Tips

S Corporation or C Corporation – What is Right for My Business?

By |2019-01-16T09:52:18+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Advisory, Change, Deductions, Shareholder, Tax, Tax Reform, Tips|

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has many business owners evaluating whether or not they have the right entity structure.  The S corporation business structure offers many benefits, including limited liability for owners and no double taxation. But not all businesses are eligible - and, with the new 21% flat income tax rate that now [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Divorce Can Hurt – A Case Study in the Tax Consequences

By |2018-12-13T15:47:55+00:00September 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 [...]

Preventing and Detecting Fraud Through Effective and Practical Internal Controls

By |2018-12-07T14:57:19+00:00September 6th, 2018|Board, Fraud, Nonprofit, Tips|

Dan Montgomery, CPA, provides some insight in preventing and detecting fraud through effective and practical internal controls for our Nonprofit Video Series.

Business Deductions for Meal, Vehicle, and Travel Expenses

By |2018-08-24T13:56:03+00:00August 24th, 2018|Accounting, Deductions, IRS, Saving, Tax Reform, Tips|

A Critical Requirement Subject to various rules and limits, business meal (generally 50%), vehicle and travel expenses may be deductible, whether you pay for the expenses directly or reimburse employees for them. Deductibility depends on a variety of factors, but generally the expenses must be “ordinary and necessary” and directly related to the business. Proper [...]