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FEDERAL OPPORTUNITY ZONES

The Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) program was enacted as part of the 2017 federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) and is designed to direct long-term capital investments into eligible property located in a Qualified Opportunity Zone. There are 8,762 designated QOZ’s located throughout the United States, of which 8,532 are in low-income community tracts Read More…

5 PRODUCTIVITY KILLERS & HOW TO SLAY THEM

If you feel that business is harder today, you’re not alone. In addition to rising regulatory obligations and relentless technological change, the ability to attract and retain top talent has never been more difficult. To compete and thrive in this environment, businesses need to optimize their finance and accounting practices, and that means tackling challenges Read More…

M&A STORIES – HOW TO ‘DEAL’ WITH UNWELCOME SURPRISES

Surprises are rarely good. There are many different emotions that come with the experience of surprise: fear, anxiety, and joy—to name a few.  Deals can also cause the same emotions for a deal maker. Perhaps the booked pipeline was stronger than expected or new management, while unproven in historical results, has the ability to create Read More…

EIGHT KEY TAX PLANNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUSINESSES IN 2019

More than a year after sweeping federal and state tax reform were enacted, businesses of all sizes are still wrapping their arms around the changes. Additional guidance and regulations have been issued nearly every month—indeed, change is the new normal. Strategic tax planning now is key to lowering businesses’ total tax liability. Read on for Read More…

TOP 10 PROPERTY TAX MYTHS

Are you missing an opportunity to reduce your property tax liability? Nearly all local taxing jurisdictions, including municipalities, counties, and boards of education, generate tax revenue through the imposition of property tax, which is one of the most substantial sources of local government revenue. For many businesses, property tax is the largest state and local Read More…

REVENUE RECOGNITION READINESS GUIDE FOR PRIVATELY HELD RETAIL COMPANIES

On May 28, 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) issued converged guidance on recognizing revenue in contracts with customers. The new guidance—FASB ASC 606 or IFRS 15, the IASB’s comparable standard—replaces substantially all existing U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) on this topic. While the compliance deadline Read More…

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