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Business Owners

Exit Strategies for Business Owners by Judd Appel, ABV


Posted on October 21, 2019 by Richard Berkowitz

As we enter the final quarter of 2019, savvy business owners are taking the time to review their recent performance and evaluate whether or not their existing strategies will serve them in the year ahead. For many business owners, this assessment will result in changes to current plans and prompt them to expedite the timing […]

Florida Mandates New Information Reporting Requirement for Corporate Taxpayers in the State by Michael Hirsch, JD, LLM


Posted on September 16, 2019 by Michael Hirsch

Under new guidelines issued by the Florida legislature, corporate income and franchise tax filers in the state have an additional information-reporting requirement for taxable years beginning during the 2018 and 2019 calendar years. To avoid a late-reporting penalty equal to the greater of $1,000 or 1 percent of the tax due, taxpayers that already filed […]

What is Representations and Warranties Insurance? by Daniel S. Hughes, CPA/CFF, CGMA, CVA; and Mike Kaczka, CPA/CFF, CFE


Posted on September 12, 2019 by Daniel Hughes

Representations and warranties insurance (RWI) is becoming an increasingly common and required tool to expedite M&A transactions, bridge gaps in deal negotiations and reduce buyers’ and sellers’ risks of financial losses after deals close. At the most basic level, representations are the assertions sellers make about their companies, those entities’ financial positions and past and […]

5 Reasons You Should Not Hold Real Estate in an S Corporation by John G. Ebenger, CPA


Posted on September 04, 2019 by John Ebenger

Savvy investors know that holding real estate in their individual names is a bad idea that exposes them to a broad range of legal risks and personal financial liabilities. Instead, U.S. tax laws permit investors to structure their real estate holdings into separate business entities, such as partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs) and corporations, which […]

Hurricane Dorian – It’s Not too Late for Businesses to Plan Ahead for Storms by Daniel Hughes, CPA


Posted on August 29, 2019 by Daniel Hughes

As Hurricane Dorian menaces the Florida coast,  it is not too late for businesses to prepare for the threat of a potential disaster that can interrupt normal businesses operations and cause millions of dollars in damages and lost revenue. Following are just a few things that businesses should consider as part of a well-thought-out disaster-preparedness […]

Taxpayer Scams Don’t Stop During the Summer by Joseph C. Leuchter, CPA


Posted on July 23, 2019 by Joseph Leuchter

As Americans enjoy their summer vacations, criminals remain hard at work devising new scams to steal taxpayers’ identities and intercept their tax refunds. The IRS reminds taxpayers to stay alert to tax-related schemes throughout the year, even after the April tax filing deadline. Most criminals conduct their scams via email and telephone, posing as agents […]