September 26, 2023
An interim CFO can provide a wealth of experience and insight and potentially save you considerable time and expense.
September 25, 2023
When customers don’t respond to your invoices, create another one or create a statement. QuickBooks can remind you when to do this.
September 22, 2023
Identifying related parties is just one of many parts that go into preparing financial statements. Here’s why they matter, why auditors give them scrutiny, and how to avoid the risks that often accompany them.
September 22, 2023
Healthcare organizations have significant financial incentives to capitalize on tax credits available from the IRA when investing in clean energy assets.
September 20, 2023
Many companies offer health savings accounts to their employees. You might also be able to open one of these tax-saving accounts through certain banks and other financial institutions. Here are the basic rules.
September 19, 2023
With fraudulent Employee Retention Tax Credit claims on the rise, the IRS has suspended claim processing through the end of 2023.
September 18, 2023
Buying or selling a business? It may be the most important transaction you ever make, so it’s important to understand the tax implications as you negotiate.
September 12, 2023
At some point as a business owner, you might entertain the idea of selling and moving on to a new endeavor. The process of selling a business can be tedious, but having a plan in place and knowing the tax implications of a business sale can help reduce the stress and, potentially, the tax implications.
September 11, 2023
By the time you see red flags signaling potential fraud, it might already be too late. Setting up proper internal controls can minimize your risks.
September 8, 2023
The SECURE 2.0 Act’s new retirement catch-up contribution rules caused problems and confusion for employers and employees alike. The IRS has now provided guidance.
September 8, 2023
Employees once again helped make KraftCPAs one of the Best Accounting Firms to Work For, marking the 10th appearance in the list’s 16-year history.
September 6, 2023
Make the most of estate and gift tax exemptions now before deduction limits change in 2026.
September 5, 2023
Inflation hasn’t been all bad news for business owners. One significant upside is that the amount of depreciation tax breaks for businesses has increased for 2023.
August 28, 2023
Have you connected your bank accounts to QuickBooks Online? It’s a great way to simplify your transaction tracking.
August 25, 2023
Healthcare organizations that fail to continuously monitor their cyber insurance coverage become at risk due to escalating security challenges.
August 24, 2023
If your employer provides you with group term life insurance, it may add to your tax bill. It depends on the amount. Here are the rules.
August 22, 2023
Discover how the generation-skipping tax could impact your estate planning.
August 16, 2023
Scammers are hyping quick, easy money from the employee retention tax credit, but despite what you might hear in the slick advertisements, the IRS has a warning for employers.
August 15, 2023
Regulators provide new risk management guidance for banks partnering with third-party organizations.
August 9, 2023
Take a closer look at recent changes in tax accounting methods for cost recovery, losses, and more.
July 31, 2023
Inside Public Accounting’s new 2023 list of America’s best firms includes KraftCPAs.
July 31, 2023
The role of artificial intelligence continues to grow in the healthcare industry, where organizations and providers are finding ways for AI to fill gaps in staffing and improve the overall experience for clients and customers.
July 28, 2023
How well do you know AI and its capabilities? Find out what AI can and can’t do in the nonprofit sector, as well as five of the biggest AI myths and the truth behind each one.
July 25, 2023
Tennessee’s annual sales tax holiday weekend is July 28-30, 2023, followed by a new three-month grocery tax holiday that starts August 1.
July 19, 2023
If you’re eligible and not making catch-up contributions to your retirement plan, you’re missing out on building more tax-favored savings.
July 10, 2023
Criminals keep coming up with new ways to try and steal information from taxpayers. Here are a few of their scams and how you can avoid them.
July 3, 2023
Financial institutions face a rapidly evolving business environment. Here are five ways financial institutions can ensure the efficient allocation of IT spending.
June 27, 2023
Internal audits can be much more than just a necessary step toward external audits, acquisitions, or public offerings. In fact, with the right investment, an intentional approach to internal audits can yield strategic benefits.
June 26, 2023
The Trust Fund Recovery Penalty is personally imposed on business owners and managers when employment taxes aren’t paid to the government. Here are the rules, along with two cases where individuals were held liable for the harsh penalty.
June 15, 2023
KraftCPAs member-in-charge Gina Pruitt has received the 2023 Impact Award for distinguished accomplishments and contributions to the industry.
June 14, 2023
Six steps for developing a Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance strategy to minimize risk, reduce time, and save money.
June 13, 2023
If your business has the option to deduct real estate expenses or depreciate them over several years, the decision might seem simple. But there are multiple factors to consider.
June 6, 2023
(authored by RSM US LLP) Digital transformation is critical for modern manufacturing operations and the factory of the future.
June 5, 2023
SOX is stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Automation is scary, but it doesn’t need to be. Learn how gradual automation can simplify your SOX compliance.
June 5, 2023
The tax-exempt status of nonprofit hospitals is under scrutiny as Congress determines whether the benefit equates to the value provided to local communities.
June 2, 2023
The new Tennessee Information Protection Act will place limits on the way businesses collect and process personal information of Tennessee consumers.
May 30, 2023
You’ve probably heard that probate should be avoided in estate planning. But what does that mean, and how is it done?
May 25, 2023
The guidance on classifying cash flows among operating, investing, and financing activities remains a gray area – even more confusing when transactions have aspects of more than one type of activity.
May 22, 2023
These days, more businesses are filling vacant positions and saving money by using independent contractors. Knowing the basic rules can keep you out of trouble with the IRS.
May 19, 2023
Don’t ignore tax planning as work slows and retirement gets closer. There could be a new set of tax challenges around the corner.
May 9, 2023
Even if you filed your 2022 tax return by the deadline, you might still have questions. We’re often asked about refund status, how long to keep records, and when an amended tax return should be filed. Here are the simple answers.
May 3, 2023
Tax law changes are coming for Tennesseeans, including a three-month grocery tax holiday, paid family leave tax credit for employers, and a host of other cuts to business and F&E taxes.
April 28, 2023
Middle market companies engaging in research and development activities face new challenges due to new Section 174 rules. Here are answers to some of the most common questions stemming from the new requirements.
April 25, 2023
Understanding new Section 174 rules is essential for business owners to prevent costly surprises and preserve cash flow.
April 17, 2023
The federal tax code encourages businesses to invest in historic buildings with a tax credit. Here are the ways it can help if your business moves or expands.
April 12, 2023
Adding your logo is a good start, but there are plenty of other easy ways you can make your QuickBooks forms look better.
April 11, 2023
If your spring cleaning includes sending tax paperwork to the trash pile, think about the potential value of those documents if you’re involved in a future IRS audit.
April 6, 2023
Filing as a “head of household” instead of “single” could save you money when it’s time to file your taxes. Do you qualify?
March 31, 2023
Lenders will be required to compile and analyze more information about small business loan applicants under a new federal rule finalized March 30.
March 28, 2023
Bank collapses in the U.S. aren’t common, but when it happens, it can be a harrowing experience for customers whose money is at risk. Limit your potential losses by remembering these key points of FDIC coverage.
March 27, 2023
Business leaders are at odds with the FASB over the impact of ASU No. 2023-ED100, which would drastically change the way tax and rate reconciliation figures are disclosed.
March 24, 2023
Brand new to QuickBooks? Maybe you’re struggling to adjust? These five tips can help you become more comfortable with the software.
March 22, 2023
For construction businesses, the cost of insurance can be high, but the cost of going without it can be so much worse. Let’s review a few important types of coverage.
March 15, 2023
President Biden’s 2024 budget proposal includes a variety of changes that could impact taxes for individuals and businesses.
