Fully Deduct Business Meals This Year

The federal government is helping to pick up the tab for certain business meals. Under a provision that’s part of one of the COVID-19 relief laws, the usual deduction for 50% of the cost of business meals is doubled to 100% for food and beverages provided by restaurants in 2022 (and 2021). So, you can […]

4 Tips For Rebuilding Your Operating Reserves

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven home many lessons for nonprofits, perhaps none so much as the importance of operating reserves. If your nonprofit is among those organizations with dramatically depleted — or nonexistent — reserves, here are some steps you can take to remedy the situation. 1. Achieve buy-in. It sometimes can be difficult to […]

Infrastructure Projects: A Review Of Bidding Methods For Federal Contracts

With the signing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in late 2021, things are looking up for federal construction projects in the months and even years ahead. If your company is considering getting in on the action, but perhaps unfamiliar with the road to get there, the journey will begin as most jobs do […]

On-Site Spring Construction Newsletter

Here’s a brief glance at what you’ll find in the Spring issue… Infrastructure projects: A review of bidding methods for federal contracts With the signing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in late 2021, things are looking up for federal construction projects. For construction companies considering getting in on the action, the journey will […]

Keeping Your Nonprofit’s Remote Workers Connected

Many employees have embraced the opportunity to work from home during the pandemic — but not all of them. Some workers have experienced feelings of disconnection and isolation. So if your not-for-profit plans to make remote working a longer-term proposition, you should look for ways to make everyone feel connected to the job and their […]

Approach Turnaround Acquisitions With Due Care

Economic changes wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, along with other factors, drove historic global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in 2021. Experts expect 2022 to be another busy year for dealmaking. In many cases, M&A opportunities arise when a business adversely affected by economic circumstances decides that getting acquired by another company is the optimal […]

Infrastructure Law Sunsets Employee Retention Credit Early

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) was a valuable tax credit that helped employers survive the COVID-19 pandemic. A new law has retroactively terminated it before it was scheduled to end. It now only applies through September 30, 2021 (rather than through December 31, 2021) — unless the employer is a “recovery startup business.” The Infrastructure Investment and […]

Opportunities And Challenges: Valuation In The Age Of COVID-19

Valuation and estate planning go hand in hand. After all, the tax implications of various estate planning strategies depend on the value of your assets at the time they’re transferred. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the value of many business interests and other assets, which may create some attractive estate planning […]

New Digital Asset Reporting Requirements Will Be Imposed In Coming Years

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was signed into law on November 15, 2021. It includes new information reporting requirements that will generally apply to digital asset transactions starting in 2023. Cryptocurrency exchanges will be required to perform intermediary Form 1099 reporting for cryptocurrency transactions. Existing reporting rules If you have a stock brokerage […]

10 Financial Statement Areas To Watch For COVID-Related Effects

The COVID-19 pandemic is still adversely affecting many businesses and not-for-profit organizations, but the effects vary, depending on the nature of operations and geographic location. Has your organization factored the effects of the pandemic into its financial statements? You might not have considered this question since last year if your organization prepares statements that comply […]