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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
Amie Kuntz, Tax Manager at TD&T CPAs and Advisors, P.C., expands on 5 tax reform items for manufacturers. Amie serves privately held businesses across Iowa, providing tax services and strategic planning opportunities. Tax reform has businesses of all kinds contemplating how it will affect them. In a sense, it’s a great catalyst to reevaluate your [...]
Glen Swanson, TD&T Assurance Manager, provides ideas on how to help those outside of the finance office gain a better grasp on your organization’s financial reports. When presenting financial reports to your board or to staff outside of the finance team, do you find a lot of drooping eyelids and confused looks? Unfortunately, many individuals [...]
On a hot summer day when I was a child, I opened a lemonade stand in front of my parent’s house. Before I knew it, I had sold my entire inventory of lemonade. My sales mixture consisted of a small portion of cash paying customers driving by, however, a large portion was “credit” sales to [...]
Prior to June of 2015 the IRS issued an estate tax closing letter for every estate tax return filed. This letter included the amount of net estate tax, the state death tax credit, and any generation skipping tax liability. On June 1, 2015 the IRS began to issue estate tax closing letters only to those [...]
TD&T Tax Manager, Amanda Lane, CPA provides the first in our Performance Measurement Video Series. This week's episode is on the metric: Board Director Composition.
Amanda Lane, Tax Manager at TD&T CPAs and Advisors, P.C., provides an overview of creating dashboards. Amanda serves social service organizations, colleges and universities, membership organizations and many others throughout Iowa. Where to start? When meeting with clients and prospects, the topic of dashboards comes up quite frequently. Dashboards tend to be the new buzzwords [...]