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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: , |

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.

Business Interest Limitation Affects More Businesses

One recently overlooked item of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for companies involved with a syndicate or tax shelter is business interest expense limitation. Don’t be caught off guard. Proper planning and reporting can help preserve your current year deduction.

2019-09-27T13:37:50-04:00August 16, 2019|Categories: Accounting, Business Advisory, Tax: Business|Tags: , |

Charitable Donations vs. Exchange Transactions

Not-for-profits have to report all donations they receive throughout the year. But not all donations are created equal. It can be difficult to determine if the funds are a charitable donation or an exchange transaction. Read on and learn what factors can help determine how the funds should be reported.

2019-07-24T19:13:28-04:00April 19, 2019|Categories: Not-for-Profit|Tags: , , |

Where Should Not-for-Profits Report Membership Dues on Form 990?

Are membership dues paid to nonprofits considered a donation or program revenue? It comes down to whether the member receives a significant benefit or an insignificant one. Understanding the difference ensures nonprofits report these contributions correctly on Form 990.

2019-07-24T19:15:16-04:00March 18, 2019|Categories: Not-for-Profit|Tags: , , |

IRS Issues Guidance for Parking Expenses as Qualified Transportation Fringes

Guidance issued from the IRS on December 10, 2018 provides examples of ways to identify and calculate non-deductible parking expenses including a four-step process when taxpayers and tax-exempt organizations own or lease parking facilities. This guidance allows for any reasonable method in calculating the non-deductible expenses.

2019-03-19T15:31:55-04:00February 5, 2019|Categories: Accounting, Not-for-Profit, Tax: Business|Tags: , |

How Can Construction Companies Manage Cybersecurity Risks?

Construction contractors can spend their entire career bidding work, managing projects and handling cash flow issues, while on the way to a banner year. Then [...]

Save Money on Catered Events in Virginia

Nonprofit organizations, state and local governmental entities, and churches may be able to save money on future catered events. Effective April, 22, 2016, organizations can [...]