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Goal Setting – The First Step in Succession Planning

By |2019-09-17T09:39:50-05:00December 6th, 2018|Advisory, Change, Internal Control, Leader, Preparation, Shareholder, Succession Planning|

Many of us can relate to trying a new diet or exercise program at some point in our lives. What was the key component to success or failure in the program? For me, the answer is easy—my success depended on a few things: Did I fully “buy-in” to the program? Did I completely let go [...]

10 Reasons for Your Nonprofit to Develop a Succession Plan

By |2019-07-09T09:52:40-05:00October 8th, 2018|Goals, Nonprofit, Preparation, Succession Planning|

Succession planning is a huge topic in business right now and at TDT we repeatedly talk about it with our for-profit clients. Record numbers of nonprofit executives are preparing for their retirement, making this topic incredibly important and timely. Start Now! For many nonprofit organizations, conversations regarding succession planning are past due, putting the organization [...]

Planning For Your Succession? Ask Yourself These 6 Questions

By |2019-04-10T13:26:00-05:00September 26th, 2018|Business Valuation, Preparation, Retirement, Succession Planning, Value|

A captain doesn’t decide on a whim that he or she is going to sail around the world tomorrow. The voyage will take proper planning, appropriate resources, and a skilled co-captain. The same can be said for succession planning. Business owners, like captains, must plan and consider many variables before selling or transitioning their business [...]

Divorce Can Hurt – A Case Study in the Tax Consequences

By |2019-04-10T13:28:41-05:00September 19th, 2018|Cash Flow, Litigation Support, Tips|

When I was a kid, my dad said something that has stuck with me throughout my life. Considering I grew up to be a CPA, the irony of his statement isn’t lost on me... He said, “Son, there are only two definite things we must do in this world, pay taxes and die.” The takeaway [...]

Changes to Financial Statements for Nonprofit Entities, Are You Ready?

By |2019-05-22T10:02:42-05:00September 19th, 2018|Accounting, Change, Nonprofit|

FASB’s Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee determined that existing standards for financial statements of Not-for-Profit entities could be improved to provide more useful information to donors, grantors, creditors, and other users. The update is effective for years beginning after December 15, 2017. If your organization has a calendar year-end, you’ll be required to present financial statements under [...]

3 Steps in Creating Your Succession Plan

By |2019-04-10T13:30:06-05:00September 14th, 2018|Goals, Preparation, Succession Planning|

Finding time and enough resources to commit towards a multi-step, multi-year succession plan, while managing the controlled chaos of running a business can be daunting. When time is the most precious resource we have, spending it thinking about how to get out of a business we spent our lives getting into seems illogical. However, those [...]

Choosing the Right Accounting Method for Tax Purposes

By |2018-08-31T10:05:14-05:00August 31st, 2018|Accounting, Cash Flow, Change, IRS, Tax Planning, Tax Reform|

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) liberalized the eligibility rules for using the cash method of accounting, making this method, which is simpler than the accrual method, available to more businesses. Now the IRS has provided procedures a small business taxpayer can use to obtain automatic consent to change its method of accounting under [...]

Keep it SIMPLE: A tax-Advantaged Retirement Plan Solution for Small Businesses

By |2018-08-30T12:44:06-05:00August 30th, 2018|Preparation, Saving|

If your small business doesn’t offer its employees a retirement plan, you may want to consider a SIMPLE IRA. Offering a retirement plan can provide your business with valuable tax deductions and help you attract and retain employees. For a variety of reasons, a SIMPLE IRA can be a particularly appealing option for small businesses. [...]

The TCJA Prohibits Undoing 2018 Roth IRA Conversions, but 2017 Conversions are Still Eligible

By |2018-08-30T09:24:16-05:00August 30th, 2018|Change, Saving, Tax Reform|

Converting a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA can provide tax-free growth and tax-free withdrawals in retirement. But what if you convert your traditional IRA, which is subject to income taxes on all earnings and deductible contributions, and then discover you would have been better off if you hadn’t converted it? Before the Tax Cuts [...]

Why the “Kiddie Tax” is More Dangerous Than Ever

By |2018-08-30T08:28:58-05:00August 29th, 2018|Change, IRS, Tax Planning, Tax Reform|

  Once upon a time, some parents and grandparents would attempt to save tax by putting investments in the names of their young children or grandchildren in lower income tax brackets. To discourage such strategies, Congress created the “kiddie” tax in 1986. Since then, this tax has gradually become more far-reaching. Now, under the Tax [...]