Category: Small Business

Small Business

First Steps to Tackling the New Model for Revenue Recognition by Christopher Cichoski, CPA


Posted on July 20, 2017 by Christopher Cichoski

Businesses large and small and across virtually all industries face a perfect storm of financial reporting compliance challenges to contend with in the coming months. On the near horizon are the new revenue recognition standards, which go into effect for public companies, employee benefit plans and certain not-for-profit entities beginning after Dec. 15, 2017, and […]

Are your Workers Employees or Independent Contractors? Making the Wrong Decision can be Damaging by Cherry Laufenberg, CPA


Posted on July 13, 2017 by Cherry Laufenberg

Despite the Department of Labor’s recent retraction of the prior administration’s narrow interpretation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), businesses must remain vigilant in upholding the underlying law that requires proper classification of workers as either employees or independent contractors. Failure to do so can put businesses at risk of legal exposure, severe penalties […]

Partnerships Must Adapt to New IRS Audit Rules, Liabilities at the Entity Level


Posted on June 23, 2017 by Richard Berkowitz

For more than three decades, IRS partnership audits have operated under the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (TEFRA), which required individual partners to pay their share of a partnership’s tax underpayments identified in an IRS audit, unless the partnership elected to be taxed at the entity level.  Since TEFRA’s enactment, partnerships have proliferated […]

Reasonable Compensation and Its Effect on the Value of a Business by Scott Bouchner, CMA, CVA, CFE, CIRA, and Sharon F. Foote, ASA, CFE


Posted on June 20, 2017 by Scott Bouchner

Over the next two decades, millions of business owners will sell or transfer several trillion dollars’ worth of privately held business assets. Proper valuations of these entities using an asset approach, an income approach and/or a market approach will provide worthwhile information to both buyers and sellers. However, when using the income or market approaches […]