TOO MUCH INVENTORY AT YOUR BUSINESS? TRIM THE FAT!

By | August 15th, 2022|Accounting and Auditing, Business, Taxation|

Businesses need to have inventory on hand.  But having excess inventory is expensive, so it’s important to keep it as lean as possible.  Here are some ways to trim the fat from your inventory without compromising revenue and customer service. ACCURACY FIRST Effective inventory management requires starting with an accurate physical inventory count.  That allows [...]

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SHOULD YOU DIGITIZE YOUR TAX AND FINANCIAL RECORDS?

By | August 8th, 2022|Accounting and Auditing, Taxation, Uncategorized|

Traditionally, important tax and financial records have been stored as hard copies in desk drawers, filing cabinets and safe deposit boxes.  These days, however, it’s become increasingly popular and easy to digitize documents and store them electronically.  Is this the right move for you? THE CASE FOR GOING DIGITAL One of the biggest advantages of [...]

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WHEN IS EMPLOYER-PROVIDED LIFE INSURANCE TAXABLE?

By | August 1st, 2022|Accounting and Auditing, Estate planning, Retirement, Uncategorized|

If your company benefits include group term life insurance paid by your employer, a portion of the premiums paid for the coverage may be taxable.  Depending on the amount of coverage you’re provided, some of it may create undesirable income tax consequences for you. The cost of the first $50,000 of group term life insurance [...]

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MEDICARE PREMIUMS MAY LOWER YOUR TAXES

By | July 25th, 2022|Accounting and Auditing, Estate planning, Retirement, Taxation|

Do you pay premiums for Medicare health insurance? If so, you may be able to combine them with other qualifying health care expenses and claim them as an itemized deduction for medical expenses on your individual tax return.  This includes amounts for “Medigap” insurance and Medicare Advantage plans, which cover some costs that Medicare Parts [...]

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A TAX BREAK FOR EDUCATORS GETS AN UPDATE

By | July 18th, 2022|Accounting and Auditing|

Teachers who are setting up their classrooms for a new school year often pay for some of their classroom supplies out-of-pocket.  They can recoup some of that cost by taking advantage of a special tax break for educators.  This deduction gained new importance after the 2017 passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).  [...]

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SELLING YOUR BUSINESS? AN INSTALLMENT SALE MAY YIELD TAX BENEFITS

By | July 11th, 2022|Accounting and Auditing, Business, Taxation|

You’ve spent years building your company and now you’re ready to move on, possibly to a new business, retirement or something else.  Whatever your plans, you want to get the best return from your business that you can after all the time and money you’ve put into it. Not only do you need to get [...]

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