March 1, 2023
Getting money for services can be much more enjoyable than sending money out. Here are three ways to process payments from customers.
February 27, 2023
Higher costs for labor and materials are still putting a chill on profitability for many construction companies. These eight steps might seem simple, but overlooking just one could cost you money.
February 24, 2023
Purchasing a heavy SUV could provide a more generous tax break than a smaller vehicle for business owners.
February 21, 2023
If you want to help ensure your financial security in retirement, saving now is one of the best moves you can make. You might even have time to contribute to an IRA or SEP and save on your 2022 tax return.
February 20, 2023
If you’re a parent, you know that raising a family is expensive. Fortunately, there’s a federal child tax credit that can help you with the expenses if you know the latest rules.
February 17, 2023
With Republicans and Democrats splitting control of Congress after the midterm election, prospective tax legislation faces an uncertain path.
February 6, 2023
KraftCPAs was picked as one of America’s best tax firms and best accounting firms for 2023, according to a new survey released by Forbes.
February 1, 2023
Just six accounting standards updates were issued in 2022, and many of those were narrow in scope. Here’s an overview of what’s changed and what’s ahead.
January 31, 2023
Your time as a business owner is valuable. Don’t waste any of it doing duplicate data entry.
January 31, 2023
Breaking into a retirement plan before age 59½ may result in a penalty tax. But there are exceptions. Here are the rules, along with what happened to one taxpayer who tried to avoid the penalty because he had diabetes.
January 30, 2023
Higher inflation has led to increased adjustments to certain tax provisions. Here’s how much your employees can contribute to a 401(k) and an HSA this year, as well as other important business tax amounts.
January 27, 2023
Fraud is an ever-present threat for construction businesses, both in the office and on jobsites. That’s why contractors must leave no stone unturned when trying to prevent it.
January 19, 2023
Spencer Mercer will oversee the Chattanooga location of KraftCPAs as its new member-in-charge.
January 17, 2023
The cost of goods sold can account for 70% of a company’s expenses, according to recent discussions by the FASB’s Investor Advisory Committee. However, some companies skimp on details around the costs they incur to produce goods. The FASB’s disaggregation of income statement project could change that.
January 16, 2023
Every business can be an innovator. The research tax credit is a way to reward that innovation, and it comes with an intriguing feature related to payroll taxes.
January 9, 2023
Don’t let important tax dates and deadlines catch you by surprise. Here’s a list of the biggest ones to remember in 2023.
January 3, 2023
Want to save more for retirement? You might be able to with the many changes in a new law signed in late December.
December 28, 2022
Tucked into the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 is a package of enhanced retirement benefits, otherwise known as the SECURE 2.0 Act. Know what to expect as you head into the new year.
December 25, 2022
Close out 2022 by wrapping up those unfinished accounting tasks in QuickBooks.
December 18, 2022
The Securities and Exchange Commission advises business owners to keep five key areas in mind when preparing 2022 financial statements.
December 14, 2022
Whether you’re giving to charity or loved ones (or both) this holiday season, it’s important to understand the tax consequences of gifts.
December 8, 2022
Depending on the nature of your company’s operations, your balance sheet may include inventory totals. Here’s why your inventory system might be flawed and giving you the wrong numbers.
December 5, 2022
The cost of college tuition has risen steeply in recent years, so it’s smart for families to begin saving early. One way to save on a tax-advantaged basis is with a 529 plan.
November 22, 2022
Many of us feel the squeeze of inflation, but what does this mean for your federal tax bill? Here’s what the inflation-adjusted amounts will be for several provisions in 2023 compared with 2022.
November 13, 2022
The end of the year is a good time to examine your portfolio for tax purposes. A few simple steps now could pay off later.
November 1, 2022
Alex Dawald and Jared King are the newest members at KraftCPAs, where they join a team of 18 other partners at the firm.
October 28, 2022
The employee retention credit was designed to help businesses offset pandemic-related losses, but bad advice is costing employers even more.
October 18, 2022
The Best Accounting Firms to Work For title is Kraft’s ninth in the award’s 14-year history.
October 6, 2022
With the current federal estate tax exemption at $12.06 million, you may not be worried about estate taxes. But you should still think about saving income taxes for your heirs.
October 5, 2022
The Responsible Financial Innovation Act is the first major bipartisan legislation that would significantly change the way digital assets are regulated.
August 16, 2022
The federal government’s passage of the Inflation Reduction Act is a mix of new savings and new spending, and there’s a good chance that the bill – or at least some part of it – will affect you.
August 11, 2022
(authored by RSM US LLP) The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 provides significant funding for the IRS over the next 10 years. The IRS is expected to use over half the funds for enforcement. Taxpayers can also expect to see an increase in taxpayer services.
June 10, 2022
The IRS has increased the optional standard mileage rate by 4 cents per mile, its first mid-year mileage rate adjustment in 11 years.
June 8, 2022
If the value of your portfolio is down, you may want to turn the stock market downturn into a tax-saving opportunity. How? By converting a traditional IRA into a Roth IRA.
June 2, 2022
With housing and rental property in high demand in cities across the U.S., including Nashville, more and more homeowners are choosing to become landlords. But there are plenty of risks to go with the potential rewards.
May 27, 2022
Medicare bad debts present rural health clinics and other Medicare Part A providers an opportunity to recover reimbursement dollars they might otherwise miss.
May 27, 2022
With gas prices climbing, now’s a great time to closely track your business travel expenses for a potential tax deduction. The QuickBooks Online mobile app can help.
May 3, 2022
There still may be tax-related issues on your mind after you file your 2021 return. Chief among them: which records can be discarded, how to check on your refund, and when to file amended tax returns.
May 1, 2022
As the economy rebounds from the pandemic, new construction is getting back on track, too. That can create challenges for construction companies trying to stay ahead of their backlogs.
April 28, 2022
KraftCPAs has once again been selected by employees as one of Nashville’s Best Places to Work, an annual list compiled by the Nashville Business Journal.
April 23, 2022
Misunderstanding the complex rules of tracking employee hours can lead to errors, confusion, and wasted hours. Here are a few ways to hold the line for your next construction project.
April 6, 2022
Businesses and nonprofit groups are gradually adjusting to requirements of the new lease accounting standard, such as bringing most leases onto the balance sheet. Since ASC 842 can seem confusing, here’s a quick guide to ease the adjustment period.
March 8, 2022
Here are the things to know if you’ve considered converting your existing IRA to a Roth IRA.
February 24, 2022
Being fully prepared and organized can help your financial statement audit go smoothly and ultimately save your business or organization time, money, and headaches.
January 26, 2022
Ramona Scott and Julie Booth have been recognized by the Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga for their work with the group.
January 24, 2022
How much can you contribute to a 401(k) plan for 2022? What’s the standard deduction? How much do you have to earn this year before you can stop paying Social Security on your salary? Here are answers to these and other tax-related questions for 2022.
January 20, 2022
Even if you usually don’t file until closer to the April deadline (or you file an extension), consider filing early. It can potentially protect you from tax identity theft.
January 11, 2022
New rules designed to protect consumers will have significant impacts not just on medical facilities, but also on the physicians and professionals who provide non-emergency services there. Here’s what the No Surprises Act means for healthcare providers.
January 7, 2022
If you received a Child Tax Credit or third-round Economic Impact Payment in 2021, watch your mailbox for a letter from the IRS – it will include key dollar amounts that you’ll need to complete your 2021 federal tax returns.
