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Roth 401(k) Plans — why they should be utilized

Roth 401(k) Plans: Why they should be utilized

Roth 401(k) accounts are relatively a new retirement plan option that allows for tax-free earnings and distributions. Studies have shown the number of available Roth 401(k) plans are increasing every year. A recent study by the Plan Sponsor Council of America (PSCA) found that 70% of employer plans include a Roth 401(k). However, despite the […]

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Looking Ahead: A Reminder on the Upcoming New Lease Standard

Looking Ahead: A Reminder on the Upcoming New Lease Standard

Back in 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) released Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-02- Leases (Topic 842). While most not-for-profit organizations (NFPs) have some time before required adoption (calendar year 2020 for most non-public entities), it is not too early to begin considering the effects that the implementation of this standard will have on […]

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Proposed Changes to the Wage Index

Proposed Changes to the Wage Index

On April 23, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Proposed Rule for the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) for Acute Care Hospitals. The proposed rule includes several significant changes to the wage index calculation impacting the wage index factors and rural floor calculation. It is important to understand and […]

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CMS Proposed Rule for Updates to PDPM, QRP, & VBP for FY 2020

CMS issued proposed rule on April 25, 2019, with updates to the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), Quality Reporting Program (QRP), and the Value Based Purchasing Program  (VBP) for fiscal year 2020 (beginning on 10/1/19 and ending on 9/30/20). Click here to read the full proposed rule. Comments on the proposed rule must be received by […]

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New electric vehicle purchase can provide a generous tax credit.

New Electric Vehicle Purchase Can Provide a Generous Tax Credit

The market for plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) is still small compared with other cars on the road, but it’s growing thanks in part to a federal tax credit offering. If you’re interested in purchasing an electric or hybrid vehicle, you may be eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500. (Depending on […]

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The taxpayer advocate

The Taxpayer Advocate

By Miranda Aavatsmark Perseverance. Confidence. Heart. Guts. Willpower. Tenacity. Dedication. The attributes above come to mind when I think of great fighters. Some of the legends include Muhammad Ali, Rocky Marciano, Sugar Ray Leonard, Anderson Silva, George Foreman, and Ronda Rousey, among many others. What they all have in common is a determination to fight […]

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