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Accounting For Indirect Job Costs The Right Way
Construction contractors, professional service firms, specialty manufacturers and other companies that work on large projects often struggle with job costing. Full cost allocations are essential to gauging whether you’re making money on each job. But some companies simply lump indirect job costs into overhead or fail to use meaningful cost drivers, thereby skewing their profit reports. Here’s what you should know to avoid this pitfall and get a clearer picture of your company’s profitability.
How Taxes Affect Your Nonprofit’s Donors
The deductibility of most charitable gifts hasn’t changed since passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, but some recordkeeping requirements have. Helping your donors who itemize deductions understand the rules and benefits of their gifts can strengthen your not-for-profit’s ties with them — and may help increase contributions.
Numerous Tax Limits Affecting Businesses Have Increased for 2020
An array of tax-related limits that affect businesses are annually indexed for inflation, and many have increased for 2020. Here are some that may be important to you and your business.
Answers To Your Questions About 2020 Individual Tax Limits
Right now, you may be more concerned about your 2019 tax bill than you are about your 2020 tax situation. That’s understandable because your 2019 individual tax return is due to be filed in less than three months. However, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with tax-related amounts that may have changed for 2020.
Time Passages: Estate Planning Through the Years
Virtually everyone needs an estate plan, but it isn’t a one-size-fits-all proposition. Even though each person’s situation is unique, general guidelines can be drawn depending on your current stage of life.
401(k) Plan Highlights of the SECURE Act
Late last year, Congress passed, and the President signed into law, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act. Among its most notable rule changes are those pertaining to 401(k) plans. Here are some key highlights.
Cents-Per-Mile Rate for Business Miles Decreases Slightly for 2020
This year, the optional standard mileage rate used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business decreased by one-half cent, to 57.5 cents per mile. As a result, you might claim a lower deduction for vehicle-related expense for 2020 than you can for 2019.
What's New With QuickBooks 2020 - Alternate Vendor
With the beginning of a new year, Intuit has released new versions of QuickBooks Desktop 2020 Pro, Premier, Accountant, Enterprise and Mac. These updated versions are complete with new and improved features to help you run your business. The tools are to empower you and help you work more efficiently.
Can you deduct charitable gifts on your tax return?
Many taxpayers make charitable gifts — because they’re generous and they want to save money on their federal tax bills. But with the tax law changes that went into effect a couple years ago and the many rules that apply to charitable deductions, you may no longer get a tax break for your generosity.
Wellness Programs are Subject to Many Federal Laws
At the beginning of the year, many people make resolutions about improving their physical fitness and overall well-being. Employers may seek to give these goals a boost in the longevity department by offering an employee wellness program. If your organization is doing so, or considering such a program, it’s important to be aware of the many federal laws involved. Here are five of the most important federal laws to consider:
Contemplating Fraud Litigation? Not Without a CPA
You may already know how CPAs can help businesses uncover and prevent fraud. But what about when a fraud incident leads to civil litigation? An experienced CPA can help your legal team collect and summarize complex financial documents and reconstruct lost or stolen records. CPAs can also serve as expert witnesses in court.
What's New With QuickBooks 2020 - Landed Cost
With the beginning of a new year, Intuit has released new versions of QuickBooks Desktop 2020 Pro, Premier, Accountant, Enterprise and Mac. These updated versions are complete with new and improved features to help you run your business. The tools are to empower you and help you work more efficiently.

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