January 4, 2022
Receipts are vital to tracking your business expenses, but without the right system in place, it can become a chore. But capturing, storing, and organizing receipts doesn’t have to be a hassle.
December 10, 2021
The early end of the employee retention credit surprised employers who had been underpaying payroll taxes in anticipation of the tax break. But there’s a collective sigh of relief after news from the IRS.
December 3, 2021
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are buzzwords in modern strategic management. Here are some of the benefits that initiatives in these areas bring to public and private companies and how companies can showcase their progress in footnote disclosures and separate diversity, equity, and inclusion reports.
November 30, 2021
The massive federal infrastructure legislation recently signed into law includes a change in the way cryptocurrency transactions will be reported to the IRS starting in 2023.
November 23, 2021
Tax laws could change significantly in the coming weeks, but a few reliable year-end strategies should be at the top of your list as you look for ways to minimize your tax bill.
November 16, 2021
Congress has passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act after months of debate and negotiation. Find out what tax-related provisions have been built into the new law.
November 9, 2021
Feeling generous this year? There are a few rules to consider when you make charitable contributions and gifts to loved ones.
November 3, 2021
Moving closer to family and taking advantage of better weather are just two reasons you might retire to another state. Don’t forget to consider state and local tax implications before you plan a move.
November 1, 2021
Spencer Mercer is the newest member at KraftCPAs PLLC, joining a team of 17 other partners in the firm.
October 13, 2021
The outcome of two big pieces of legislation remains uncertain as negotiations continue in Congress. Here’s a look at the proposed bills and the potential tax law changes that could affect you or your business.
October 12, 2021
The new lease accounting standards changed in 2019 for public companies. Calendar-year private companies that follow U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles must comply with the updated lease rules in 2022.
October 11, 2021
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many audit procedures have been performed remotely, forcing auditors to rely more heavily on analytical procedures. It’s important to understand how auditors use analytical procedures to make audits more efficient and effective.
October 7, 2021
KraftCPAs is one of the “Best Accounting Firms to Work For” based on an annual survey by Accounting Today.
September 28, 2021
Whether you win money gambling online, at a casino, or in a sports betting activity, there will be tax implications. For those who find luck on their side, here are the basic rules to know.
September 21, 2021
If you’ve been affected by one of the many natural disasters across the U.S. in recent months, a variety of tax-relief options could help provide much-needed relief.
September 17, 2021
If your business hasn’t already claimed the Employee Retention Tax Credit, now is the time to check on your eligibility. The money can help with the costs you incur in hiring and retaining employees during the pandemic.
September 13, 2021
More than $25 billion of new healthcare funding has been released as part of the Provider Relief Fund, a federal program designed to help providers hit hardest during the COVID-19 pandemic.
September 2, 2021
Have you taken a few minutes to really explore QuickBooks’ report center? It’s the best way to learn about the variety of reports available from one of QuickBooks’ most powerful components.
August 29, 2021
A new FASB update helps clairfy the presentation and disclosure of contributed nonfinancial assets, including land, buildings, and other items, but it does not change existing recognition and measurement requirements for contributed nonfinancial assets.
August 24, 2021
The Office of the Chief Accountant has provided new insight into three of the biggest questions posed in recent months by banks and other financial institutions.
August 12, 2021
If you have children age 17 or under, it’s critical to understand the recent changes made to the child tax credit.
July 23, 2021
If you received a PPP loan, important forgiveness deadlines are approaching quickly. Are you prepared?
July 9, 2021
A new Fed program requires all financial institutions utilizing FedLine solutions to perform an assessment of their compliance with FedLine security requirements and submit an attestation that the assessment has been completed.
July 3, 2021
Tennessee offers a variety of tax-saving credits. Do you know what’s available and how they could help your business?
June 23, 2021
Claim denials can be complicated at most and confusing at best. Conquering the rules and regulations of medical billing and coding is one of the biggest challenges in the fight against denials and clean claim submissions. It’s extremely important that medical practices ensure that claims are filed appropriately the first time.
June 2, 2021
The estimated number of going concerns for the fiscal year 2019 fell to the lowest amount in 20 years, but the pandemic caused financial distress that could bring an end to this downward trend for the fiscal year 2020.
May 21, 2021
Even after your 2020 tax return has been successfully filed, you might still have some questions about the return. Here are answers to three questions we’re frequently asked at this time of year.
May 11, 2021
Cybercrime isn’t just an issue for big corporations. Your small business can be a target, too. Are you protecting your QuickBooks data?
April 30, 2021
What could President Biden’s tax proposals mean for you? Here’s a brief rundown of the American Families Plan.
April 16, 2021
If your practice has either a full or partial suspension of operations during any calendar quarter in 2020 or 2021 due to a government order, or a significant decline in gross receipts during any calendar quarter compared to the same quarter in 2019, you could be eligible.
April 13, 2021
KraftCPAs has again been chosen as one of the Best Places to Work in Middle Tennessee, an annual survey commissioned by the Nashville Business Journal.
April 7, 2021
The value of an internal audit is different for everyone and can change based on circumstances, but a solid framework can provide the conditions necessary to deliver value to you.
March 31, 2021
Eligible businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic now have until May 31 to apply for a PPP loan. Here’s the latest updates on the popular loan program.
March 25, 2021
Brian Gray has been promoted to president of Kraft Technology Group, an affiliate of KraftCPAs.
March 25, 2021
The best choice of entity can affect your business in several ways, including the amount of your tax bill. Although S corporations can provide substantial tax advantages over C corporations in some cases, there are potential tax problems to assess before deciding to convert from C to S status.
March 24, 2021
Spencer Mercer has joined the team at KraftCPAs’ Chattanooga location as the firm continues to increase its investment in the community.
March 22, 2021
Is your business taking full advantage of the Employee Retention Credit? Discover how you could make the most of the year-old ERC.
March 18, 2021
Did you resolve to pay bills on time in 2021? QuickBooks offers tools to help you enter, pay, and track them, so you can avoid late payments. Here’s how.
March 17, 2021
The IRS has pushed back the tax filing deadline to May 17 to help ease the burden on Americans dealing with economic upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 17, 2021
Because the new American Rescue Plan Act is such an expansive piece of legislation, it’s likely that you, your family, or your business can benefit from it.
March 12, 2021
The Internal Revenue Service has provided guidance for employers claiming the employee retention credit for 2020 and how it relates to eligibility for the Paycheck Protection Program.
March 11, 2021
The latest COVID-19-related stimulus bill, the American Rescue Plan Act, has passed and awaits signing by President Biden. What does this legislation mean for you individually or as an employer?
March 10, 2021
Medical and dental costs are expensive, and it’s hard to get a tax deduction for them. But you may qualify by including every eligible expense allowed. Here’s what it takes to get a deduction.
February 26, 2021
The Biden administration has announced several reforms to the popular Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to bring greater relief to the smallest and most vulnerable businesses. Among other things, the administration is imposing a two-week moratorium on loans to companies with 20 or more employees and focusing on smaller businesses. It’s also changing several program rules to expand eligibility for the 100% forgivable PPP loans.
February 13, 2021
Tennessee business leaders say their outlook for 2021 has dropped significantly from 2020, according to the latest Tennessee Business Barometer. Although outlook had surged higher in October prior to the election, optimism for a brighter future has now faded.
January 28, 2021
If you or your child attends or plans to attend college, you may be eligible for tax breaks to help foot the bill. The new Consolidated Appropriations Act made some changes.
