Preparation

Highly Appreciated Assets: Should You Keep it, Sell it, or Die with it?

By |2019-01-16T09:51:09+00:00January 9th, 2019|Accounting, Agriculture, Estate Planning, Executor, IRS, Preparation, Tax, Tax Reform, Value|

Keep it, sell it, or die with it may seem like strange choices, but with highly appreciated assets, those may be the very choices that need to be considered.  Examples of highly appreciated assets include real estate and stock investments which have gone up significantly in value.   Let’s look at an example.  To Sell Or [...]

Filing Date Options for Farm Returns

By |2019-01-25T11:28:34+00:00December 23rd, 2018|Accounting, Agriculture, Change, Compliance, IRS, Preparation, Tax, Tax Reform|

It’s a  mystery to many farmers why their tax return filing deadline is March 1, while the filing date for most taxpayers is in April. There are multiple date options when filing your farm returns. Susan K. Voss, CPA will explain the options, the benefits of each and will  explain why filing by March 1, [...]

Are Rules of Thumb an Adequate Way to Value a Business?

By |2018-12-28T10:48:37+00:00December 21st, 2018|Advisory, Business Valuation, Change, Preparation, Sell, Tips|

Let me begin by answering that question. No! Now it is my responsibility to explain why. While “Rules of Thumb” typically derive from industry trends and comparable company research, they miss out on vital factors that must be considered when determining a reasonable value for a business or ownership share. First, let’s start with an [...]

Here They Are…More Changes to Financial Statements!

By |2019-01-16T09:40:45+00:00December 11th, 2018|Accounting, Board, Budget, Cash Flow, Change, Compliance, Investment, Nonprofit, Preparation|

Previously in “Changes to Financial Statements for Not-for-Profit Entities, Are You Ready?” we provided information on the changes to net asset presentation and underwater endowments under the new financial statement presentation standard. Now we will address the new presentation and disclosure items related to liquidity and availability disclosures, functional expenses, investment expenses, and the statement [...]

Goal Setting – The First Step in Succession Planning

By |2019-01-16T09:40:53+00:00December 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 [...]

3 Reasons You Should Consider Moving to the Cloud

By |2019-01-16T12:25:32+00:00December 4th, 2018|Internal Control, IT, Leading, Nonprofit, Preparation, Records, Tips|

What is the Cloud and How Does it Work? When you hear the saying, “your data is in the cloud”, it doesn’t mean your data is actually stored in a cloud about to drop torrents of rain upon you. The “cloud” merely means that your software and services are running through the internet instead of [...]

4 Items to Consider Before the End of The Year

By |2018-11-16T15:18:26+00:00November 9th, 2018|Advisory, Compliance, Deductions, IRS, Preparation, Tax Planning, Tax Reform, Vehicle|

It’s the time of year when we like to sit down with clients to project current year results and see how we can help them manage their tax liabilities and avoid surprises.  Planning is more important than ever with the changes brought about by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. It’s not as simple as [...]

5 Reasons to Utilize a Trust in Your Estate

By |2018-12-14T14:24:43+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Change, Deductions, Estate Planning, Long-Term Care, Preparation, Trust|

Estate Planning can be a tough discussion, but having a trust and will in place when the time comes can help answer the important questions for your loved ones. Your estate plan will outline your wishes for the transfer of your assets when you die.  The written legal document detailing your wishes is usually a [...]

What Accounting and Payroll Reminders Should You Keep in Mind for 2019?

By |2018-11-16T15:25:13+00:00October 16th, 2018|Accounting, Compliance, IRS, Payroll, Preparation, Tax, Tax Planning, WOTC|

The end of the calendar year will soon be upon us.  There are a few items to keep in mind as you begin to think about government forms that must be submitted in January. Bonuses Employers often give their employees holiday bonuses around the end of the year. It is important to remember that all [...]

10 Reasons for Your Nonprofit to Develop a Succession Plan

By |2018-11-02T13:01:56+00:00October 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. For many nonprofit organizations, conversations regarding succession planning are past due, putting the organization at risk. [...]