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  • Could E-Commerce Sales Tax Reform be Next?

    Published: Feb 7, 2018
    The Supreme Court of the United States might overturn a 25-year-old ruling that allowed e-commerce purchases across state lines to remain tax free. Read on to find out more about the upcoming review of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.

  • Checkup: Tax Reform and the Healthcare Industry

    Published: Feb 1, 2018
    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will likely impact physicians and practices on several fronts, from personal returns to business structure. Here’s a rundown of the aspects most likely to affect you.

  • Tax Reform: What's the Impact on Nonprofits?

    Published: Dec 22, 2017
    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will have a profound affect on nonprofits. We’ve summarized the key changes that will directly or indirectly affect your organization, as well as news about the Johnson Amendment. 

  • Tax Reform and Higher Education: What's In It For You?

    Published: Dec 21, 2017
    We’ve summarized the key changes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that will directly or indirectly affect colleges, universities and their related organizations nationwide—as well as some hotly debated items that didn’t make it to the final version.

  • The New Tax Law: What's In It For You?

    Published: Dec 20, 2017
    The new tax law offers a wide range of changes affecting both individual and business returns, and most Americans are bound to be impacted by the new law. But what does it mean for you personally? While each individual’s tax picture is unique, we’ve highlighted six areas that are most likely to affect much of the U.S. population. 

  • Tax Reform Heads to Final Congressional Vote

    Published: Dec 18, 2017
    Committees from the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives are set to vote on compromise tax reform legislation. Find out what comes next, and see how we can help you work with those changes to keep more money in your pocket. 

  • The Impact of Tax Reform on Intercollegiate Athletics

    Published: Dec 14, 2017
    The proposed tax reform bill will likely remove the tax deductibility of charitable contributions made for seating at an athletic event in an athletic stadium of a higher education institution (e.g., priority seating contributions or ticket related contributions).

  • Senate Passes its Tax Reform Bill - Now What?

    Published: Dec 4, 2017
    The U.S. Senate passed its tax reform bill early Saturday morning that proposes sweeping changes to the tax code. Read more about the next steps, the differences between this legislation and the House version, and what it could mean for you.

  • New Year, New Commercial Rent Sales Tax Reduction!

    Published: Dec 4, 2017
    Effective January 1, 2018, the State of Florida will lower the sales tax rate for commercial rent from 6 percent to 5.8 percent. Find out why this was done and how eligibility is determined.  

  • Mark Your Calendars! Important Deadlines for Year-End Filings

    Published: Dec 4, 2017
    The end of the year brings a flurry of tax activity. Here’s a quick rundown of important dates to note on your calendar, along with six taxable common fringe benefits you don’t want to overlook.

  • Tax Relief for Hurricane Victims

    Published: Oct 4, 2017
    On Sept. 29, 2017, President Donald Trump signed into law tax provisions designed to help those affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Read our article for details and see if you might be eligible.

  • All Florida & Georgia Counties Eligible for Irma Tax Relief

    Published: Sep 14, 2017
    UPDATED 9.18.2017: All Florida and Georgia counties now are eligible for an extension of tax filing deadlines until Jan. 31, 2018, in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Find out what it means for you.

  • You're Ready for Irma... But What About Your IT Network?

    Published: Sep 7, 2017
    It’s not too late to protect your computers and data from the effects of Hurricane Irma. Here are some quick steps you should take NOW to minimize possible downtime due to storm damage.

  • The Calm Before the Storm: Protect Your Construction Site Now!

    Published: Sep 7, 2017
    The record-breaking winds that accompany major hurricanes like Irma can cause severe damage. With good planning, you can help protect your construction site and mitigate potential damage from this impending storm.

  • Employee or Contractor? What Medical Practices Should Know Before Hiring!

    Published: Sep 1, 2017
    Employees and independent contractors can each fill important needs in your practice, but there are important distinctions between the two. Read more about how to differentiate between them to avoid possible penalties or liability.   

  • 10 Biggest Myths of HIPAA Risk Assessments

    Published: Sep 1, 2017
    HIPAA risk assessments are required by law, yet surprisingly few healthcare facilities complete them. HealthIT.gov has identified the 10 biggest myths of HIPAA risk assessments and explained the truth behind them. 

  • New I-9 Released; Use Required by September 18

    Published: Jul 21, 2017
    The latest version of Form I-9 was just released by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Check out the changes here, and be sure to switch to the new version before Sept. 18. 

  • GASB Statement No. 87 Addresses Single Approach for Reporting Leases

    Published: Jun 30, 2017
    The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) has detailed new guidance that establishes a single approach to accounting for and reporting leases by state and local governments. Find out more about these guidelines! 

  • Procurement Standards Changes: What You Need to Know

    Published: Jun 21, 2017
    In December of 2013, the United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued comprehensive grant reform rules that resulted in changes related to contract procurement. Here are a few highlights of these changes, as well as some steps you can take to prepare.

  • Form 990 Article Series 05: Unrelated Business Income: What is it and how do I identify it?

