Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 by Dave Mustin
In addition to regulatory requirements, dated IT architecture, increased cyber risks and growing business demands, compliance is front and center in both business advisory and control roles.
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2017 by Karilyn Shay, CPA
When an organization decides to make a cultural shift in the way things are being done, that change will likely be met by some resistance. Here are four tips for converting doubters to enthusiastic supporters of lean continuous improvement.
Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by Denny Murphy, CPA
Dennis Murphy of Skoda Minotti recounts highlights from the 2017 AICPA Real Estate and Construction Conference in Las Vegas.
Posted on Friday, March 10, 2017 by Mike Trabert, CPA, CVA, CMAP, CEPA, CM&AA
While a business owner may be careful to make sure that he or she is adequately insured, the need to protect the business against the loss of a key employee is often ignored. Fortunately, there’s a relatively easy way to safeguard the business. Appropriately enough, it’s called “key-person” insurance.
Posted on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by Denny Murphy, CPA
Only one out of every 20 eligible businesses takes advantage of the R&D credit. That’s because many businesses don’t realize that their industry is ripe with eligible activities.
Posted on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by Denny Murphy, CPA
A simple four-part test helps to determine qualified R&D activity. R&D tax credit eligibility largely depends on whether the work you are conducting meets the criteria established by the IRS.
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by Denny Murphy, CPA
The permanent extension of the R&D credit is a great wake-up call for those in industries ranging from manufacturing, construction and software development to aerospace, high-tech, biopharmaceuticals and others to sit up and take notice of their eligibility to apply for the tax credits.
Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 by Pete Metzloff, CPA
Captive insurance companies are often owned by a large sophisticated financial entity, because there are minimum net worth and other regulatory requirements. This results in “GAAP exception” financial reporting but is perfectly acceptable to the regulator.
Posted on Monday, February 20, 2017 by Crystal Schwendeman, CPA
With nearly 17 percent of the U.S. workforce made up of non-U.S. citizens (i.e, aliens), it’s safe to say that many companies face the struggle of correctly reporting the wages paid to foreign employees.