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Why Contractors Should Consider Mediation

When a construction dispute arises, among the first thoughts that may come to mind is, “Oh no, is this going to wind up in court?” Sometimes that eventuality is unavoidable, but there’s often a much easier and even productive way to resolve the matter — mediation. Developing strategies In mediation, a neutral mediator facilitates a…

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How will revised tax limits affect your 2022 taxes?

While Congress didn’t pass the Build Back Better Act in 2021, there are still tax changes that may affect your tax situation for this year. That’s because some tax figures are adjusted annually for inflation. If you’re like most people, you’re probably more concerned about your 2021 tax bill right now than you are about…

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Construction Accounting: 5 Ways to Optimize Your Financial Reporting

In today’s challenging environment, a construction company’s relationships with its lenders and surety are more important than ever. One way to enhance these relationships is to optimize your financial reporting to ensure it provides the information that lenders and sureties need to feel comfortable extending credit and bonding to your business. Here are five ways…

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Tax Tips: January/February 2022

Watch out for tax scams As tax season ramps up, taxpayers should be on the lookout for common scams that tend to peak this time of year. The IRS annually publishes its Dirty Dozen list of the worst tax-related scams. Two examples from the 2021 list include: Unemployment fraud, in which scammers file fraudulent claims…

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Employer-Provided Child Care Credit Helps Businesses Help Their Workers

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a significant increase in the number of employees working from home. Given the convenience of remote work, especially for parents of young children, employers of in-person workers are under increasing pressure to provide child care. Fortunately, the tax code provides an incentive, in the form of the Section 45F…

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Wealth Protection: How to Shield Assets From Creditors’ Claims

Generally, most people concentrate their asset-protection efforts on insulating their personal wealth from frivolous lawsuits or other claims. But if a significant portion of your wealth is invested in a business, it’s equally important to protect its assets from unreasonable or excessive creditor claims. Let’s take a look at several asset-protection strategies available for a…

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Defer tax with a like-kind exchange

Do you want to sell commercial or investment real estate that has appreciated significantly? One way to defer a tax bill on the gain is with a Section 1031 “like-kind” exchange where you exchange the property rather than sell it. With real estate prices up in some markets (and higher resulting tax bills), the like-kind…

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News for Nonprofits Winter 2022

Survey finds mixed results on public trust A new survey from Independent Sector reveals some worrisome trends regarding the public trust in nonprofit and philanthropic organizations. As the survey report highlights, trust is a necessary condition for many Americans’ support. Examples of nonprofits for purposes of the survey include churches and religious organizations, health and…

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Strategic Planning: Using a “Real-Time” Approach to Guide Your Future

As we move toward a post-COVID-19 economy, it’s a great time to do some strategic planning. And the way nonprofits go about strategic planning may be ready for an update as well. By adopting a more fluid and ongoing approach known as “real-time strategic planning” (RTSP), nonprofits can quickly and efficiently identify, understand and act…

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KPIs: What Are They, And Which Ones Count?

Management needs timely, accurate feedback to guide operating decisions, anticipate problems and take advantage of emerging opportunities. Unfortunately, comprehensive financial statements take a long time to generate. Reporting key performance indicators (KPIs) on a monthly or weekly basis is a simplified alternative to gauge performance in real time. Popular financial metrics KPIs measure an organization’s…

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