January 25, 2021
Employee retention credits, PPP loans, business meal deductions, and deferred payroll taxes are just some of the provisions of the latest stimulus package that could affect your business.
January 25, 2021
Learn how provisions of the massive Consolidated Appropriations Act recently signed into law can benefit you and your family.
January 24, 2021
The FASB has changed and simplified the accounting model for goodwill several times over the past decade. Here is a closer look at the evolution of accounting guidance on goodwill impairment testing and an important distinction between judgment and hindsight when evaluating triggering events in this context.
January 22, 2021
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made changes to the reporting timeline for the Provider Relief Fund Program in light of the recent passage of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.
January 17, 2021
The IRS will open the 2020 individual income tax return filing season on February 12. Even if you usually don’t file until closer to the April 15 deadline (or you file an extension), consider filing early.
December 29, 2020
The banking industry rose to the occasion to answer investor questions quickly about potential credit losses on loans during the current economic crisis, according to FASB advisory discussions.
December 22, 2020
A massive new round of federal stimulus spending includes a PPP loan fix, new loan possibilities for small businesses, additional unemployment benefits, and $600 stimulus checks for individuals.
December 14, 2020
Jerry Moss, KraftCPAs’ Tax Leader, is joining the firm’s healthcare team to bolster the firm’s commitment to Middle Tennessee’s growing healthcare industry.
November 20, 2020
The IRS has issued more guidance to clear up the tax treatment of expenses when a loan from the Paycheck Protection Program hasn’t been forgiven by the end of the year.
November 11, 2020
Did you file an extension until Oct. 15 to file your 2019 tax return? After finishing, you may find yourself with piles of tax-related documents. Here are some tax recordkeeping guidelines.
November 11, 2020
Interested in reducing your 2020 tax liability? There’s still time to take these year-end tax planning steps.
November 5, 2020
New SBA questionnaires request information related not only to the economic condition of the borrower at the time it received the PPP loan but also about its economic experience after receiving the loan.
November 2, 2020
Conditions are ripe during the COVID-19 crisis for dishonest employees to steal assets, engage in corruption schemes and/or misstate financial results. Here’s a look at the fraud triangle and how the motive, rationalization, and opportunity to commit fraud has grown during the pandemic.
October 29, 2020
Getting a letter from the IRS that your tax return is being audited may strike fear into the hearts of business owners. But the more you know about IRS audits, the better you might fare.
October 26, 2020
The Auditing Standards Board has issued a proposal that would revise its audit standards related to risk assessment. That could mean more audit procedures related to your company’s internal controls, cyberthreats, and other risk factors as your auditors assess your situation.
October 22, 2020
The FDIC has approved an interim final rule to provide temporary relief from the Part 363 Audit and Reporting requirements for financial institutions that have experienced temporary growth due to participation in a variety of federal stimulus activities.
October 9, 2020
The SBA and U.S. Treasury Department have issued a streamlined loan forgiveness application for businesses with Paycheck Protection Program loans of $50,000 or less. The measure further simplifies the loan forgiveness process.
September 30, 2020
KraftCPAs PLLC, a Nashville-based firm, has expanded its footprint to Chattanooga with the acquisition of Matheney, Stees & Associates PC (MSA).
September 22, 2020
As the United States heads into the final weeks of the presidential election race, taxes will be a popular talking point. Here is a look at the plans from both candidates.
September 21, 2020
If your child has been awarded a scholarship, congratulations! But be aware that there may be tax implications. Scholarships and fellowships are generally tax-free, but certain conditions must be met.
September 21, 2020
After paying into Social Security for all your working years, you may be surprised to learn that the benefits may be taxed in retirement. Here are the rules.
September 18, 2020
Are you self-employed and operate your business from home or perform certain functions at home that are related to your business? You might be able to claim home office deductions on your tax return.
September 8, 2020
The SBA has published a new interim final rule related to the Paycheck Protection Program created by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. The IFR addresses treatment of certain owner-employees and limitations on eligibility of certain non-payroll costs for loan forgiveness.
September 2, 2020
The Internal Revenue Service has issued guidance to help businesses implement the Presidential Memorandum issued August 8. The order allows employers to defer withholding and payment of the employee’s portion of the Social Security tax if the employee’s wages are below a certain amount, but it left questions and concerns when it was announced.
August 31, 2020
The AICPA has updated its technical accounting guide to explain how a lender should account for a forgivable loan that a borrower received under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Because of the unique nature of PPP loans, the AICPA has been issuing staff answers to technical accounting questions.
August 25, 2020
Following complaints from taxpayers and lawmakers, the Internal Revenue Service has agreed to quit sending notices about unpaid taxes to taxpayers while it works through the backlog of millions of pieces of unopened mail that has accumulated at IRS facilities.
August 12, 2020
Using an executive action, President Trump has deferred payroll taxes from Sept. 1 through the end of 2020. But there are many unanswered questions.
August 11, 2020
Several professionals from KraftCPAs and affiliates have been chosen for the Nashville Business Journal‘s 2020 Power Leaders in Finance list.
August 11, 2020
Danetta Allen and Lynsey Roberts have been elevated to member roles at KraftCPAs effective Nov. 1, 2020.
August 11, 2020
Once your 2019 tax return has been filed, there still may be some issues to consider. We’re often asked about refund status, record retention, and amended tax returns. Here are some answers.
August 7, 2020
As businesses work to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone should be on the lookout for opportunities to reduce taxes. One method that manufacturers often overlook is the research and development tax credit.
August 7, 2020
A meticulous approach to keeping business records can protect your tax deductions and help make an audit much less painful.
August 6, 2020
Employer-provided group term life insurance can be a great employee benefit. But depending on the amount of coverage, it may cause an unwanted tax result. Here’s why.
August 5, 2020
A tax form that used to be filed back in the 1980s is coming back for 2020. Here’s what businesses need to know.
July 31, 2020
New guidelines have been applied to federal programs established due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, many non-federal entities — including many health systems and hospitals — will, for the first time, be subject to single audit or other audit requirements established in the Uniform Guidance.
July 29, 2020
Kraft Healthcare Consulting LLC president Scott Mertie has been appointed to the board of directors for the Nashville Health Care Council for 2020-2021. Scott is one of 15 new members chosen for the board.
July 25, 2020
Tennessee’s nonprofit organizations will soon be eligible for $150 million in grants as part of COVID-19 recovery efforts. Funds will be issued through the Tennessee Community CARES Program to Tennessee nonprofits that are assisting in relief efforts related to the ongoing health and economic impact of COVID-19.
July 10, 2020
With the Affordable Care Act in jeopardy, some of its related taxes could be overturned and potentially refundable. But for taxpayers, the time is now to file a protective refund claim and possibly recoup some of their 2016 payment.
July 2, 2020
A last-minute extension means small businesses have until August 8 to apply for Paycheck Protection Program funds.
July 1, 2020
Business owners will receive notification starting this week regarding eligibility for financial relief as part of the Tennessee Business Relief Program.
June 23, 2020
Many financial institutions are working with borrowers on loan modifications, but a joint statement from a group of financial institution regulatory agencies details certain short-term modifications due to COVID-19 and the classification rules for troubled debt restructurings.
June 19, 2020
The Treasury Department and Small Business Administration have posted new “borrower-friendly” applications for loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program.
June 19, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the implementation deadlines have been deferred for the updated accounting rules for current expected credit losses (CECL), but only for certain entities.
June 18, 2020
If you have to drive for work during the pandemic, let QuickBooks Online make sure you’re recording all of your deductible mileage.
