Posted in The Bottom Line, Featured Post, Accounting & Auditing

How auditors assess risk when preparing financial statements

Every year, your audit firm will conduct a fresh risk assessment before the start of fieldwork. Why? Because your auditor wants to mitigate the risk of expressing an incorrect opinion regarding the accuracy and integrity of the company’s financial statements. Inadvertently signing off on financial statements that contain material misstatements can open a Pandora’s box…

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Posted in Featured Post, State & Local Strategies, Corporate Income Tax, Income and Franchise, Nexus, Personal Income Tax, Property and Other State/Local Tax Issues

New York Employers: Is the Employer Compensation Expense Tax A Trick or Treat?

In April of this year, New York Governor Cuomo signed the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year budget. The Budget adopted the Employer Compensation Expense Tax (ECET) in an attempt to offset the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) $10,000 state and local tax (SALT) deduction limitation and its potential negative effect on individual…

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Posted in The Bottom Line, Featured Post, Small Business

Tax-free fringe benefits help small businesses and their employees

In today’s tightening job market, to attract and retain the best employees, small businesses need to offer not only competitive pay, but also appealing fringe benefits. Benefits that are tax-free are especially attractive to employees. Let’s take a quick look at some popular options. Insurance Businesses can provide their employees with various types of insurance…

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Posted in The Bottom Line, Featured Post, Estate Planning

One way to transfer a family business

For many people, a family-owned business is their primary source of wealth, so it’s critical to plan carefully for the transition of ownership from one generation to the next, and one of the biggest consideration is tax. The best approach depends on your particular circumstances. If your net worth is well within the estate tax…

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Posted in The Bottom Line, Featured Post, Small Business

Keep it SIMPLE: A tax-advantaged retirement plan solution for small businesses

If your small business doesn’t offer its employees a retirement plan, you may want to consider a SIMPLE IRA. Offering a retirement plan can provide your business with valuable tax deductions and help you attract and retain employees. For a variety of reasons, a SIMPLE IRA can be a particularly appealing option for small businesses.…

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