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August 18, 2015

Taxes on Foreign Investors in U.S. Real Estate Can Be Burdensome, But There Are Still Planning Opportunities

Taxes on foreign investors in U.S. real estate and the extensive applicability of FIRPTA. Investors who are averse to FIRPTA compliance requirements are not necessarily excluded from participating in the real estate investment market but should consult a tax advisor. More

August 18, 2015

Is There a Future for Management Fee Waivers?

Private equity and hedge funds news update - Is There a Future for a Management Fee Waiver? New IRS proposed regulations could force private equity and hedge funds to re-evaluate how they are structured for carry and fee waiver purposes. More

August 16, 2015

Dealer Insights - September-October 2015 - Dealer Digest

Learn how dealerships can perform charitable work to benefit communities and it could also be tax-deductible. The number of Americans leasing instead of buying vehicles reaches an all-time high. 2016 Health Savings Accounts and HDHP figures released. More

August 16, 2015

Dealer Insights - September-October 2015 - A Good Time to Grow: Target the Right Kind of Loan for Your Dealership

With the industry on track for strong sales, many dealerships will be looking to expand their operations with loans and other financing options. Regardless of whether expansion comes from financing from a bank or somewhere else, be prepared to demonstrate how you’ll repay the loan. More

August 16, 2015

Dealer Insights - September-October 2015 - Ownership Compensation: Beware of IRS Scrutiny

Owner compensation and the IRS red flag of above or below market compensation. Not only will the IRS evaluate your compensation expense - possibly imposing extra taxes, penalties and interest - but a zealous IRS agent might turn up other challenges in your records. More

August 16, 2015

Healthcare Practice Strategies - Summer 2015 - Documentation Overload: Can a Medical Scribe Improve Your Efficiency?

Medical scribes can sometimes add to the bottom line. A report published in ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research found that a group of cardiologists were able to see 81 additional patients when using medical scribes. Learn more about medical scribe signature requirements. More

August 16, 2015

Healthcare Practice Strategies - Summer 2015 - Countdown to ICD-10: Is Your Practice Ready for Launch?

ICD-10 is really going to happen. The launch is set for Oct. 1 2015, and if you’re not ready for ICD-10 implementation, the alarm bells should be going off. Consider these five mission-critical steps for ICD-10 readiness. More

August 16, 2015

Healthcare Practice Strategies - Summer 2015 - Office of Inspector General’s 2015 Work Plan: Three Things the Feds Are Watching

A peek into the OIG Work Plan 2015 and the hot-button areas the agency is monitoring. The OIG Work Plan is a valuable resource for identifying compliance risk areas. Last year, the OIG excluded 4,017 individuals and entities from participation in federal health care programs. More

August 16, 2015

Dealer Insights - September-October 2015 - Is Your Dealership Vulnerable to Cybercrime?

Cybercrime has become an ever-growing threat to U.S. businesses. Dealerships aren’t immune to the risk of cybercrime. In fact, you’re a prime target. It is critical to take steps to protect your dealership from cybercrime. Here’s why. More

August 12, 2015

Private Foundations - Understanding the 5% Distribution Requirement

Understanding private foundation distribution requirements. Information on the 5% payout requirement and the difference between charitable and non-charitable use assets. The IRS determines non-charitable and charitable-use assets as follows. More

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