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  • 12.08.2016 - Your 2016 1040: What You Need to Know
    Have you given much consideration to your 2016 income tax obligations? For those being proactive, this article will provide further insight into common issues and questions relevant to your 2016 tax returns.
  • 12.07.2016 - More Disaster Victims in Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia Qualify for Tax Relief
    The IRS has recently announced that additional counties in Florida, North Carolina and Virginia have been designated as federal disaster areas qualifying for individual assistance.
  • 12.07.2016 - End-of-year tax tips to prepare for 2017
    As we get closer to the end of yet another year, it’s time again to give some thought to year-end tax planning. Here are some things to consider before the end of the year to help reduce your tax burden.
  • 12.06.2016 - Deductions for Heavy Trucks and Vans
    As you know, unfavorable depreciation rules apply to most passenger autos and light trucks used in business.
  • 12.01.2016 - Investing in Technology Helps Businesses Stay Ahead
    Everywhere we look, both here in Connecticut and throughout the nation, the largest internal investment being made by businesses is in new technology. Find out how this investment in technology can lead to success for your organization.
  • 12.01.2016 - The New Rules of the Game for Technology
    You strive to keep costs in line while providing sufficient IT resources to your organization. Historically, the major cost centers of an IT environment have been capital expenditures for hardware, software and retaining capable IT personnel. Cloud Computing has changed the outsourcing calculus.
  • 12.01.2016 - Positive Signs for Connecticut’s Business Climate
    The business community received some eye-opening news when the annual BlumShapiro/CBIA Survey of Connecticut Businesses reported that profitability among Connecticut businesses is at its highest level in 10 years. This was a tremendously positive finding which cannot be overstated; following the Great Recession of 2008-09, many wondered if we would ever see a return to the days of companies realizing such high profits. Not only have we arrived there, but we did so much quicker than most thought possible.
  • 11.30.2016 - Accounting and Audit Standards Update
    Learn more about the accounting standards updates that are effective for 2016 calendar year end reporting – including debt issuance cost presentation, accounting for fees in cloud-based arrangement, going concern, elimination of extraordinary items and Private Company Council alternatives.
  • 11.30.2016 - Despite Struggles, Opportunities Exist In Connecticut Construction Industry
    Why hasn’t Connecticut’s construction industry recovered as well as so many other states in the nation? Much of it gets attributed to what has become a very familiar refrain for our state—the high cost of doing business in Connecticut.
  • 11.23.2016 - Year-end planning: What can non-profits do now to prepare for 2017?
    As a non-profit, you are likely in the middle of your annual appeal and evaluating how to raise funds for the coming year’s operational budget. While you’re closing the calendar year and finalizing the last of your annual contributions, make sure you are also keeping tax processes top of mind. In this article, I offer some tips and best practices to save you time and frustration during tax season.
  • 11.17.2016 - Implementation of ASU 2016-14 Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958), Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities
    Now that the nonprofit reporting standard has been issued in its final form, it’s time to think about implementation.The update is effective for annual financial statements for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, which means calendar year 2018 and after. Earlier adoption is permitted. The provisions should be applied on a retrospective basis to all prior years presented.
  • 11.16.2016 - Looking Past Election Day: Tax Reform on the Horizon
    Now that the election is over, the focus of many Americans will be on whether Trump will get his proposed tax policy reform passed through the Republican-held Congress and how the proposed tax policy will affect them.

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