Find the right path forward with KPIs

Find the right path forward with KPIs From the baseball field to the boardroom, statistical analysis has changed various industries nationwide. With proper preparation and guidance, business owners can have at their fingertips a wealth of stats-based insight into how their companies are performing — far beyond the bottom line on an income statement. The […]

October 19, 2017


The ABCs of the tax deduction for educator expenses

The ABCs of the tax deduction for educator expenses At back-to-school time, much of the focus is on the students returning to the classroom — and on their parents buying them school supplies, backpacks, clothes, etc., for the new school year. But let’s not forget about the teachers. It’s common for teachers to pay for […]

October 18, 2017


Larger deduction might be available to businesses providing meals to their employees

Larger deduction might be available to businesses providing meals to their employees When businesses provide meals to their employees, generally their deduction is limited to 50%. But there are exceptions. One is if the meal qualifies as a de minimis fringe benefit under the Internal Revenue Code. A recent U.S. Tax Court ruling could ultimately […]

October 16, 2017


Ensuring a peaceful succession with a buy-sell agreement

Ensuring a peaceful succession with a buy-sell agreement A buy-sell agreement is a critical component of succession planning for many businesses. It sets the terms and conditions under which an owner’s business interest can be sold to another owner (or owners) should an unexpected tragedy or turn of events occurs. It also establishes the method […]

October 12, 2017


Yes, you can undo a Roth IRA conversion

Yes, you can undo a Roth IRA conversion Converting a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA can provide tax-free growth and the ability to withdraw funds tax-free in retirement. But what if you convert a traditional IRA — subject to income taxes on all earnings and deductible contributions — and then discover that you would […]

October 11, 2017