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November 15, 2022
November 21, 2022: Section 174 R&D Costs Update Webinar Recording

The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act made significant changes to the tax treatment of R&D costs that will affect almost every company in 2022. Boyum Barenscheer's Greg Carlson and Aprio's Dave Hanson hold a webinar that covers the changes, impact on businesses and steps needed to incorpo...

December 8, 2021
Could an FLP Fit Into Your Succession Plan?

Among the biggest long-term concerns of many business owners is succession planning — how to smoothly and safely transfer ownership and control of the company to the next generation. From a tax perspective, the optimal time to start this process is long before the owner i...

March 10, 2021
5 Ways to Streamline and Energize Your Sales Process

No matter what your business does, you don’t want your sales staff hamstrung by overly complicated procedures as they strive to seize opportunities in the presumably brighter near-future. Here are five ways to streamline and energize your sales process....

February 3, 2021
Are your Supervisors Adept at Multigenerational Management?

Over the past year, the importance of leadership at every level of a business has been emphasized. When a crisis such as a pandemic hits, it creates a sort of stress test for not only business owners and executives, but also supervisors of departments and work groups. Multig...

January 3, 2021
Employee Retention Tax Credit – 2021 rules

The employee retention tax credit is a payroll tax credit claimed on Form 941 that not very many people know about.  Originally you could either choose to have a PPP loan or you could claim the ERTC.  Nearly every client chose the PPP loan because the terms were far more f...

January 3, 2021
PPP: New Allowable Uses

Part of the COVID 19 Relief Bill was changes to the allowable uses of PPP loan funds.  This is a retroactive change, so it applies to the original PPP loans from 2020 but it also applies to the PPP second draw loans which should be open starting in January 2021.  Some folk...

December 31, 2020
PPP Expenses are Deductible Now and Forgiveness Income is Not Taxable!

If you did not hear, you need to know – PPP expenses are deductible now after the passing of this last COVID stimulus package.  We were all sitting on the edge of our seats for the last few months waiting for Congress to fix the deductibility for us, otherwise, all busine...

December 31, 2020
PPP Loans Under $150K

The COVID19 Relief bill includes some changes  to PPP loans under $150K.  These changes apply to both the original PPP loans and the PPP second draw which should be available sometime in January....

December 31, 2020
More Good News for SBA 7(a) Loans

The new COVID Stimulus Bill signed by President Trump on December 27, 2020 brought more good news for businesses with SBA 7(a) loans.  The SBA paid 6 months of payments for borrowers during 2020, and the payments on these loans are NOT going to be included in taxable income...

December 31, 2020
Did you get the EIDL Advance from the SBA?

When the pandemic first hit, the CARES Act created funding for the SBA to provide a $10K grant to all businesses.  Due to the funding running low, the SBA had to make a stipulation to reduce the amount to $1K per employee.  If you were a company affected by this stipulatio...

December 30, 2020
Ring in the New Year with a Renewed Focus on Profitability

Some might say the end of one calendar year and the beginning of another is a formality. The linear nature of time doesn’t change, merely the numbers we use to mark it. Others, however, would say that a fresh 12 months — particularly after the arduous, anxiety-inducing n...

November 2, 2020
Controls Are Ineffective When Managers Go Rogue

Management overrides of internal controls can make your company more vulnerable to fraud. This is true even when managers have innocent intentions — for example, they don’t feel they have time to follow proper accounts payable procedures because a vendor is requesting im...