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2021 Annual Report to Congress Released by IRS Taxpayer Advocate Office

By: Sara Jacobi, CPA CEPA Director Still waiting for your 2021 Federal tax refund? Tried calling the IRS, only to wait on hold for two hours without talking to anyone? Sent correspondence to the IRS to resolve a notice, only to continue to receive collection notices? If one or more of these items apply to […]

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Columbus CEO Talks Cybersecurity and Data Management with Blue & Co.

The following article was made available and moderated by Ray Paprocki, publisher and general manager at Columbus CEO. In this article, Ray interviews Tom Skoog, the Cybersecurity and Data Management practice leader at Blue & Co., LLC. Columbus CEO Virtual Roundtable: Cybersecurity The U.S. government recently blamed the Russians for a major hack of federal […]

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Tax Outlook for Distilleries Under the Biden Administration

By Derek Gray, CPA Director With a change of administration taking place in January, many Americans are wondering what this might mean for future tax bills. While keeping in mind the complexities of making campaign promises into law, it is imperative to begin preparing for any implications a new administration may have on your tax […]

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Blue & Co. December 2020 Webinars

It’s webinar season at Blue & Co., LLC.! Check out all of our upcoming events for the week of December, 14. Monday, December 14 Panel Discussion Regarding Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Webinar – Free to attend On Monday, December 14 from noon – 1 p.m. EST, Blue & Co., LLC will be hosting a panel […]

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On-Demand Webinar: New DoD Cybersecurity Requirements for the Construction Industry

This session was presented on both December 9 and December 17 from Noon to 1 p.m. Eastern. During both sessions, Tom Skoog, Cybersecurity & Data Management Practice Leader, and Doug Wise, CPA, led a discussion on the upcoming DoD cybersecurity requirements and how it will potentially impact construction firms who work with DoD contracts. Topics […]

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On-Demand Webinar: Importance of Data in Industry 4.0

Join Us! On Tuesday, December 15, Tom Skoog, Cybersecurity & Data Management Practice Leader, and Stephen Stringer, CPA, led a discussion on Industry 4.0 and how manufacturers can best collect, manage, and protect data. They discussed: Technological innovations in manufacturing and Industry 4.0 Why data is so important to manufacturers of all sizes and how […]

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Guidance on PPP Loan Forgiveness

As we approach the end of 2020, many taxpayers and tax practitioners have been pondering whether or not expenses that were incurred in 2020 and paid with Payroll Protection Program (PPP) proceeds would be deductible in the current year if the PPP loan wasn’t forgiven until next year. On November 18, the IRS released much-awaited […]

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PPP Loans & Change of Ownership Transactions

At Blue & Co. LLC, we continue to monitor and disseminate impactful information to our clients in connection with their PPP loans advanced through the SBA in connection with the CARES Act. Some clients that have received PPP funds have raised concerns about entering into transactions (on either the sell or buy side) with parties […]

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Most Required Minimum Distributions Waived for 2020

Did you know that as of March 27, 2020, most Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) were waived for the 2020 calendar year? That means that if you normally take an RMD from your IRA or business retirement plan, except for pension plans, you are not required to take that distribution for 2020. In most cases, if […]

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Revised PPP Forgiveness Applications & EZ Application Released

This article was originally published on May 18th and was most recently updated on June 18th. It is being updated as new information becomes available. The U.S. Department of Treasury released revised PPP loan forgiveness applications on June 17th in response to changes enacted by the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020. In doing […]

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Blue & Co., LLC Announces New Partnership With Vsimple | Vsimple and Blue and Co logo

Blue & Co., LLC Announces New Partnership With Vsimple

CARMEL, Ind. (May 5, 2022) – Blue & Co., LLC is excited to announce our new partnership with Vsimple, a workflow management software company based in New Albany, IN.  Blue & Co and Vsimple will be working closely together to address the workflow and process improvement challenges of manufacturers throughout the Midwest. “At Blue & […]

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Proposed Rule FY 2023 for Skilled Nursing Facilities

Proposed Rule FY 2023 for Skilled Nursing Facilities

It is that time of year again! The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the proposed rule that would update Medicare payment policies and rates for the fiscal year (FY) 2023’s Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System (PPS). The Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) was implemented on October 1, 2019. This […]

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Coverage Scheduling Solutions for Physician Practices and Hospital Systems

Scheduling Solutions for Clinician Work-Life Balance

One of the most challenging conversations in any multi-physician practice or specialty-based hospital employed group is about how to create a fair distribution of on-call and/or inpatient hospital service coverage while balancing the duties of an outpatient practice. The COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to clinician burnout, and physicians and Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) place significant […]

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