Monthly Archives: April 2018

Navigating Requirements for Donor-Restricted Funds

By |2018-07-12T09:09:45+00:00April 24th, 2018|Donation, FASB, Gifts, Nonprofit, Value|

Ross Van Laar, CPA and Assurance Manager at TDT, explains considerations for nonprofit organizations when accepting gifts. With more than seven years of experience, Ross specializes in audits of nonprofits, governmental entities, and employee benefit plans. Nonprofits face unique legal, ethical, and accounting challenges due to requirements for complying with donor restrictions on donations. A [...]

Performance Measurement: Savings Indicator Rate

By |2018-06-19T08:11:38+00:00April 17th, 2018|Budget, Goals, Nonprofit, Performance Measurement, Preparation, Saving, Tips|

This week's segment of the Nonprofit Performance Measurement video series, Amanda Lane, CPA, provides guidance on how to measure the savings indicator rate.

Iowa Has a Section 179 Problem

By |2018-05-31T07:29:56+00:00April 8th, 2018|Accounting, Agriculture, Deductions, IRS, PATH, TAX, Tax Reform|

The tax filing season is well underway with deadlines coming and going and increased timing pressures. With the season comes look-backs and look-forwards. One of the biggest tax items affecting nearly every farm operation in 2018 and beyond is the IRC Section 179 Expense. The federal government has been generous with this deduction; however, Iowa [...]

Estate Planning vs. Succession Planning – What’s the difference and Why Are They Important?

By |2018-04-25T10:43:38+00:00April 3rd, 2018|Estate Planning, Litigation Support, Succession Planning|

Strong succession plans are vital to the sustainability of the business and should include family meetings to discuss plans to join the business and the vision for the business . For even the most successful closely held business owners, succession planning can be even more difficult than other critical business decisions they have faced. One [...]

Performance Measurement: Funds Available for Temporarily Restricted Net Assets

By |2018-06-18T16:15:24+00:00April 3rd, 2018|Budget, Fundraising, Nonprofit, Performance Measurement, Saving, Tips|

  TD&T Assurance Manager, Glen Swanson, CPA provides the first in our Performance Measurement Video Series. This week's episode is on the metric: Funds Available for Temporarily Restricted Net Assets.

4 Steps to Seeking New Revenue Sources

By |2018-04-17T11:05:04+00:00April 1st, 2018|Board, Budget, Donation, Fundraising, Gifts, Investment, Nonprofit|

Amanda Lane, Tax Manager at TD&T CPAs and Advisors, P.C., provides an overview of managing sources of revenue. Amanda serves social service organizations, colleges and universities, membership organizations and many others throughout Iowa. Where to start? It’s true, all organizations, no matter the type, have one thing in common: they must manage their sources of [...]