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Blogging Beyond the Numbers

Posted by: Mike Scholz 2 months ago
Whether you are a new or a well-established business, maintaining good business records is essential to supporting your business income and tax deductions. Good recordkeeping means you also claim the full amount of tax deductions to which you’re entitled. And you want to make sure you can defend the amounts reported on your tax returns if you’re ever audited by the IRS or state tax agencies. It...
Posted by: Tina Beyers 2 months ago
When you outsource your accounting, you’re forming a connection with someone who can not only handle the books, but also help your company reach its goals. The better your relationship is, the more your company will benefit. Here are 5 tips for making your outsourced accounting relationship successful: 1. Be clear about your expectations. When you outsource your accounting, make your pri...
Posted by: Christin Biermeier 2 months ago
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) will issue 30,000 grants of $2,500 to Wisconsin small businesses to help them get back on their feet amid disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
Posted by: Kate Serpe 2 months ago
On June 3rd, the Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act.  The bill now awaits the president’s signature.  The bill includes some much needed changes that will help businesses and organizations utilize the funds to meet their needs.  The covered period is now extended to 24 weeks, up from the original 8 week period.The covered period is now extended to December 31,...
Posted by: Tim Seidel 4 months ago
With all the uncertainty surrounding the current economy, it is more important than ever to understand your cash flow needs. You may be utilizing a monthly forecast, but it is important to now use a weekly forecast as events are changing rapidly. Why 13 weeks? While 13 weeks is one quarter, it is also long enough to make strategic decisions while being short enough to provide higher accuracy. The forecast ...
Posted by: Kate Serpe 5 months ago
No matter how long you’ve owned your business, you probably feel comfortable relying on the methods that have served you well in the past, like doing your own bookkeeping. But when it comes to accounting, it pays to outsource. Keeping your own financial records takes a lot of time, especially if you use Excel or other tools that require tedious hours of manual input. Whether you handle your accounting...
Posted by: Mike Scholz 7 months ago
One of the changes made to the tax laws by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was to disallow a tax deduction for qualified transportation fringe benefits businesses provide to their employees.  This nondeductible expense has been dubbed the “Parking Lot Tax”. Items subject to disallowance as a Qualified Transportation Fringe benefits (QTFs) include: Parking expensesCommuter vehicle transport...
Posted by: Vicki Gramse 9 months ago
Companies with large amounts of tax depreciation could be impacted greatly. Background and Basics of the Business Interest Deduction Limitation As part of the new tax law (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act), there is a new interest limitation for businesses with gross receipts greater than $25 million (*see more details of this limitation below). This was effective for tax years starting after December 31, 2017....
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Posted by: Sheridan Bearheart 10 months ago
I’m a plan sponsor, now what? A retirement plan can be a great way to attract new employees and offer a benefit to existing employees, but it comes with certain responsibilities. If your company or organization sponsors a retirement plan, you have certain fiduciary responsibilities as the plan sponsor. But, let’s get to know ERISA first. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERIS...
FUTA Tax
Posted by: Nolan Breunig 10 months ago
As a company grows it more than likely will need to hire employees and pay those employees wages.  An employer that pays wages has a responsibility to pay payroll taxes and report those taxes to the IRS on quarterly and annual forms.  This post will look specifically at Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA) taxes and ways businesses can attempt to reduce their future FUTA tax liability. Anyone who ...