Are your risk-management practices keeping up with the times?
September 9, 2022 Knowledge Center
Are your risk-management practices keeping up with the times?

Risks abound in today’s uncertain marketplace. Nearly two-thirds of senior finance leaders said that the volume and complexity of corporate risks have changed “mostly” or “extensively” in the past five years, according to a new report published by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and North Carolina State University. Surprisingly, this report, 2022 State […]

Home sweet home: Do you qualify for office deductions?
September 9, 2022 Knowledge Center
Home sweet home: Do you qualify for office deductions?

If you’re a business owner working from home or an entrepreneur with a home-based side gig, you may qualify for valuable home office deductions. But not everyone who works from home gets the tax break. Employees who work remotely can’t deduct home office expenses under current federal tax law. To qualify for a deduction, you […]

Leave a lasting legacy with a family education trust
September 8, 2022 Knowledge Center
Leave a lasting legacy with a family education trust

Providing for the educational needs of your children, grandchildren and even future generations is an honorable estate planning objective. What are your options for achieving this goal? A 529 plan can be a highly effective tool for funding tuition and other educational expenses on a tax-advantaged basis. But after your death, there’s no guarantee that […]

Clean Vehicle Credit comes with caveats
September 8, 2022 Knowledge Center
Clean Vehicle Credit comes with caveats

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) includes a wide range of tax incentives aimed at combating the dire effects of climate change. One of the provisions receiving considerable attention from consumers is the expansion of the Qualified Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit (IRC Section 30D), now known as the Clean Vehicle Credit. While the expanded credit seems […]

IRS offers penalty relief for 2019, 2020 tax years
August 31, 2022 Knowledge Center
IRS offers penalty relief for 2019, 2020 tax years

While the recently announced student loan debt relief has captured numerous headlines, it’s estimated that another federal relief program announced on the same day will provide more than $1.2 billion in tax refunds or credits. Specifically, IRS Notice 2022-36 extends penalty relief to both individuals and businesses who missed the filing deadlines for certain 2019 and/or 2020 […]

New law puts “book income” in the crosshairs
August 30, 2022 Knowledge Center
New law puts “book income” in the crosshairs

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) could have congressional lobbyists nipping at its heels over a “book minimum tax” rule in the newly enacted Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA). This would be the first corporate alternative minimum tax based on financial statement book income since the 1980s. And many in the accounting profession are […]

Employers: How “affordable” will your health benefits be in 2023?
August 26, 2022 Knowledge Center
Employers: How “affordable” will your health benefits be in 2023?

In Revenue Procedure 2022-34, the IRS recently announced an important indexing adjustment related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). That makes now a good time to review whether your organization is an applicable large employer (ALE) under the ACA and, if so, whether the health care coverage you offer employees will still be considered “affordable” […]

Avoid these 4 estate planning pitfalls
August 26, 2022 Knowledge Center
Avoid these 4 estate planning pitfalls

No one likes to contemplate his or her own mortality. But ignoring the need for an estate plan or procrastinating in the creation of one is asking for trouble. If you haven’t started the process, don’t delay any longer. For your estate plan to achieve your goals, avoid these four pitfalls: Pitfall #1: Failing to […]

Evaluating an ESOP from a succession planning perspective
August 25, 2022 Knowledge Center
Evaluating an ESOP from a succession planning perspective

If you’ve been in business for a while, you’ve probably considered many different employee benefits. One option that might have crossed your desk is an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). Strictly defined, an ESOP is considered a retirement plan for employees. But it can also play a role in succession planning by facilitating the transfer of […]

Cyber risks: A critical part of your auditor’s risk assessment
August 19, 2022 Knowledge Center
Cyber risks: A critical part of your auditor’s risk assessment

As businesses and not-for-profit entities increasingly rely on technology, cyberthreats are becoming more sophisticated and aggressive. Auditors must factor these threats into their risk assessments. They can also help you draft cybersecurity disclosures and brainstorm ways to mitigate your risk of an attack. Increasing risks How much does a data breach cost? The average has […]

The Inflation Reduction Act includes wide-ranging tax provisions
August 16, 2022 Knowledge Center
The Inflation Reduction Act includes wide-ranging tax provisions

President Biden has just signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law. The IRA includes significant provisions related to climate change, health care, and, of course, taxes. The IRA also addresses the federal budget deficit. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the IRA is projected to reduce the deficit by around $90 billion over […]

Is your withholding adequate? Here’s how to check
August 16, 2022 Knowledge Center
Is your withholding adequate? Here’s how to check

When you filed your federal tax return this year, were you surprised to find you owed money? You might want to change your withholding so that this doesn’t happen again next year. You might even want to adjust your withholding if you got a big refund. Receiving a tax refund essentially means you’re giving the […]