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July 20, 2017 | Kreg Brown and Ken Berkeley

​Taking Advantage of IC-DISC: How Exporters Can Reduce Their Tax Bill by 15%

Income tax incentives for export manufacturers have largely disappeared, but one remains in the form of the interest charge domestic international sales corporation (IC-DISC) incentive. While every other export income tax incentive has been ruled a subsidy by the World Trade Organization (WTO), and subsequently disallowed, the IC-DISC has remained. Yet many companies overlook this potentially significant source of tax savings. Read on »

July 12, 2017 | Gabriel Cisneros

Cyber Warfare and What it Means to You

As anticipated, there has recently been another major cyber warfare attack. It is still early, but at this stage it appears it may be related to WannaCry (the Petya malware) and is similar in its exploitation of Microsoft vulnerabilities. Read on »

July 12, 2017 | By Adams Price, EKS&H Capital Advisors LLC, and Kreg Brown, EKS&H LLLP

Expected Uptick in 2017 and 2018: How Manufacturing Buyers and Sellers Can Thrive in an Expanding M&A Market

Within the U.S. manufacturing sector, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity slowed slightly in 2016. This downturn was not unexpected and was partially due to uncertainty related to the elections, which delayed transaction decisions. Post-election, investor optimism has increased with promises from the new administration to strengthen U.S. manufacturing through reduced taxes and regulations.  Read on »

July 12, 2017 | Michael DePrima

Addressing Tax Exposure in an M&A Transaction: a Primer on Tax Due Diligence

Every transaction has tax consequences. These consequences can be incredibly costly and implicate a broad array of tax types, including income, sales and use, payroll, and even unclaimed property. Not properly planning for potential tax exposure as a buyer can result in unanticipated and significant liabilities following the transaction. Read on »

July 7, 2017 | Karla Whittenburg

Why Investment Firms Are So Susceptible to Cyber-Attacks — and 3 Ways to Prevent Them

Cyber-attacks pose an increasing risk for companies all of types around the world. The recent WannaCry attack affected multiple industries in more than 100 countries and caused major disruption. The attack caused enough alarm to prompt the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) to send out a national cybersecurity risk alert. Read on »

June 26, 2017 | Maggie Kennedy and Peter Schoomaker

Finding Efficiencies and Increasing Security in Your Accounting Department (Part 2)

This is the second in a series of articles focused on a different area of lean management: accounts payable, costing, budgeting, financial statements, and general ledger, as described in an article published by Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Read on »

June 26, 2017 | Joanne Baginski

Even the Uncertainty in Washington Isn't Slowing Down the Health Care Industry

In Washington, Congress continues to debate a major overhaul of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), President Trump is pushing large cuts to Medicaid funding, and many states are still waiting to see what becomes of their insurance exchanges due to rising premiums and waning insurer interest. Read on »

June 13, 2017 | Patrick McFarlen

Business Transition Planning Part 2: Family Succession

In this series of blog posts, EKS&H Consulting Partner Patrick McFarlen explores the personal and business considerations involved in a successful business transition. In this post he discusses the unique decisions and challenges related to family business succession and offers some questions an entrepreneur weighing this option should consider. Read on »

June 8, 2017 | Joanne Baginski

7 Steps To Getting The Price That You Want

For middle-market company owners and executives, the last thing they might be thinking about during the growth phase of their businesses is planning for an eventual sale. However, a successful “exit” takes years of preparation and only those owners who take the right steps along the way will get the price they want. Read on »

June 1, 2017 | David Taylor

Business Intelligence Solution: Tableau

For decades, enterprises have made business decisions based on reports. Some of the first management reports had horizontal green bars, and readers flipped through reams of paper to decipher the underlying data. Read on »

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