June 17, 2020
There are many advantages to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). Here are a few of them, along with the HSA inflation-adjusted amounts for the 2021 calendar year.
June 16, 2020
The Tennessee Department of Revenue will issue business relief payments through the Tennessee Business Relief Program to small businesses for costs incurred as a result of mandatory business closures.
June 15, 2020
During these tough times, your business may be saving money by using independent contractors, rather than hiring employees. Make sure to follow all the rules or you could hear from the IRS.
June 9, 2020
A change to Section 2302 of the CARES Act removes the exception for business owners who wish to use the tax deferral of the employer’s portion of Social Security taxes.
June 5, 2020
Business owners who received a forgivable loan through the Paycheck Protection Program could get more leeway on how to spend those funds as a result of legislation passed by the Senate and House.
May 27, 2020
Two new interim final rules build upon loan forgiveness application and instruction, but they don’t make changes to the eight-week period during which PPP funds must be spent or the rule requiring PPP borrowers to spend at least 75% of the funds on payroll costs.
May 19, 2020
New guidance helps clear up calculation methods, definitions of forgivable expenses, and the documents that must be submitted with the forgiveness request.
May 14, 2020
The Small Business Administration has taken another step to allow employers more flexibility in repaying their loans under the Paycheck Protection Program.
May 13, 2020
The Small Business Administration’s newest announcement offers relief for some employers whose Paycheck Protection Program loans amounted to less than $2 million.
May 1, 2020
New guidance from the IRS says that normally deductible business expenses will not be deductible as a way to prevent a “double tax benefit.”
April 24, 2020
The just-passed $484 billion Interim Stimulus Plan, among other things, replenishes Paycheck Protection Program funds.
April 20, 2020
Congress provided $349 billion for PPP funds, but that money ran out late last week amid high levels of demand as the coronavirus has forced businesses to scale back or close altogether.
April 16, 2020
The IRS and the U.S. Department of Treasury have announced new ways for taxpayers to track their stimulus payment resulting from the recent CARES Act.
April 16, 2020
Banks and credit unions have some wiggle room under FASB rules when reporting interest income on loans modified as a result of the coronavirus economic stimulus package, an issue critical to earnings.
April 10, 2020
New IRS and Federal Reserve decisions add more flexibility for taxpayers and employers.
April 8, 2020
Loans are now available for eligible small businesses through the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program. Here are the details about the loan qualifications and terms.
April 7, 2020
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act enacted a variety of changes for financial institutions, businesses, and individuals, including a chance for lenders and borrowers to explore a more streamlined assistance process.
April 3, 2020
Scammers are targeting individuals with promises to help them receive their upcoming economic impact payment faster. Here’s how to spot them.
March 31, 2020
As more details emerge from the 880-page, $2 trillion CARES Act, the potential economic perks are becoming clearer for employers and individuals.
March 27, 2020
The CARES Act will help provide more than $2 trillion in financial aid and incentives to help businesses and individuals weather the COVID-19 pandemic, and lawmakers say there could be more to come.
March 26, 2020
The FASB supports a new regulatory statement to push banks to work with borrowers impacted by the coronavirus so that loans can be modified quickly and easily.
March 21, 2020
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed into law as a response to the growing health and economic crises with provisions for paid sick leave and expanded unemployment benefits.
March 20, 2020
Taxpayers now have an additional 90 days to file returns as the result of the Treasury Department’s latest step to address growing economic concerns.
March 19, 2020
In most cases, married couples who file jointly save more money on taxes than those who file separate returns. However, there are times when filing separately is a better option.
March 19, 2020
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act eliminated some of the deductions for business-related meal and entertainment expenses but led to confusion. New guidance from the IRS helps address the questions.
March 18, 2020
Individuals and businesses will have an extra 90 days to pay their tax bill as a result of new directives from the Treasury Department.
March 8, 2020
Individual tax returns in Davidson, Putnam, and Wilson counties originally due April 15 may qualify for a July 15 deadline.
February 27, 2020
The Nashville Business Journal’s annual list recognizes the area’s most influential professionals in the healthcare industry.
February 25, 2020
The tax rules involved in selling mutual fund shares can be complex. One difficulty is that certain mutual fund transactions are treated as sales even though they might not seem like it.
February 24, 2020
Tennessee business leaders have more positive views of the economy, and they are more optimistic about the future of the economy and their own business, according to a new survey.
February 24, 2020
Social Security contributions and 401(k) limits are among changes this year that will require adjustments by employers.
February 21, 2020
With many of the provisions of the SECURE Act now in effect, do you know how they might affect your business?
February 21, 2020
With provisions already in effect as a result of the SECURE Act, don’t wait to review your plans and make adjustments to protect your retirement savings.
February 19, 2020
Many individuals who once claimed a tax break for making charitable contributions are no longer eligible as a result of tax law changes.
January 20, 2020
Vic Alexander, Lucy Carter, Dana Holmes, Scott Mertie, and Gina Pruitt are among Middle Tennessee’s healthcare leaders chosen for the new InCharge Health Care publication.
January 19, 2020
Good news for individuals, businesses, and employers: A new law provides federal tax relief. Here are the highlights.
January 16, 2020
It’s a good time to start new habits – or refresh old ones. Regularly running QuickBooks reports can help you make better business decisions.
January 16, 2020
Completing your 2019 tax return early can potentially help protect you from tax identity theft. Here’s why.
January 15, 2020
Unemployment taxes can cost your business a bundle, especially if a lot of former employees file unemployment claims against your business. Fortunately, you may be able to reduce your costs.
January 15, 2020
These days, many people have side “gigs” to earn extra money. Find out more about the tax consequences of taking on these jobs.
January 13, 2020
Parts of the new SECURE Act might provide you with tax-saving opportunities related to your IRA or retirement plan.
December 23, 2019
The latest revisions to the tax code will bring welcome relief to nonprofit organizations.
December 17, 2019
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changed the way some businesses must compute per diem allowances. The IRS recently issued guidance for business travelers and their employers to clarify the changes.
December 17, 2019
Have you been contributing enough in 2019 to your employer’s 401(k) plan or Roth 401(k)? Here are the contribution limits for this year and the newly announced limit for 2020.
December 17, 2019
Should you file your tax return as a single person, a married couple filing jointly, a “head of household” or some other status? Know what the federal tax filing statuses are and who can claim them.
December 17, 2019
The holiday season is in full swing. Your business may want to show its gratitude to employees and customers by giving them gifts or hosting parties. It’s a good idea to understand the tax rules involved.
December 13, 2019
The AICPA’s Accounting Standards Board voted to finalize a revised definition of “materiality” in its professional standards. Learn what’s changing and why.
December 11, 2019
The FASB recently issued amendments to clarify five issues under its credit loss accounting standard.
December 9, 2019
Some companies fear that implementing the updated leases standard might cause some companies to trip their loan covenants. Here’s how to safeguard against this potential pitfall.
December 5, 2019
Did you know you could be personally liable for a harsh penalty if payroll taxes withheld from your employees aren’t paid to the federal government? Learn more about whom the IRS can go after at your business.
November 20, 2019
With the annual federal gift tax exclusion, you can transfer substantial amounts free of gift taxes to your children and others. Here are the basic rules.
November 19, 2019
If you’re concerned about your 2019 tax liability, consider these year-end tax planning opportunities.
November 19, 2019
If you’re working on your year-end tax plan, don’t forget to take the new 2020 cost-of-living amounts into consideration.
