7 Business Trends in 2018 - Leading to an Increase in Outsourced Accounting Services

1.CLOUD BASED TECHNOLOGY 

Could-based technology will continue to gain strong momentum heading into 2018. This technology gives businesses owners access to real time data anytime, anywhere. With access to information comes the idea that business owners are making informed business decisions. However, to make informed business decisions data needs to be understood and interpreted appropriately. The ability to interpret financial data is where accounting and finance experts can truly add value to a business. Outsourcing your accounting services provides for cost-effective expertise, the use of shared resources (such as accounting software that you do not have to host or manage), and an efficient accounting process with little overhead, or start-up time.

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4 Areas of the New Tax Bill impacting the Manufacturing Industry

1. CORPORATE RATE / PASS-THROUGH DEDUCTION 

What is in the bill:
Much has been made about the decline in the corporate income tax rate to a flat 21%, and there are also additional changes to the taxation of pass-through entities including partnerships and S-Corporations. The cuts to pass-through entities include a potential 20% deduction from the partner/shareholder’s allocated income, subject to limitations based on W-2 wages paid and the unadjusted basis of the property used in the production of the income.

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4 Key Areas of the Real Estate Industry Impacted by Tax Reform

1. PASS-THROUGH INCOME DEDUCTION 

What is in the bill:  It has been widely publicized that the bill provides a substantial drop in the tax rate imposed on corporations to 21%. In order to establish a more even playing field between corporations and pass-through entities, the bill proposes a deduction of a partner/shareholder’s allocation of pass-through income from a partnership or S-Corporation.  The deduction is set at 20%, but subject to specific limitations.

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A Tax Cut for Christmas

Wondering what the new Tax Bill means for you?

Tune into Blood, Sweat & Tim at the link below for an informative podcast from Mark Blood and Tim Mason on the new Tax Bill. Tim being a small business owner himself, has great questions for Mark on how the Tax Bill will affect business and individuals heading into 2018. This is an interactive podcast with real-life examples that you don't want to miss!

Stay tuned for more blog posts on how the real estate and manufacturing industries will be affected! 

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The Two Ways to Buy & Sell a Business - Tax Considerations to Keep in Mind

Buying or selling a business is a complicated transaction with many tax, legal and financial variables to consider.  Although the sale or purchase of a business should never be compelled by tax considerations alone, taxes can have a substantial impact.  Questions such as, what are the goals of the buyer and the seller, how should the transaction be structured, what types of entities are involved, should all be well thought out. 

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