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Sep
23

Navigating the Maze of Retirement Planning Options

 

According to the Federal Reserve’s latest Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households, 30% of non-retired respondents have no retirement savings or pension – including nearly 20% of those ages 54-64. Finding a plan that suits your individual needs is the key to planning for your retirement.

Watch as Michelle Stinnett and Dave Sietsma discuss navigating the maze of retirement planning options for traditional employees, small businesses, and self-employed individuals.

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Sep
19

As healthcare reimbursements continue to decrease and the responsibility of healthcare costs shift to patients, medical practices must properly manage patient accounts receivable to keep cash flowing into the practice. Many employers are moving away from traditional health insurance plans as employer insurance costs continue to rise. High deductible health plans (HDHP) offer lower premiums….

Sep
17

A business doesn’t have to produce aircraft carriers to provide a service or product that is marketable to the Federal Government. Businesses specializing in information technology, systems engineering, and testing and evaluation are good examples of businesses that contract with the government. Government contractors must follow complex rules and regulations to comply with awarded contracts,….

Sep
10

Community Health Systems (CHS), the largest for-profit hospital company in the U.S., recently announced a massive patient data breach due to an unprecedented malicious software (a.k.a. malware) attack. Per CHS’ disclosures, in April and June of 2014 the company experienced sophisticated malware attacks from a group that may have originated in China. Names, addresses, and….

Sep
08

Not-for-profit organizations that file inaccurate or incomplete Form 990s are more likely to be selected for IRS reviews. The scope of an IRS review depends on the type of review, but organizations can expect the IRS to dig deeper into the following areas: Whether the organization filed all returns and forms as required by law….

Sep
05

The saying “don’t put all of your eggs in one basket” might be out of pace with modern society, but the wisdom behind the statement still stands. For manufacturing and distribution companies, it’s similar to putting all sales expectations and company potential into a single large client. When a company relies on a single large….

Sep
03

Don’t Get Caught in the Web: Online Tax Traps Impacting Nonprofit Organizations

 

Not-for-profit online activities continue to grow at a rate of approximately 12% annually. The IRS is taking notice as they consider these activities to be official vehicles of communication. Watch as Matt Gunning and Scott Ferguson discuss how online activities can affect unrelated business income and how an organization can stay true to their mission online.

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Aug
29

Which came first: the contract or the excluded expense? In the government contracting coop, it doesn’t matter. Government contractors must segregate and allocate allowable direct and indirect costs charged to government contracts. However, certain costs are excluded pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR 31). Contractors doing business with the U.S. Government, should become familiar with….