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Blogging Beyond the Numbers

Meet our team
Posted by: Mike Steinl 7 days ago
At Wegner CPAs, our goal is to offer relationship-driven service and go the extra mile for our clients.  We give you the capabilities of a large firm with the personalized attention of our senior staff, so you get the advantage of being served by CPAs who have hands-on experience.  Our knowledgeable team is eager to work with you to ensure your satisfaction through every step of your engagement. We are in...
revenue recognition
Posted by: Tim Seidel 3 weeks ago
In May 2014, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606). Since then, there have also been several amendments to the ASU that provide clarification to the original guidance. The update will be effective for all nonpublic entities for reporting periods beginning January 1, 2019.  The core principle is that an entity should recognize revenue ba...
2018 Property Tax
Posted by: Cam Brawley 4 months ago
The 2017 Wisconsin Tax Act 59 gave all Wisconsin commercial businesses some property tax relief. There’s been some questions around the changes so let’s dive right in. The exemptions in this bill are effective with the property tax assessments as of January 1, 2018.  All commercial and manufacturing taxpayers with property in the state must self-report taxable personal property with the assessor by M...
R&D Credit
Posted by: Whitney Mauger 7 months ago
Some of the latest trends in the food and beverage industry that may qualify for the Federal research and development credit are: Reducing the number of ingredients Sustainability Reducing sugars Use of local ingredients Eco-friendly packaging Let’s say you are a food manufacturer with all production and activities taking place in the United States. Following is an example of the steps...
Posted by: Mike Scholz 9 months ago
It’s a safe bet that state tax authorities will let you know if you haven’t paid enough sales and use taxes, but what are the odds that you’ll be notified if you’ve paid too much? The chances are slim — so slim that many businesses use reverse audits to find overpayments so they can seek refunds. Take all of your exemptions In most states, businesses are exempt from sales tax on equipment used i...
Posted by: Mike Steinl 11 months ago
As you read the title to this article, you may have scoffed thinking that reducing your prices to increase profits is a ridiculous concept.  However, in certain situations, it’s absolutely true. The technique is called incremental pricing and if your supply chain business is in a cyclical industry or otherwise has times when operations are at less than normal capacity, it may help you increase y...
Tax Strategy
Posted by: Cam Brawley 1 year ago
Wisconsin is a great place for manufacturers to do business. Why? Wisconsin manufacturers can take advantage of generous property tax exclusions, income tax credits, and save money on their sales & use tax exposure. In a competitive market, Wisconsin holds its own when competing with other states for sales & use tax purposes. Let’s talk sales tax first If the manufacturer is selling tangible per...
Tax Cut
Posted by: Cam Brawley 1 year ago
As a business, do you hate meeting with your tax accountant?  Remember – they aren’t always the bearer of bad news. Here’s something you should want to talk with your tax planner about. The Business Development Credit (BTC) provides incentives for job creation, capital investment, training, and corporate headquarters location or retention, for new and current businesses located in Wisconsin....
Unlucky 13
Posted by: Mike Scholz 1 year ago
The IRS’s Large Business and International Division has identified 13 “campaigns,” or issues it will target in examinations, in the coming year. While the list targets large businesses, don’t be surprised if the issues trickle down to mid-sized and smaller businesses, too. The IRS is turning to an issue approach to audits and is focusing on those compliance issues that present the greatest ...
Posted by: Mike Scholz 1 year ago
The Section 199 deduction is intended to encourage domestic manufacturing. In fact, it’s often referred to as the “manufacturers’ deduction.” But this potentially valuable tax break can be used by many other types of businesses besides manufacturing companies. Sec. 199 deduction 101 The Sec. 199 deduction, also called the “domestic production activities deduction,” is 9% of ...