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15 May

Tax Implications of Investing in a Small Business

Investing in a small business can be a great opportunity. It can provide you with the chance to earn extra income, to diversify your investment portfolio, and it can be rewarding to help bring another person’s idea to fruition. But of course, with these rewards also come risks, so it is important to fully understand […]

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08 May

The Clock Is Ticking on Adopting New Accounting Standards

New Accounting Standards | Spire Group, PC It might be human nature to procrastinate. It’s definitely not in most accountants’ natures, however. That’s what makes the findings in a recent MorganFranklin poll about the adoption of new revenue recognition and lease accounting standards so surprising. Most companies are simply not making the kind of progress […]

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01 May

Historic Tax Credits Escape Extinction With Few Exceptions

Historic Tax Credits Escape Extinction—Few Modifications to Know Real estate professionals should feel relieved—while historic tax credits (HTCs) were on the chopping block during tax reform debates, the valuable tax credit was, for the most part, left intact in the final Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. In deciding to keep the major benefits of HTCs […]

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26 Apr

New Year, New Tax Brackets

How Tax Brackets Have Changed The tax plan that was passed late last year has been all over the news lately, which should come as no surprise; it represents the biggest change to U.S. tax code in almost 30 years. While tax brackets have shifted slightly over the years and are updated regularly for inflation, […]

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25 Apr

States Have Vested Interest in Supreme Court Internet Sales Tax Case

Supreme Court Internet Sales | Spire Group, PC Billions of Dollars From Online Retailers at Stake States across the country are anxiously watching as the Supreme Court hears arguments in a long-awaited challenge to Quill Corp v. North Dakota, the ruling which prohibits states from collecting sales tax on vendors lacking an in-state physical presence. […]

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17 Apr

Guarding Yourself Against Social Security Benefits Fraud

Guarding Against Social Security Benefits Fraud | Spire Group, PC Like most people, you want to decide how and when to receive your Social Security benefits. After all, it’s a personal decision—you need to decide what will work best for you. Now think about how you would feel if you found out that a stranger […]

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13 Apr

How the Recent Tax Reform May Impact Your Charitable Giving Strategy

Charitable Giving Strategy The first time Congress allowed a tax deduction for charitable giving was in 1917, only a few months after the U.S. entered WWI. This deduction was created as a way to bolster charities and their war efforts, and it has been available to taxpayers ever since. Today, taxpayers can take a charitable […]

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12 Apr

Tax Reform: How to Navigate Your Path to Depreciation Deductions

Depreciation Deductions and Used Property | Spire Group, PC Used Property Qualifies Under New Tax Rule Overview A taxpayer-friendly provision included in the freshly passed tax reform package allows bonus depreciation to expand to 100 percent for qualified property placed into service after Sept. 27, 2017 and before Jan. 1, 2023. Also of note: Bonus […]

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05 Apr

Building a Stronger Internal Audit Function

In recent years, nonprofits have been the target of increased scrutiny over governance, accountability and compliance.  Despite this, many organizations dismiss the importance of their internal audit functions. This isn’t a wise move. All nonprofits face heightened expectations from regulators and the public, as well as an ever-expanding field of risks. Even though your budget […]

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