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Cash Flow Management: Tips and Strategies for Businesses

Nonprofits: How to Increase Legacy Gifts for Sustained Growth

Tax-Free Income Opportunities for Individuals: How to Take Advantage

Transferring Ownership: What McDonald’s Owners Should be Considering Now

Manufacturers: Take Note of Key Tax Provisions of the CHIPS Act

Businesses: How to Get the Bank Financing You Need in 2022

Own a Construction Business? Tips to Diversify Wealth

Making A Family Gift? New Estate Rules to Know

Electric Cars: How to Cash in on the New Federal Tax Credit

Nonprofits: Strategies to Avoid 5 Potential Tax Traps

Common Billing Methods in Construction: What’s Best for Your Company

Deducting Small Equipment: McDonald’s Owners Need an Accounting Policy

Inflation Reduction Act: The Business, Individual Tax Changes to Know

Tax Deductions for Manufacturing Equipment: How to Take Advantage

Mid-Year Tax-Planning Ideas for Individuals in 2022

Engaging Nonprofit Donors at Every Level: A Checklist

Business Valuation: How to Use the Cost Approach Method

Businesses Should Consider an Energy Audit Amid Surging Fuel Prices

Pennsylvania Businesses: Watch Out for Department of Revenue Scams

Revenue Recognition in Construction: How to Choose the Right Method

Family Business: Hire Family Members to Save Taxes, Fill Positions

Pennsylvania Budget Changes Business Taxes, Including Lower Taxes for Corporations

Estate Planning: How to Select an Executor, Trustee to Carry Out Your Wishes

Hiring Strategy for Manufacturing: Enhance Employee Benefits

Nonprofits: How to Land Major Donors to Boost Financial Security

Could the Work Opportunity Tax Credit Help Your Construction Company?

IRS Raises Standard Mileage Rate for Second Half of 2022 Due to Rising Gas Costs

Business Valuation: Valuing Employee Stock Ownership Plans

Attract, Retain Employees with New Tax-Deductible Benefits

The Real Estate Investor’s Dilemma: Industrial or Multifamily?

Manufacturers: Get Tax Credits for Hiring Target Group Workers

The Case for Diverse Revenue Streams for Restaurants

6 Common Tax Deductions for Nonprofits with UBIT

Buying a Business? Learn the Tax Implications of Noncompete Agreements

Work or Pleasure: The Tax Rules for Hybrid Travel in 2022

Looking to Grow Your Family Business? A Strategic Checklist to Consider

Selling a Highly Appreciated Vacation Home? Consider the Tax Implications

Remarried? Know Your Spouse’s Estate Property Rights

7 Midyear Tax-Reduction Strategies for Manufacturers in 2022

7 Hiring Tips for Summer 2022 and Beyond

Ensure Your Construction Accounting System is Up-to-Speed

From Automat to Automatic: How New Tech is Bringing Efficiencies to Restaurants

Salary Increase Budgets Jump for Nonprofit Organizations

Filed Your Taxes? Which Records to Keep in 2022

S Corp. Vs. LLC: How a Manufacturing Company is Structured Impacts Taxes

Own an S Corp? Here’s What Fringe Benefits are Taxed

Selling Your Business? Due Diligence, Tax Considerations to Weigh

Should Your Construction Firm Expand Your Facility or into New Markets?

Manufacturers: Get on the Cutting Edge of Inventory Control

Other Financial Standards and Considerations Important in Your McDonald’s Business Review

Preparing Form 990: Eight Issues Nonprofits Should Monitor

Estate Planning: Should You Use Your Trust to Make Charitable Gifts?

The Tax Benefits of Putting Your Vacation Home into an LLC

Warning: Working from Home May Complicate Your Income Taxes

Tips to Keep Your Business Strong Despite Inflationary Pressures

Manufacturers Should Act Soon to Get 100% First-Year Bonus Depreciation

3 Numbers To Know in Construction: Costs, Markup and Profit

Take Advantage of Tax Breaks for Privately-Held Businesses

Restaurant Association Urges IRS to Release ERC Funds

Nonprofit Succession Plan: Are you Ready for Your Next Leader?

Some Businesses, Owners with International Income Face New Tax Requirements

Business Valuation: Don’t Underestimate the Key Person Discount

Build Back Better on Hold; Next Up – Federal Tax Extenders

5 Strategies to Upskill Your Manufacturing Workforce

How Businesses Can Maximize the QBI Deduction Amid the Pandemic

Construction: Tips to Fix Time Tracking to Avoid Fines

Which IRS Form Should New Nonprofits Use — 1023 or 1023-EZ?

