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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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Estate Tax Planning Top of Mind Going into Election Day

By Robert Evans Senior Manager at Blue and Co. LLC With just hours until election results begin pouring in, many estates are contemplating what a blue wave might mean for the future of income and estate tax planning. From an estate tax planning perspective, we have been very fortunate lately in that individuals with estates […]

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A Solution to Equity Deficits for ESOPs

by Damien Strohmier, CPA, CCIFP Considering an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) or have you just implemented an ESOP for owner succession? The technical application of accounting for this transaction generally results in the company presenting a significant deficit where the company previously had equity. But does that have to be the case? How Equity […]

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Things to Consider When Buying/Selling a Business

by Dustin Brown Buying or selling a business can be daunting. There are many items to consider such as 1) the structure of the transaction (e.g. stock or asset sale/purchase) and the related tax implications of this decision, 2) the risks associated with the business, both macro and micro, and 3) the general fear of […]

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Be “Sale Ready” and Maximize Value

Business owners devote their lives to the successful growth of their companies and what is likely the most significant asset to support their retirement. Yet, in the final stages of ownership, some owners do not take the necessary steps to plan a sale and to maximize the value of their company and life’s work. The […]

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Transition Planning Part I (ESOPs/employees)

Eventually, the ownership of every privately-held business will be transitioned in one way or another.  There are many options available to transfer ownership, but they basically fall into one of the following categories: Sale/transfer to family Sale/transfer to other current owners Sale to outside parties Give to charity Initial public offering (i.e. “go public”) Liquidation […]

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What’s Your Business Exit Plan? Make It Part Of Your Tax Planning

It may seem odd to develop a business exit plan this soon, but you must look out for your own financial future. You have to consider your company’s income and expenses and applicable tax breaks (especially if you own a pass-through entity). For example, you need to develop an exit strategy so taxes do not […]

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Physician Fee Schedule: 2023 CMS Final Ruling

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) operates within a budget neutral approach. This occurs at the same time the healthcare community continues to try and find balance between reducing administrative burdens, accurately recognizing and recording services provided, and upholding the highest quality care possible. Over the last three years, there have been significant […]

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Blue & Co., LLC acquires Alerding CPA Group

Blue & Co., LLC acquires Alerding CPA Group

Carmel, Ind. (November 23, 2022) – The accounting and consulting firms of Alerding CPA Group (Indianapolis, Ind.) and Blue & Co., LLC (Carmel, Ind.) have announced their merger. The combined firm will operate as Blue & Co., LLC (Blue & Co.), effective December 1, 2022. This acquisition will provide Blue & Co. with greater market […]

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Not-for-Profit Single Audit Requirements – Evaluation of Revenue Sources

By: Holly Fields, CPA, Senior Manager Not-for-profit organizations (NFPs) that receive federal financial assistance over certain levels, either directly from a federal agency or indirectly through state or local agencies, may be required to have a single audit performed under Federal Uniform Guidance. Single Audit Requirements A single audit includes not only an audit of […]

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