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Should You Separate Your Business from Its Real Estate?

Businesses that need real estate to conduct operations, or otherwise hold property, traditionally have put the title to the property in the name of the business itself. But owners are increasingly rethinking this approach. Many are recognizing that any short-term benefits may be outweighed by the tax, liability and estate-planning advantages associated with separating real estate…

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Keep Cybercriminals from Stealing Your Business’s Brand

When criminals steal an individual’s identity, the victim can take steps to minimize potential damage by, for example, notifying credit agencies and freezing bank accounts. But what happens if a cybercrook steals a company’s identity and uses it to engage in fraud? This situation can be more complicated — and expensive — to resolve. Fraudsters who…

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Articles | Accounting Technology | Businesses and Individuals, Nonprofits and Associations

Financial Planning and Analysis Tools: Your Organization’s Crystal Ball

This article was published in the Spring 2022 issue of Connecticut CPA. By Jim Norton, CPA, Principal, Accounting Technology Services Budgeting. Planning. Budgeting and planning. Financial planning and analysis. FP&A. Projections. Models. Forecasts. Pro formas.   These are just a handful of terms that are often used interchangeably when talking about the process of analyzing…

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Articles | Tax Planning and Preparation | Businesses and Individuals

5 Categories of Interest Expense: What’s Deductible?

People often ask: Is the interest paid during the year deductible on my federal income tax return? The answer is, “It depends.” Generally, the interest you incurred must be allocated among the following five “baskets” for tax purposes. Based on how the interest is classified, it may be nondeductible, partially deductible or fully deductible. Other…

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Articles | Businesses and Individuals

How to Keep Your Business Strong Despite Inflationary Pressures

Over the last year, consumer prices rose 7.9%, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Consumer Price Index covers the prices of food, clothing, shelter, fuels, transportation, doctors’ and dentists’ services, drugs, and other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day living. This is the highest 12-month increase since…

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Articles | Tax Planning and Preparation | Businesses and Individuals

Do LLC Members Owe Self-Employment Tax?

The federal tax code’s self-employment tax provisions were enacted long before the existence of limited liability companies (LLCs). As LLCs became increasingly popular, an important question arose: How do the self-employment tax rules apply to LLC members? Despite IRS attempts to make the issue go away, that question still exists for LLCs with several members, which…

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Articles | Tax Planning and Preparation | Businesses and Individuals

Joint Tax Filing: Spouses Are Guilty Until Proven Innocent

When you got married, you knew it was for “better or worse.” But you might not know about laws that hold you responsible if your spouse cheats on a tax return. Married couples filing jointly should be aware that: You are both responsible for tax, interest and penalties — even after a divorce or the death…

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Articles | Tax Planning and Preparation | Businesses and Individuals

How Much Does the IRS Let Delinquent Taxpayers Live On?

The IRS uses “Collection Financial Standards” to help determine a taxpayer’s ability to pay a delinquent tax liability. Allowable living expenses include those that meet the test of being necessary to provide for a taxpayer’s (and his or her family’s) health and welfare, as well as his or her ability to produce income. The IRS allowable living standards…

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Articles | Tax Planning and Preparation | Businesses and Individuals

Should You Diversify Your Investments with Rental Real Estate?

Many people invest in marketable securities, including stocks, bonds, money market funds and real estate investment trusts (REITs). But a less conventional investment option that’s historically paid off for many investors is purchasing a home or condo to rent out to third parties. This alternative may help diversify your existing portfolio and hedge against public market…

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Articles | Accounting Technology | Businesses and Individuals, Nonprofits and Associations

3 Tips To Improve Your Audit

By Luis Rivera, Client Success Advocate, Accounting Technology Services With the ever-changing digitization of the world bleeding into companies opting for work at home opportunities over the traditional in-office 9-5; it is no surprise that this has led to audits going paperless. Below are three tips to help improve your audits. 1. Utilize Dashboards Dashboards…

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10 Must-Have Policies for 2022

Some laws require employers to provide information to employees via a written policy. Policies are also important for communicating company expectations and requirements. Here are 10 policies that are considered must-have for 2022: #1: COVID-19 By now, many employers have written policies that address masks, vaccination, social distancing, and other safety measures to help prevent…

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