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Cash Basis, Accrual Basis – What Does It Mean and Why Does It Matter?
The cash basis or accrual basis relates to how income and expenses are accounted for; hence these are referenced as ...
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Artificial Intelligence for Cost Optimization in Manufacturing
Learn how artificial intelligence optimizes cost in manufacturing applications. Streamline operations, drive growth, and avoid inefficiencies.
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The Threshold for Creating State Nexus Is Changing – And Not for the Better
Learn about the changes being made to P.L. 86-272 for remote and online sellers of tangible personal property.
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Income, Tax Returns & W-2 Wage Statements
Learn about the different types of wage statements and how they affect your income determination and tax returns.
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The Tax Implications of Crowdfunding
Learn the different types of crowdfunding methods, and how they should show up on your organization's tax records.
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Importance of Buy-Sell and Shareholder Agreements
Learn the differences between Buy-Sell and Shareholder agreements, and what each document does for a company.
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Remote Auditing During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Due to COVID restrictions, e-audits are becoming popular, with auditors conducting inventory observations remotely.
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Reassessing Profit Margins During the Pandemic
Understand what truly drives company profit and how pandemic-era evaluations are helping companies capitalize on profitability streams.
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Reporting Requirements for Provider Relief Fund Recipients
To mitigate financial impact, Provider Relief Fund payments were issued for COVID-related expenses to help cover lost revenues.
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New Refundable Payroll Tax Credit for Qualified Sick Leave Related to the COVID-19
Under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, new tax credits are being provided for paid leave to employees who take time off related to COVID-19.
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US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Proposes Global Minimum Tax for US Multinationals
Under the Treasury Secretary's new proposal, MNEs would pay at least a 21% tax rate on profits earned in every country with foreign operations.
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Tax Implications of Home Improvement Projects During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Home improvements have drastically increased during the pandemic; learn about the tax implications of these projects, how they're paid for, and more.
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COVID-19’s Potential Impact on Accounting and Financial Statements
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, contractors will continue to feel its impact to accounting and finances, including GAAP requirements, and more.
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Exploring State Tax Implications of the 163(j) Business Interest Expense Limitation
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created legislation limiting the deductibility of business interest expense on various businesses; learn how this limitation varies by state.
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Your Guide to Deducting Casualty Losses in Prior Years
If you sustain a casualty loss due to a federally declared disaster, you may deduct a casualty loss in the year before the casualty actually occurred.
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Will You Have To Pay State Taxes On PPP Loan Forgiveness?
For tax guidance on your Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, learn about what portion of your loan my be taxable as gross income, and how this varies by state.
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Navigating Federal Student Loans & Financial Planning During COVID-19
With the CARES Act deferring federal student loans payments during the pandemic, learn your options and best practices for financial planning.
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Tax Reform's Effect on Company Parking
As an employer with company parking available, learn how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, along with Notice 2018-99, advise on tax deductions for on-site parking.
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Exploring the CARES Act Qualified Retirement Plan Distribution Option
For those struggling financially due to COVID-19, the CARES Act waives the 10% early withdrawal penalty for retirement distributions.
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B Corporations: Offering Stakeholders Qualitative Dividends
Learn about the public transparency, environmental responsibility, and legal accountability for acquiring and maintaining B Corporation status as a company.
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State Guidance Regarding Employees Working Remotely During COVID-19
The states of Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut have released tax guidance for businesses with employees working remotely during COVID-19.
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CARES Act Provider Relief Fund: Eligibility and Requirements for Round Two Funding
$20 billion in funding is available to healthcare providers in round two of the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund — learn more about the application process.
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How to Prepare for Concentrated Supply Chains Disruptions
Experienced delays in supply chain distribution? Use these tips to mitigate supply chain risks when sourcing materials or products in the marketplace.
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Leveraging COVID-19 Related Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave
Learn how the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) can credit employers providing paid leave to employees due to COVID-19.
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CARES Act Funding Secured for Commercial Fishing
Help is on the way for the commercial fishing industry, as the Secretary of Commerce has allocated $300 million in ...
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CARES Act Grants Healthcare Companies Provider Relief Fund Payments
The CARES Act created the Provider Relief Fund, which reimburses healthcare providers for lost revenues and increased expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Navigating the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program
The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program provides assistance to individuals who aren't traditionally eligible for unemployment benefits.
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How to Avoid Falling Victim to Economic Impact Payment Scams
The CARES Act includes a direct stimulus payment for qualifying parties, but be aware, scammers are taking advantage of the situation as well.
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Working Remotely? Beware of Online Scams and Phishing Schemes
When staff members are working from home, it's a good time to remind everyone to be diligent in checking for potential malware and online scams.
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Combating COVID-19
With all of the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, chances are you are feeling the impact. Here are some government programs to provide support.
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Building Momentum To Grow Sales
Any successful company motivated to grow its sales volume should first focus on the existing relationships it has worked so hard to build. Leverage and revitalize current areas of business before tapping resources to develop new product lines and expand.
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Can Your Business Benefit from the Work Opportunity Tax Credit?
There has never been a better time for businesses to determine their eligibility for the employment-based Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC).
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Mitigating Equipment Obsolescence in a Rising Rate Economy
The Federal Reserve’s incremental adjustments to interest rates in the past year have manufacturers reconsidering how to address capital investment needs.
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Sullivan v. Sleepy’s - Changes for Commissioned Employees
The recent outcome of the Sullivan v. Sleepy’s LLC et al. civil case, and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s (SJC’s) interpretation of the Mass General Laws has clarified how employers are required to pay commissioned retail employees. 
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Bonus Depreciation and Section 179 Update
The implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in late 2017 has significantly impacted the way companies depreciate their assets.
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New Tax Incentive for US Corporations Exporting Goods or Services to Foreign Markets
For tax years beginning after December 31, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) provides a new permanent deduction for domestic C-corporations that generate income from serving foreign markets. The deduction would reduce the federal tax rate on such income from 21% to 13.125% (increasing to 16.41% after 2025).
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1031 Exchange – Is It Right for You?
Do you own a piece of real estate whose fair market value is greater than its basis?  Are you contemplating selling and buying another? A 1031 Exchange may be for you! If you are contemplating a like-kind exchange, at Disanto, Priest & Co. we would be more than happy to assist you.
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Consider QuickBooks Bank Feeds to Save Time
Setting up a data interface between your QuickBooks file and your bank can dramatically reduce the time burden created by the manual data entry of transactional activity.
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Rhode Island Innovation Voucher Program
Rhode Island’s Commerce Corporation will begin offering grants to companies performing research and development in partnership with local universities, research centers, or medical centers.
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Physical Presence No Longer Required for Sales Tax
In a 5 - 4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of state authority to require online retailers to collect sales taxes without regard to physical presence in the state. Although states stand to gain much-needed tax revenues, there may be consequences for online retailers that do business in multiple states.
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How to Assess Your Company's Financial Health
We receive regular checkups to monitor, maintain, and improve our health. But did you know that you should do the same for your company?
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The Importance of Strategic Planning
Is your company future ready? We are living in a time of rapid change around the world. Consider a Strategic Planning Engagement to ensure success.
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New Year and New Tax Laws Bring Change to Estates and Gifts
As we continue to welcome in the first quarter of 2018 and the new tax bill, let's take a quick look at what has changed and what remains the same.
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Meal and Entertainment Provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
As part of tax reform, significant changes were made to the ability of businesses to deduct meals and entertainment expenses.
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