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The Risks of Letting Your Legacy Ride: How Estate Planning Protects the Family

By Pinion Editorial | November 18, 2022
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With the holidays upon us, it’s easy to look at the family gathered around the table and feel grateful for many things. While year-end is often a time for reflection and gratitude, it’s also typically a time to wind down and tie up loose strings.   “One of the most important …

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A Look at the Modern Audit: Are You Missing Out?

By Pinion Editorial | June 2, 2022
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While most companies think of audits as an annual necessity, the vast majority typically keep to the same old standards and don’t know to ask for more. But the modern audit process has changed, and businesses should raise their expectations accordingly. Today’s audit should extend beyond bringing in accountants to …

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How to Secure a Business Network

By Melissa DeDonder | April 7, 2022
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There are four primary cyber security measures that every business should implement to secure its network. The cycle to follow includes: identification, protection, detection, and response. Identify risk. A company should identify and quantify the level of risk associated with information technology and its IT assets by completing and maintaining …

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Estate Tax Planning: Possible Changes Ahead

By Jim Rein | February 16, 2021
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No matter what the presidential outcome, there was never any question that the outlook for estate tax planning would be different in 2021.  How much different was dependent upon who controlled the presidency and the Congress.  With Democrats now in power on both of those fronts, the logical question now …

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Business Tax Update: New 1099 Nonemployee Compensation Tax Form for 2020 Tax Year

By Sandy Sporleder | January 18, 2021
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After a 38-year absence, Form 1099-NEC has made its return in the 2020 tax year, and its January 31 deadlines are right around the corner.  Don’t panic – here’s everything you need to know about the revived form, and how it is intended to be used. For the last few …

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Business Tax Update: Many Meal and Entertainment Deductions Have Increased

By Sandy Sporleder | January 10, 2021
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In an effort to provide additional stimulus funding, The Consolidated Appropriations Act was signed by the President on December 27, 2020.  Included in the guidance were changes to deductions for business meals in tax years 2021 and 2022. New Provisions include Higher Temporary Meal Deductions In an effort to stimulate …

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Equipment Dealers Considering M&A Need to Follow New SBA Guidance for PPP

By K·Coe Editorial | October 5, 2020
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Any Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrower looking at a potential change in control (via actions of the shareholders or direct action by the PPP borrower) as well as those looking to acquire control of a PPP borrower, will need to follow new guidance. Additionally, those looking to acquire control of …

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PPP Applicants are Stuck Fighting Fraud due to Security Breaches

By Pinion Editorial | September 25, 2020
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In recent weeks, we have learned of an uptick in fraud cases for businesses who have applied for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds for coronavirus disruption relief.  Businesses on the receiving end of this type of fraud have discovered it only after receiving an official document from the SBA via …

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