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2017
Nov 15

Real Estate Group Newsletter – Fall 2017

During the last decade, limited liability companies (LLCs) have become one of the most preferred forms of business entities through which to hold title to investment real estate properties. Prior to LLCs, real estate investors seeking limited liability protection were largely limited to using either corporations or limited partnerships to acquire title, both of which have significant potential drawbacks.

2017
Oct 27

Health Care Group Newsletter – Fall 2017

Technology continues to grow and expand. In today’s evolving society, individuals look to social media to be informed and to connect with one another. By now, most people are familiar with social media, even in the unlikely event that they don’t participate in it. If you are interested in enacting a social media strategy for your practice, it is important to know the pros and cons to these platforms.

2017
Oct 24

Wealth Management Group Newsletter – Fall 2017

Roth IRAs, with their promise of tax-free growth and withdrawals, are appealing retirement savings vehicles. However, income restrictions typically limit the ability of high-income earners to contribute to these accounts. Fortunately, there are strategies for getting around these restrictions, including using “backdoor” Roth IRAs.

2017
Oct 19

Manufacturing and Distribution Group Newsletter – Fall 2017

Fall 2017 ORBA’s Manufacturing and Distribution Group Newsletter is a quarterly publication focused on effective manufacturing and distribution management. Tax Issues to Consider When Investing in Training and Recruiting Adam Guldan, CPA, MST A common challenge for manufacturers is the shortage of skilled workers. Training and recruiting are effective options to resolve this issue; however,… Continue reading »

2017
Oct 06

Not-For-Profit Group Newsletter – Fall 2017

Fall 2017 Is Board Member Compensation a Good Idea?  Barbara Miller, CPA If your organization struggles each time it needs to fill a board vacancy and does not always come up with the candidates it desires, it may be time to consider creating a board compensation program. Newsbits: Fall 2017 Kenneth Tornheim, CPA   This… Continue reading »

2017
Sep 22

Tax Connections Newsletter – Fall 2017

If a business dedicates resources to creating or improving products, processes or software, it may be eligible for substantial federal tax credits for “increasing research activities.” There’s just one catch: To enjoy the benefits, the company must have sufficient federal tax liability against which to offset the credit. Historically, that meant income tax liability, but qualifying small businesses may now elect to apply some or all of their research credit against up to $250,000 in payroll taxes. This article details how to claim a research payroll tax credit. A sidebar explains how a business can claim the credit on their 2016 return.

2017
Aug 24

Law Firm Group Newsletter – Summer 2017

ORBA’s Law Firms and Lawyers Group Newsletter is a quarterly publication focused on effective law firm management. The Summer 2017 issue includes two articles, “What Is Your Firm Worth?” and “How Paralegals Affect Your Bottom Line.”

2017
Aug 23

Real Estate Group Newsletter – Summer 2017

ORBA’s Real Estate Group Newsletter is a quarterly publication focused on effective real estate practice management. The Summer 2017 issue includes two articles: “Exercise Caution with Joint Venture Financing” and “Is a Prospective Commercial Tenant creditworthy?”

2017
Aug 10

Not-For-Profit Group Newsletter – Summer 2017

ORBA’s Not-For-Profit Group Newsletter is a quarterly publication focused on effective not-for-profit organization management. The Summer 2017 issue includes two articles: “Boards and Their Fiduciary Responsibility” and “Newsbits: Summer 2017.’”

2017
Aug 08

Tax Connections Newsletter – Summer 2017

The ORBA Tax Connections Newsletter is a quarterly publication focused on effective tax planning. The Summer 2017 issue includes the articles, “Cash vs. Accrual: Are You Using the right accounting method?” and “Two Homes in Different States May Result in Multistate Taxation.”

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