November 18, 2019
Allocating time for year-end tax planning now can prove beneficial come filing time next year.
November 15, 2019
The Securities and Exchange Commission has adopted a rule that would extend the “test-the-waters” provision of the JOBS Act to all companies with the hope that more will consider going public.
November 14, 2019
Equity-based compensation awards can help companies attract skilled workers and boost performance, although at a costly price. A rule change could bring welcome relief.
November 1, 2019
Scott Nalley has been elevated to member at KraftCPAs, becoming the 16th partner in the firm.
October 21, 2019
New sales tax collection requirements for remote sellers and marketplace providers took effect Oct. 1, 2019, in several states, including Tennessee.
October 21, 2019
The FASB has approved proposals to delay the effective dates of its leases, credit losses, hedging, and long-duration insurance contract standards.
October 19, 2019
New IRS regulations for the first-year 100% bonus depreciation deduction have been published. Do you know how they might affect your business’s tax bill?
October 18, 2019
Vic joins a select list of leaders that the Nashville Business Journal describes as “the power players who know everyone.”
October 18, 2019
The Section 179 deduction and bonus depreciation for business assets have been increased and expanded in time for the 2019 tax year.
October 15, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor’s final overtime rule goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. Will your company be ready?
October 9, 2019
Private entities and small public companies typically need longer to implement changes to accounting rules. Recent FASB proposals would help by staggering effective dates.
October 8, 2019
Congress has taken a big step toward making it easier and safer for cannabis businesses – and the businesses that serve them – to engage in the mainstream financial services sector.
October 7, 2019
For years, businesses have complained that the guidance for reporting income taxes includes many mechanical rules and exceptions. But changes are coming.
October 6, 2019
The FASB intends to give smaller financial institutions more time to adopt its new credit loss standard, but banks should not use this as an excuse to delay preparations for the accounting change.
September 21, 2019
There are a variety of cyber vulnerabilities that can impact medical devices, especially as these devices within a hospital or health system become more and more connected.
September 19, 2019
Members of Kraft Healthcare Consulting in Nashville traveled to Boston to learn about innovation at Leadership Health Care’s delegation.
September 18, 2019
If the names and Social Security numbers on your employees’ W-2 forms don’t match the government’s records, you may receive a “no-match letter.” Here’s what these letters mean and how to proceed.
September 13, 2019
The AICPA’s Auditing Standards Board unanimously voted to propose revisions to the audit standards on accounting estimates. Here’s a look at how and when estimates are used in financial reporting, and why the AICPA is revising its standards.
September 13, 2019
A good internal control system can help a company in critical ways, including accurate financial reporting and detection of financial misstatements.
September 12, 2019
The FASB is considering changes to the subsequent accounting of goodwill and other acquired intangible assets.
September 10, 2019
Prudently planning how to take money out of your traditional IRA can mean more money for you and your heirs. Here are three areas to understand in order to maximize your retirement savings.
September 5, 2019
Scott’s debut on the NBJ’s annual Most Admired CEOs list follows his recent recognition in the publication’s Power Leaders in Accounting, as well as their Health Care Awards.
September 5, 2019
The honor from the Nashville Business Journal comes after six appearances on the annual Most Admired CEOs and Their Companies Awards list.
August 21, 2019
The costs involved with funding a retirement plan for employees can greatly burden a small business. The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a final rule that can ease the burden.
August 19, 2019
Though tax reform eliminated the child tax credit rules for older children, it also added another credit that can help with college expenses.
August 15, 2019
The Nashville chapter of the TSCPA has picked a KraftCPAs member as its president for the 2019-’20 term.
August 15, 2019
If you’re fortunate enough to hit a sizable jackpot in the lottery or while gambling, there are tax implications. Here are the basics to understanding how much you might owe.
August 14, 2019
The London Interbank Offered Rate is the most common reference rate in the global financial markets. But, by 2021, it will have been phased out in response to a series of scandals.
August 12, 2019
A new FASB proposal would delay new accounting rules for leases, credit losses on loans, long-term insurance contracts, and hedge accounting.
August 9, 2019
If you’re getting close to retirement age, you may be wondering if your Social Security benefits are going to be taxed. And if so, how much will you have to pay?
July 25, 2019
Are you ready to schedule a security audit so that you can ensure your practice is protected before back-to-school season? Now is the time to make that audit happen.
July 25, 2019
The six chosen are among 50 from Middle Tennessee selected for the Nashville Business Journal’s annual listing of financial industry leaders.
July 24, 2019
If you’re covered by Medicare, you already know it can be confusing. You may not know that, if you qualify, you can deduct the cost of premiums (along with other medical costs) on your tax return.
July 23, 2019
Starting a new business is an exciting but often expensive journey. Fortunately, many start-up expenses can be deducted on your tax return, but some may have to be amortized over time instead of being taken right away.
July 19, 2019
The time has come to move away from Windows 7, but the work and effort to migrate can pay off with a smoother system and more opportunities.
July 15, 2019
Many people dream of retiring to another state to take advantage of warm weather or to be close to loved ones. Before you call the moving truck, consider the impact of state and local taxes.
July 11, 2019
New guidance from the FASB means that nonprofit groups can use the same methods available to private companies for reporting goodwill and certain identifiable intangible assets after a merger or acquisition.
July 9, 2019
New patient check-in codes can have a significant impact on healthcare practices, especially those that offer specialized services.
June 17, 2019
Working from home might seem like a luxury, but before employees and employers get carried away with all the positive aspects of telecommuting, it’s wise to assess both sides of the coin.
June 14, 2019
Are you a business owner with teenage or college-age children who seem to constantly need money? Have them earn their own income by hiring them. You can save taxes and reap other benefits.
June 13, 2019
An attractive benefit for some employees is an employer-provided vehicle that can be used for both business and personal use. The IRS has issued new guidance on how to value the personal use of such vehicles to include the amount in an employee’s income.
June 12, 2019
Home sales are flourishing in Middle Tennessee, but consider all the potential pros and cons before putting your house on the market.
June 10, 2019
Recent statistics show a decreased number of IRS audits. The thought of being audited can be frightening, but proper preparation can ensure a smoother process if you are selected.
June 7, 2019
The third quarter of 2019 is approaching, so be sure to keep tabs on key deadlines that could affect you and your business.
June 3, 2019
Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources offers innovative tools that ultimately allow patients to control their health data, free up office staff, and help create an opportunity for overall independence.
May 24, 2019
Many private companies are still unaware of the balance sheet impact of new lease accounting rules, including lease capitalization requirements, that go into effect starting in 2020.
May 16, 2019
Refunds are usually sent to taxpayers within a few weeks. However, there may be delays, or in worst-case scenarios, refunds may be applied to debts owed to the federal or state government.
May 16, 2019
Josh Hedrick will move into a member position with Kraft Analytics, an affiliate of KraftCPAs.
May 15, 2019
Gina Pruitt is among 10 healthcare industry leaders chosen for the Nashville Medical News’ annual Women to Watch list.
May 13, 2019
Are you interested in joining the growing ranks of plug-in electric vehicle owners? If so, there’s a federal income tax credit that might incentivize your shopping.
May 11, 2019
The impending end date for Windows 7 upgrades by Microsoft means there are many users out there who need to start thinking about finally moving on from their favorite operating system.
May 9, 2019
The data in your QuickBooks company file contains some of the most sensitive information on your computer. Make sure it’s secure.
April 24, 2019
Glitches in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act require fixes, and tax extenders have yet to be extended. Here’s what needs fixing and what tax provisions need extending.
