This article explains why family businesses continue to generate 70-90% of global GDP annually. Ernst and Young reported that “the largest 500 family businesses constitute the third-largest economic contribution in the world by revenue and employ 24.1 million people worldwide.” Family businesses will thrive if they continue to follow
This article explains the new inflation adjustments that are being made by the IRS issued through Rev. Proc. 2021-45. The IRS also cautioned that “with legislation pending in Congress that might affect 2022 tax returns, taxpayers should consult future IRS guidance to determine if the adjusted amounts in Rev.
Valeria Alterman and Ariane Froidevaux delve into research on various retirement options for small business owners. They look into their custom model of retirement decision options for small business owners to separate from their business, all based on “the ‘proximity’ of the business to the individual once the decision
On November 5, the House voted to pass the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which had previously passed in the Senate. The bill now heads to the White House, where President Biden is expected to sign it into law.
Though the main focus of the new legislation is on
Too often CEOs of a company will procrastinate the succession of their company to the next generation. This may happen since the idea of retiring from a business can be too difficult to embrace. Another reason is if the CEO decides to hand off the reigns to the family,
This article explains why and how keeping money within the hands of the people you trust will help you in the future. Heirs could be responsible for “paying federal income taxes on either assets or retirement accounts, and if you plan poorly, your money could end up in the
The combination of a rise in giving in 2020 coupled with the need to use non-contact methods as a result of the pandemic put major strain on many nonprofits’ technology systems, explains a recent article from The NonProfit Times. The need for systems that can handle the increased workload and
The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program opened in April of 2021, providing monetary aid to live entertainment venues and other such entities that suffered a significant drop in revenue due to pandemic restrictions on public gatherings. The SVOG program awarded approximately $9 billion between April and August of 2021;
Over the summer, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) offered some helpful clarification for recipients of aid from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF). The PRF FAQs clarify a variety of information regarding PRF expenditures and/or lost revenue, including how nonfederal entities should include them in their schedule
This article discusses three dysfunctions that are commonly seen throughout family businesses. Chris Yonker, the author of the article, says that following the steps of over-achievers can be a bad way to help ensure the family business continues to run properly. Often children are faced with the challenge of
Seim Johnson, a leading accounting and business advisory firm, recently launched a full-service boutique executive search firm, Seim Johnson Executive Search.
Seim Johnson Executive Search will specialize in recruiting healthcare executives and board members on a national basis. The practice will conduct national searches and offer executive interim services,
This article discusses how under previous law, deductions for business meals were limited to 50% of the cost, but through the pandemic, that deduction was doubled to 100% for the time being if the meal was provided by a restaurant. Further, many self-employed taxpayers are trying to re-energize their
The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to pay most employees overtime pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek (some states require overtime in additional situations). The FLSA allows for exemptions from the overtime requirement for certain employees who work
The IRS has long been a bogeyman for the American public, and there’s good reason for that. They have the unique ability to do what few other creditors can: taking your home and selling it out from under you. Still, despite its remarkable powers, fear has created mythologies around the
At its core, a family business is exactly what it sounds like: a company or other enterprise owned, operated, and actively managed by at least two people from the same family. This can be a parent and their kids, two siblings, or some other configuration — it doesn’t actually matter,
Though it’s natural for management to focus on its profit-making areas, the importance of a sound accounting foundation to support the operation cannot be overemphasized. The more diligent and meticulous your accounting team is, the more easily the rest of the organization can function and grow. If the system you
The House Ways and Means Committee has released an extensive list of proposed tax changes that impact individual, retirement, international and corporate tax law. We have been selective and have only included a portion of the proposed changes. A full list of proposed changes is available from the PDF file
This article discusses an important topic that all small business owners should consider as it occurs every single day. In the past, credit card transactions required a signature in order to help authenticate the purchase. However, with the development of EMV technology, most credit card companies have dropped this
This article discusses both the importance of a good leader in any small business as well as the requirement that the business is productive. To help you decide what is important to understand, members of the Young Entrepreneur Council weigh in on what they believe are tips that all
This article discusses the importance of having a succession plan. According to the Dayton Daily News, about 3 out of 4 small businesses currently do not have a succession plan. Succession plans should not be a birthright, but instead, should go to the most qualified individual. Planning for successor