Welcome to our Manufacturing, Distribution & Retail Blog!
We’re committed to bringing you a regular dose of accounting goodness, geared towards your industry. But before you dive in, here is a little of the who, what, where, why and when regarding this blog.
Who we are – at DiSanto Priest we recognize the need for specialization in the accounting industry. Manufacturing, Distribution & Retail is one of six industries which we have identified as focus areas for our firm. Our other industry focuses include Technology, Real Estate and Construction, Commercial Fishing, Precious Metals and Professional Services. As with many of our clients, your manufacturing, distribution, and/or retail-driven business may cross over into our other verticals so be sure to sign up for those industry updates as well by viewing their respective pages.
What we’re doing – our goal with this blog is to bring you timely accounting information that is relevant to your business.
Where – whether you’re at your desk or on the road, our online content is downloadable as well as mobile-enabled to allow you access wherever you need it.
Why we’re doing it – we’re in the information age. You need information and you need it now. As your trusted advisor we’re in the best position to provide you with the latest and greatest of the accounting industry. We want to do it in a way that allows you to gain an understanding of a topic and empowers you to take action.
When – we plan to update our blog monthly. Stay tuned!
The Maker Movement — Feeding Today's Manufacturing Industry
Feb 13, 2019
As the Maker Movement has gained ground and attention, mutually beneficial relationships have been forged between traditional manufacturers and entrepreneurial start-ups.
New Tax Incentive for US Corporations Exporting Goods or Services to Foreign Markets
Sep 5, 2018
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).
Physical Presence No Longer Required for Sales Tax
Jun 21, 2018
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.
Taking Control of SOC Report Requests & Distribution
May 30, 2018
One of the ways firms and their business clients are utilizing a clearinghouse is for SOC report distribution – a process that is becoming more challenging to manage as an increased focus on third-party controls has led to a rise in requests for reports.
There is growing demand today for accurate, authenticated financial information. While technology has positively impacted the speed and accessibility of information, it has also created new ways to alter and compromise information.
On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) into law, enacting the largest changes to corporate and individual taxation in over 30 years. We've highlighted the most important points for manufacturing, distribution and retail organizations.
Great News For Small Businesses That Qualified For Research Credits in 2016
Oct 18, 2017
Wage-paying small businesses with minimal taxable income can now take advantage of their research credits sooner than was allowed under the previous tax rules. The Protecting America from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 allows qualifying small businesses to apply research credits against the social security portion of its federal payroll tax bill.
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Take Advantage of Bonus Depreciation Before Year End
Aug 23, 2017
Bonus depreciation's job is to spur economic growth through investment, or reinvestment, in business property within the United States. Whether you're a manufacturer looking to expand your operations or simply looking to update your equipment, bonus depreciation can help you accelerate tax savings.
Interactions with technology are advancing at an exponential rate, and so are the risks of a cyber-attack. It seems like every other day there is another story in the news of a malicious virus sweeping the global marketplace and negatively impacting local economies.
Though it has been publicized that certain “contract-based” industries - telecommunications, technology, engineering, media, and pharmaceuticals, to name a few – will be impacted by the new revenue recognition rules the effects are in fact more far-reaching and will apply to all companies, public or private.
5 Compelling Reasons to Consider Solar for Your Manufacturing Business
Aug 23, 2017
Technology in the energy industry is evolving at a rapid pace. Solar panels are becoming leaner and more efficient – providing more capacity at a lesser cost, mimicking the path of more traditional computer hardware. Below are 5 reasons why we believe solar is worth considering today to boost your bottom line.
One More Reason to Expand your Tech Business in Rhode Island
Aug 23, 2017
Are you currently operating a business in Rhode Island and looking to expand? Perhaps you have a business outside of RI that you’re looking to relocate. Rhode Island, in an effort to attract and retain new and existing businesses, enacted the New Qualified Jobs Incentive Act in 2015 and has already awarded several job creators significant annual, redeemable tax credits that have allowed them to make expanding or relocating to RI more financially feasible.