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January 3, 2024
ERC Second Look Consulting

Consulting with Chris Wittich to determine the best path forward on ERC. In the event that the ERC claim is deemed valid, taxpayers can find reassurance in the accuracy of their claim. On the contrary, if the ERC claim is identified as problematic, we will thoroughly explore...

December 28, 2023
When are Sponsorship and Advertising Payments Subject to Tax?

Sponsorship and advertising dollars can provide a real boost to your not-for-profit organization’s income. However, if sponsors or advertisers receive a “substantial benefit” or if providing benefits isn’t a related business activity, you may owe unrelated business i...

December 27, 2023
2024 Q1 Tax Calendar: Key Deadlines for Businesses and Other Employers

Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the first quarter of 2024. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply to you. If you have questions about filing requirement...

December 18, 2023
How Construction Company Owners Can Build a Succession Plan Framework

At some time or another, construction company owners must hang up their hard hats. But what will happen to your business when you retire or move on to the next professional opportunity? And what if you suddenly can’t work for an extended period, because of illness or injur...

December 11, 2023
When Do 501(c)(6) Organizations Risk Their Exempt Status?

Even when they’re nonprofits, trade associations and chambers of commerce generally qualify for a tax exemption under Section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code, not Sec. 501(c)(3). And these “business leagues” (as the IRS terms them) must adhere to a different s...

December 5, 2023
2023 Year End Tax Planning Webinar

In this recorded webinar, our tax team looks into the latest developments pertaining to tax laws and updates that hold relevance for both individuals and businesses. With an emphasis on ensuring your financial readiness as the current year concludes, our seasoned professiona...

November 22, 2023
Best Practices for Effective Board Meeting Minutes

If you think the recorded minutes of your nonprofit’s board meetings are just a formality, think again. Meeting minutes can become critical documents if, for example, your organization is audited by the IRS or your directors are sued due to a board decision. That’s why i...

November 15, 2023
How to Get the Financing Your Nonprofit Needs

Relatively high interest rates and tight lending standards are making it difficult for even for-profit businesses to apply and qualify for bank loans. But not-for-profits, which may lack adequate collateral or steady cash flow, generally face a greater uphill battle when it ...

November 9, 2023
Navigating Minnesota’s Employment Law Changes

In this webinar we provide insight into recent changes in Minnesota's employment laws and how to effectively navigate them. This is an hour long webinar with some Q&A.  ...

October 25, 2023
The Social Security Wage Base for Employees and Self-Employed People is Increasing in 2024

The Social Security Administration recently announced that the wage base for computing Social Security tax will increase to $168,600 for 2024 (up from $160,200 for 2023). Wages and self-employment income above this threshold aren’t subject to Social Security tax....

October 23, 2023
ERC Update October 2023 | Withdraw an ERC Claim

The IRS has issued a new announcement, granting eligible employers who have filed for an Employee Retention Credit (ERC) the option to retract their submission if they have not yet received their refund. This decision is a response to the numerous of fraudulent ERC schemes t...

October 5, 2023
Do You Have to Return a Donation When a Donor Requests It?

If a donor has never asked your not-for-profit to return a gift, it may only be a matter of time. Although uncommon, donors can change their minds. They may come to believe your organization is misusing or wasting donated funds or decide it’s no longer fulfilling its chari...