Tax Planning: Steps to Take Now for 2021, 2022 Business Taxes

Cash Flow Coverage Ratio: The Most Popular McDonald’s Ratio

Intrafamily Trust Loans: Tips to Reducing Gift, Estate Taxes

Cash Flow Management: Tips to Speed Up Accounts Receivables

The New Guidance on the Changed Employee Retention Credit Rules

Federal Government Warns of Tax Return, Refund Delays for 2022

Your Next McDonald’s Ratio: Estimated Net Equity Percentage

Manufacturers: Best Practices to Avoid Sales and Use Tax Problems

Bookkeeping Tips for Construction: 8 Strategies to Consider

Four Retirement Plans for Nonprofits: The Pros & Cons

The Top 8 Resolutions for Business Owners for 2022

The Top 7 Personal Financial Resolutions for 2022

Minimum Wage Increases: The New Rates to Know for 2022

An Important Metric for Franchisees: Trailing Twelve-Month Liability Turnover

Track Profitability with Construction Close-Out Meetings

Tips to Avoid Costly Tax Penalties on Your RMDs

Manufacturers: You Can Probably Qualify for the Lucrative R&D Tax Credit

Nonprofit Success in 2022: 7 Strategies to Consider

How to Maximize the Annual Gift Tax Exclusion in 2021

PPP Loans: Learn the New Guidance on the Tax Effects

4 Big Charitable Tax Breaks for Businesses, Individuals to use in 2021

Understanding and Managing Financial Ratios for McDonald’s Franchisees

New Law Cuts off Beneficial Employee Retention Credit

How Fast Can You Write off a Business Vehicle? Learn the Rules

Manufacturers: Claim Faster Write-Offs With Cost Segregation

Unrelated Business Income Tax: The Three-Part Test for Nonprofits

8 Tips to Boost Creditworthiness for Construction Companies

9 Tax-Saving Moves for Individuals in 2021

5 Year-End Tax Planning Tips for Businesses for 2021

Restaurant Technology Series Part 1: The Restaurant of the Future

Separating Real Estate Assets from Your Business: Learn the Tax Benefits

Offering New Benefits to Attract Employees? Watch for Tax Consequences

Manufacturing: How to Use Predictive Analytics to Reduce Losses

Top Considerations for the Nonprofit Sector for 2021 (Part Two)

Construction Profitability Tip: Using Cost Codes to Track Project Costs

Family Business Succession: Compensating Children Not in the Business

Hurricane or Tornado Victim? How to Salvage a Casualty Loss Deduction

Business Valuation: How CVAs Determine Your Business’s Value

The Home-Sale Gain Exclusion Tax Break: Cashing in on the Sellers’ Market

Post-PPP Financing Options to Grow Your Business

Don’t Risk Your Nonprofit Status: Be Aware of Private Inurement Rules

Manufacturing Workplace Safety: 7 Improvements to Consider

Biden’s Infrastructure Plan: What is Construction’s Opportunity?

Should You Have the Same Office Post-COVID? Maybe Consider a New Approach

Taxpayer Tips from the IRS: Protection from Scammers

4 Guiding Principles for a Family-Business Succession Plan

The Pros & Cons of Joint Ownership in Estate Planning

PPP Now Excluded from Gross Receipts Rule for Employee Retention Credit Eligibility

Warning: PPP Loan Forgiveness Deadline Approaching for Some Borrowers

6 Best Practices to Protect Manufacturers from Ransomware Attacks

Top Considerations for the Nonprofit Sector for 2021 (Part One)

6 Tips to End Costly Payroll Mistakes in Construction

How Buy-Sell Agreements Can Promote Business Owners’ Estate Plan Objectives

SBA Opens PPP Direct Forgiveness Portal

Federal Overtime Rules: Often Overlooked Requirements Businesses Should Know

A Warning to Employers: Teleworking May Cause State Tax Withholding Issues

Hold or Sell Stocks: Tricks to Avoid Unfavorable Tax Consequences

Exhausted Your Gift Tax Exemption? Consider a Net Gift

4 Strategies to Improve Productivity in Manufacturing

IRS Clarifies Rules on Excess Compensation Tax for Nonprofits

5 Common Construction Accounting Risks: Learn Prevention Strategies

Child Tax Credit Payments: Find Out How Much You’ll Get

Latest ACA Supreme Court Ruling: What it Means for Businesses

Biden To Seek Tax Changes on High Earners, Capital Gains, Some Businesses

How Employers Can Fight Fraudulent Unemployment Insurance Claims

Unemployment: Which States Opted Out and How to Reboard Returning Employees

Time to Make a Change? 6 Steps to Streamline An Auditor Transition

Restaurant Staffing in the Wake of COVID-19: How Much Has Changed?

