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Posted by: Vicki Gramse 1 month 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....
4IR Industrial Revolution
Posted by: Whitney Mauger 4 months ago
What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)? The Fourth Industrial Revolution goes beyond computing automation – think Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, the Internet of Things, Big Data analysis, and 3D printing.  Are these things your company has looked into?  Maybe you’ve already expanded in this direction.  Have you considered the benefits of the R&D credit?  The R&...
Capturing Institutional Knowledge
Posted by: Hannah Lanser 5 months ago
Institutional knowledge. What your staff knows is one of the most valuable intangible assets of every organization. It’s often taken for granted and losing it is costly, frustrating, and inefficient. The concept of business continuity is more than having a disaster recovery plan for natural disasters or technology failure. It should also include personnel transitions, which are much more common. How ...
Posted by: Whitney Mauger 1 year ago
Is your accounting department prepared for the recent changes to meals and entertainment deductions?  Have they been trained to code invoices and track expense reports according to the new rules?  Are you looking for a better understanding of the new rules? The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 made significant changes to the meals and entertainment rules that most have grown accustom to.  To date, the IR...
Retirement Planning
Posted by: Mike Steinl 1 year ago
You’ve all heard the saying “failing to plan is planning to fail.” As a business owner, one of the most important and beneficial actions you can take is establishing a plan for the continuation of your business when you retire or in the event of an emergency such as an unexpected death or disability. Planning ahead for business succession allows the advantages of peace of mind, adequate train...
Meet our team
Posted by: Mike Steinl 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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...
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