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January 4, 2017 | Joe Puglia

Simplifying Systems to Achieve FDA Compliance

​The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Preventive Controls for Human Food rule is now final, and while compliance dates for some businesses began in September 2016, small and medium-sized businesses should be compliant by September 2017. Read on »

December 28, 2016 | Michael DePrima

Year-End Tax Planning: Capitalizing on the Section 199 Deduction

If your company produces property in the U.S. or engages in engineering or architectural services, you likely qualify for the Section 199 Deduction, also known as the Domestic Production Activities Deduction (DPAD). Enacted in 2004 primarily as a manufacturing incentive, eligibility for the DPAD actually reaches far beyond traditional manufacturing activities. As we head into tax planning season, be sure to consider the DPAD as a significant way to manage your effective tax rate and tax liability. Read on »

December 21, 2016 | Kari Thiessen

What Does BEPS Mean for Middle-Market Companies?

During the past year, there have been significant developments in the Base Erosion and Profit-Shifting (BEPS) agenda promulgated by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the G20. Heading into 2017, middle market companies need to be aware of the impacts of these developments, and be proactive in evaluating their transfer pricing practices in order to ensure compliance with the new rules. Read on »

December 20, 2016 | Maggie Kennedy

Business Owners: How to Let Go and Still Have Control

If you know where to look and what to look for, you can successfully understand your company’s financial position while keeping yourself at arm’s length from the day-to-day accounting and finance functions. EKS&H Accounting Solutions Manager Maggie Kennedy describes the key reports and metrics that can help keep things on track. Read on »

December 19, 2016 | Nathan Gordon

Not Just a Buzzword: How Crowdfunding Can Help Get Real Companies off the Ground

SEC crowdfunding is a regulated process that enables companies to raise up to $50 million in capital using the Reg A+ Tier II offering. In this article, EKS&H Audit Partner Nathan Gordon explains how SEC crowdfunding can be used to raise funds in a hypothetical software development scenario.   Read on »

December 9, 2016 | Lawrence Knutson

Year-end Tax Planning: Offsetting Payroll Taxes with the R&D Credit

Beginning January 1, 2016, certain start-up companies can use the research and development (R&D) tax credit to reduce their payroll tax liabilities. This includes changes to the payroll tax election, which reduces the employer’s portion of social security tax. The new election is a powerful tool for start-ups performing qualified R&D activities that previously saw no benefit in claiming the R&D credit due to their net operating losses.  Read on »

December 6, 2016 | Lawrence Knutson

Top Eight Year-End Tax Strategies for Middle-Market Companies

The new year is just around the corner, and companies should think about their year-end tax positions before tax time rolls around in 2017. In this article, EKS&H Consulting Partner Lawrence Knutson outlines eight strategies can help businesses reduce their tax burdens. Read on »

December 1, 2016 | Eddie Kuehne

Five Signs You’ve Outgrown Excel

You know you've outgrown Excel when... Read on »

November 23, 2016 | Lawrence Knutson

Year-end Tax Planning: Lowering Your Tax Liability Through Cost Segregation

If your company owns or develops real estate, a cost segregation study can be a powerful tool in lowering your federal and state tax liability and increasing cash flow. Read on »

November 16, 2016 | Ann Hinkins

How Nonprofit Board Members Can Become Fundraising Champions

Effective boards are critical for keeping a nonprofit organization grounded, helping set expectations, and developing mission. But what is often overlooked is the importance of board members’ impact on fundraising. Read on »

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