6 Proactive Tips to Get Paid Quicker in Construction

Strengthening Internal Controls for Nonprofits in the COVID-19 Environment

4 Pillars of Mid-Year Business Planning for Manufacturers

C Corp, S Corp or Partnership? Which Entity is Right for Your Business?

5 Tax Accounting Method Changes That Can Generate Savings and Cash Flow

Restaurant Revitalization Fund Receives $65 Billion in Applications, More Money Sought

Rent Your Vacation Home? Watch for Adverse Tax Consequences

Why Manufacturers Are Looking Forward to Growth

5 Innovations to Inspire Nonprofit Growth

Key Tips to Prevent Profit Fade On Construction Projects

Restaurant Revitalization Fund to Start Disbursing $28.6 Billion in Stimulus Aid

Bitcoin and Other Virtual Currencies: The Impact on Your Tax Situation

The Employee Retention Credit: The Improved Benefits for Businesses in 2021

Child and Dependent Care Credit: Learn the New Benefits for 2021

5 Ways Restaurants Can Reduce Employee Turnover in 2021

Tips on Getting a Good Payroll System for Your Construction Business

Energy Tax Breaks: 5 New Benefits for Manufacturers

Employee Retention Credit: The New Benefits for Nonprofits

Employee or Independent Contractor? There’s New Rules Again

PPP Loan Deadline Extended to Allow More Businesses to Get Funds

The New Child Tax Credit: How Much More Will You Get?

IRS Extends Federal Income Tax Deadline to May 17, 2021

New Restaurant Aid: How to Qualify for New Stimulus Funding

Deducting Home Office Expenses for Telework: The Pros & Cons in Pennsylvania

9 Purchasing Strategies for Manufacturers to Save Money

Third Stimulus Extends Popular Business Tax Credit, Provides Restaurant Funding

Top 5 Trends Impacting Nonprofits’ Fiscal Health in 2021

9 Strategies to Boost Cash Flow in Construction

7 Last-Minute Tax Strategies to Lower Your 2020 Business Taxes

New PPP Loan Rules Announced to Help Small Businesses

Two Extended Tax Benefits Eligible McDonald’s Franchisees Should Consider

IRS Scam Warning: Unemployment Benefits Identity Theft

4 Strategies to Reduce Fraud in Construction

PA Provides PPP Tax Relief, COVID Business Grants

Second Stimulus Extends Significant Benefits for Nonprofit Donors

The Top 7 Tax Benefits for Manufacturers in 2021

Business Meals: How to Use the Reinstated Tax Deduction for 2021

Family Business: Why You Should Hold an Estate Plan Meeting

Second Stimulus Bill: The Extended Tax Benefits for Individuals

Developing Investment Policies: How All Nonprofits Can Benefit

Many More Businesses Now Eligible for COVID Employee Retention Tax Credits

COVID Tax Relief Measures: What’s Extended for Businesses into 2021

Should Manufacturers Use U.S. Supply Chain Partners? Pros & Cons

Construction: 8 Accounting Practices to Boost Your Bottom Line

2021 New Year’s Resolutions for Small Business Owners

Second Stimulus Offers More Business Benefits, Tax Credits

New Federal Stimulus Deal Includes New PPP, Other Business Benefits

Three Post-Election Legislative Impacts on Restaurants

Should Your Nonprofit Outsource Accounting? The Pros & Cons

Setup a Construction Firm Debt Management Plan for Significant Savings

A Tax-Smart Move for Manufacturers: Should You Buy Equipment Now?

IRS Confirms: No Deduction for Expenses Paid with Forgiven PPP Loans

Buy-Sell Agreements: A Necessity for Business Owners to Protect their Interests

Act Now on These Expiring Business, Individual Tax Benefits

Biden’s Proposed Tax Changes: Estimated Costs for McDonald’s Franchisees

Construction: Prequalify Subcontractors to Protect Your Profitability

5 Tips for Nonprofits to Maximize Year-End Giving in 2020

Biden’s Tax Plans: The Key Changes for Businesses, Individuals

Fraud is Fraught in Manufacturing: Tips to Prevent Expensive Losses

Strategies to Save on Personal Taxes in 2020 and Beyond

10 Tax-Saving Strategies for Businesses to Use Before Time Runs Out

Act Now Before Year End for Best Estate Planning Opportunities

PPP Loans: The Latest on What Qualifies and What’s Taxable

Cybersecurity for Small Businesses: Consider This Flexible Strategy

Should Your Nonprofit Adopt Remote Work Permanently? Pros and Cons

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