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IRAs: Build a Tax-Favored Retirement Nest Egg

RogerRossmeisl

Although traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs have been around for decades, the rules involved have changed many times. The Secure 2.0 law, which was enacted at the end of 2022, brought even more changes that made IRAs more advantageous for many taxpayers. What hasn’t changed is that they can help you save for retirement on a tax-favored basis. Here’s an overview of the basic rules and some of the recent changes.

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QuickBooks Online Advanced Financial Forecasts

Insightful Accountant

As a part of the Financial planning features available to QuickBooks Online Advanced users, a new 'Forecasts' functionality has been released. Presently it is available to all U.S. QBO-Advanced subscribers.

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9 Tax Considerations if you’re Starting a Business as a Sole Proprietor

RogerRossmeisl

When launching a small business, many entrepreneurs start out as sole proprietors. If you’re launching a venture as a sole proprietorship, you need to understand the tax issues involved. Here are nine considerations: 1. You may qualify for the pass-through deduction. To the extent your business generates qualified business income, you’re currently eligible to claim the 20% pass-through deduction, subject to limitations.

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COSO Appoints First Executive Director

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The executive board of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission ( COSO ) has named chair Lucia M. Wind as COSO’s first-ever full-time chair and executive director, effective December 1, 2023. Since its inception, COSO has provided thought leadership and guidance for organizations in areas of internal control, enterprise risk management, fraud deterrence, and governance.

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Planning Your Restaurant's Path to Profitability

Speaker: James Kahler, COO of Full Course

Ever wondered where to splurge and where to safely conserve when it comes to operating and growing your restaurant? 🤔 Join James Kahler, COO of Full Course and industry visionary, in this new webinar where he'll talk all about best practices to invest in your restaurant's success! Whether you're a new business or an established restaurant, a seasoned pro or a rookie, you'll learn the keys to sustainable success in this competitive industry.

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Should Your Business Offer the New Emergency Savings Accounts to Employees?

RogerRossmeisl

As part of the SECURE 2.0 law, there’s a new benefit option for employees facing emergencies. It’s called a pension-linked emergency savings account (PLESA) and the provision authorizing it became effective for plan years beginning January 1, 2024. The IRS recently released guidance about the accounts (in Notice 2024-22) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published some frequently asked questions to help employers, plan sponsors, participants and others understand them.

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Xero becomes cloud accounting solution for Mazars member firms globally

Insightful Accountant

Xero and Mazars have announced a three-year global deal, bringing clients enriched data and insights.

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Generative AI Can Help Prevent, Detect and Investigate Fraud

RogerRossmeisl

You may already be familiar with artificial intelligence (AI) and even use it in business applications. What about generative AI (Gen AI)? Gen AI typically is used to create new content (such as text, images, code and video) from raw data and includes such popular systems as Grok, ChatGPT and DALL-E. Gen AI can also help reduce, uncover and combat fraud.

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Ready, Set, Value!

RogerRossmeisl

When the parties know what to expect at each phase of a business valuation project, it makes the process easier for everyone. This awareness promotes collaboration and timeliness, as well as minimizes potential surprises, misunderstandings and rework. Here’s the five-step process that’s used when valuing a business or interest in a business. Engaging a valuation expert The first step is retaining a business valuation professional and agreeing on the price, deliverables and scope of the assignmen

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Update on IRS Efforts to Combat Questionable ERTC Claims

RogerRossmeisl

The Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) was introduced back when COVID-19 temporarily closed many businesses. The credit provided cash that helped enable struggling businesses to retain employees. Even though the ERTC expired for most employers at the end of the third quarter of 2021, it could still be claimed on amended returns after that. According to the IRS, it began receiving a deluge of “questionable” ERTC claims as some unscrupulous promotors asserted that large tax refunds could easily

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Keep Fraud Off Your Restaurant’s Menu

RogerRossmeisl

The restaurant business is notoriously tough — even without the many fraud threats. The fact is, when you’re operating on very thin profit margins, you can’t afford to lose a cent to thieves. To protect your business from ill-intentioned employees, customers and vendors, take steps to fortify your restaurant against fraud. Gaps for exploitation Your restaurant may have high transaction volumes but lack the technology linking point-of-sale, inventory and accounting systems.

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How Automation is Driving Efficiency Through the Last Mile of Reporting

Speaker: Jamie Eagan

As organizations strive for agility and efficiency, it's imperative for finance leaders to embrace innovative technologies and redefine traditional processes. Join us as we explore the pivotal role of digitalization and automation in reshaping what is commonly referred to as the “last mile of reporting”. We’ll deep-dive into why digitalization is no longer a choice, but a necessity for finance departments to stay competitive in a fast-paced environment touching on: 2024 trends for the Office of

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If You Gave to Charity in 2023, Check to See That Your Have Substantiation

RogerRossmeisl

Did you donate to charity last year? Acknowledgment letters from the charities you gave to may have already shown up in your mailbox. But if you don’t receive such a letter, can you still claim a deduction for the gift on your 2023 income tax return? It depends. What the law requires To prove a charitable donation for which you claim a tax deduction, you must comply with IRS substantiation requirements.

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Factoring Industry Risk into the Business Valuation Equation

RogerRossmeisl

There’s generally a trade-off between risk and return in business valuation. Investors expect to receive a higher return as a company exposes them to greater risk. Industry-specific risk is an important consideration when estimating an investor’s expected return. Here’s how valuators measure industry risk and factor it into their analyses. Key factors Virtually every business valuation report includes a section on industry risk.

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