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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
July 23, 2021
If you received a PPP loan, important forgiveness deadlines are approaching quickly. Are you prepared?
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 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 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 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
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 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
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?
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.
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.
July 1, 2020
Business owners will receive notification starting this week regarding eligibility for financial relief as part of the Tennessee Business Relief Program.
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.
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 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.
August 7, 2017
It’s a smaller business world after all. With the ease and popularity of e-commerce, as well as the incredible efficiency of many supply chains, companies of all sorts are finding it easier than ever to widen their markets. Expanding one’s business has become so feasible that many businesses quickly find themselves crossing state lines.
June 23, 2017
With Republicans in control of Congress and President Trump’s broad outline to overhaul the tax code, businesses await legislation that could have significant impact on their tax burden.
May 10, 2017
Governor Haslam signed the Improving Manufacturing, Public Roads and Opportunities for a Vibrant Economy Act (the IMPROVE Act) on April 26. Originally proposed in late January of this year, the Act includes a new transportation plan as well as tax cuts (also referred to as tax inequities).
March 10, 2017
“Customization” can be a dirty word when it comes to software implementations. Ten years ago, a customization could mean hours of consulting and coordination among the business owners, the functional consultant and a software developer — just to define the requirements and to plan how the customization would be developed.
April 15, 2016
The value of your manufacturing company depends on a variety of factors, such as what products it manufactures, how it’s expected to perform, where it’s located and why you’re appraising it. Let’s take a closer look at the current merger and acquisition (M&A) market and how appraisers use three techniques to value manufacturers.
January 23, 2015
Manufacturing has been returning to the U.S. in a big way over the past five years. In a recent Wall Street Journal article, it is noted that not only are companies considering it patriotic to stamp “Made in the USA” on their products, but they can also make more money doing so.