“Going Concern” Early Warning System

Unfortunately, sometimes bad things happen to businesses; an irreplaceable customer is lost, new technology makes core products obsolete, competitors gain overwhelming market share.  When such things happen, a business’s ability to survive without major improvement to its financial strength may […]

Gambling Income and Losses

The IRS recently released a “Tips” sheet on gambling income and losses offering some very important points to remember when playing the ponies, rolling the dice or pulling the slots. All gambling income must be reported on your tax return; […]

Internal Control and Fraud

A lot of business owners think of internal control as unproductive overhead costs; just a waste of time and money.  At the same time, a lot of business owners suffer from gnawing doubts about whether any of their employees are […]

The Accelerated Depreciation Dilemma

Companies are able to recover the cost of equipment purchases through depreciation expense, a non-cash expenditure that reduces taxable income without reducing cash flow. Depreciation expense can be claimed in a steady, annual manner over the useful life of the […]

Does Your W-4 Need to be Updated?

An employee’s Form W-4 can be quickly forgotten after initial preparation, but it can be a powerful tax planning tool. With the passing of another April 15th deadline, now is a good time to review your W-4 and update it […]

Consider Your Options Before Cashing Out Your 401(k)

Many 401(k) participants make a costly mistake by cashing out their 401(k) plans when changing jobs.   Instead of leaving the funds in the existing plan or rolling them into another tax-deferred retirement account, they choose to cash out.  While this […]