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October 19, 2017

2017-2018 Tax Planning Guide

Charitable lead trusts, tax credits, and possible changes to tax law are discussed in the EKS&H 2017-2018 Tax Planning Guide. Download it here. Read on »

October 19, 2017 | Kreg Brown

​Building the Next Generation of Manufacturing Workers: How Three Colorado Companies Are Closing the Skills Gap

The manufacturing industry is currently at a crossroads with baby boomers retiring at a high rate and not enough younger workers coming in to replace them. Many lament the decline in manufacturing in the U.S., but the fact is that it’s still a tremendously important industry. In a reversal of past trends, a significant amount of work previously done outside the country is now coming back (a process known as “reshoring”). Read on »

October 16, 2017 | Bruce Nelson

From the Desk of Bruce Nelson: Same Transaction, Same Court–Different Outcomes

Here in mile-high Colorado, we often blame things we don’t understand on the thin air, or perhaps the legalization of marijuana, or even the fact that network television never mentions our time zone (Mountain). None of those explanations seems to apply, however, to the unusual phenomena of our state appeals court disagreeing with itself. Read on »

October 12, 2017 | Michael DePrima

Recent Changes to the R&D Tax Credit Could Mean Significant Tax Savings for Start-ups

The research and development tax credit has been a valuable incentive for many taxpayers for more than 35 years. However, until recently, the credit was purely an income-tax-based credit, meaning that companies operating at a tax loss could not receive an immediate benefit from the credit. Effective January 1, 2016, however, the potential for start-ups to benefit from the R&D credit improved drastically.  Read on »

October 12, 2017

​EKS&H Audit Partner Shane Brown Describes How Strategic Partnerships Can Help Accounting Firms Gain a Competitive Edge (Denver Business Journal)

​In this article by the Denver Business Journal, EKS&H Audit Partner Shane Brown describes how strategic partnerships can help accounting firms gain a competitive edge. Read on »

October 12, 2017 | Rebecca Kelley

Checks and Balances: Three Ways to Organize, Manage, and Add Insights for Accounting and Financial Reporting

As a legal administrator, you have a lot of responsibility and support a wide variety of functions and people at your firm. For many, this includes accounting and financial reporting. Whether you inherited processes and reporting or you’ve created them as your organization has grown, you are no doubt coordinating a lot of moving pieces. Read on »

October 11, 2017 | Michael DePrima

IRS Issues Safe Harbor for Proving Qualified Expenses under Research Tax Credit

On September 11, 2017, the IRS issued a directive to its Large Business and International (LB&I) examiners regarding audits of the research tax credit under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) § 41. The intent of the directive is to provide LB&I taxpayers with an efficient method for determining qualified research expenses (QREs) while also managing LB&I audit resources.  Read on »

September 29, 2017

​EKS&H Announces New Partners

EKS&H, the largest nationally recognized Colorado-based audit, tax, technology, and business consulting firm, continues its growth by announcing the promotion of two partners: Josh Billiard, CPA, CCIFP, and Drew Mattox, CPA.  Read on »

September 26, 2017 | Joanne Baginski

When Selling Your Business, It Pays to Know The Buyer You Want

When it comes to selling your business, nothing is as important as knowing which buyer is best aligned with what you want. That’s not always the buyer with the deepest pockets. Read on »

September 22, 2017 | Rebecca Kelley

A Guide to the Top 3 Overlooked and Underestimated Accounting and Compliance Topics for Start-ups

You’ve got a great idea, you’ve got capital, and you’ve got talented people on your team. You’re ready to launch, but there’s something nagging at you: how to keep track of everything and report to investors, lenders, and other key stakeholders. This simple guide will give you three commonly overlooked or underestimated subjects that all start-ups should focus on as they get going. Read on »

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