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A Little-Known Secret About Process Improvement

By Geniene B. Scherer, CPA Change is a constant in life. In the best-case scenario, we know it’s going to happen, and we prepare for it. But when change happens overnight, it can feel like getting hit by a ton of bricks. So, what can you do to jumpstart your organization’s performance (and ultimately its…

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Webinar: Navigating Through the COVID-19 Relief Options

Webinar held April 10,2020 Our experts help you sort through and understand the various stimulus packages so you can make informed decisions impacting your organization and employees. Audience: Individuals, business owners, nonprofits, and government entities who are looking for guidance in regards to the CARES Act and FFCRA. We have compiled a list of questions that were asked during the webinar and created…

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A 90-Day Extension on Federal Tax Payments

An Important Update: In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, has passed a 90-day extension on Federal tax payments. Taxpayers now have until July 14, 2020, to pay 2019 taxes owed. Key Notes: Individual taxpayers can delay payments of up to $1 million in income taxes owed; corporations can defer up to…

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Creating a Marital Balance Sheet for Your Client? Consider These Tips

By Andrew Brower, MBA, ASA A marital balance sheet is more than a simple listing of assets. This highly important document serves as your client’s reference for numerous high-stakes decisions. Hence, the balance sheet must be readily understood by your client and 100% accurate. It should also be easily explained, updated, and replicated (for future…

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How Automation Benefits Your Organization’s Stakeholders

By Jean McGann, CPA This is the third and final article in our series on the benefits of automation for governments. The first article describes how automation can make life easier for your office staff while the second article highlights ways it can benefit your fieldworkers. “Automation,” for our purposes, is the act of automating…

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10 Trends That Could Impact Your Nonprofit in 2020

By Steven Anseth, CPA The year 2020 is shaping up to be an exciting and challenging one for nonprofits. We are all familiar with the increasing pace of change around the world, and in the months ahead we can expect more of the same. The overall trend is that change is happening more rapidly than…

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What Every Organization Should Know About Performance-Based Compensation

by Leah Davis, CPA The practice of evaluating employee performance as a primary basis for compensation is widely accepted in the private sector. Slowly but surely, these types of performance-based compensation systems, in which pay increases are based on performance rather than length of service, are becoming more common in the public sector as well….

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How New DOL Requirements Could Impact Your Overtime Calculations in 2020

By Brenna Ramy, PHR, SHRM-CP Just last month, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced new regular rate requirements (in the form of a “final rule”) under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Generally speaking, an employee’s “regular rate” of pay is straight-time earnings represented as an hourly rate that includes all renumeration (i.e., wages)…

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Business Interest Deduction Limitation: A Little-Known Tax Rule That Could Dramatically Impact Your Taxable Income

By John Juntunen, CPA When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was signed into law in late 2017, it brought wholesale change to the Internal Revenue Code. Some of the new tax rules, such as the “parking lot deduction limitation” and the “199A deduction” have received their fair share of press. Other rules, however,…

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How Automation Benefits Your Organization’s Fieldworkers

By Jean McGann, CPA This is the second article in our three-part series on the benefits of automation for governments. The first article described a few ways automation can make life easier for your office staff, and the third will focus on your most important stakeholders—your residents. As defined in the introduction to this article…

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