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Protecting Your Business From Internal Fraud | GreerWalker

Protecting Your Business From Internal Fraud

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Did you know that over half of all business fraud stems from inadequate internal controls? In this video, we’ll provide you with four specific controls you can implement to help protect your business. 

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Proactive Tax Strategies for High-Earning Taxpayers

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The IRS has issued clear warnings about its increased scrutiny of high-net-worth individuals, especially those using risky tactics to reduce tax obligations. This video provides strategies for optimizing your financial situation while staying within the bounds of the law. 

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The 1031 Exchange Explained

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In the world of real estate, the Section 1031 exchange has been a significant tool for investors who want to grow their real estate portfolio and wealth. In this video, we’ll explain how a 1031 exchange works and important considerations when using one.

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The Corporate Transparency Act and Beneficial Ownership Reporting

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In the complex world of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), a sell-side Quality of Earnings (QoE) report plays a crucial role in determining a company’s financial health and sustainability of its earnings. Far from being an unnecessary expense or an added complexity, a QoE report is a powerful tool that can provide key insights to both potential sellers and buyers, streamline the transaction process, and help maximize sale value.

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Two Estate Planning Strategies to Help Protect Wealth

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A goal of estate planning is to maximize the wealth that is passed on to one’s heirs. In this video, we’ll discuss how a Spousal Lifetime Access Trust and an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust may help you minimize estate taxes and protect wealth.

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The Key Functions of Your Nonprofit Board

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Nonprofit board service can be as exhausting as it is rewarding. Whether you are on a board yourself, thinking about joining a board, or seeking to improve the one you sit on, here are three things that high-functioning nonprofit boards get right.

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Determining Reasonable Compensation for S-Corp Owners

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As an owner of an S-Corp, understanding the concept of reasonable compensation is crucial for tax planning and compliance. Learn about the IRS’s reasonable compensation rules for determining how much should be taken in the form of wages versus pass-through income.

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Mistakes To Avoid When Setting Growth Goals

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Discover the common mistakes made when setting growth goals and how to avoid them. Learn how to create a clear and achievable plan to take your business to the next level.

Pass Through Entity Tax Update (PTET Election)

South Carolina Withholding Tax Tips for Remote Employees

Authored By Jason Pritchard, GreerWalker

Title: South Carolina Withholding Tax Tips for Remote Employees The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) recently released a summary of tips to assist employers dealing with withholding tax compliance for their remote workforce.  The rules for remote employees are complicated in many states & the pandemic made this a critical priority for many employers.  […]

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6 Misconceptions of a Revocable Living Trust

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A revocable living trust, or RLT, offers many benefits, including probate avoidance, privacy, and flexibility in managing assets during one’s life, incapacity, and death. However, despite their popularity as an estate planning tool, there are many misconceptions surrounding revocable trusts that lead to confusion and misunderstandings. Watch this video to learn about the top six misconceptions.

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R&E Expense Amortization Got You Down?

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Now that Research & Experimentation expenses must be amortized over several years, many companies are looking for ways to increase deductions and reduce taxable income. Here are three opportunities to potentially accelerate depreciation and reduce your tax liability.

Pass Through Entity Tax Update (PTET Election)

PTET Election: An Opportunity to Reduce Your Tax Bill

Authored By Jason Pritchard, GreerWalker

A recent tax planning strategy has emerged which benefits owners of many businesses that are structured as partnerships, LLCs, LLPs, or S-corporations. A carefully planned analysis of the business’ tax filings can provide a way to reduce an owners’ taxable income from the business due to the adoption of changes in how the entity reports […]

IRS Releases 2023 Tax Inflation Adjustments

Authored By RSM US LLP

IRS releases inflation adjustments for 2023. Inflation adjustments impact individual tax brackets and other various provisions of the Code.

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Superfund excise tax FAQs and tax rates released by the IRS

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The IRS issued FAQs regarding the Superfund chemical excise tax (FS-2022-31) and tax rates (IR-2022-132) today to help those taxpayers who may be impacted by the Superfund excise taxes. The taxes are set to be reinstated beginning on July 1, 2022. There are two separate Superfund chemical excise taxes: a tax imposed on the sale […]

Pass Through Entity Tax Update (PTET Election)

North Carolina Pass Through Entity Tax Update

Authored By Jason Pritchard, GreerWalker

In November 2021, North Carolina enacted Senate Bill 105 which includes a new elective pass-through entity tax (“PTET”) filing options for certain NC companies.  This law change allows entities taxed as partnerships or S-corporations to elect to pay an entity level state income tax for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2022. Owners […]

North Carolina Business Recovery Grant

North Carolina Business Recovery Grant Phase 2 Now Open

Authored By Jason Pritchard, GreerWalker

The announcement of Phase 2 of this grant also includes the ability for companies that previously received federal or NC financial hardship incentives to participate. Phase 1 of the program (which closed a few months ago) prevented companies which had received a PPP loan, NC Job Retention Grant, or EIDL advance from qualifying for this […]

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Succession Planning for Nonprofits

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Grooming future leaders and mapping out a succession plan in advance is one of the best ways to mitigate the risk of losing key personnel and prepare for the future needs and growth of an organization. This video offers tips and best practices for creating and implementing a succession plan for your nonprofit.