April 19, 2019
Just because your tax return has been filed doesn’t mean you don’t still have questions. We’re often asked about refund status, record retention, and amended tax returns. Here are the answers.
April 18, 2019
Are you still working after age 70½ and don’t want to take required minimum distributions from your 401(k) account? You might not have to.
April 15, 2019
Diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at a young age, Pace Johnson has channeled his attention to detail into a valued role at KraftCPAs, along with a place in the local art community.
April 15, 2019
The Auditing Standards Board is working on a project to amend its definition of “materiality” and address the subtle differences between the international standards and U.S. standards currently in use.
April 11, 2019
The annual awards presented by the Nashville Business Journal help recognize the region’s biggest influencers in the healthcare industry.
April 1, 2019
Find the right blockchain applications for your healthcare business workflows or operations to boost competitiveness and profitability.
March 18, 2019
Audit committee best practices are part of a new report released by the International Organization of Securities Commissions in an effort to promote audit quality.
March 18, 2019
The second quarter of the year includes a long list of important tax deadlines for both individuals and employers. Here are the biggest ones to keep in mind.
March 13, 2019
When you think of April 15, you probably think of the income tax return deadline. But it’s also the gift tax return deadline. Find out if you must (or should) file a 2018 gift tax return this year.
March 12, 2019
The third-year survey gives manufacturers and financial leaders insight into the business climate so they have a better idea of what’s to come.
March 8, 2019
Lower tax rates might help reduce your 2018 tax bill, but new limits on many deductions could offset the benefits of lower rates. For example, five itemized deductions have shrunk or disappeared.
March 7, 2019
KHC’s Scott Mertie teamed up with the AIHC to create a specialized training program and credential for cost reporting professionals.
February 25, 2019
The designation means that the individuals are recognized as trained and compliant in all aspects of HIPAA laws and regulations.
February 10, 2019
How confident are you that you’ve paid enough in taxes for 2018? The tax law changes in the TCJA have made it difficult to properly estimate 2018 tax liability, but the IRS is ready to provide modest penalty relief for some taxpayers who didn’t withhold enough.
February 4, 2019
Don’t take the substantiation requirements for charitable donation deductions lightly. If you made a gift last year and haven’t received a written acknowledgment from the charity, read this before claiming a deduction on your 2018 income tax return.
February 2, 2019
New rules were issued that completely change how partnerships will be audited by the IRS. These rules under the consolidated partnership audit regime are effective for partnership tax years that began Jan. 1.
February 1, 2019
If you come home from business trips with a wallet full of receipts, consider entering them quickly and remotely with the QuickBooks Online mobile app.
February 1, 2019
Final IRS regulations on the qualified business income deduction are out. How will they affect your 2018 taxes?
January 28, 2019
After a tumultuous government shutdown and big changes in tax law, an early start on your 2018 returns could mean less stress later.
January 26, 2019
Healthcare professionals have made it clear that they’re concerned about cybersecurity, but a few key steps can helps put those minds at ease.
January 16, 2019
The government shutdown continues, just as the 2018 tax filing season is beginning to gear up. How will it affect your tax filing preparations?
January 15, 2019
Home healthcare providers will face changes because of new Section 199A guidelines, but those changes are based on a variety of factors, including exactly how the entity relates to “the field of health.”
January 14, 2019
Community banks and credit unions will have more time before they’re required to apply the credit losses standard as a result of new FASB guidelines.
January 14, 2019
Owners of manufacturing and distribution companies are often so focused on the here-and-now that planning for future catastrophes may fall through the cracks. But operating without a valid buy-sell agreement can cause financial distress and even tear a company apart if tragedy strikes.
January 11, 2019
The FASB is in the early stages of developing guidance for performance reporting. The goal is to make it easier for investors and securities analysts to understand how a business works using a company’s financial statements.
January 9, 2019
With the new year comes the need for small business owners to begin filing their 2018 income tax returns. The TCJA could significantly alter your tax liability compared to previous years. Refresh yourself now on its major provisions.
January 7, 2019
Most TCJA provisions went into effect in 2018 and apply through 2025 or are permanent, but two major changes affect individuals starting in 2019.
January 4, 2019
Vic Alexander, Lucy Carter, Dana Holmes, Scott Mertie, and Gina Pruitt are among healthcare leaders singled out for the new InCharge Health Care 2019 publication.
November 30, 2018
If you’re new to QuickBooks Online, there’s a lot to know about dealing with downloaded transactions right out of the gate. Here are a few tips to get you started.
November 18, 2018
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) includes a broad range of tax changes impacting both individuals and business entities, including changes that directly impact healthcare companies and physician practices.
October 31, 2018
Beverly Horner, the member-in-charge of KraftCPAs’ assurance services team, and Ronda Pitts, the member-in-charge with the entrepreneurial services team, have retired from full-time positions with KraftCPAs. Both joined the firm in the late 1980s and were with Kraft for more than 30 years each.
September 28, 2018
A variety of factors can lead to a vulnerable network or system, and that can lead to big problems once hackers and bad actors find their way in. Learn to spot the weaknesses and implement solutions before it’s too late.
September 26, 2018
QuickBooks Online offers three ways to create statements, including hand-picking the customers who should receive them. Follow these steps to set up this pro-active feature.
September 24, 2018
KraftCPAs team members helped sort and pack more than 20,000 lbs. of food as part of a project with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee on Sept. 21.
September 17, 2018
Reimbursement practices don’t have to be a chore for healthcare providers. Just follow a few simple tips to keep accounts healthy.
August 28, 2018
Brad Koenig, the senior manager for the KraftCPAs entrepreneurial services department, will become a member at KraftCPAs beginning Nov. 1.
August 27, 2018
Tired of repetitive data entry? QuickBooks provides a way to save time and keystrokes when you create some transactions.
August 22, 2018
Employee benefit plans are often vulnerable to fraud, but there are ways for business owners and managers to minimize risks.
August 17, 2018
Changes to the tax law have helped produce bigger paychecks for some taxpayers, but they also could lead to less withholding and a bigger tax bill next year.
July 20, 2018
KraftCPAs, Kraft Asset Management and 2nd Generation Capital are represented in the Nashville Business Journal’s annual list of Power Leaders in Finance.
June 30, 2018
Business email compromise, a growing threat in the realm of cyberattacks, can jeopardize large and small businesses alike, and online crooks continue to find new ways to break in and present costly problems for owners and employees. But there are steps you can take to protect your company’s assets from cyber criminals.
June 27, 2018
What goes into medical office accounting? For starters, you can’t manage what you can’t measure, so create statements that are meaningful for the practice. That’s just one of several helpful takeaways from the monthly chat with the Nashville Medical Group Management Association.
June 4, 2018
The IRS once again is warning taxpayers to watch out for phone scammers who call and threaten legal consequences unless they pay the IRS with an immediate wire transfer or gift card.
May 30, 2018
A QuickBooks security breach can be devastating. Your QuickBooks company file probably contains incredibly sensitive information. If a hacker or other unauthorized user gained access to that data, it could create huge problems for your company and those whose sensitive data is saved on your computer.
May 11, 2018
Less than two months into President Donald Trump’s White House tenure, the Nashville Health Care Council’s Leadership Health Care (LHC) initiative led a group of more than 100 healthcare leaders on its annual two-day delegation to Washington, D.C.
January 26, 2018
With the continual arrival of new regulations and standards governing the healthcare industry, it is imperative for healthcare providers and hospitals to have an effective compliance plan in place.
