Dealer Insights Newsletters

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Our Dealer Insights Newsletter is for dealership owners, managers and CFOs.  Each issue covers a broad range of tax, accounting, management, technology, organizational, and financial planning issues affecting the automotive industry.

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Articles April 26, 2016 Recent Tax Law Adds Appeal to Asset Purchases

Great news for dealerships when it comes to the tax treatment of asset purchases. There are several beneficial provisions in the PATH Act. Here are the benefits of expensing and bonus depreciation which was extended. Your CPA can help you estimate ho…

Articles April 26, 2016 Kicking the Tires on Your Sales Compensation Plan

Even small enhancements to sales compensation plans could lead to a happier, more motivated sales team that’s more likely to stick around. Many compensation models exist. Information on how to structure a sales compensation plan that's right for your…

Articles March 16, 2016 Could You Use Life Insurance More Creatively?

Here are some creative uses of life insurance that go beyond income replacement for your family after you die. Creatively use life insurance for estate planning, charitable remainder trusts, as part of a business succession plan and for heirs paying …

Articles March 16, 2016 Lift Your Profitability to New Heights with Smart Management

Think about profitability in all areas of your operation at all times of the year. Don't wait for year end to review financial performance. Here are 8 tips to improve profitability with smart management.

Articles March 16, 2016 5 Tips for Boosting Sales Employee Retention

With brighter job prospects, some dealership employees are looking to see whether the grass might be greener somewhere else. So this might be an ideal time to focus on efforts to boost employee retention. Here are five strategies that can help you bo…

Articles March 16, 2016 Handling Vehicle Recalls - Or How to Win Friends and Influence Customers

A well-managed recall can boost your service department’s reputation and revenue. According to the NADA, most car owners visiting a dealership for a recall typically don’t have their vehicles serviced there. A recall offers you the chance to impress …

Articles January 28, 2016 Dealer Insights - January-February 2016 - NQDC Plans: Saving More for Retirement

Boost your retirement savings with a nonqualified deferred compensation plan. They do not have to comply with ERISA nondiscrimination rules and are not subject to IRS contribution limits and distribution rules that apply to qualified retirement plans…

Articles January 28, 2016 Dealer Insights - January-February 2016 - Franchise Fever: Take These Steps Before Changing Your Brand Lineup

Taking on another cor switching one of your existing franchises for another may, or may not, be a smart move for your dealership. Here are some tips to help you look at your options. A CPA can help you with an objective analysis of the proposition an…

Articles January 28, 2016 Dealer Insights - January-February 2016 - Heads Up on Increased IRS Penalties, New CFPB Role

Dealerships IRS penalties for the 2016 tax year and a new regulatory arrangement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau which now oversees nonbank auto lenders’ and automakers’ captive finance units. A look at the Trade Preferences Extension A…