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Not-For-Profit Group Newsletter – Winter 2018
Not-for-profits must state on their IRS Forms 990 the number of independent voting members on their board of directors. Donors, state attorney generals and the media increasingly have been scrutinizing this reporting, believing that independent directors are a key ingredient of good governance.
Law Firm Group Newsletter – Winter 2018
With many law firms’ high-performance expectations, demanding workload and long hours, some of today’s lawyers are “opting out,” searching for a better work/life balance. The partnership track isn’t the lure it once was. But your firm may be turning away profitable legal talent if it continues to phase out associates who don’t fit the partnership track. The solution is a two-tier system of equity and non-equity partners.
Tax Connections Newsletter – Winter 2018
At the end of 2017, the most sweeping tax reform legislation in decades was signed into law. Below are the highlights of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) that affect individuals and businesses. Most of the changes go into effect this year.
Wealth Management Group Newsletter – Winter 2018
How far are you from your ideal retirement age? 20 years? 10? Perhaps only five? However close you are, you should be regularly reviewing your retirement savings account balances to confirm that you are on track to meet your goals.
Wealth Management Group Newletter – Fall 2017
High-Income Earners Can Benefit From Roth IRAs Jacqueline Janczewski, CPA, MBT Roth IRAs—with their promise of tax-free growth and withdrawals—are appealing retirement savings vehicles. However, income restrictions typically limit the ability of high-income earners to contribute to these accounts. Fortunately, there are strategies for getting around these restrictions, including using “backdoor” Roth IRAs. Right for […]
Real Estate Group Newsletter – Fall 2017
Is it Time to Revisit Captive Insurance? Jeff Newman, CPA, JD Many businesses use captive insurance companies to meet their risk management needs, control costs and reduce taxes. Recent developments have created new opportunities to take advantage of captives. At the same time, new restrictions designed to curb perceived abuses of micro-captives may require some […]
Manufacturing and Distribution Group Newsletter – Fall 2017
Tax Issues to Consider When Investing in Training and Recruiting Adam Guldan, CPA, MST A common challenge for manufacturers is the shortage of skilled workers. Training and recruiting are effective options to resolve this issue; however, they require significant time and monetary commitments. The goal is to meet the labor needs of your company in […]
Law Firm Group Newsletter – Fall 2017
It’s Time to Pay: Revenue Versus Profit-Based Compensation Robert Rifkin, CPA, MBA Every law firm uses a formula to compute a partner’s compensation. The two formulas used by most law firms is either based on a partner’s billable revenues or the profits that each partner contributes to the firm’s bottom line. To achieve your firm’s […]
Health Care Group Newsletter – Fall 2017
Technology continues to grow and expand. In today’s evolving society, individuals look to social media to be informed and to connect with one another. By now, most people are familiar with social media, even in the unlikely event that they don’t participate in it. If you are interested in enacting a social media strategy for your practice, it is important to know the pros and cons to these platforms.
Not-For-Profit Group Newsletter – Fall 2017
Is Board Member Compensation a Good Idea? Barbara Miller, CPA If your organization struggles each time it needs to fill a board vacancy and does not always come up with the candidates it desires, it may be time to consider creating a board compensation program. Add Up the Pluses and Minuses There are advantages to […]