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Should My Distressed Company Consider a Debt Restructuring?

Posted by Marty Williams, CPA on Feb 19, 2021

Many businesses have experienced severe cash flow problems during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, some may have delayed or missed loan payments. Instead of filing for bankruptcy in court, delinquent debtors may reach out to lenders about restructuring their loans.

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What Are the Tax Implications of Buying or Selling a Business?

Posted by Michael D. Machen, CPA, CVA on Feb 18, 2021

Merger and acquisition activity in many industries slowed during 2020 due to COVID-19. But analysts expect it to improve in 2021 as the country comes out of the pandemic. If you are considering buying or selling another business, it’s important to understand the tax implications.

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Moving Forward: New Tax Business Strategies to Reimagine the Future

Posted by Marty Williams, CPA on Nov 06, 2020

The Recover stage represents a return to the new normal—in this phase, demand for goods and services continues to rise to pre-pandemic-recession levels. The wisest companies won’t spend this time resting on their laurels but will instead use it to reimagine their futures in a world forever changed.

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New Business? It's a Good Time to Start a Retirement Plan

Posted by Michael D. Machen, CPA, CVA on Nov 05, 2020

If you recently launched a business, you may want to set up a tax-favored retirement plan for yourself and your employees. There are several types of qualified plans that are eligible for these tax advantages:

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How Effectively Does Your Business Manage Risk?

Posted by Nick Wheeler, CPA on Nov 02, 2020

From natural disasters and government shutdowns to cyberattacks and fraud, risks abound in today’s volatile, uncertain marketplace. While some level of risk is inevitable when operating a business, proactive owners and executives apply an enterprise risk management (ERM) framework to manage it more effectively.

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Best Practices When Forecasting Cash Flow

Posted by Michael D. Machen, CPA, CVA on Oct 27, 2020

Cash flow is a top concern for most businesses today. Cash flow forecasts can help you predict potential shortfalls and proactively address working capital gaps. They can also help avoid late payments, identify late-paying customers, and find alternative funding sources when cash is tight. To keep your company’s cash flow positive, consider applying these four best practices.

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Understanding the Passive Activity Loss Rules

Posted by Nick Wheeler, CPA on Oct 13, 2020

Are you wondering if the passive activity loss rules affect business ventures you’re engaged in — or might engage in?

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Finding Relief: Tax Strategies to Generate Immediate Cash Flow

Posted by Michael D. Machen, CPA, CVA on Oct 09, 2020

The Persevere stage of economic recovery is also known as “the dip” immediately following a crisis, or in this case, the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting recession. During this time, businesses of all sizes are in triage mode, taking immediate action to protect their employees and keep the lights on. Achieving these goals requires agility, strategy, and resilience, but it also requires another key element: liquidity.

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How to Report COVID-19-Related Debt Restructuring

Posted by Michael D. Machen, CPA, CVA on Sep 21, 2020

Today, many banks are working with struggling borrowers on loan modifications. Recent guidance from the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) confirms that short-term modifications due to the COVID-19 pandemic won’t be subject to the complex accounting rules for troubled debt restructurings (TDRs). Here are the details.

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Reporting Discontinued Operations Today

Posted by Nick Wheeler, CPA on Sep 14, 2020

Marketplace changes during the COVID-19 crisis have caused many companies to make major strategic shifts in their operations — and some changes are expected to be permanent. In certain cases, these pivot strategies may need to be reported under the complex discontinued operations rules under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

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