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Cyber Insurance For Small Businesses

When most people think of cybersecurity and data breaches, large government, financial, and retail entities typically come to mind. Since we tend to only hear of breaches with big-name entities, small businesses tune it out, thinking these are problems only larger organizations experience.

2020-02-21T14:17:24-05:00February 21, 2020|Categories: Cybersecurity, Leaders: Cybersecurity and Risk Control|

How DoD Contractors Can Prepare for CMMC Implementation In 2020

Cybercrime costs the U.S. economy between $57 billion and $109 billion every year and is not showing any signs of slowing down.

2020-02-20T16:09:52-05:00February 7, 2020|Categories: Cybersecurity, Government Contracting|Tags: , , |

Pass-Through Deduction Impacts Deal Making

Source: RSM US LLP.  PBMares is a member of RSM US Alliance.
Partnerships (and LLCs taxed as partnerships) are common vehicles for the portfolio companies that private equity funds acquire.

2020-02-07T16:18:05-05:00February 5, 2020|Categories: Business Advisory, Tax: Business|Tags: , |

Improving Safety Data and Lowering Risk on Construction Sites in 2020

Construction worksites are responsible for about one out of every five workplace-related fatalities in the U.S. each year. Safety practices have drastically improved over the past two decades, but even one fatality is a failure.

2020-02-04T14:36:48-05:00February 4, 2020|Categories: Construction and Real Estate|Tags: , |

Important Information for Business Owners Who Make Charitable Contributions

Many Owners of partnerships, S Corporations, sole proprietorships, and rental real estate ventures can now earn up to 20% of their Qualified Business Income (“QBI”) tax-free through the QBI deduction.

2020-01-30T08:19:48-05:00January 29, 2020|Categories: Tax: Business|Tags: , |

How Employers Can Comply with the DOL’s New Overtime Rules

After more than four years in the draft proposal stage and federal lawsuits, Congress recently enacted new overtime rules for white-collar workers.

Fighting Cyber Risk at Clubs

Ask any security expert and they will tell you that it’s not a matter of “if”, but “when” your organization will suffer a cyberattack.  And while you might think a Country Club isn’t a huge target for hackers, the reality is that no organization is safe anymore, particularly smaller entities.

2020-01-23T13:19:56-05:00January 23, 2020|Categories: Cybersecurity, Hospitality|Tags: , , |

Top Five Reasons You Need an International Tax Expert

Doing business overseas? Learn about the top five signs your company may need the assistance of an international tax accountant. Understanding international tax issues will position your company for future success in global business endeavors.

2020-01-29T08:18:40-05:00January 21, 2020|Categories: Leaders: Tax - International|Tags: |

Changes to Net Operating Losses of Unrelated Business Activities for Nonprofits

Nonprofits are now required to silo Net Operating Losses (NOLs) from one unrelated business activity so that it doesn’t create a reduction of taxable income from another profitable unrelated business activity. 

2020-01-21T13:20:14-05:00January 14, 2020|Categories: Not-for-Profit|Tags: , |