January 24, 2018
Fraud can have a major impact on a company’s value. In their 2016 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) estimates that companies lose approximately 5 percent of revenues to internal theft and financial misstatement each year.
December 21, 2017
On December 20, the House passed the reconciled tax reform bill, commonly referred to as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017” (TCJA), which the Senate had passed the previous day. The finalized legislation represents the most sweeping tax overhaul since the Tax Reform Act of 1986.
December 19, 2017
Giving to charity may make you feel good and help you lower your tax bill. The IRS offers these tips to help ensure your contributions pay off on your tax return.
December 8, 2017
As financial institutions face increased regulatory scrutiny and mounting risks, a robust risk assessment process and internal audit function are essential to help protect the bank, its management and board.
October 18, 2017
Congratulations to KraftCPAs Chief Manager, Vic Alexander, who was named to the Nashville Business Journal’s (NBJ) 2017 Power 100 list.
October 11, 2017
Scott R. Mertie of Kraft Healthcare Consulting, LLC (KHC) was selected by the German American Chamber of Commerce® of the Midwest, Inc. (GACC Midwest) to participate in an exclusive international health and technology delegation in Germany.
October 4, 2017
When pursuing a merger or acquisition, companies often possess a clear understanding of their big picture objectives, but they must also account for the complex details that can impact the success or failure of the integration.
September 15, 2017
Congratulations to KraftCPAs Chief Manager, Vic Alexander, who was named to the Nashville Business Journal’s list of the 2017 Most Admired CEOs and Their Companies.
August 28, 2017
MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act) requires all clinicians who 1) bill Medicare more than $30,000 in Part B-allowed charges, or 2) provide care for more than 100 Medicare Part B beneficiaries to report specific data under the Quality Payment Program via either MIPS (Merit-based Incentive Payment System) or an Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM).
August 7, 2017
A new type of crime has captured headlines over the past several years: data theft. As data and personal information move from file cabinets to the cloud, companies now face an ever-growing threat from cybercriminals with a desire to steal and use personal and confidential information.
August 7, 2017
Not all charitable donations are created equal. Some provide larger deductions than others, and how much or even what you donate might not necessarily be the most important factors.
August 7, 2017
If you filed your 2016 income tax return (rather than filing for an extension), you may now wonder whether your business could face an IRS audit. Every business owner should understand what the IRS audit process may entail, and how it could impact the business.
July 14, 2017
Income and losses from investment real estate or rental property are passive by definition — unless you’re a real estate professional. Why does this distinction matter?
June 28, 2017
The Nashville Business Journal (NBJ) recently announced its 2017 list of the finance industry’s “Power Leaders.”
June 8, 2017
Any entity that handles health information or other sensitive data should be intimately familiar with HIPAA, HITECH, and HITRUST.
May 30, 2017
When you started your business, maybe you were able to just check in the closet or the garage to see what inventory you had on hand. But now that your business has grown, that approach probably isn’t working so well any more.
May 24, 2017
Healthcare systems are seeing global transformation, with governments and providers trying to reconcile increased costs with rising demand for greater accessibility and higher-quality care. In March, Scott Mertie, president of Kraft Healthcare Consulting, LLC, participated in the Nashville Health Care Council’s 2017 International Health Care Study Mission to the United Kingdom.
May 15, 2017
KraftCPAs has earned the designation of HITRUST CSF Assessor through the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST).
May 5, 2017
All private companies with more than one owner — no matter how they are structured — should have a buy-sell agreement to spell out how ownership will change hands should an owner depart.
April 21, 2017
Is your practice experiencing a decline in net income? Do daily operations feel chaotic with complaints from patients about wait times, billing, etc.? Perhaps your practice is running smoothly enough, but you feel that things could be better.
April 16, 2017
Operating a nonprofit in today’s environment is challenging; increasingly, organizations are finding solutions through collaboration.
March 8, 2017
As the price of a college education continues to skyrocket, many parents (and grandparents) are looking for ways to save for future higher education costs. There are several taxpayer-friendly ways to save for a child’s or grandchild’s education.
February 10, 2017
Incentive stock options allow you to buy company stock in the future at a fixed price equal to or greater than the stock’s fair market value on the grant date. If the stock appreciates, you can buy shares at a price below what they’re then trading for. However, complex tax rules apply to this type of compensation.
January 11, 2017
When President Obama signed into law the 21st Century Cures Act on Dec. 13, 2016, most of the media coverage focused on the provisions related to medical innovation. But the law also includes some good news for small businesses that have been prohibited in recent years from providing their employees with Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs).
December 16, 2016
Leadership Health Care (LHC), an initiative of the Nashville Health Care Council to nurture the talent of Nashville’s emerging health care leaders, has announced its 2016 award winners in the categories of Health Care Emerging Leader of the Year, Ambassador of the Year and Supporting Organization of the Year.
November 9, 2016
KraftCPAs PLLC is pleased to announce that Sean Owens and David Lister became members (owners) in the firm, effective November 1.
September 21, 2016
Will multiple employees be working with your QuickBooks company file? If so, you’ll need to define their permission levels.
August 3, 2016
Your business is unique. Make sure that QuickBooks knows how you operate.
May 23, 2016
Congratulations to Vic Alexander, chief manager of KraftCPAs, who recently received the 2016 Business with Purpose Award in the “leader with purpose” category.
April 13, 2016
As you look for opportunities to cut costs and improve profit, the question of where you can reduce salaries may arise. Co-sourcing internal audit and information technology functions may be an easy way for you to save money and improve your business’s risk management at the same time.
April 13, 2016
Your computer’s storage space may be well organized, but you can still waste time trying to hunt down the document you want — right when you want it. If you’re using QuickBooks, the Doc Center can minimize your search time and ensure that important documentation is at hand.
December 11, 2015
Last month, 25 Kraft team members took part in the company’s annual Habitat for Humanity home-building project. The endeavor is one Kraft believes in and champions each year because it allows them to “live the legacy” of community service established and passed down by the founding partners.
November 6, 2015
KraftCPAs PLLC is pleased to announce that Michael Davis became a member in the firm on Nov. 1, 2015.
June 3, 2015
The members of KraftCPAs are pleased to announce that Lucy R. Carter, CPA, and the team of Carter Lankford, CPAs, P.C., will join our firm effective July 1.
November 3, 2014
Throughout the years, Scott Mertie, president of Kraft Healthcare Consulting, LLC (KHC), has attended healthcare delegations to China and multiple European countries that have government-run healthcare systems. While Scott was visiting the Republic of Cuba on a personal excursion earlier this year, he envisioned a trip where the activities would allow him to explore the country’s national healthcare system.
June 25, 2014
“Warning: Your computer systems have been hacked.” It’s the news no executive team wants to hear, but it’s become increasingly commonplace in today’s interconnected world.
April 30, 2013
Scott Mertie was part of a delegation of approximately 30 healthcare leaders to visit Paris in April — a trip spearheaded by the Nashville Health Care Council (NHCC).
December 21, 2012
Leadership Health Care (LHC), an initiative of the Nashville Health Care Council to nurture the talents of future health care leaders, has announced its 2012 award winners in the categories of Health Care Emerging Leader, Volunteer of the Year and Supporting Organization of the Year.
June 14, 2010
Scott Mertie traveled to London, England and Edinburgh, Scotland on a Health Care Study Mission.
November 11, 2009
Scott Mertie and Kevin Crumbo accompanied Governor Bredesen and Economic Community Development Commissioner Matt Kisber on individual trade missions to China and Japan.