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Taking the hybrid approach to cloud computing

By |2018-11-13T13:28:39+00:00November 13th, 2018|Latest News|

For several years now, cloud computing has been touted as the perfect way for companies large and small to meet their software and data storage needs. But, when it comes to choosing and deploying a solution, one size doesn’t fit all. Many businesses have found it difficult to fully commit to the cloud for a

Donate appreciated stock for twice the tax benefits

By |2018-11-06T19:11:02+00:00November 6th, 2018|Latest News|

A tried-and-true year end tax strategy is to make charitable donations. As long as you itemize and your gift qualifies, you can claim a charitable deduction. But did you know that you can enjoy an additional tax benefit if you donate long-term appreciated stock instead of cash? 2 benefits from 1 gift Appreciated publicly traded

Time for NQDC plan deferral elections

By |2018-11-06T19:06:41+00:00November 6th, 2018|Latest News|

If you’re an executive or other key employee, your employer may offer you a nonqualified deferred compensation (NQDC) plan. As the name suggests, NQDC plans pay employees in the future for services currently performed. The plans allow deferral of the income tax associated with the compensation. But to receive this attractive tax treatment, NQDC plans

Change management doesn’t have to be scary

By |2018-11-06T19:03:38+00:00November 6th, 2018|Latest News|

Business owners are constantly bombarded with terminology and buzzwords. Although you probably feel a need to keep up with the latest trends, you also may find that many of these ideas induce more anxiety than relief. One example is change management. This term is used to describe the philosophies and processes an organization uses to

Could “bunching” medical expenses into 2018 save you tax?

By |2018-10-29T18:19:45+00:00October 29th, 2018|Latest News|

Some of your medical expenses may be tax deductible, but only if you itemize deductions and have enough expenses to exceed the applicable floor for deductibility. With proper planning, you may be able to time controllable medical expenses to your tax advantage. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) could make bunching such expenses into

Reduce insurance costs by encouraging employee wellness

By |2018-10-29T18:17:24+00:00October 29th, 2018|Latest News|

Protecting your company through the purchase of various forms of insurance is a risk-management necessity. But just because you must buy coverage doesn’t mean you can’t manage the cost of doing so. Obviously, the safer your workplace, the less likely you’ll incur costly claims and high workers’ compensation premiums. There are, however, bigger-picture issues that

Consider all the tax consequences before making gifts to loved ones

By |2018-10-22T17:38:58+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Latest News|

Many people choose to pass assets to the next generation during life, whether to reduce the size of their taxable estate, to help out family members or simply to see their loved ones enjoy the gifts. If you’re considering lifetime gifts, be aware that which assets you give can produce substantially different tax consequences. Multiple

Following the ABCs of customer assessment

By |2018-10-22T17:36:51+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Latest News|

When a business is launched, its owners typically welcome every customer through the door with a sigh of relief. But after the company has established itself, those same owners might start looking at their buying constituency a little more critically. If your business has reached this point, regularly assessing your customer base is indeed an

529 plans offer two tax-advantaged education funding options

By |2018-10-15T14:01:26+00:00October 15th, 2018|Latest News|

Section 529 plans are a popular education-funding tool because of tax and other benefits. Two types are available: 1) prepaid tuition plans, and 2) savings plans. And one of these plans got even better under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Enjoy valuable benefits 529 plans provide a tax-advantaged way to help pay for

4 pillars of a solid sales process

By |2018-10-15T13:58:12+00:00October 15th, 2018|Latest News|

Is your sales process getting off-balance? Sometimes it can be hard to tell. Fluctuations in the economy, changes in customer interest and dips in demand may cause slowdowns that are beyond your control. But if the numbers keep dropping and you’re not sure why, you may need to double-check the structural soundness of how you