Monthly Archives: February 2013

Demystifying ACA – FTEs & Penalties

I think it’s fair to say that many of us don’t have a full command for all aspects of the Affordable Care Act.  I’m certainly not going to clear it all up in one blog post, yet, perhaps the most common question I am asked is “How are penalties determined?

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7 Ways to help ensure your emails get read

emailI’m old school, typically preferring verbal communication to email yet I have a suspicion that email may be around for a while.  According to this article on Time Business & Money only 20 to 40% of email communications actually get opened. Perhaps that shouldn’t come as a surprise – battling email in-boxes has become an ever-increasing challenge – yet I can still remember the day when I never had an unread/un-replied email.…

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IRS audits of small business software files – IRS agents are starting to request client QuickBooks and Peachtree backup files

TaxAudits_sq2Tax practitioners have always been cautious with the records they provide to the IRS in an audit to control the depth of an IRS inquiry. But IRS agents are starting to request client backup files from small business accounting software such as QuickBooks and Peachtree, and many practitioners are concerned about how much information the IRS is requesting and how it is using that information.



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Buy-Sell Agreements – they’re like a pre-nuptial for your business

urlWe all go into business with grand expectations – often times in partnership with others.  A key yet often overlooked concern is planning for a smooth transition in the event an owner leaves the business – eventually we all do – for whatever the reason.…

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Do You Know What Your Business Is Worth? You Should

A great article was recently published in the New York Times

regarding business valuation.

Do You Know What Your Business Is Worth? You Should!

Published: Friday,  1 Feb 2013 | 11:23  AM ET
By: Mark Cohen, The New York Times

At 53, Joe Ritz is old enough to remember a time when many of the classic cars that now pull into his specialized repair shop were new.



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