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14 Aug

Will Tariffs Impact Real Estate Industry More Than Interest Rate Hikes?

Will Tariffs Impact Real Estate Industry More Than Interest Rate Hikes? There has been much discussion among trade and news editors about rising interest rates and their effect on a number of industries. However, when it comes to the commercial real estate and construction industry, there could be a greater disruptor—tariffs. In fact, recently hiked […]

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03 Apr

Estate and Gift Tax Rules Have Changed—Here’s What You Should Know

Estate and Gift Tax | Spire Group, PC The sweeping reform Congress pushed through to the federal tax law began taking effect mostly in 2018. Among the many significant changes made were changes to the estate and gift tax law. The crux of the change is that the estate and gift tax lifetime “exemption” more […]

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21 Feb

Tax Reform and Its Impact on Alimony

Alimony Tax Treatment | Spire Group, PC We’re not here to tell you that alimony payments are a thing of the past; they’re very much alive. However, the tax treatment of alimony for the payer and the recipient is changing as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Owing to tax reform, […]

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14 Feb

3 Reasons Why Construction Contracting Businesses Fail Every Day

Construction Contractor Failure | Spire Group, PC Lots of careers are risky—and frankly, no career is risk-free. But when it comes to a business that can fail seemingly at the tip of a hat, for any number of reasons, real estate contracting sits at the top of many people’s list. Indeed, being a contractor is […]

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07 Feb

When Buying a Business, Profitability Can Be a Moving Target

Business Valuation and Profitability | Spire Group, PC It seems simple—too simple, perhaps…You acquire a business because you determine through careful due diligence that it’s profitable, and offers opportunities for expanded profitability through numerous growth avenues. If only it were that simple. In reality, far too many investors – be they companies, partnerships or other […]

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31 Jan

C Corps Can Offset Tax Liability with Foreign Tax Credits

C Corps Can Offset Tax Liability with Foreign Tax Credits | Spire Group PC The foreign tax credit (FTC) is an essential tool to understand when thinking about your tax liability this tax season. This credit can be taken for individuals and corporations alike; however, corporations (specifically C corps) may receive an additional, indirect benefit from […]

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25 Jan

Using Financial Ratios to Drive Manufacturing Efficiency

Using Financial Ratios to Drive Manufacturing Efficiency | Spire Group, PC The goal of every manufacturer is to increase revenue by improving production efficiency. However, many manufacturers fail to take financial analytics into consideration. For instance, how efficient is your cash use? Are you using applying profitability ratios to help prioritize your inventory and production? […]

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23 Jan

Pay for College the Smart Way with a 529 Plan

529 Plans | Spire Group, PC We see the headline in the news all the time – “College costs are at an all-time high!” – but what can we do to prepare for the soaring costs of a college education? There are many different options out there, and one worth investigating is a 529 plan. […]

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19 Dec

Adoption and Your Taxes

Adoption and Your Taxes | Spire Group, PC Adoption can be an exciting time for many families, but it can also be a stressful one. Aside from the rigors of the process itself, including paperwork and the possibility of a delayed or failed adoption, families may also experience financial hardship as the adoption unfolds. Fortunately, […]

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