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A Dozen Questions to Ask Before Buying Distressed Commercial Properties

In many areas, the real estate sector has been hit hard. Commercial property, including apartment complexes, retail, and industrial properties are down in value. This may attract investors in search of good buying opportunities. However, potential buyers should look...

Retirement Plans Can Be Disqualified for Not Keeping Up with Changes

It is not unusual for the IRS to conduct audits of qualified employee benefit plans. Plan sponsors are expected to stay on top of related changes in the tax law. If the tax agency uncovers compliance errors and the plan sponsor does not fix them, the plan could be...

How to Prevent Check Fraud

Check those checks closely. Although debit cards, electronic funds transfers, and other high-tech ways of moving and paying money have become popular, check fraud remains a risk for businesses and other organizations. According to the most recent fraud survey by the...

Personal vs. Business Goodwill

You cannot physically touch goodwill, but it is a significantly valuable asset for many businesses. Although it is most commonly associated with professional service firms, goodwill can also exist among manufacturers, retailers, contractors, and other types of...

Highlights from the Inflation Reduction Act

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), signed into law on August 16, 2022, is intended to reduce the U.S. deficit by about $300 billion. Highlights of the $740 billion law include an increase in the payroll tax credit for research, a 15% minimum tax for large...

Split Annuities Help Retirees Meet Multiple Objectives

As Americans live longer in retirement — often for several decades — it becomes more challenging to plan for a consistently high standard of living. In addition to maintaining retirement income, you may also want to pass on some wealth to your family. To achieve both...

SMART Is Now SMARTIE

As nonprofit organizations recover from the pandemic, one prominent issue that is getting renewed focus is diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Fostering and modeling these three values not only promote positive workplace experiences and opportunities, they also...

Could the Work Opportunity Tax Credit Help Your Construction Company?

The construction industry has been facing a labor shortage for years. Although there are various ways to tackle the challenge, one approach to keep in mind is expanding your hiring pool to, in part, avail yourself of a potentially valuable tax break: the Work...

Nonprofit Staffing: Challenge or Crisis?

It seems every business and nonprofit organization is hiring, and lots of workers are eager for new and better jobs. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, more than 47 million workers quit their jobs in 2021, many seeking increased pay along with improved...

How to Create a Code of Ethics

The news is full of stories involving ethics — recently one about would-be auditors cheating on, of all things, a national ethics exam. While no one wants to be in the spotlight for bad behavior, unethical behavior can be especially damaging to the reputation of a...