Incremental value process in mergers and acquisitions

Are you in the market to merge or acquire another company? Identifying four elements before the deal is complete can help make it a win-win for both parties. There are a handful of the problems that often arise in the mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) process. To begin with, buyers tend to be overexuberant about the …

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New caller ID spoofing and phone spear phishing alert!

Recently the Federal Trade Commission put out an alert on phone spear phishing and caller ID spoofing scams that are on the rise among consumers and companies. I imagine you experience the same relentless calls from phone numbers you don’t recognize as I do every day on my personal devices. Usually I just ignore and …

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Calls from the SSA? Don’t fall for it

Your personal information is a hot commodity these days. Fraudsters seem to develop new scams daily to try to dupe you into handing over your tax refund, your Social Security number and other sensitive information, so it’s no surprise we have another warning for you. The Federal Trade Commission says it’s seen a spike in …

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Don’t get trapped with the IRA 60 day rollover rule

Deadlines can be very stressful, especially when it comes to taxes. One stress that many people are not aware of is the 60-day deadline for keeping an IRA rollover tax-free. Why you may ask? Because missing the 60 day rollover rule can result in taxable income — and if you’re under age 59½, you may …

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My takeaways from the Restaurant Leadership Conference

Leading with courage takes many different forms and can be challenging to break tradition or old habits, but it can propel us forward to become better operators and corporate citizens. This year’s Restaurant Leadership Conference (RLC) took place at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Scottsdale, Arizona from April 7 – 10 with a theme …

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Tax season 2019: overheard in the hallways

In one of the craziest, most surreal tax seasons I can ever remember, I thought it would be interesting to do another episode of Overheard in the Hallways. You know, things you have heard throughout the three months, with no context, that just make you laugh out loud. “I think it must all be taxable …

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Where’s my refund? Your CPA doesn’t know – check online

Where’s my refund? Are you asking yourself this question? We’re in the final days of tax season. Maybe your return is already in the hands of the IRS or maybe you’re waiting until the last minute. Either way, if you’re owed money, you want to know when it’s coming, right? You may be tempted to …

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Have you been billed for tax research?

How long is the tax code? Out of curiosity, a download of the current version (through November 29, 2018) is 6,499 pages. While it’s not all code provisions, that’s still too many! Then, there’s accompanying regulations that explain the code. In addition, the IRS publishes other guidance and court decisions to interpret various provisions. Even …

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5 Tips to determine if your Social Security is taxable

You may not realize the Social Security benefits you received in 2018 may be taxable. You should receive a Form SSA-1099 from the Social Security Administration which shows the total amount of your benefits. You can use this information to help determine if your benefits are taxable. Here are five tips from the IRS to …

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Top 5 issues facing franchisors today

Being a franchisor in today’s competitive business world, and under the scrutiny of the federal government, brings about many issues that you need to keep track of to remain competitive and compliant with legal matters. Many franchise related lawsuits have elevated issues to the forefront and new technologies have challenged the franchisor/franchisee relationship. Below is …

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