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How the Holidays Can Shape Your Family Legacy

By Jeanne Bernick | November 22, 2022
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By Jeanne Bernick, Certified Family Business Advisor For many of you the stress of harvest season is over and now you enter a new season in family business: the holidays! As if working with family isn’t challenging enough, now there are mandatory meals and celebrations and traditions to recreate, not …

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Kansas Bankers Association March on D.C. Top Takeaways

By Pinion Editorial | October 20, 2022
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This past September, the Kansas Bankers Association (KBA) leaders participated in a march on Washington, D.C. to advocate for the banking community. As a graduate of the KBA Bank Leaders of Kansas (BLOK) group, Pinion’s Heather Campbell joined the march and the week of meetings and discussions with various bank …

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100% Bonus Depreciation: Important Changes Coming January 1, 2023

By Pinion Editorial | October 20, 2022
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As we head into tax planning season, you need to be aware of important changes coming to bonus depreciation coming January 1, 2023. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has allowed banks to take 100% bonus depreciation on qualified property both acquired and placed in service after September 27, …

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Updated Cybersecurity Resource for Community Banks

By Pinion Editorial | October 5, 2022
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It may not be the top item on your daily agenda, but tightening and maintaining security controls is imperative, and should be something you evaluate regularly.  Just ahead of the annual ‘Cybersecurity Month’ reminder, the FFIEC released an update to their Cybersecurity Resource Guide for Financial Institutions with the purpose of …

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Summary of California Drought Relief Grant Program

By Pinion Editorial | October 4, 2022
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AB 157, signed into law by Gov. Newsom on September 27, 2022, includes the creation of the “California Small Agricultural Business Drought Relief Grant Program”, for qualified small agricultural businesses who are impacted by drought according to USDA data. The program has been funded with $75M, and may be funded …

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Summary of Tax Options for Drought-Related Livestock Sales

By Pinion Editorial | September 21, 2022
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According to the USDA, roughly 37% of the U.S. states are classified as experiencing extreme or exceptional drought as of September 2022. As water and feed sources are drying, many farmers are making the difficult decision to reduce their herds. For people facing that decision, there are two tax treatments …

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Summary of IRA Tax Credits for Ag and Clean Energy

By Pinion Editorial | August 12, 2022
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On August 7th, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022. The bill is now expected to be signed into law by President Biden.  Pinion advisors have provided a high-level summary of the key tax credit takeaways specific to agriculture and clean energy. …

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Overview of the Inflation Reduction Act

By Pinion Editorial | August 12, 2022
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Following its approval by the U.S. Senate on August 7, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) – also referred to as the $700 billion climate, health care, and tax bill.  The legislation is now expected to be signed into law by President Biden.   While …

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