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How To Report Discontinued Operations at Your Business

May 25, 2023

Traditional business models in many sectors have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, geopolitical uncertainty, rising costs, and falling consumer confidence. If your company is planning a major strategic shift this year, management may need to comply with the updated accounting rules for reporting discontinued operations that went into effect in 2015. Discontinued operations typically…

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employee health coverage

HSA Limits Increase for 2024

May 23, 2023

The IRS recently released guidance providing the 2024 inflation-adjusted amounts for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). What is an HSA? An HSA is a trust created or organized exclusively for the purpose of paying the “qualified medical expenses” of an “account beneficiary.” An HSA can only be established for the benefit of an “eligible individual” covered…

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Independent Contractors

How To Classify Independent Contractors

May 16, 2023

Many businesses use independent contractors to help keep their costs down, especially in these times of staff shortages and inflationary pressures. If you’re among them, be careful that these workers are properly classified for federal tax purposes. If the IRS reclassifies them as employees, it can be an expensive mistake. The question of whether a…

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corporate tax

What You Need To Know About a Net Operating Loss for Your Business

May 9, 2023

Losses can happen whether you’re operating a new company or an established business. The federal tax code may help soften the blow by allowing businesses to apply losses to offset taxable income in future years, subject to certain limitations. Here are the rules for businesses with a net operating loss. Qualifying for a net operating…

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rehabilitation tax credit

How To Claim the Rehabilitation Tax Credit When Adding to Your Business Space

April 18, 2023

If your business occupies substantial space and needs to increase or move from that space in the future, you should keep the rehabilitation tax credit in mind. This is especially true if you favor historic buildings. The credit is equal to 20% of the qualified rehabilitation expenditures (QREs) for a qualified rehabilitated building that’s also…

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collaborative arrangements

What You Need To Know About Auditing Accounting Estimates

February 16, 2023

When companies report financial results, they often rely on accounting estimates made by management. Examples include the allowance for doubtful accounts, warranty obligations, costs of pending litigation, goodwill impairment, and the fair values of acquired intangible assets. How do auditors evaluate whether the amounts reported on the financial statements for these items seem reasonable? Inquiry…

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