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Treating a Stock Purchase as an Asset Acquisition

When it comes to acquiring a business, stock and asset purchases have their advantages and disadvantages but there might be a way to combine the best of both worlds. This article explains how a Section 338 election might suit the interests of the buyer and the target company.

ACFE Study Finds Median Losses from Occupational Fraud Increasing

Every two years, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) publishes a study detailing the costs, schemes, perpetrators and victims of occupational fraud. “Occupational Fraud 2024: A Report to the Nations” was recently released. It covers more than 1,900 cases of white-collar crime, occurring in 138 countries. Consistent with previous biennial studies, the 2024 report…

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How Catch-Up Contributions Can Bolster Retirement Savings

If you’re age 50 or older, you can make extra “catch-up” contributions to certain types of retirement accounts. Many people fail to capitalize on this opportunity because they haven’t looked at the significant impact these extra contributions can have on their retirement-age wealth. If you’re worried that you won’t have enough money saved to be…

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Setting Sail: Why Now is the Time to Get Onboard with Accounting Automation

Generated by AI and edited by Heather Broberg, Senior Manager As we navigate the ever-changing waters of business, it’s essential to have the right tools and strategies to chart a course for success. And what better time than now to hoist the sails of accounting automation and set course for smoother, more efficient financial operations?…

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Sage Q2 2024 Release: Knocking Down Barriers

Available as of Friday, February 16, Sage Intacct’s first release of 2024 includes new features and functionality that elevate the work of humans with AI and automation. The updates highlighted below include enhancements across three major themes: 1. Seamless data integration, 2. Automation advancements, and 3. Industry insights, to boost organizational efficiency and enhance decision-making insights.

Installment Sales Can Be a Win-Win for Buyers and Sellers

For federal income tax purposes, an installment sale is when at least one payment of proceeds from an eligible sale is deferred until after the end of the tax year in which the sale occurs. This setup can be beneficial for a buyer that doesn’t have enough available cash to immediately pay the full purchase…

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Do You Qualify for Head of Household Status?

The head of household (HOH) federal tax filing status is often misunderstood by taxpayers who might qualify, including single, divorced or legally separated parents, and taxpayers who support adult family members. However, it’s worth exploring, because you could reap substantial savings at tax time. Benefits of HOH Status The IRS enumerates several advantages from qualifying…

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6 Factors to Classify Workers as Employees or Independent Contractors

In January 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its long-awaited final rule related to employment status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The new rule carves out six key factors to be analyzed in determining whether a particular worker should be treated as an independent contractor or an employee. Background For instance,…

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Key Rules for Home Office Deductions

Do you work from home all or part of the time? If you’re self-employed and meet certain requirements, you can write off a portion of your home office expenses, even if you perform work at other locations. The deduction may be based on the actual expenses you’re able to substantiate — or it may be…

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Understanding and Reporting on Scopes 1, 2, and 3

Many organizations are actively working to diminish their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. When tracking and reporting progress, the terms ‘Scopes 1, 2, and 3 emissions’ are frequently used. But what do these designations mean? Scopes 1, 2, and 3 Defined The ‘scopes’ for reporting come from the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol), an international organization…

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