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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 »

May 26, 2017 | Ken Berkeley

BEPS at a Glance

In October 2015, almost 100 countries agreed to the final framework of the base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) initiative crafted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the G20. Countries are beginning to implement the action items; however, different implementation timelines across a myriad of tax jurisdictions have led to a patchwork regulatory environment for taxpayers impacted by BEPS. Read on »

May 26, 2017 | Bruce Nelson

​States Divided on Online Travel Sales Tax

Implications for online transactions raise numerous questions with regard to the appropriate state tax base for sales, and perhaps no industry could be more impacted by this than hospitality.  Read on »

May 10, 2017 | Jeanette Tolar, Mary Jo Zuelsdorf and Maya Smith

​Colorado Court Rules on Economic Presence for Nexus and Alternative Apportionment

On January 27, 2017, a Colorado district court held that physical presence is not needed for income tax nexus and that “economic presence” alone is sufficient to trigger an income tax filing obligation in Colorado. Read on »

May 9, 2017 | Joe Mudd

Optimizing Your UNICAP Method

In 1986, Congress enacted the uniform capitalization (UNICAP) rules, a comprehensive body of tax law setting forth whether, when, and how otherwise deductible costs are to be capitalized into inventory. The crux of the UNICAP rules is to ensure that taxpayers are properly including inventory overhead costs in their capitalizable inventories.  Read on »

May 5, 2017 | Patrick McFarlen

Business Transition Planning Part 1: What, Why, Who, When, and How

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 first post he looks at some initial questions you should ask to build a transition plan that will achieve your sale goals. Read on »

May 4, 2017 | Edward Kim and Kreg Brown

Why Now Should Be the Time to Act: Employee Compensation and Benefits for Manufacturing Companies

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) the manufacturing sector’s employment continues its growth since 2010 to more than 12 million individuals. In fact, the BLS’s key employment indicator recently increased to 65.4 (its highest level since November 2014). Any value above 50 indicates net job gains. Read on »

May 1, 2017 | Mike Lopez

​How to Select an Outsourced IT Service Provider

Hiring outsourced IT support, or a managed service provider (MSP), to handle your company’s technology needs can be a great way to save money and get a better level of service, and spend less time worrying about the day to day of keeping your technology running efficiently. Read on »

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