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Factor in State and Local Taxes When Deciding Where to Live in Retirement

Many Americans relocate to another state when they retire. If you’re thinking about such a move, state and local taxes should factor into your decision.   Income, property and sales tax Choosing a state that has no personal income tax may appear to be the best option. But that might […]

It’s Time for a Mid-Year Checkup!

Time flies when you’re busy running a business. But it’s important to occasionally pause and assess interim performance — otherwise you’re likely to be surprised by the year-end results. When reviewing midyear financial reports, however, recognize their potential shortcomings. These reports might not be as reliable as year-end financials, unless […]

What’s All the Buzz About XBRL?

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requires public companies to provide their financial statements in the eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) format as an exhibit to their regulatory filings. But XBRL isn’t just for reporting to the SEC. There are many compelling reasons for public companies to expand their use […]

Profits: How Low Can You Go?

If your profits are falling compared to revenue and assets, your financial statements may provide insight into what’s happening and how to improve your performance. Watch for red flags As you sell more and invest in additional assets, profits should, in theory, increase by a proportionate amount. However, that’s not […]

A Review of Significant TCJA Provisions Affecting Small Businesses

Now that small businesses and their owners have filed their 2017 income tax returns (or filed for an extension), it’s a good time to review some of the provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) that may significantly impact their taxes for 2018 and beyond. Generally, the changes […]