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Fixed vs. variable costs: How to compute breakeven
What’s your breakeven point? This metric can be useful when budgeting, investing in new equipment, launching a new product or analyzing the effects of a cost reduction plan. It’s easy to calculate using information from the income statement.
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act expands appeal of 529 plans in estate planning
529 plans can now help grandparents achieve more estate planning goals than just funding their grandchildren’s college expenses.
Putting a number on employee turnover
Many employers struggle with the constant departure of skilled workers. One way to diagnose turnover severity is to put a number on it.
Payroll matters: 2018 withholding tables are a-changin’
Last year’s new tax law brought many changes. One that employers shouldn’t overlook is how it affects payroll management: specifically, the impact of revised IRS withholding tables.
Life insurance can be a powerful estate planning tool for nontaxable estates
If estate tax liability isn’t a concern, life insurance still has a place in your estate plan. One reason is that it can replace lost income and wealth.
Fortifying your business with enterprise risk management
A variety of economic, competitive and even meteorological risks may one day threaten your business. An enterprise risk management program can be the fortress that helps you ward them off.
If you made gifts last year, you may (or may not) need to file a gift tax return
Determining whether a gift tax return must be filed can be confusing. The answer depends on the circumstances surrounding the gift.
TCJA temporarily lowers medical expense deduction threshold
The new tax law makes it easier to claim the medical expense deduction on your 2017 tax return. It provides planning opportunities for 2018, too.
Lifestyles Interview on WEHT with Greg Newman and Ryan Masterson
The new tax law raises many questions, especially during the present tax season. Our own partners Greg Newman and Ryan Masterson joined the Lifestyles segment on WEHT on Friday to answer some questions about the new law.
State and local sales tax deduction remains, but subject to a new limit
The sales tax deduction can be valuable if you reside in a state with no or low income tax or purchased a major item, such as a car or boat. Can it reduce your 2017 tax bill? Maybe. 2018 savings is more uncertain.
Is your nonprofit ready to hire new staffers?
Hiring is expensive. Ask these three questions before your nonprofit adds employees.
Claiming bonus depreciation on your 2017 tax return may be particularly beneficial
Bonus depreciation is available for qualified property such as office furniture and equipment . 2017 may be an especially good year to take bonus depreciation on your tax return. Here’s why.