Monthly Archives: August 2013

Business Valuation in a Volatile Economy by Sharon Foote

Posted on August 23, 2013 by Scott Bouchner

Valuing a closely held business, even in “normal” economic times, is rarely straightforward given the myriad of internal and external factors that can influence business value.  In a volatile economy it can be even more challenging.  Despite the last recession officially ending in mid-2009, overall economic growth remains modest.  While the housing market has shown […]

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Posted on August 20, 2013 by Richard Berkowitz

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Tax Breaks for Renting Your Vacation Home by Cherry Laufenberg

Posted on August 13, 2013 by Cherry Laufenberg

Vacation homes can create tax opportunities and responsibilities for owners. The IRS’s definition of a vacation home includes an apartment, condominium, stand-alone house,  mobile home or a boat. Taxpayers are allowed some deductions for their vacation home and the rules are different for properties that are rented to others. Here are some things to keep […]

Berkowitz Pollack Brant Makes Florida Trend’s Best Companies to Work For List

Posted on August 12, 2013 by Richard Berkowitz

MIAMI- August 1, 2013 – Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants has been selected as one of Florida Trend’s Best Companies to Work For for the second consecutive year.    Companies were selected for the list through a rigorous program which included a comprehensive questionnaire about benefits, culture, leadership, trust and communication. In addition, every […]

State and Local Governments Face Tougher Enforcement of Federal Securities and Pension Regulations by Deede Weithorn

Posted on August 08, 2013

Public bodies that sell bonds or pay pensions face intensified enforcement of federal laws to protect investors and government employees from fraud and other misconduct. More cities, counties and states have recognized the need to measure and minimize their compliance risks as the federal crackdown enters its fourth year. The Enforcement Division of the U.S. […]

Minimize the Risk Of Fraud in Your Business by Stephen Nouss

Posted on August 05, 2013 by Steve Nouss

This article originally appeared in The Miami Herald’s Business Monday section on July 29, 2013   Much like a yearly physical or a maintenance program on an automobile, a fraud review can identify potential problems before they become impactful. The Association for Certified Fraud Examiners reports that five percent of business revenue around the world, […]