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damages

Clearing the Higher Bar for Disruption Damages

It’s not unusual for a contractor to seek damages when an owner’s actions delay completion of a project. The contractor may pursue a variety of increased costs flowing from the delay, such as increased bond or insurance premiums, extra supervision costs, additional equipment or utility costs, and higher home office overhead. In some cases, however,…

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cybersecurity

Do You Have a False Sense of Cybersecurity?

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, construction businesses were increasingly relying on mobile devices, cloud-based applications, online collaboration, and Internet-connected vehicles and equipment. The pandemic has only accelerated the adoption of these technologies. As the number of entry points into your company’s network increases, so does your cybersecurity risk. Fight Complacency Many of the most infamous…

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business valuation

Place a High Value on a Business Valuation

If you own or co-own a construction business, it’s likely the most valuable asset in your possession. But the question is and will remain throughout your tenure as an owner: Just how valuable is it? The answer is variable because, as you’re likely aware, the value of a company rises and falls depending on a…

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merger

Merging For Tax Dollars

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an enormous impact on the economy, but different types of businesses have been affected differently. Some businesses — such as restaurants, bars, entertainment venues, airlines and other transportation companies — have suffered significant losses as a result of lockdowns, travel restrictions and other disruptions. Others — such as health care…

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power of attorney

Complete Your Estate Plan by Adding a Power of Attorney

As you create your estate plan, your main objectives likely revolve around your family, both current and future generations. Your goals may include reducing estate tax liability so that you can pass as much wealth as possible to your loved ones. But it’s also critical to think about yourself. What if you become incapacitated and…

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Internal Control Questionnaires: How to See the Complete Picture

Businesses rely on internal controls to help ensure the accuracy and integrity of their financial statements, as well as prevent fraud, waste and abuse. Given their importance, internal controls are a key area of focus for internal and external auditors. Many auditors use detailed internal control questionnaires to help evaluate the internal control environment —…

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CTC

Parents: Reap Tax Benefits This Year

With a price tag of nearly $2 trillion, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is one of the biggest economic stimulus measures in U.S. history. The legislation offers some significant tax benefits for parents in 2021, including temporary increases in the child tax credit (CTC) and the child and dependent care credit (CDCC) for eligible…

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EIDL

EIDLs Offer Access to Working Capital

If your construction business has struggled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may have received a forgivable Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan through the Small Business Administration (SBA). But if those funds have run out — or if you have expenses that a PPP loan doesn’t cover — you may want to explore other funding…

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IRS audits

IRS Audits May Be Increasing, So Be Prepared

The IRS just released its audit statistics for the 2020 fiscal year and fewer taxpayers had their returns examined as compared with prior years. But even though a small percentage of returns are being chosen for audits these days, that will be little consolation if yours is one of them. Latest statistics Overall, just 0.5%…

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nonprofit news

News for Nonprofits Summer 2021

GoFundMe Charity to shut down GoFundMe Charity, the fundraising-dedicated website launched in November 2019, is now scheduled to shut down on September 30, 2021, when it will merge with GoFundMe.com. The last day to start a new fundraising campaign on the platform is June 30, 2021. Nonprofits have through December 31, 2021, to view and…

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