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 January 28, 2016 Dealer Insights - January-February 2016 - Should You Consolidate Your Common-control Leasing Agreements?

In the past, it was cumbersome for dealerships to set up a separate leasing entity for real estate or heavy equipment investments. It’s easier now to create a separate legal entity as an effective way to achieve various tax and financial planning obj…

Articles October 23, 2015 Dealer Insights - November-December 2015 - Succession Planning: Who'll Be The Next In Line?

Succession planning tips such as how to evaluate a successor candidate’s qualifications. Also included is the training process as part of succession planning and tips on who should be involved in the succession process.

Articles October 23, 2015 Dealer Insights - November-December 2015 - Dealer Digest

The DOL proposed changes in labor rules would raise the level of pay at which certain types of employees are considered to be exempt from receiving overtime pay. The changes could result in more employees becoming eligible to receive overtime pay.

Articles October 23, 2015 Dealer Insights - November-December 2015 - 4 Digital Marketing Tips

Your dealership can generate more leads, boost sales and improve profit margins by taking advantage of digital sales and marketing opportunities. Four tips to keep in mind as you devise or enhance your online and digital marketing strategy.

Articles October 23, 2015 Dealer Insights - November-December 2015 - Year End Tax Strategies Can Save Your Dealership Money

Year end tax strategies can save your dealership money. Making tax moves now might enable you to save big money on your tax bill. To follow are miscellaneous tax tips, the role of inventory management and future tax planning options.

Articles 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 i…

Articles 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 demon…

Articles 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.

Articles 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.