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New Option for Small Business Startups Claiming Research Credit

A new interim guidance, recently issued by The Internal Revenue Service, provides small business owners some relief. According to Notice 2017-23, eligible businesses can take advantage of a new option which enables them to apply part or all of their research credit against their payroll tax liability. This is big news for taxpayers who previously […]

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Five Factors to Consider When Deciding Whether to Hire or Acquire

There are many benefits to acquiring a company, the most common including expanding into a new territory or market, gaining new clients or growing revenues and profits. An acquisition is like an investment – and like all investments, your top priority is a good return. For construction firms, a return is valued as a strategy […]

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AICPA Unveils Cybersecurity Risk Management Reporting Framework

One only needs to skim the daily news to realize that hackers are getting better and cybersecurity is more important than ever. The most recent cyberattack was a strain of ransomware that spread itself across all workstations in a network, causing a global epidemic. Luckily, a programmer developed an internal “kill switch,” which disabled the […]

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Don’t Overlook Your Tax Credit Eligibility

Around this time of year, many organizations are re-evaluating their annual budgets to improve profit margins and consolidate spending. One aspect of this process often includes exploring new or revised tax credits that can help offset the amount of money owed to the federal and state governments. Unfortunately, many organizations fail to recognize every tax […]

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Measuring and Improving Performance

Looking for answers to your company’s performance questions? You might want to check your financial ratios. Identifying major trends through ratio analysis can help you translate the information into ways of enhancing your company’s performance. The key to ratio analysis is knowing which ones are important. In most cases, ratios have useful meaning in and […]

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