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  • 07.23.2015 - Connecticut Sales Tax for Auto Dealers
    A partial list of common issues and Connecticut Department of Revenue services audit positions.
  • 07.20.2015 - Baker Tilly Succession Reset Report
    A new study conducted by BlumShapiro and Baker Tilly International shows that there is a generational shift among family owned businesses that has never been seen before and is expected to last for the next decade. With baby boom-owned family business owners nearing retirement age, the time for family owned businesses to start planning for succession is now, though nearly 80% are not prepared for what happens when current management steps down. Learn more
  • 02.04.2015 - 2014 Automotive Industry Guidelines
    The 2014 Automotive Industry Guidelines contains guideline information for domestic, import and highline dealers on areas ranging from sales to gross productivity to expense control.
  • 01.26.2015 - City of the Future: A Call to Action
    This eight-part series of thought leadership pieces focuses on the Cities of the Future. It is intended to explore some of the fundamental areas of change that must be addressed to position our municipalities for the challenges that lie ahead in the early 21st century. We invite you all to participate in the conversation. Together, we can effect change--if, in no other way, than at a grass-roots level by helping our communities, where we live, to evolve.
  • 12.08.2014 - BlumShapiro and Baker Tilly International Auto Dealer Survey
    Through our membership of Baker Tilly International, the world’s 8th largest network of independent accounting and business advisory firms, we participated in a research study within the U.S. auto dealer industry.
  • 11.14.2014 - 2014 Tax Planning Guide (Print Version)
    Recent tax reform has provided significant savings to individuals, families, investors, and businesses. But, many of the opportunities are temporary. To help you make the most of the current tax breaks, our tax guide offers tips for minimizing your tax liabilities and maximizing your potential savings.
  • 11.11.2014 - 2014 Guide to Valuation of Personal Use of Employer-Provided Vehicles and Other Select Taxable Fringe Benefits
    The 2014 Guide to Valuation includes some useful information, including current automobile mileage rates, FICA limits on wages, valuation methods and other taxable fringe benefits.
  • 11.11.2014 - Retirement Plan Comparison - 2015
    Includes comparisons for Simple IRA, 401(k), SEP, Profit Sharing and Money Purchase Pension plans for both eligible employers and participants.
  • 11.11.2014 - 2014-2015 Online Tax Planning Guide
    Our online tax planning guide for 2014-2015 has tax planning information for individuals, investors and businesses.
  • 10.30.2014 - Employee Benefit Plans Selected Maximum Dollar Limits 2015
    The IRS has issued the following employee benefit plan limits for 2015.
  • 09.29.2014 - Record Retention Guide - Business and Organizations
    Our record retention schedule for business and organizations provides length of time guidelines for storing and maintaining specific files, documents or information.
  • 06.25.2014 - Get Your Sales & Use Tax IQ
    Dealerships must comply with an excess of regulations. Compliance can at times seem daunting and the financial risk of noncompliance with some matters may be trivial. However, one of the biggest risks facing Connecticut auto dealers is a sales tax audit. There are numerous sales tax issues involved in operating an automobile dealership that are often not known or long since forgotten about. Recent audits by the Department of Revenue Service have resulted in significant tax assessments, interest and penalties for Connecticut Dealers. If faced with an audit, how would your dealership do? Don’t wait for a DRS audit, take our sales & use tax IQ test to find out!

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