past January.   However, by year end, many others that were temporarily extended will now expire. These provisions had targeted their purpose to benefit businesses, individuals, charities, energy, community assistance, and disaster relief. Some of the more popular provisions […]

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How Making a Phone From a Soup Can and a Piece of String Can Help You Save On Your Taxes

Posted on Friday, September 6, 2013 by

Can you hear me now? Similar to the clarity of a soup-can phone, the IRS recently ruled and cited very broad interpretations of "manufacturing" for purposes of the domestic production activities deduction ("DPAD") under IRC Section 199.  In general, the DPAD deduction allows a company that manufactures products a deduction equal to 9% of manufacturing […]

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