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Protecting Your Company From Ransomware

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Ransomware is a significant threat for business owners of any size, and the damages can be catastrophic. This video will explain what ransomware is and provide seven tips on protecting you and your company.

IRS Releases Guidance on Q4 Removal

IRS Releases Guidance on Q4 Removal of Employee Retention Credit

Authored By RSM US LLP

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed in November ended the employee retention credit (ERTC) early, changing the eligible wages to only those paid before Oct. 1, 2021 rather than Jan. 1, 2022 as previously expanded in the American Rescue Plan Act. This change does not apply to recovery startup businesses. Many businesses were filing […]

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The Benefits of Hiring an Outsourced CFO

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When it comes to running any organization, proper financial management is critical. One of the most important decisions you’ll make is if and when to hire a Chief Financial Officer. While many organizations may not be ready for a full-time CFO, they may significantly benefit from hiring an outsourced CFO.

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How Cost Segregation Studies Help Real Estate Owners Defer Taxes

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Real estate owners who have purchased, constructed or renovated real estate should consider performing a cost segregation study to accelerate depreciation and defer income taxes. Watch now to learn more.

Valuing Your Business

Valuing Your Business

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A business valuation helps to determine the fair market value of a company and may be needed for a variety of reasons such as buying or selling a business, transferring equity, developing an estate plan or purchasing insurance. In this video, we’ll cover why you might need a valuation and the common methodologies used to determine value.

Leveraging A Spousal Lifetime Access Trust

Leveraging a Spousal Lifetime Access Trust

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The lifetime gift tax exemption is at an all-time high of $11.7 million per individual and $23.4 million per couple but may be reduced in the near future by potential legislation. This video provides an overview of the Spousal Lifetime Access Trust and how it can help couples maximize their lifetime gift tax exemption.

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House Ways and Means Committee Proposed Tax Changes

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The House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee recently released draft legislation that would increase taxes to help pay for the proposed $3.5 trillion spending package. In this video, we briefly cover some of the more important proposed tax changes.

Reconciliation Tax Payfors

House Ways and Means Releases Reconciliation Tax Payfors

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On Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, House Democrats outlined revenue raisers needed to offset a $3.5 trillion spending package. Then, on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) circulated a draft bill that would ‘preliminarily’ raise $2.9 trillion from proposed tax increases and enhanced taxpayer compliance (mostly from increased IRS […]

Employee Retention Credit Guidance For Open Questions

IRS enhances employee retention credit guidance for open questions

Authored By RSM US LLP

Employers impacted by COVID-19 that may be eligible for the employee retention tax credit (ERTC) finally have some additional guidance from the IRS that addresses a few unanswered questions, although some outstanding questions are still unanswered. Background The ERTC was originally enacted by in the CARES Act in March 2020. Its use by taxpayers was significantly increased […]

American Families Plan

The American Families Plan & its Impact on the Real Estate Industry

Authored By RSM US LLP

President Biden has announced The American Families Plan, representing a $1.8 trillion proposal focused on investing in increased childcare, healthcare, and education initiatives while extending many of the middle-class focused tax credits that were signed into law as part of the American Rescue Plan earlier this year. These initiatives and tax credits will primarily be […]

PPP Expense Deduction Safe Harbor For Taxpayers

IRS Issues PPP Expense Deduction Safe Harbor for Fiscal Year Taxpayers

Authored By RSM US LLP

The IRS recently published Rev. Proc. 2021-20, providing a safe harbor regarding the accounting period in which to claim deductions paid for with PPP funds. This safe harbor allows taxpayers to elect to deduct expenses in the first tax year after the taxpayer’s 2020 taxable year return versus filing an amended return or administrative adjustment request. […]

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The IRS Provides Further Guidance on the Employee Retention Tax Credit

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The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020 (Relief Act) provided a number of changes to the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC). Most of these changes are only applicable starting Jan. 1, 2020 and (at the time) only applied to the first two quarters of 2021. Congress has since extended the ERTC from […]

Form 1099-NEC

What You Need To Know About Form 1099-NEC

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In 2020, the IRS introduced Form 1099-NEC for reporting nonemployee compensation. Learn about Form 1099-NEC and how it differs from Form 1099-MISC.

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Donor-Advised Funds: Giving with a Tax Advantage

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If you donate to charitable organizations, you might want to consider establishing a donor-advised fund. A donor-advised fund is a charitable tax-saving tool that enables you to maintain a certain level of control over how funds are distributed while receiving immediate tax benefits.

Contingency Planning for Business Owners

Contingency Planning for Business Owners

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All businesses face a variety of risks, which is why it’s important to have contingency plans in place to deal with unexpected events. In this video, you will learn 5 important steps to contingency planning for your business.