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Real Estate Group Newsletter – Winter 2014
Although much of the nation has seen an increase in home sales, there are still areas in the United States that are dealing with sluggish markets. If you find yourself in this situation, it may be better to surrender the property rather than try to satisfy the loan obligations. But be careful. Why? Because discharging the debt may lead to unwelcome tax consequences.
Not-For-Profit Group Newsletter – Winter 2014
This edition focuses on two topics. The first article addresses how to manage and safeguard peer-to-peer fundraising efforts utilized to raise money for not-for-profits. The second article, "Newsbits," discusses a court case, the concept of kaizen (continuous improvement) and results from a study focused on public support for community foundations.
Wealth Management Group Newsletter – Winter 2013
Those who find themselves raising children, saving for their own retirement and helping to care for or support aging parents can consider themselves members of the "Sandwich Generation." Although it may be personally gratifying to be able to help your parents, it can be stressful and financially burdensome. This article shows that careful planning and tax breaks may help.
Health Care Group Newsletter – Fall 2013
The traditional physician practice model is changing. Single or small numbers of physicians in private practice are finding it more and more difficult to retain independence. Some are even considering leaving the practice of medicine. Before one gets to that point, however, this article offers several suggestions for consideration on innovative ways you can reinvigorate your practice.
Not-For-Profit Group Newsletter – Fall 2013
Does your not-for-profit receive and make use of endowments? The term “endowment” is a frequently misused term in the not-for-profit world. A true endowment consists of funds received from external donors with restrictions that the principal or gift amount is to be retained in perpetuity and cannot be spent.
Tax Connections Newsletter – Fall 2013
Beginning on Jan. 1, 2015, the health care act requires "large" employers to either: 1) provide "minimum essential" health care coverage to full-time employees that is "affordable" and of at least "minimum value," or 2) risk substantial penalties. This article offers an overview of the play-or-pay rules, noting who qualifies as a "large" employer and the financial penalties for those that choose not to provide such coverage. A sidebar explains how the act defines "affordable" and "minimum value."
Real Estate Group Newsletter – Fall 2013
The Fall 2013 Real Estate Newsletter features "Buyer Beware" by Michael Kovacs and Christie Gricius. They forewarn prospective buyers of the unexpected costs that can come with purchasing investment property and strategies to avoid them.
Manufacturing and Distribution Group Newsletter – Fall 2013
Welcome to ORBA’s Manufacturing & Distribution Group Newsletter, a quarterly publication focused on effective businesses management for the manufacturers and distributors.
Real Estate Group Newsletter – Summer 2013
Welcome to ORBA’s Real Estate Group Newsletter, a quarterly publication focused on effective businesses management for the real estate industry.
Tax Connections Newsletter – Summer 2013
Cook County Use Tax Suspended On July 24, 2013, the Cook County Circuit Court issued a preliminary injunction preventing the County from enforcing the Cook County Non-Titled Personal Property Use Tax. In Judge Lopez Cepero’s closing comments, he noted that the County faces a steep uphill battle in seeking to dissolve the injunction. While this […]