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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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Top 5 common 401(k) administration errors by restaurants

Many restaurant companies offer, or plan to offer, a 401(k) option to employees as a retention tool and as a way to remain a competitive employer in the industry. Administering your 401(k) plan can be quite tedious and allows many opportunities to make inadvertent errors which can create havoc with the Department of Labor (DOL) …

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Section 163(j): trap for the unwary!

Although the Qualified Business Income deduction (QBI or “pass through deduction”) receives all the favorable buzz with the new tax law, we want to make sure that you are aware of another provision established by tax reform – Section 163(j) – which is alarming to your tax-geeky CPA. First off, does this sound familiar? You …

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New overtime threshold proposed by Department of Labor

In case you missed it, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced on March 7, 2019 its proposal to raise the minimum salary for employees to qualify for Fair Labor Standards Act white-collar exemptions from $23,660 per year to $35,308 per year. Employees making less than this amount would automatically be eligible for overtime pay …

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Annual compliance reminders for your 401(k) plan

Year-end compliance tasks are in full swing for employee benefit plans and most likely your company has a 401(k) plan. The administration of 401(k) plans for restaurants can be very tedious and it is easy to overlook or miss an annual deadline or test to be performed. Below is a list of common issues surrounding …

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2018 Restaurant industry year-end lookback

Now that you’ve officially settled into 2019, you’re probably thinking about business opportunities for your restaurant – how to grow sales, reduce turnover or maybe update your menu. As 2018 has come to an end, we want to take this opportunity to look back on the year for a state of the industry assessment to …

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Dustin Minton returns to restaurants at Henry+Horne

After taking some time off to recharge, travel the world and contemplate the next chapter in his career, Dustin Minton’s latest adventure is his return to public accounting at Henry+Horne. The restaurant industry specialist has more than 20 years’ experience with 15 years focused on providing assurance services to restaurants as well as consulting on …

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Top 10 restaurant audit preparation tips

It’s that time of year again to close the books and get ready for your annual audit. You may be cringing because it’s coming soon, but with proper planning and communication, the audit process can go very smoothly for you and not be time consuming. We’ve compiled our top 10 restaurant audit preparation best practices …

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New lease standard: 5 things restaurant owners MUST know now

We all know lease accounting is changing for private companies starting in fiscal 2020. With leases being such a big component of the restaurant business, the new lease standard will have a significant accounting impact on restaurants. Gone are the days of having off balance sheet impact. Now, those operating leases will be grossing up …

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New revenue recognition standard: franchisors impact

Revenue recognition for private company franchisors will be changing drastically for fiscal 2019 and will require either a retrospective or modified retrospective application to prior years presented in your audited financial statements for FDD purposes. The main impact is affecting the recognition of the initial franchise fees and area development fees. Another impact is the …

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