Category: Employee Benefit Plans (EBP)

2018 Year-End Tax Planning Letter

Dear Clients and Friends, Last December, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act which will greatly impact taxes for 2018. While the law was signed nearly a year ago, the Internal Revenue Service continues to issue regulations in response to tax professional questions in interpreting these new laws. Among the major changes: Lower individual … Continued

Annuity Option for Pension Plan Payouts

The following is a summary of an important tax development that has occurred in the past three months that may affect you, your family, your investments, and your livelihood. Please call us for more information about any of these developments and what steps you should implement to take advantage of favorable developments and to minimize … Continued

Simplified Per-diem Increase for Business Travel

The following is a summary of an important tax development that has occurred in the past three months that may affect you, your family, your investments, and your livelihood. Please call us for more information about any of these developments and what steps you should implement to take advantage of favorable developments and to minimize … Continued

60-day Rollover Deadline

The following is a summary of an important tax development that has occurred in the past three months that may affect you, your family, your investments, and your livelihood. Please call us for more information about any of these developments and what steps you should implement to take advantage of favorable developments and to minimize … Continued

Research Credit for Internal Use Software

The following is a summary of an important tax development that has occurred in the past three months that may affect you, your family, your investments, and your livelihood. Please call us for more information about any of these developments and what steps you should implement to take advantage of favorable developments and to minimize … Continued

Post-Election Tax Letter

Any change in Presidential Administration brings the possibility, indeed the likelihood, of tax law changes and the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States is no exception. During the campaign, President-elect Trump outlined a number of tax proposals for individuals and businesses. This letter highlights some of the President-elect’s tax … Continued

Be alert to the signals of financial statement fraud

Financial statement fraud has been defined as the deliberate misrepresentation of the financial health of the company – either by intentional misstatements or omission of dollar amounts within the company’s financial statement. Without access to the internal books of the company, it’s difficult for an outside user to detect fraud. But there are certain signals … Continued

Roth or traditional IRA: Which is best for you?

If you begin putting away $5,000 per year in a traditional IRA at age 45 and don’t start taking withdrawals until you’re 67, you’ll have more than $178,000 when you retire. This assumes a 4 percent average return on your investment. And, don’t forget, your taxable income will be $5,000 less each year for 22 … Continued

Cash flow considerations crucial for nonprofit management

You have a great mission. Wonderful clients. An excellent network of donors, volunteers and staff. But you can’t fulfill that mission successfully without cash to pay employees or the light bill. As donations have decreased nationwide in the current economy, cash flow management has become especially critical to nonprofits. Two issues are particularly important: An … Continued

Demystifying the nonprofit’s audit process

If the annual audit of your nonprofit organization is approaching, staff and board members alike may be wondering exactly what the purpose of the audit is and what they can expect. An external audit is performed by an independent CPA. The purpose it to determine, with reasonable assurance, that the financial statements are free of … Continued