Management & Tax Concepts

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  • The 411 on enhanced charitable contribution deductions

    Summer 2009
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 363

    Abstract: Under previous law, the charitable contribution deduction was limited to cost. But, through Dec. 31, 2009, businesses contributing food, computer equipment and books to qualifying organizations can receive a deduction of up to twice the cost or basis of an item, if the value is higher than cost. This offers some companies a great opportunity to reduce their tax burden.

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  • 2 expanded business tax breaks deserve your attention

    Summer 2009
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    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 671

    Abstract: Two valuable tax breaks were expanded earlier this year that can provide many businesses with substantial benefits if they act soon. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) extended the 50% bonus depreciation through 2009, making it more affordable for businesses to invest in asset purchases this year. The act also expanded the net operating loss (NOL) carryback period for smaller businesses with 2008 NOLs, potentially providing them with a much needed cash infusion this year.

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  • Risk management: How to use ERM to plan for the worst

    Summer 2009
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    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 630

    Abstract: Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) hasn’t saved every company in these difficult times, but it remains the most viable solution to the numerous and varied risks that companies face during this era of financial uncertainty, globalization and technological change. There are some best practices you can follow in building sound, companywide risk protection. They involve assessing risks, developing a plan, and bringing ERM into the company culture.

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  • Attract and retain top talent – Offering deferred compensation plans can keep ’em happy

    Summer 2009
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    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 505

    Abstract: Even in these times, attracting and retaining top executive talent is crucial. An appealing compensation package may be just the ticket, and deferred compensation can be an important part of that package. In considering compensation, companies have two options: qualified deferred compensation (QDC) plans or nonqualified deferred compensation (NQDC) plans. Both can benefit your top employees; the major difference between the plans is how they affect your business. In particular, companies must pay attention to Section 409A compliance rules.

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  • Ready to convert? To a Roth IRA, that is

    Summer 2009
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    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 843

    Abstract: Even if converting your traditional IRA to a Roth IRA isn’t an option for you today, it will be next year. That’s because starting in 2010 the income and marital status restrictions that might otherwise restrict your ability to make that conversion will no longer apply. But it’s not for everyone. This article discusses the pros and cons, while a sidebar looks at the advantage of contributing to a charity directly from your IRA.

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  • Kiddie tax strategies for adults

    Spring 2009
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    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 418

    Abstract: In an effort to close a popular loophole, Congress has been expanding the age of offspring subject to the kiddie tax. In the latest adjustment, which began with the 2008 tax year, the kiddie tax was expanded to include dependents under age 19 and full-time students under age 24. The net effect is that many more families could be affected by this tax. If you’ve previously transferred considerable wealth to your children under the old kiddie tax rules, this article explains why you need to re-evaluate those investments and how they fit into your overall tax and education planning strategy.

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  • Helping hands: An outside advisory board can be just what your closely held business needs

    Spring 2009
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    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 559

    Abstract: Whether you have plans to launch a new business, your existing business is facing new challenges, or you just want a team of professionals on hand to offer objective advice, creating an outside advisory board can help. This article explains why you might want to create an advisory board and how to build it from the ground up.

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  • 5 strategies for preserving your nest egg in taxing times

    Spring 2009
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    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 1003

    Abstract: The risks faced by future retirees have increased, as shrinking investments and reductions in home value have joined health issues and the possibility of outliving one’s assets on the list of retirement concerns. Fortunately, there are a number of time-honored strategies that can help protect your future. This article offers five that you can put into action now. A sidebar discusses a new tax law that will help seniors keep funds in their retirement plans.

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  • How to keep your business a success in times of economic distress

    Spring 2009
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    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 962

    Abstract: Starting or running a company — which is challenging in the most favorable of business climates — can get really difficult during tough economic times. With sales slumping and customers tightening their belts, this is a good time for businesses to rethink their strategies for navigating the financial storm. This article offers some tips for doing just that. A sidebar discusses how to raise revenue when markets are down.

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  • Should your business own real estate too? Probably not

    Winter 2009
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    Word count: 565

    Abstract: Many business owners own not only typical business assets, but also the land on which the building and parking lot sit—and possibly other real estate as well. But there can be negative consequences when a business’s real estate is included in its general corporate assets. For example, your business could be liable for injuries suffered on the property or, vice versa, legal liabilities encountered by the corporation could affect your ownership of the property. By holding real estate in a separate entity, you’ll reap some tax advantages and be able to pursue more real estate ownership options without affecting your core business. This article takes a closer look.

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  • Leveraging charitable gifts with life insurance

    Winter 2009
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    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 804

    Abstract: Using life insurance to make contributions to the charities of your choice can be a win-win for both parties. You make tax-advantaged gifts while paying on the “installment plan” with minimal impact on your estate, and the charities receive substantial gifts with a predictable value. This article explains the basic concepts behind such contributions and what you need to consider regarding the tax impact of the gift. A sidebar provides useful information on income limitations for charitable contribution deductions for public charities and private foundations.

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  • Expand your markets with barter

    Winter 2009
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 352

    Abstract: Barter — the exchange of goods and services without an exchange of money — is big business. How big? Barter transactions generated over $10 billion in revenue in 2007, according to the International Reciprocal Trade Association (IRTA). This brief article explains how the barter process works and how to find a trade exchange that may work for you.

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  • Check sibling rivalry before transferring the family business

    Winter 2009
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    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 696

    Abstract: In families with multiple adult children, transferring ownership of the business to the next generation can be a sensitive matter. Sibling rivalry — especially when it comes to determining roles and responsibilities — can intensify and spark battles that can hurt the business and the family. This article offers some tips on how to keep the peace.

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  • Taxing matters – You could owe taxes in another state — and not know it

    Winter 2009
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    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 515

    Abstract: Does your company own or lease property outside of its home state? Does it conduct sales or operations in more than one state? Do members of your staff live in a state different from the one in which they work? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you could owe taxes in more than one jurisdiction. This article explains the issue of “nexus” and how you can reduce your tax exposure in the states in which you do business.

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  • Campaign contribution basics

    Fall 2008
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 302

    Abstract: With the campaign season in high gear, you may wish to financially support the candidates or party of your choice. Just be sure you adhere to campaign contribution rules. This article gives the details.

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  • Peace of mind at a difficult time – “Deathbed” estate planning strategies

    Fall 2008
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 879

    Abstract: Facing the reality that a loved one is dying is difficult for all concerned. But when the loved one’s legal and financial matters haven’t been taken care of, family members also face the challenge of quickly making critical financial decisions. This article provides “deathbed” estate planning strategies that can be implemented right away, such as making sure the loved one has executed a will and durable power of attorney for property, and working with an advisor to ensure the loved one’s estate tax liability is as low as possible. A sidebar tackles the issue of “no-contest” clauses in wills.

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