    Published: Jun 21, 2017
    Many nonprofit organizations are seeking alternative revenue sources that are outside their exempt purpose in an effort to raise additional funds. It is important to understand what constitutes unrelated business income so it can be identified and properly reported to the IRS.

  • The IRS Form 990: It’s Not Just for Taxes Anymore!

    Published: Jun 21, 2017
    Believe it or not, your IRS Form 990 contains information that can be valuable in your marketing efforts. Find out how to zero in on some key differentiators to help promote your nonprofit. 

  • Work Opportunity and Fuel Tax Credits: The IRS Helps Those Who Help Themselves

    Published: Jun 20, 2017
    We previously covered a general list of tax incentives that can benefit manufacturers and tech firms. Read on for more in-depth information on two particular tax credits: the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, and the Fuel Tax Credit.

  • What You Don’t Know… Can Save You Money

    Published: Jun 20, 2017
    Manufacturers and technology firms could reap thousands of dollars in savings thanks to a wide range of tax incentives. It’s well worth investigating what might work for your company—and we can help you understand the finer details of each.

  • GASB Statement No. 86: In-Substance Defeasance of Debt

    Published: May 30, 2017
    The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) has detailed new guidance for in-substance defeasance of debt. Read more about these guidelines—and come visit us at the FCCMA conference in Orlando! 

  • NCAA Agreed-Upon Procedures: What You Need to Know for 2017

    Published: May 23, 2017
    The NCAA has issued its 2017 Agreed-Upon Procedures guide. Read on to find out about key changes that affect both your operations and the procedures your CPA firm follows.  

  • GASB Releases Implementation Guides to Clarify Requirements

    Published: May 12, 2017
    The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) recently released two Implementation Guides designed to answer questions and explain further certain GASB statements. 

  • Sales Tax Breaks Ahead

    Published: May 4, 2017
    Florida lawmakers recently completed and passed HB 7109, the highly anticipated 2017 sales tax relief package.

  • Ransomware: Why Data Backups are Your Best Defense

    Published: May 4, 2017
    Files you can’t access. A system you can’t operate. And a brazen message demanding payment or else your data will be destroyed. This is a ransomware attack—and here’s what you need to know about it.

  • Key Aspects of FASB’s New Nonprofit Standards

    Published: May 4, 2017
    Now that FASB standard No. 2016-14 is in place, it is a good time to revisit the changes that make nonprofit reporting practices less confusing and statements easier to understand. 

  • Top Five Upcoming GAAP Changes Nonprofits Should Know

    Published: May 4, 2017
    If you run a nonprofit organization, pay heed to several upcoming changes to GAAP guidelines that cover going concern requirements, consolidation requirements, fair value disclosures and more. 

  • Putting a Dollar Value on Volunteer Time

    Published: May 2, 2017
    We all know the importance of volunteers. But can we put a number on the value of their work? The answer is yes—and that number is a big one. 

  • BrickerBot: Putting Security and Convenience at Risk

    Published: Apr 18, 2017
    Do you use the internet to monitor your business’ security system, video surveillance, building controls (lights, temperature, etc.) or other functions? BrickerBot is a new security threat targeting these systems.

  • Demand the Best from Your Remote Backup Service

    Published: Apr 18, 2017
    You’ve made the wise choice of backing your data up to a secure off-site facility! Read more about the requirements you should insist upon when choosing a firm to perform your backup.

  • Cost Segregations: A Dollar Today is Worth More than a Dollar Tomorrow

    Published: Mar 28, 2017
    A cost segregation study can provide increased cash flow, reduced current tax liability, and other benefits by identifying costs that can be depreciated over a shorter timeframe than the one mandated by the IRS. 

  • GASB Releases Statement No. 85

    Published: Mar 22, 2017
    On Monday, March 20, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) issued Statement No. 85 to address several accounting and financial reporting issues. 

  • Partnership vs. S Corp: What’s Best for Holding Property?

    Published: Mar 1, 2017
    Holding real estate in an S corporation may seem like a great idea when forming a new entity. Why, then, do more professionals recommend partnerships as the most attractive vehicle to hold real estate?

  • Know the Rules of the Florida Commercial Rent Sales Tax

    Published: Mar 1, 2017
    If you hold real property and business operations in separate entities for liability purposes, sales tax is still due on any rental payments (or payments construed as rent) made from the business to the real estate holding company.

  • The IRS Relaxes Enforcement of ACA Mandate Penalties

    Published: Mar 1, 2017
    As the new administration plans drastic changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the IRS has eased enforcement of the individual mandate component.

  • Like-Kind Exchanges and How You Can Benefit

    Published: Mar 1, 2017
    If you’re selling business or investment property for a gain, you can postpone paying tax on the gain with like-kind exchanges. Read more about this option and whether it’s right for you. 

  • ACA Marketplace Notice Forms: One “Use By” Date You Can Ignore

    Published: Mar 1, 2017
    Despite their January and February 2017 expiration dates, you can still use the current health insurance marketplace notice supplied by the U.S. Department of Labor.